San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin became the 13th player to reach 1,000 career receptions in Sunday's matchup at the Detroit Lions.

Anquan Boldin's catch on #49ers opening snap marked 1,000th of a great career

— Cam Inman (@CamInman) December 27, 2015

Boldin caught a five-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert on the game's first play from scrimmage to briefly move into a tie with Hines Ward (1,000) for No. 12 on the all-time list.

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The 35-year-old Boldin, who entered the contest with 999 receptions, added two more catches on the opening drive to move into sole possession of the 12th spot. Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald, who plays Sunday versus Green Bay, entered the day in 11th place with 1,008 catches.

Anquan Boldin's career-high in receiving yards came in his NFL debut, against the Lions. Has two catches already in this one.

— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) December 27, 2015

Coincidentally, Boldin made his NFL debut at Detroit on Sept. 7, 2003, and established what still stands as his career high with 217 yards receiving on 10 catches, including a pair of touchdowns.

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