Running back Alfred Morris had a sensational rookie campaign in which he set multiple franchise and rookie rushing records. His 1,613 yards on the ground were good for second in the league behind only Adrian Peterson (NFL MVP). His 13 touchdowns ranked second in the NFL behind only three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro running back Arian Foster.
The list of extraordinary accomplishments goes on. To say the least, the sixth round rookie far surpassed everyone’s expectations.
That’s why, when Pro Football Focus (PFF) released their ‘Top 101 of 2012’, Morris cracked the list at number 38.
PFF is known for analyzing the next-level stats beyond the overall rushing yards accumulated and/or rushing touchdowns scored, so be sure to continue reading and find out why they came to the conclusion that they did.
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Since 2005 the Redskins have seen about as much change as any team in the league.
Mike Shanahan is the third head coach during that time, Robert Griffin III has taken over the reins of the offense and firmly entrenched himself as a franchise corner piece, and weapons Fred Davis, Pierre Garcon, and Josh Morgan have been added to spread the threat across the field.
While there has plethora of new faces, one man has remained a constant figure despite all the moving pieces—wide receiver Santana Moss.
After being acquired in trade with the New York Jets, Moss instantly became the Redskins number one receiving threat.
Moss would lull defensive backs to sleep before whizzing pass them with his blazing speed.
Just when it looked like Moss’ time as an elite receiver was reaching its deadline No. 89 recorded a team-high eight touchdowns.
This touchdown against the Eagles, however, may have been the crème de la crème.
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On Wednesday, quarterback Robert Griffin III appeared at the American Cancer Society luncheon in downtown Washington, D.C. to further extend the Washington Redskins charitable donations in the fight to end breast cancer.
No. 10 joined Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and wife Tanya, as Ms. Snyder was being honored as the American Cancer Society Mother of the Year for her efforts to end breast cancer.
The AP Offensive Rookie of the Year has quickly reached unprecedented levels of popularity across the country. No matter where Griffin III makes an appearance, you can be assured that he will be the star of the moment as pictures and autographs will be a request by each and every fan that gets the opportunity to meet him.
Wednesday, Griffin III used his iconic status to continue the franchise’s efforts to end cancer in the form of $33,000.
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On Wednesday, longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber announced his intentions to retire after a 16-year career in which he appeared in five Pro Bowls and was named as an All-Pro three times.
On November 22, 1998, Barber took the field against the Detroit Lions in just your average regular season game. Three decades, one Super Bowl victory, and a decision to ditch their famous, or infamous, creamsicle jerseys later, Barber appeared in all of Tampa Bay’s 240 games until December 30, 2012.
While the defensive back pulled a Darrell Green and became a lifer for the loss-stricken franchise before his arrival, London Fletcher was proving that every NFL team completely miscounted his talents during the 1998 NFL Draft.
Since 2007, the four-time Pro Bowler has called the Nation’s Capital home and today he can also officially claim himself as the NFL’s sole Ironman after being tied with Barber with 240 consecutive appearances.
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