THE RUSH TO 10,000

December 18, 1995

When Barry Sanders made a 12-yard run in the first quarter of
the Lions' 24-17 win over the Oilers on Sunday, he became only
the 10th player in NFL history to surpass the 10,000-yard career
rushing mark. Sanders reached the milestone in his 103rd game.
Only Eric Dickerson (91) and Jim Brown (98) have gotten to
10,000 faster.

--Paul Gutierrez

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER Sanders has run for 1,000 yards in each of his seven NFL seasons. [Barry Sanders]

Games to Career
Reach Rushing
Player Team* 10,000 Total

ERIC DICKERSON COLTS 91 13,259
JIM BROWN BROWNS 98 12,312
BARRY SANDERS LIONS 103 10,048
O.J. SIMPSON BILLS 110 11,236
WALTER PAYTON BEARS 113 16,726
TONY DORSETT COWBOYS 122 12,739
FRANCO HARRIS STEELERS 134 12,120
OTTIS ANDERSON GIANTS 156 10,273
JOHN RIGGINS REDSKINS 156 11,352
MARCUS ALLEN CHIEFS 174 10,723

*Team with when player reached 10,000. Totals through Sunday.

Source: Elias Sports Bureau

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)