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NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


NFL RB Career total yards from scrimmage per game (rushing + receiving)

1. Jim Brown 125.5 ypg - (14,811 yds in 118 games)
2. Barry Sanders 118.9 ypg - 18,190 in 153
3. Walter Payton 111.9 ypg - 21,264 in 190
4. Marshall Faulk 108.8 ypg - 19,154 in 176
5. L. Tomlinson 108.6 ypg - 18,456 in 170
6. Clinton Portis 105.7 ypg - 11,941 in 113
7. Edgerrin James 105.47 ypg - 14,891 in 144
8. Eric Dickerson 105.45 ypg - 15,396 in 146
9. Steven Jackson 105.2 ypg - 12,096 in 115
10. Curtis Martin 103.8 ypg - 17,430 in 168
11. Ricky Watters 103.4 ypg - 14,891 in 144
12. Tiki Barber 101.5 ypg - 15,632 in 154
13. Frank Gore 100.2 ypg - 10,022 in 100

Maurice Jones-Drew is approaching this list (9,327 in 93 games for a 100.3 ypg average).

Other active players over 100 ypg average:

Chris Johnson 112.2 in 63 games
Adrian Peterson 110.4 in 73 games
Ray Rice 108.4 in 61 games
Matt Forte 103.6 in 60 games

Emmitt Smith is #1 in yards at 21,579 but played 226 games for an average of 95.5 ypg.

O.J. had 13,378 yards in 135 games for an average of 99.1 ypg.

Portis was the most surprising to me.

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ETA: fixed the title



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rpg37
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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


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min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 games


I'm more impressed with the guys who got their 10k yards before 100 game.






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TigerintheNO
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NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 games)


Tony Dorsett didn't do that?






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NorthEndZone
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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


I goofed up the thread title at first. The list is only guys with 100 or more ypg.

Dorsett had 16,293 in 173 games for 94.2 ypg






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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


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1. Jim Brown 125.5 ypg - (14,811 yds in 118 games)
2. Barry Sanders 118.9 ypg - 18,190 in 153








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TigerintheNO
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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


If you go by ypg, where would Jerry Rice rank on that list? Any other WRs that would be in the top 10?





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NorthEndZone
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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


Jerry Rice averaged 'only' 77.7 ypg but played in 303 games for 23,540 yards from scrimmage (#1 all-time - he had 645 yards rushing).

All the WRs are pretty far down the list - don't know exactly where they would fall.

Marvin Harrison has 76.9 ypg and Randy Moss 74.3 and T.O. 73.9 ypg.






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WG_Dawg
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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


I'd be curious to see where Herschel ranks if you factor in his prime years in the usfl. I think I remember reading once if you combined his all purpose yards (rush, receive, and returns) from both leagues it was like 3500 more yards than Walter Payton. Idk though.





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FightinTigersDammit
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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


Yeah, Walker had over 8K rushing yards and over 500 receptions and a shitload of return yards





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re: NFL RB Career YPG from Scrimmage (min. 10,000 yards from scrimmage & 100 ypg)


Receivers get a fraction of the touches that running backs do so generally speaking they will have less yards, even if they do average more yards per touches.





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TigerintheNO
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Walker should be in the Pro Football HOF





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Walker should be in the Pro Football HOF


Definitely. I could understand keeping him out if it was just the NFL Hall of Fame, but it's clearly called the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He belongs in it without question.






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