Super Bowl: Top 10 Running Backs with the Most Rushing Yards in a Single Super Bowl
Who ran for the most yards in a single Super Bowl?
The answer is the Washington Redskins‘ Timmy Smith – the only running back in Super Bowl history to rush for over 200 yards. Smith played in just seven games that season, his first in the NFL. He went on to play 15 more games in his career and that was a wrap.
Another Redskin, John Riggins, finishes out the top three.
Here are the top 10 running backs with the most rushing yards in a single Super Bowl.
It sure seems like this top 10 is going to be easy to crack. Somewhere along the line an RB (and certainly more than one) will rush for more than 124 yards.
Another “almost” certainty…if your running back runs for 120 yards or so in the Super Bowl, expect to win the game. The only loser on this list is Thurman Thomas, and really, the Buffalo Bills had their shot at the end of Super Bowl XXV and should have won it (remember Scott Norwood?).Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Timmy Smith||Wahington Redskins||204||2||XXII||1987||W||Redskins 42 – Broncos 10|
|2.||Marcus Allen||L.A. Raiders||191||2||XVIII||1983||W||L.A. Raiders 38 – Redskins 9|
|3.||John Riggins||Washington Redskins||166||1||XVII||1982||W||Redskins 27 – Dolphins 17|
|4.||Franco Harris||Pittsburgh Steelers||158||1||IX||1974||W||Steelers 16 – Vikings 6|
|5.||Terrell Davis||Denver Broncos||157||3||XXXII||1997||W||Broncos 31 – Packers 24|
|6.||Larry Csonka||Miami Dolphins||145||2||VIII||1973||W||Dolphins 24 – Vikings 7|
|7.||Clarence Davis||Oakland Raiders||137||0||XI||1976||W||Oakland Raiders 32 – Vikings 14|
|8.||Thurman Thomas||Buffalo Bills||135||1||XXV||1990||L||Giants 20 – Bills 19|
|9.||Emmitt Smith||Dallas Cowboys||132||2||XXVIII||1993||W||Cowboys 30 – Bills 13|
|10.||Michael Pittman||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||124||0||XXXVII||2002||W||Buccaneers 48 – Oakland Raiders 21|
Thanks to football-reference.com!
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