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Jamaal Charles | Former Texas Longhorn Ties NFL Record
By Randy Maltz – Founder/Editor Silver and Blue Report & Hook ’em Report

Texas Longhorns | Jamal Charles, Earl Campbell

(AP Photo) / Beaumont Enterprise

Current Kansas City and Former Texas Longhorns running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 226 yards.  On the Sunday loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Charles scored on an 86-yard touchdown. Charles has three touchdown runs of at least 80 yards this season, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, formerly of the Detroit Lions (1997), and Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans (2009 and 2012) for the most in a single season in NFL history.

Charles has two games in his NFL career in which he has rushed for at least 200 yards, a 10.0+ average and a touchdown. Charles and the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson are the only players in NFL history with multiple such games.

Charles, played at Texas from 2005-07.  He was a speedy, elusive running back for the Longhorns who appeared in 38 career games, starting 17. He ranks fourth on UT’s all-time rushing list with 3,328 yards and 36 TDs (T-No. 5 on UT’s all-time list) on 533 carries (6.2 ypc). One interesting stat is he averaged 20.3 yards per TD run on his 36 career TDs.

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