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FedEx Ground Moment: Alfred Morris Climbs To Fifth On Franchise Rushing Rank

This week's FedEx Ground Moment of the Week looks at Alfred Morris surpassing Terry Allen for the fifth most rushing yards in franchise history.

Two weeks into the 2015 season and two milestones have already been hit by Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris.

Last week, Morris became just the sixth player in franchise history to rush for at least 4,000 yards.




The fourth-year Florida Atlantic wasn't done there, though, as a 35-yard run in the first quarter – which helped set up a 39-yard touchdown score by rookie running back Matt Jones -- pushed him past Terry Allen for the fifth most rushing yards in franchise history.

He finished the game with 18 carries for 59 yards.

"Being biased as a RB we want to keep the ball on the ground," Morris said after the game in which Jones and he combined for 182 rushing yards. "The run game opens up your offense so much more and the last two weeks it has been doing just that."

Morris now sits behind Stephen Davis, Larry Brown, Clinton Portis and John Riggins on the all-time rankings for rushing yards in Washington.

He could climb up the charts quickly if he remains on the pace he set as a rookie, as his 4.5 yards per carry is the highest average per attempt among the top five.

Here's where the top five currently stand:

  1. John Riggins: 7,472 yards
  2. Clinton Portis: 6,824 yards
  3. Larry Brown: 5,875 yards
  4. Stephen Davis: 5,790 yards
    5. Alfred Morris: 4,142 yards




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