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Asked by Jonathon Willms
National Football League (NFL)
American Football History

How many NFL players have had 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season?

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Kobe Considine
January 03, 2020 4:24PM

Just three: Roger Craig, Marshall Faulk, and Christian McCaffrey.

Most recently, McCaffrey inched over the 1,000-yard receiving mark in the Panthers’ final game of the 2019 season—he finished the year with 1,387 rushing yards and 1,005 receiving yards. McCaffrey, a third-year back, was a major bright spot on a 5-win team that started 3 different quarterbacks; he’s the only player to go 1,000/1,000 for a losing team.

Before him was Faulk, who hit the milestone in the Rams’ championship season in 1999. In his sixth NFL season and first with the Rams, the elusive back caught 87 passes for 1,048 yards, and he rushed for 1,381. Faulk was an especially adept pass-catcher in the Rams’ high-powered offense, often lining up at receiver.

The first to do it was Craig on the 1985 49ers. Like McCaffrey, Craig accomplished this in his third NFL season. With 1,016 receiving yards, he’s the only player on this list to lead his team in that category, and he also managed 1,050 yards on the ground with the fewest rushing attempts on the list (214).