The Green File
Wednesday, December 20, 2000
Green Bay Packers Official Website
THE GREEN FILE: Ahman Green, with his 161-yard rushing effort in the Metrodome, became only the seventh running back in the Packers' 80-year NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
With one game remaining, his 1,101 yards tie him with Jim Taylor for the eighth-most rushing yards in a single season by a Green Bay running back. Taylor, a five-time 1,000-yard rusher, rushed for 1,101 yards in 1960, his first 1,000-yard season.
Green also is the Packers' leading receiver with 64 catches for 481 yards and 3 touchdowns. If he continues to maintain his position, he would become the first running back to lead the Packers in receiving since fullback Barty Smith, when he showed the way with 37 catches in 1977.
Smith, incidentally, was the last Packers running back to lead the team in both rushing and receiving in the same season, something Green is in a position to do.
In Sunday's process, Green became the first Packers running back to post two games of more than 150 yards rushing in the same season since Jim Taylor forged a team-record three in 1962.
The hard-running Nebraska alumnus, with 25 turnover-less carries Sunday, stretched to 232 the number of consecutive rushing attempts he has had without a fumble.
Green's 1,000-yard production is only the fourth such single-season accomplishment since 1978 by a Packers running back, following Edgar Bennett (1,067) in 1995, and Dorsey Levens in 1997 (1,435) and 1997 (1,034).
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