LeGarrette Blount reaches 1,000-yard milestone

In his previous four games, Tampa's undrafted rookie LeGarrette Blount rushed for 100-plus yards three times including a career-high 164 yards last week to put him within striking distance of a 1,000-yard season.

Needing 59 yards in Week 17 to reach the milestone, Blount carried the ball 19 times for 66 yards today as he ends the season with 1,007.

Per Chris Harry of NFL FanHouse, Blount becomes only the second undrafted running back to rush for at least 1,000 yards in his rookie season. (The other was Dominic Rhodes in 2001.)

What makes the feat even more impressive is how Blount did it. Before Week 7, Blount had only ten carries for 30 yards.

Or, in other words, Blount rushed for 977 yards in his final 11 games of the season. Over a full season, that would equate to a pace of 1,421 yards.

Another way to look at it is Blount, who was released by the Titans before the start of the season, outgained Tennessee's Chris Johnson from Week 7 on by more than 200 yards. Johnson had 768 rushing yards in his final 11 games of the season.

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