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Bengals season-by-season rushing leaders

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Here’s a table with raw numbers, charting the Bengals rushing leaders for each season since 1968.

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In our informal look at Rudi Johnson, perhaps the most overlooked running back in franchise history, we charted the top rushing leaders for the team between 2004-17. Let’s keep that train rolling and chart the team’s top rushing leaders for every season during the team’s existence. This is one of those instances where I’m pushing out data and you can interpret.

Bengals season-by-season rushing leaders

SEASON RUNNING BACK ATT YDS AVG RUSH TD
SEASON RUNNING BACK ATT YDS AVG RUSH TD
1968 Paul Robinson 238 1023 4.3 8
1969 Jess Phillips 118 578 4.9 3
1970 Jess Phillips 163 648 4 4
1971 Fred Willis 135 590 4.4 7
1972 Essex Johnson 212 825 3.9 4
1973 Essex Johnson 195 997 5.1 4
1974 Charlie Davis 72 375 5.2 0
1975 Boobie Clark 167 594 3.6 4
1976 Boobie Clark 151 671 4.4 7
1977 Pete Johnson 153 585 3.8 4
1978 Pete Johnson 180 762 4.2 7
1979 Pete Johnson 243 865 3.6 14
1980 Pete Johnson 186 747 4 6
1981 Pete Johnson 274 1077 3.9 12
1982 Pete Johnson 156 622 4 7
1983 Pete Johnson 210 763 3.6 14
1984 Larry Kinnebrew 154 623 4 9
1985 James Brooks 192 929 4.8 7
1986 James Brooks 205 1087 5.3 5
1987 Larry Kinnebrew 145 570 3.9 8
1988 Ickey Woods 203 1066 5.3 15
1989 James Brooks 221 1239 5.6 7
1990 James Brooks 195 1004 5.1 5
1991 Harold Green 158 731 4.6 1
1992 Harold Green 265 1170 4.4 2
1993 Harold Green 215 589 2.7 2
1994 Derrick Fenner 141 468 3.3 1
1995 Harold Green 171 661 3.9 2
1996 Garrison Hearst 225 847 3.8 0
1997 Corey Dillon 233 1129 4.8 10
1998 Corey Dillon 262 1130 4.3 4
1999 Corey Dillon 263 1200 4.6 5
2000 Corey Dillon 315 1435 4.6 7
2001 Corey Dillon 340 1315 3.9 10
2002 Corey Dillon 314 1311 4.2 7
2003 Rudi Johnson 215 957 4.5 9
2004 Rudi Johnson 361 1454 4 12
2005 Rudi Johnson 337 1458 4.3 12
2006 Rudi Johnson 341 1309 3.8 12
2007 Kenny Watson 178 763 4.3 7
2008 Cedric Benson 214 747 3.5 2
2009 Cedric Benson 301 1251 4.2 6
2010 Cedric Benson 321 1111 3.5 7
2011 Cedric Benson 273 1067 3.9 6
2012 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 278 1094 3.9 6
2013 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 220 756 3.4 7
2014 Jeremy Hill 222 1124 5.1 9
2015 Jeremy Hill 223 794 3.6 11
2016 Jeremy Hill 222 839 3.8 9
2017 Joe Mixon 178 626 3.5 4