Alabama Roots: Josh Jacobs produces 43rd 1,000-yard season

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the 2022 NFL season on his last carry in the first half on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

On fourth and second snaps at the Seattle 43-yard line, the former Alabama star rushed for 8 yards with 36 seconds in the second quarter and set up a Daniel Carlson field goal that gave the Raiders a 24-20 halftime bestowed lead.

The 8-yard rush gave Jacobs 72 yards on 15 in-game rushing attempts and increased his season total to 1,002 yards on 198 carries. Jacob’s first-half performance included a 30-yard touchdown rush for his eighth result in 2022.

The 1,000-yard campaign is the third of Jacob’s NFL career. He rushed for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns with 242 carries in 2019 as a rookie and 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns with 273 carries in 2020.

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Jacobs joined another Alabama grad that season, the Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry and the Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb, as the 1,000-yard rusher. Chubb also hit the milestone on Sunday with 116 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in the Browns’ 23-17 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Sixteen players with football roots from Alabama have produced 43 1,000-yard rushing seasons in the NFL.

NFL 1,000-yard rushers with Alabama football roots include (with annual totals presented as rushing attempts – rushing yards – rushing touchdowns):

William Andrews, Auburn

Atlanta Falcons

1979: 239-1,023-3

1980: 265-1,308-4

1981: 289-1,301-10

1983: 331-1,567-7

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Joe Cribbs, Sulligent High School, Auburn

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1980: 306-1,185-11

1981: 257-1.097-3

1983: 263-1,131-3

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James Brooks, Auburn

Cincinnati Bengal

1986: 205-1.087-5

1989: 221-1, 239-7

1990: 195-1004-5

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Bobby Humphrey, Glenn High School, Alabama

Denver Broncos

1989: 294-1,151-7

1990: 288-1,202-7

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Antowain Smith, Stanhope Elmore High School

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1998: 300-1.124-8

New England Patriots

2001: 287-1, 157-12

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Stephen Davis, Auburn

Washington Redskins

1999: 290-1,405-17

2000: 332-1, 318-11

2001: 356-1,432-5

Carolina Panther

2003: 318-1,444-8

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Shaun Alexander, Alabama

Seattle Seahawks

2001: 309-1,318-14

2002: 295-1, 175-16

2003: 326-1,435-14

2004: 353-1.696-16

2005: 370-1.880-27

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Rudi Johnson, Auburn

Cincinnati Bengal

2004: 361-1,454-12

2005: 337-1,458-12

2006: 341-1,309-12

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Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, Etowah High School, Auburn

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2005: 290-1,178-6

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Ronnie Brown, Auburn

Miami Dolphins

2006: 241-1.008-5

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Eddie Lacy, Alabama

Green Bay packers

2013: 284-1, 178-11

2014: 246-1, 139-9

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Mark Ingram, Alabama

Saints of New Orleans

2016: 205-1.043-6

2017: 230-1, 124-12

Baltimore Ravens

2019: 202-1,018-10

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Jordan Howard, Gardendale High School, UAB

Chicago Bears

2016: 252-1,313-6

2017: 276-1,122-7

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Derrick Henry, Alabama

Tennessee Titans

2018: 215-1059-12

2019: 303-1.540-16

2020: 378-2,027-17

2022: 247-1,047-10 (over 11 games)

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Josh Jacobs, Alabama

Oakland Raiders

2019: 242-1.150-7

2020: 273-1,065-12

2022: 198-1,002-8 (at the point where he reached 1,000 yards on Sunday)

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Najee Harris, Alabama

Pittsburgh Steelers

2021: 307-1.200-7

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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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