It’s part two of Sports List of the Day‘s three-part look at players with the most long touchdowns. Yesterday, we saw quarterbacks with the most long passing TDs. Today, how about running backs with rushing touchdowns of 50 yards or more?
And who has the most? Barry Sanders, with 15.
The great Jim Brown (high on just about every important career rushing list) and current New York Jet Chris Johnson are the only other two running backs in NFL history with 10 or more rushing touchdowns of at least 50 yards.
Recognize any of your personal fantasy RBs below? Some of these guys may not be the best running backs of all time (and most will never whiff the Hall of Fame), but surely they were go-to or filler players for your teams over the past 10+ years – Ahman Green, Fred Taylor, Warrick Dunn, Napoleon Kaufman and even actives MJD and DeAngelo Williams.
Hopefully you were playing them when they had their big runs.
Tomorrow, part three – receivers!
|RUNNING BACK||RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS, 50 YARDS OR MORE||WITH||CAREER SPAN|
|1.||Barry Sanders||15||Detroit Lions||1989-1998|
|2.||Adrian Peterson||13||Minnesota Vikings||2007-Present*|
|3.||Jim Brown||12||Cleveland Browns||1957-1965|
|4.||Chris Johnson||11||Tennessee Titans||2008-Present|
|5.||Ollie Matson||8||St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles||1952-1966|
|5.||Lenny Moore||8||Baltimore Colts||1956-1967|
|5.||O.J. Simpson||8||Buffalo Bills||1969-1976|
|5.||Robert Smith||8||Minnesota Vikings||1993-2000|
|5.||Fred Taylor||8||Jacksonville Jaguars||1998-2010|
|10.||Ahman Green||7||Green Bay Packers||1998-2009|
|10.||Maurice Jones-Drew||7||Jacksonville Jaguars||2006-Present|
|10.||DeAngelo Williams||7||Carolina Panthers||2006-Present|
|13.||Tiki Barber||6||New York Giants||1997-2006|
|13.||Jamaal Charles||6||Kansas City Chiefs||2008-Present|
|13.||Terrell Davis||6||Denver Broncos||1995-2001|
|13.||Tony Dorsett||6||Dallas Cowboys||1977-1988|
|13.||Warrick Dunn||6||Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons||1997-2008|
|13.||Napoleon Kaufman||6||Oakland Raiders||1995-2000|
|13.||Joe Perry||6||San Francisco 49ers||1948-1963|
|13.||Emmitt Smith||6||Dallas Cowboys||1990-2004|
|13.||LaDainian Tomlinson||6||San Diego Chargers||2001-2011|
Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Drew Brees and Quarterbacks with the Most Long Passing Touchdowns: 50 Yards or More, Regular Season
Unitas went deep for the score (50 yards or more) 51 times, the only QB to do it over 50 times in a career.
Manning sits at 42, one behind Brett Favre.
Below find the long arms of the NFL: top 20 QBs with the most 50-yard or more passing touchdowns.
|QUARTERBACK||PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, 50 YARDS OR MORE||WITH||CAREER SPAN|
|1.||Johnny Unitas||51||Baltimore Colts||1956-1973|
|2.||John Hadl||46||San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers||1962-1977|
|3.||Fran Tarkenton||44||Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants||1961-1978|
|4.||Brett Favre||43||Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings||1991-2010|
|5.||Peyton Manning||42||Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos||1998-Present|
|6.||Jim Hart||39||St. Louis Cardinals||1966-1984|
|7.||Len Dawson||38||Kansas City Chiefs||1957-1975|
|7.||Sonny Jurgensen||38||Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins||1957-1974|
|9.||Dan Marino||37||Miami Dolphins||1983-1999|
|10.||Y.A. Tittle||36||San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants||1948-1964|
|11.||Joe Montana||35||San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs||1979-1994|
|12.||Norm Van Brocklin||34||Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles||1949-1960|
|12.||George Blanda||34||Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders||1949-1975|
|14.||Tony Romo||33||Dallas Cowboys||2004-Present|
|15.||John Brodie||32||San Francisco 49ers||1957-1973|
|16.||Charley Johnson||30||St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos||1961-1975|
|16.||Jim Kelly||30||Buffalo Bills||1986-1996|
|18.||Drew Brees||29||San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints||2001-Present|
|18.||Roman Gabriel||29||Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles||1962-1977|
|18.||Warren Moon||29||Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks||1984-2000|
|18.||Otto Graham||29||Cleveland Browns||1946-1955|
Does a stat get more important than this? Maybe, but this has got to be up there – and so is Jerry Rice.
These are the top 10 NFLers with the most all-purpose touchdowns in Super Bowl history. That would be total rushing and receiving TDs (and any other kind, but no other returner or interceptor has as many total touchdowns as these guys in the big game).
Passing TDs are a bit of a different story. You can see the top 10 quarterbacks with the most passing touchdowns here. Then again, there is one QB who makes today’s list. John Elway has four rushing TDs – more than his three passing touchdowns. Now how about that.
As for these all-purpose TD leaders, it’s THE Jerry Rice with eight fat Super Bowl touchdowns at the top – and for two different teams at that. He’s got three more TDs – what many of the below have in total – than second-place Emmitt Smith.Follow @VinGetz
|PLAYER||TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS||RECEIVING||RUSHING||FOR (IN SUPER BOWL(S)…)|
|1.||Jerry Rice||8||8||0||San Francisco 49ers (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX); Oakland Raiders (XXXVII)|
|2.||Emmitt Smith||5||0||5||Dallas Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)|
|3.||Roger Craig||4||2||2||San Francisco 49ers (XIX, XXIV)|
|3.||John Elway||4||0||4||Denver Broncos (XXI, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII)|
|3.||Franco Harris||4||0||4||Pittsburgh Steelers (IX, XIII, XIV)|
|3.||Thurman Thomas||4||0||4||Buffalo Bills (XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII)|
|7.||Cliff Branch||3||3||0||Oakland Raiders (XV); Los Angeles Raiders (XVIII)|
|7.||Terrell Davis||3||0||3||Denver Broncos (XXXII)|
|7.||Antonio Freeman||3||3||0||Green Bay Packers (XXXI, XXXII)|
|7.||John Stallworth||3||3||0||Pittsburgh Steelers (XIII, XIV)|
|7.||Lynn Swann||3||3||0||Pittsburgh Steelers (X, XIII, XIV)|
|7.||Ricky Watters||3||2||1||San Francisco 49ers (XXIX)|