The Top 10 Longest Runs in NFL History
That’s the longest rush the game has seen, or ever will.
“This is because NFL rules call for the game to be played on a field 100 yards long. The yardage begins with the one-yard line, not the zero. Therefore, the longest run possible in the NFL is 99 yards in length. The closest that anyone could come to breaking the record would be to tie Dorsett and share the mark with him.”*
And the NFL doesn’t do tenths (or thirds), as in 99.1 or 99.2 yards.
Here are the top 10, courtesy pro-football-reference.comFollow @VinGetz
|1.||Tony Dorsett||99||Dallas Cowboys||Minnesota Vikings||Jan. 3, 1983|
|2.||Ahman Green||98||Green Bay Packers||Denver Broncos||Dec. 28, 2003|
|3.||Andy Uram||97||Green Bay Packers||Chicago Cardinals||Oct. 8, 1939|
|3.||Bob Gage||97||Pittsburgh Steelers||Chicago Bears||Dec. 4, 1949|
|5.||Jim Spavital||96||Baltimore Colts||Green Bay Packers||Nov. 5, 1950|
|5.||Corey Dillon||96||Cincinnati Bengals||Detroit Lions||Oct. 28, 2001|
|5.||Bob Hoernschemeyer||96||Detroit Lions||New York Yanks||Nov. 23, 1950|
|5.||Garrison Hearst||96||San Francisco 49ers||New York Jets||Sep. 6, 1998|
|9.||Tiki Barber||95||New York Giants||Oakland Raiders||Dec. 31, 2005|
|9.||Chester Taylor||95||Minnesota Vikings||Seattle Seahawks||Oct. 22, 2006|
* quote from lifeslittlemysteries.com