The Carolina Panthers came into the NFL as an expansion team for the 1995 season. They had their fair share of immediate success before falling on troubled times for a period of time. Which Carolina Panthers running backs though ended up on top of the team’s career rushing leaders lists in various categories?
The career rushing leader for the Carolina Panthers is DeShaun Foster who racked up 3,336 yards from 2003 through 2007. In second place in this category is Tim Biakabutuka followed by Stephen Davis and then Fred Lane.
No player has played more games as a running back for the Carolina Panthers than fullback Brad Hoover who has appeared in 130 games and is still a member of the team. He is 38 games ahead of the second place running back who is Nick Goings, also a current member of the team.
DeShaun Foster is the career rushing yards leader for the Panthers and that is for good reason, he also is the career leader in rushing attempts for the Panthers with 851 career carries.
Though DeShaun Foster leads the team in career rushing attempts and rushing yards, he is only fourth on the list in terms of career rushing touchdowns with ten. Ahead of him are Fred Lane in third place with 13 touchdowns, Tim Biakabutuka in second place with 14, and Stephen Davis in first place with 20.
Longest Run From Scrimmage
The Carolina Panthers running back who has had the longest run from scrimmage is DeAngelo Williams who during the 2007 season had a 75 yard run. This run was four yards further than a 2004 run made by DeShaun Foster which had been the previous team record.
Another team category that DeShaun Foster leads in is fumbles. During his time with the Panthers he fumbled the ball 16 times, in second place on the career fumbles by a running back list for the team is Tim Biakabutuka with 12 fumbles.
Though they have only been in the league for a very short time, the Carolina Panthers have had a number of very good running backs including DeShaun Foster, Tim Biakabutuka, Stephen Davis, Fred Lane, Anthony Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, Nick Goings, Derrick Moore, and Lamar Smith.