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AD and Sam pass Career milestones

Discussion in 'Sooner Football' started by stoopified, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. stoopified

    stoopified SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    AD broke the 9,000 yard career rushing yard mark this week(9,042),he also has 78 career rushing TDs.He is currently the #2 active rusher in the NFL,trailing only Steven Jackson.

    Sam Bradford passed the 10,000 yard career passing mark(10,029). He also has 50 career TD passes.
  2. stoopified

    stoopified SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    It should be noted that StevenJackson is in his 10th season, while AD is in his 7th year.
  3. BigTip

    BigTip Well-Known Member

    blah blah blah. You sound just like Coach Switzer talking about Bob's assault on the all time win record.


  4. stoopified

    stoopified SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    With his recent 211 yard performance AD cracked the 10,000 yd mark. He is now the 27th all-time leading rusher in NFL history. In the process AD passed Earl Cambell,Clinton Portis, and most recently Ricky Williams. In addition AD moved into the NFL rushing lead this season.
  5. Sooner Sig Ep

    Sooner Sig Ep New Member

    He is such a phenom. It makes me sick that we never won a national championship with him. Hard to believe he didn't get the Heisman trophy either...
  6. jkjsooner

    jkjsooner New Member

    In 2006 AD was a lock for the Heisman before the injury in the Iowa State game. Prior to that point there wasn't any serious discussion about anyone else winning the trophy.

    And, of course, that's why you can't count out freshmen. Sure they'll have other opportunities but you never know what kind of injuries might come along in their future. AD should have won it in 2004.
  7. RUSH LIMBAUGH is my clone!

    RUSH LIMBAUGH is my clone! SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Who has the lead, and with how many yards, and how long was he active in the NFL?
  8. Wishboned

    Wishboned New Member

    Emmitt Smith is the all time leader with 18,355 yards and he played 15 seasons.
  9. Widescreen

    Widescreen SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    had Jason White not been in the discussion, I think AD would've won. White took too many votes away from AD. But that's what happens when you have a great team.
  10. RUSH LIMBAUGH is my clone!

    RUSH LIMBAUGH is my clone! SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    That will be very tough to beat, even for AD.
  11. Wishboned

    Wishboned New Member

    Here's the players ahead of AD.

    1.Emmitt Smith 18,355 1990-2004

    2. Walter Payton 16,726 1975-1987

    3. Barry Sanders 15,269 1989-1998

    4. Curtis Martin 14,101 1995-2005

    5. LaDainian Tomlinson 13,684 2001-2011

    6. Jerome Bettis 13,662 1993-2005

    7. Eric Dickerson 13,259 1983-1993

    8. Tony Dorsett 12,739 1977-1988

    9. Jim Brown 12,312 1957-1965

    10. Marshall Faulk 12,279 1994-2005

    11. Edgerrin James 12,246 1999-2009

    12. Marcus Allen 12,243 1982-1997

    13. Franco Harris 12,120 1972-1984

    14. Thurman Thomas 12,074 1988-2000

    15. Fred Taylor 11,695 1998-2010

    16. John Riggins 11,352 1971-1985

    17. Corey Dillon 11,241 1997-2006

    18. O.J. Simpson 11,236 1969-1979

    19. Warrick Dunn 10,967 1997-2008

    20. Ricky Watters 10,643 1992-2001

    21. Jamal Lewis 10,607 2000-2009

    22. Thomas Jones 10,591 2000-2011

    23. Steven Jackson 10,474 2004-2013

    24. Tiki Barber 10,449 1997-2006

    25. Eddie George 10,441 1996-2004

    26. Ottis Anderson 10,273 1979-1992
  12. jkjsooner

    jkjsooner New Member

    That is true although Bush did take some votes away from Leinart as well but not as many as White from Peterson.
  13. jkjsooner

    jkjsooner New Member

    And if you're following AD's chances of making it to the HOF, at about 12,000 every player is either in the HOF or will be soon. The only exception is Edgerrin James. (Tomlinson and Bettis will make it.)

    Some will argue Peterson is already a lock for HOF considering his accomplishments (most yards in a single game, second in yards in a single season, rookie of the year, MVP, 5 200 yard games, etc.). He's already passed some good ones like Earl Campbell. The only problem is he has few team accomplishments.

    As it stands right now, 12,000 yards should be easy for Peterson to get. He very likely will pass OJ's record of six 200 yard games.
  14. Widescreen

    Widescreen SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Moving up the list should be pretty easy since (as the OP indicated), of all the people ahead of him, only Steven Jackson is still playing.
  15. EatLeadCommie

    EatLeadCommie New Member

    Curtis Martin at #4...never would've guessed that. Great under the radar player.
  16. RUSH LIMBAUGH is my clone!

    RUSH LIMBAUGH is my clone! SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    I don't even remember him at all. Talk about under the radar.
  17. jkjsooner

    jkjsooner New Member

    Anyone notice that the Vikings/Bears game came down to the exact scenario that played out in the Alabama/Auburn game? The Bears tried a really long field goal at the end of regulation. At first the Vikings didn't have a return man back but the players and fans were screaming to get someone back. The TV announcers actually mentioned that they must have seen the Alabama/Auburn game. The Vikings got someone back and the kick was short but was only returned to the 15 or so.

    It sort of validated Saban's decision considering the Bears did the same thing. In the Bears defense they seemed to have some athletes on the field to cover the return and they also have a great kicker.

    On the other hand, the Bears should know about that dangers considering Hester returned one a few years ago.
  18. BoulderSooner79

    BoulderSooner79 SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    That's what happens when a players spends most his career with the Jets. Offensive rookie of the year, 5 pro bowls/all pro. Lead the AFC in rushing twice, NFL once. 3300 receiving yards to go with the 14k rushing. Never got hurt until the very end. The guy was a stud.
  19. stoopified

    stoopified SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    With as physical as AD loves to run I find it hard to believe he will catch Emmit.I preddicted(last year I think) that AD will end up at 14,000 or so yards in his career.Would love to see him reach #1.
  20. BoulderSooner79

    BoulderSooner79 SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Walter Peyton is the runner on that list that had a style that was most similar to ADs, IMO. Maybe AD can be as lucky and last that long (and *much* longer after football).

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