Michael Vick and the Most Yards Per Rushing Attempt in NFL History

Michael Vick Is the All-Time Rushing Yards Per Attempt Leader

Michael Vick Is the All-Time Rushing Yards Per Attempt Leader

A full 11 of the top 20 players with the most rushing yards per attempt are quarterbacks, led by active Philadelphia Eagle, Michael Vick. Vick has averaged an awesome seven yards rushing per attempt over a 13-year career.

The top 5 are all QBs.

Current Kansas City Chiefs running back, Jamaal Charles, is the first RB on the list and is sixth all-time. Impressive, and surprising.

Two lists today – all-time rushing per attempt leaders regardless of position and just the running back leaders.

ALL POSITIONS

  PLAYER  YARDS/ATTEMPT POS. CAREER SPAN TEAMS
1. Michael Vick 7.0 QB  2001-2013 Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles
2. Bobby Douglass 6.5 QB  1969-1978 Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers
3. Randall Cunningham 6.4 QB  1985-2001 Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens
4. Greg Landry 6.2 QB  1968-1984 Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts, Chicago Bears
5. Steve Young 5.9 QB  1985-1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco Giants
6. Jamaal Charles 5.7 RB  2008-2013 Kansas City Chiefs
6. Marion Motley 5.7 FB  1946-1955 Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Donovan McNabb 5.6 QB  1999-2011 Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings
9. Roger Staubach 5.5 QB  1969-1979 Dallas Cowboys
10. Fran Tarkenton 5.4 QB  1961-1978 Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants
10. Bo Jackson 5.4 RB  1987-1990 Los Angeles Raiders
10. Spec Sanders 5.4 TB  1946-1950 New York Yankees/Yanks
10. Steve McNair 5.4 QB  1995-2007 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans, Baltimore Ravens
14. Bobby Mitchell 5.3 HB  1958-1968 Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins
14. C.J. Spiller 5.3 RB  2010-2013 Buffalo Bills
16. Jim Brown 5.2 FB  1957-1965 Cleveland Browns
16. Ernie Caddel 5.2 WB  1933-1938 Detroit Lions
16. Chet Mutryn 5.2 HB  1946-1950 Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Colts
16. Dan Towler 5.2 FB  1950-1955 Los Angeles Rams
16. Daunte Culpepper 5.2 QB  1999-2009 Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions
16. Johnny Strzykalski 5.2 HB  1946-1952 San Francisco 49ers

RUNNING BACKS ONLY

PLAYER  YARDS/ATTEMPT POS. CAREER SPAN TEAMS
1. Jamaal Charles 5.7  RB  2008-2013   Kansas City Chiefs
1. Marion Motley 5.7  FB  1946-1955   Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Bo Jackson  5.4  RB  1987-1990   Los Angeles Raiders
3. Spec Sanders  5.4  TB  1946-1950   New York Yankees/Yanks
5. Bobby Mitchell 5.3  HB  1958-1968   Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins
5. C.J. Spiller 5.3  RB  2010-2013   Buffalo Bills
7. Jim Brown 5.2  FB  1957-1965   Cleveland Browns
7. Ernie Caddel  5.2  WB  1933-1938   Detroit Lions
7. Chet Mutryn  5.2  HB  1946-1950   Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Colts
7. Dan Towler  5.2  FB  1950-1955   Los Angeles Rams
7. Johnny Strzykalski  5.2  HB  1946-1952   San Francisco 49ers
12. Mercury Morris 5.1 RB  1969-1976 Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers
13. Joe Perry 5.0 FB  1948-1963 San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts
13. Adrian Peterson 5.0 RB  2007-2013 Minnesota Vikings
13. Tommy Wilson 5.0 HB-FB  1956-1963 Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings
13. Gayle Sayers 5.0 RB  1965-1971 Chicago Bears
13. Barry Sanders 5.0 RB  1989-1998 Detroit Lions
18. DeAngelo Williams 4.9 RB  2006-2013 Carolina Panthers
18. Napolean Kaufman 4.9 RB  1995-2000 Oakland Raiders
18. Tatum Bell 4.9 RB  2004-2008 Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions
18. Paul Lowe 4.9 HB  1960-1969 Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs

Running back is the general term used today for what has become a more consolidated and specialized position. Fullbacks are still around. Back in the olden days the “RB” position was more often diversified into tailbacks (TB), halfbacks (HB), fullbacks (FB) and wingbacks (WB).

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Posted on September 16, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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