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FedEx Ground Moment: Alfred Morris Eclipses 4,000 Rushing Yards


This week's FedEx Ground Moment of the Week looks at Alfred Morris becoming just the sixth player in Redskins history to surpass 4,000 rushing yards. He did so on the team's first drive vs. Miami.

Alfred Morris became just the sixth player in franchise history to rush for at least 4,000 yards Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins.



]( – now in his fourth season with the Redskins – needed just 38 yards to surpass the 4,000 yard mark and wasted no time getting there as he rushed for 34 yards on Washington's first drive of the day.

He joins John Riggins, Clinton Portis, Larry Brown, Stephen Davis and Terry Allen as the only backs in the Redskins' 4,000-yard club.

The Florida Atlantic product finished the game with 25 carries for 121 yards in the Redskins' 17-10 loss.

"I think we did a good job at sticking with the run, and it's just a positive note that we were able to get it going against a good front seven," Morris said after the game. "We had a good game, but it doesn't matter because we didn't win today. You can't expect to win an NFL game when you're scoring once. We have to find a way to finish drives."

Morris (4,083) needs just four yards to surpass Allen (4,086) for the fifth most rushing yards in franchise history.

Here's where the top six 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. Terry Allen: 4,086 yards
  6. Alfred Morris: 4,083 yards




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