The Most 1000 Yard Rushing Seasons In Atlanta Falcons Team History


Though the Atlanta Falcons have had some very good running backs over the years, they have seldom been known primarily as a running team, maybe other than in the early 1980’s that is.

A 1000 yard season is a milestone that usually separates the better running backs in the league from the average ones. Gaining 1000 yards rushing is not easy at all and requires durability, skill, and playing in the right kind of offense. What Atlanta Falcons players have had more 1000 yard rushing seasons than anyone else in team history?

Here are the top Falcons runners ranked by how many 1000 yard seasons they had through the 2009 season.

#1 (tie) – Jamal Anderson – 4
#1 (tie) – William Andrews – 4

#3 (tie) – Warrick Dunn – 3
#3 (tie) – Gerald Riggs – 3

Through the 2009 NFL season, six Falcons players have had one 1000 yard season each: Dave Hampton, Craig Heyward, Erric Pegram, John Settle, Michael Vick, and Michael Turner. Notable is the fact that Michael Vick accomplished this as a quarterback.

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