Saturday, February 9, 2013

Who Rushed for More Yards in Rookie Season: O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell or Doug Martin?

O.J. Simpson averaged just 600 yards per season in his first three years in the NFL.  Earl Campbell had 1,450 yards in his rookie year.

The winner of those three:  Boise State's Doug Martin, who rushed for 1,454 yards this year for Tampa Bay.  The all-time rookie record is held by Eric Dickerson, who exploded for 1,808 yards.

1.  Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams (1,808 in 1983)
2.  George Rogers, New Orleans Saints (1,674 in 1981)
3.  Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins (1,613 in 2012)
4.  Edgerrin James, Indianapolis Colts (1,553 in 1999)
5.  Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1,454 in 2012)

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