The San Francisco 49ers All-Time Leading Rusher At Quarterback


Although most football fans, and especially fans of the San Francisco 49ers, can probably easily guess the answer, we’ll ask it anyway. Who is the quarterback who has rushed for more yards than any other quarterback in San Francisco 49ers history? The answer is of course Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young.

In fact, Steve Young ranks 9th overall on the 49ers all time rushing list. During his time with San Francisco, he rushed the ball 608 times for 3,581 yards and 37 touchdowns. His longest carry was 49 yards and he averaged 5.9 yards every time he ran with the ball. He also averaged 23.9 rushing yards per game. He is ranked just ahead of Johnny Strzykalski and Wendell tyler and just behind Kevan Barlow and Hugh McElhenny on the 49ers career rushing yards list.

Here is a look at where other San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks rank in team history according to their rushing yards:

21st – Joe Montana (1979-1992)
22nd – Jeff Garcia (1999-2003)
29th – John Brodie (1957-73)
31st – Billy Kilmer (1961-66)
47th – Y.A. Tittle (1951-60)
66th – Alex Smith (2005-07)
82nd – Steve Spurrier (1967-75)
93rd – Jim Plunkett (1976-77)

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