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RB with most yards in 1st five seasons?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by DFWJC, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    While watching MNF last night I became curious. Maybe someone here can help.

    Which Running Back has had the most rushing yards in first 5 years in the league?

    I assumed Chris Johnson probably was not the very best, but was close.
    I also assumed Emmitt, Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson and some other obvious ones would be in the conversation.

    I only looked up a few. The leader so far is Eric Dickerson, but maybe someone has more?

    E.Dickerson, 8256
    E. Smith, 7183
    C. Johnson, est 6950-7000
    E Campbell, 6995
    W. Payton, 6926
    B. Sanders, 6789
    A. Peterson, 6752

    anyone else?

    If Arian Foster keeps rolling, he'll be up there after next year.
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    T Dorsett, 6270

    M Faulk, 5320 hehe
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Curtis Martin is up there...but hey, got knock yourself out :D


    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/rush_yds_career.htm


    NFL Career Rushing Yards Leaders


    Rank Player (age), + - HOFer, Bold - Active Yds Years Teams 1. Emmitt Smith+ 18,355 1990-2004 2TM 2. Walter Payton+ 16,726 1975-1987 chi 3. Barry Sanders+ 15,269 1989-1998 det 4. Curtis Martin+ 14,101 1995-2005 2TM 5. LaDainian Tomlinson (32) 13,684 2001-2011 2TM 6. Jerome Bettis 13,662 1993-2005 2TM 7. Eric Dickerson+ 13,259 1983-1993 4TM 8. Tony Dorsett+ 12,739 1977-1988 2TM 9. Jim Brown+ 12,312 1957-1965 cle 10. Marshall Faulk+ 12,279 1994-2005 2TM 11. Edgerrin James 12,246 1999-2009 3TM 12. Marcus Allen+ 12,243 1982-1997 2TM 13. Franco Harris+ 12,120 1972-1984 2TM 14. Thurman Thomas+ 12,074 1988-2000 2TM 15. Fred Taylor 11,695 1998-2010 2TM 16. John Riggins+ 11,352 1971-1985 2TM 17. Corey Dillon 11,241 1997-2006 2TM 18. O.J. Simpson+ 11,236 1969-1979 2TM 19. Warrick Dunn 10,967 1997-2008 2TM 20. Ricky Watters 10,643 1992-2001 3TM 21. Jamal Lewis 10,607 2000-2009 2TM 22. Thomas Jones (33) 10,591 2000-2011 5TM 23. Tiki Barber 10,449 1997-2006 nyg 24. Eddie George 10,441 1996-2004 2TM 25. Ottis Anderson 10,273 1979-1992 2TM 26. Ricky Williams (34) 10,009 1999-2011 3TM 27. Steven Jackson (28) 10,002 2004-2012 ram 28. Clinton Portis 9,923 2002-2010 2TM 29. Joe Perry+ 9,723 1948-1963 2TM 30. Shaun Alexander 9,453 2000-2008 2TM
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    C Martin, 6550

    R Williams, 6354

    S Jackson, 5291


    Forgot about LT.........

    L Tomlinson, 7361

    He would be second behind Dickerson for fastest starts.
    Then Emmitt, then C Johnson.
  5. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Man Dickerson must of just been a complete beast.
  6. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    He was. Although they had a great O-Line in LA at the time. So you get a great O-Line and this dude who wore glasses and a jerry curl who was 6-3 220 pounds with legit track star speed (in an era were 'big DT' may reach 300 pounds) and refined RB skills...unstoppable.







    YR
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Jim Brown had 6463 yards in 62 games. That's an average of 104.24 yards a game. 5.09 YPC.

    Dickerson had 8256 in 74 games or 111.56 YPG. 4.7 YPC.

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