Jamaal Charles Leaves Chiefs as Franchise's Leading Rusher

A look at the legendary running back by the numbers

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FRANCHISE'S LEADING RUSHER

Priest Holmes had 6,070, Larry Johnson had 6,015 and Christian Okoye had 4,897.

But only one player in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs eclipsed 7,000 yards rushing—the recently released Jamaal Charles, who finished his nine-year Chiefs career with 7,260.

Here's a look back at the moment Charles broke the record during a game against the San Diego Chargers:

Of course, that probably isn't even Charles' most impressive statistic.

Charles' 5.5 yards per his 1,332 career rush attempts are good for the best mark in league history. 

SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

Charles holds the Chiefs record for the longest touchdown rushing—a 91-yard touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 of the 2012 season. Charles also had an 86-yard touchdown rushing against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16 of that same season. 

Charles holds the Chiefs record for most yards rushing in a game—259 against the Denver Broncos in Week 17 of the 2009 season. Charles also recorded 233 yards rushing against the New Orleans Saints in 2012 and 226 against the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.

Charles' three career games of 200 yards rushing or more are good for the top three single-game rushing outputs in the history of the team.

Charles holds the Chiefs record for most yards receiving by a running back in a game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 with 195 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 15 of the 2013 season.

TOUCHDOWNS

Charles' five touchdowns from scrimmage against the Oakland Raiders in Week 15 of 2013 are the most touchdowns from scrimmage in a single game in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs, only tied with Abner Haynes, who accomplished the same feat in 1961 (Dallas Texans).

From 2008, Charles' draft year, to 2016, he led the Chiefs with 64 overall touchdowns during that span. The next highest was wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (39), followed by tight end Travis Kelce (15). Charles' 19 touchdowns in 2013 is the highest single-season total during that span.

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