DeMarco Murray and Running Backs with the Most Carries in a Single Season

Larry Johnson's Actual Cleats From His 2006 Record-Setting Game

Larry Johnson’s Actual Cleats From His 2006 Record-Setting Game

Not only is DeMarco Murray throwing an MVP-worthy season on the grid this season and is now amongst the all-time leaders with consecutive 100-yard rushing games (still active, by the way), he’s on pace to break a couple records, including most carries in a season.

Only five running backs have had more than 400 rushing attempts in one go-round: Larry Johnson, Jamal Anderson, relative-unknown James Wilder, the great Eric Dickerson and Eddie George.

Johnson holds the all-time record with 416 for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006.

Murray, at 26.5 carries per game, will finish with 424 if he keeps it up.

No one else on 2014’s leaderboard (at the current averages) would make today’s list of the top 20 workhorse running backs with the most carries in one campaign.

RUNNING BACK RUSHING ATTEMPTS SEASON TEAM
1. Larry Johnson 416 2006 Kansas City Chiefs
2. Jamal Anderson 410 1998 Atlanta Falcons
3. James Wilder 407 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4. Eric Dickerson 404 1986 Los Angeles Rams
5. Eddie George 403 2000 Tennessee Titans
6. Gerald Riggs 397 1985 Atlanta Falcons
7. Terrell Davis 392 1998 Denver Broncos
7. Ricky Williams 392 2003 Miami Dolphins
9. Eric Dickerson 390 1983 Los Angeles Rams
9. Barry Foster 390 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Eric Dickerson 388 1988 Indianapolis Colts
12. Jamal Lewis 387 2003 Baltimore Ravens
12. Edgerrin James 387 2000 Indianapolis Colts
14. Ricky Williams 383 2002 Miami Dolphins
15. Walter Payton 381 1984 Chicago Bears
16. Marcus Allen 380 1985 Los Angeles Raiders
17. Eric Dickerson 379 1984 Los Angeles Rams
18. George Rogers 378 1981 New Orleans Saints
19. Emmitt Smith 377 1995 Dallas Cowboys
20. Michael Turner 376 2008 Atlanta Falcons

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