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LeSean McCoy passes 10,000 career rushing yards

The 30th player in NFL history to do so

LeSean McCoy just joined an elite group in NFL history by surpassing 10,000 rushing yards in his NFL career. McCoy becomes the 30th player to do so. He joins the likes of Emmit Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, and many other legendary running backs. You can see the complete list at Pro Football Reference. O.J. Simpson and Thurman Thomas are the other Bills on the list.

McCoy ranks highly on this list of the league’s greatest ball carriers in a couple of categories. He sits at sixth in yards per attempt and 13th in yards per game. He also reached 10,000 yards in the fifth fewest carries, according to the Bills. Adding to this 10,000 yard feat, McCoy will be the first NFL player to accumulate 10,000 rushing yards, 400 receptions, 75 touchdowns, and average over 4.5 yards per carry.

On March 10th, 2015, the Buffalo Bills traded phenom rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso for then 27 year old running back LeSean McCoy. Some, including me, were not sure exactly what the Bills would get out of a running back heading out of his prime. Boy, was I wrong. Since coming to the Bills, McCoy is first in rushing yards, seventh in yards per game, and eighth in touchdowns among all NFL running backs. He has sustained the early career success and has carried the Buffalo Bills offense in his time here. LeSean McCoy is one of the best running backs currently playing, and one of the best to have ever played.