Team DirtBag selects a stone cold killer on and off the field
the first players to rush for 2,000 yards in an NFL season – in 14 games, no less.
In 11 seasons, Simpson rushed for 11,236 yards, added another 2,142 yards on 203 pass receptions,
In 1973 Simpson became the first running back in history to rush for over 2,000 yards with 419 yards in his last two games that year, to finish with a staggering total of 2,003 yards. Once again, in only 14 games, many of which were played in the freezing cold and snowy conditions of Buffalo’s Rich Stadium.
Simpson also led the league in rushing in 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976. He was named NFL Player of the Year in 1972, 1973 and 1975 and was both All-AFC and All-Pro five straight years from 1972 through 1976.