Individual – Rushing

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Most Seasons Leading League

2 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo (1962, 64)
Jim Nance Boston (1966-67)
1 Abner Haynes Dallas (1960)
Billy Cannon Houston (1961)
Clem Daniels Oakland (1963)
Paul Lowe San Diego (1965)
Paul Robinson Cincinnati (1968)
Dick Post San Diego (1969)

Most Attempts, Lifetime

1134 Clem Daniels Dallas (1960)
Oakland (1961-67)
1049 Jim Nance Boston (1965-69)
1044 Bill Mathis New York (1960-69)

 

Most Attempts, Season

299 Jim Nance Boston (1966)
269 Jim Nance Boston (1967)
252 Cookie Gilchrist Denver (1965)

 

Most Attempts, Game

38 Jim Nance Boston vs. Oakland October 30, 1966 (208 yards)
36 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo vs. New York December 8, 1963 (243 yards)
34 Jim Nance Boston vs. Buffalo September 24, 1967 (185 yards)

 

Most Yards Gained, Lifetime

5101 Clem Daniels Dallas (1960)
Oakland (1961-67)
4995 Paul Lowe L.A.-S.D. (1960-68)
Kansas City (1968-69)
4630 Abner Haynes Dal.-K.C. (1960-64)
Denver (1965-66)
Miami (1967)
New York (1967)

 

Most Yards Gained, Season

1458 Jim Nance Boston (1966)
1216 Jim Nance Boston (1967)
1194 Hoyle Granger Houston (1967)

 

Most Yards Gained, Game (200+ Yards)

243 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo vs. New York December 8, 1963 (36 attempts)
216 Billy Cannon Houston vs. New York December 10, 1961 (25 attempts)
208 Jim Nance Boston vs. Oakland October 30, 1966 (38 attempts)
200 Clem Daniels Oakland vs. New York October 20, 196 (27 attempts)

 

Most Games 100+ Yards, Lifetime

17 Jim Nance Boston (1966-69)
15 Paul Lowe L.A.-S.D. (1960-66)
14 Abner Haynes Dal.-K.C. (1960-64) – 13
Denver (1965-66) – 0
Miami (1967) – 1
New York (1967) – 0
Clem Daniels Oakland (1961-67)

 

Most Games 100+ Yards, Season

8 Jim Nance Boston (1966)
7 Hoyle Granger Houston (1967)
6 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo (1962)
Jim Nance Boston (1967)

 

Longest Run from Scrimmage

91 Sid Blanks Houston vs. New York December 13, 1964 (TD)
87 Jack Larscheid Oakland vs. Boston October 16, 1960 (TD)
Paul Lowe San Diego vs. Dallas September 10, 1961 (TD)
Paul Robinson Cincinnati vs. Oakland October 27, 1968 (TD)
86 Keith Lincoln San Diego vs. Oakland September 30, 1962 (TD)

Highest Average Gain, Lifetime (700 attempts)

4.87 Paul Lowe L.A.-S.D. (1960-68)
Kansas City (1968-69)
4.50 Clem Daniels Dallas (1960)
Oakland (1961-67)
4.46 Keith Lincoln San Diego (1961-66, 68)
Buffalo (1967-68)

 

Highest Average Gain, Season (100 attempts)

6.45 Keith Lincoln San Diego (1963)
6.29 Paul Lowe Los Angeles (1960)
5.71 Paul Lowe San Diego (1963)

 

Highest Average Gain, Game (10 attempts)

13.83 Keith Lincoln San Diego vs. Oakland September 30, 1962
13.45 Wray Carlton Buffalo vs. Houston December 5, 1965
12.7 Keith Lincoln San Diego vs. Kansas City October 20, 1963

 

M0st Touchdowns Rushing, Lifetime

46 Abner Haynes Dal.-K.C. (1960-64) – 39
Denver (1965-66) – 5
Miami (1967) – 2
40 Jack Kemp L.A.-S.D. (1960-62) – 15
Buffalo (1962-69) – 25
39 Paul Lowe L.A.-S.D. (1960-68) – 39

 

Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season

13 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo (1962)
Abner Haynes Dallas (1962)
12 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo (1963)
11 Jim Nance Boston (1966)

 

Most Touchdowns Rushing, Game

5 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo vs. New York December 8, 1963
4 Abner Haynes Dallas vs. Oakland November 26, 1961
3 By Many Players

 

Most Consecutive Games with Rushing Touchdown

7 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo (1962)
6 Paul Lowe L.A.-S.D. (1960-61)
Emerson Boozer New York (1967)
5 Mike Garrett Kansas City (1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Tobias (771 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


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