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Fred Jackson joins Thurman Thomas in Bills record book

Posted Nov 13, 2013

RB Fred Jackson joined Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas as the only Bills running back to gain more than 4,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving.

During Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Fred Jackson became just the second player in franchise history to amass more than 4,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving (4,788 rushing 2,004 receiving), joining Thurman Thomas (11,938 4,341) in the Bills record book. Here's a look at Jackson's career to date:

PRO

Originally signed to Bills practice squad on September 3, 2006 … played two seasons with the Sioux City Bandits of the United Indoor Football League where he was named league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 … set a United Indoor Football League record with 1,770 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2005 … played in NFL Europa in 2006 with the Rhein Fire – led the team with 731 rushing yards.

CAREER
• Became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards and total more than 1,000 kickoff return yards in the same season in 2009
• Led the NFL with 2,516 (1,062 rushing 1,014 kickoff 371 receiving 69 punting) combined net yards in 2009, the fourth-most yards in a single-season in NFL history
• One of two NFL players to rush for a touchdown, catch a touchdown pass and throw a touchdown pass (Joseph Addai)
• Set career highs in carries (237), rushing yards (1,062), receptions (46) and receiving yards (371) in 2009
• Rankings in the Bills record book:

o Rushing average, 3rd – 4.51 (1,061 attempts – 4,788 rushing yards) among rushers with 200-plus carries
o Rushing yards (career), 3rd -- 4,788
o Rushing average (season), 9th – 5.17 (2007)

• Along with Marshawn Lynch (47 receptions), Jackson (37 receptions) combined for the most receptions of an NFL backfield duo in 2008… total ranks as the fourth highest output for a running back tandem in team history
• Along with Lynch’s 1,036 yards rushing in 2008, Jackson (571) and Lynch became the 11th running back duo in team history to eclipse 1,000 and 500 yards in one season and first to accomplish the feat since Thurman Thomas (1,033) and Darick Holmes (571) in 1996

NFL AWARDS
FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week - Week 10, 2012

CAREER HIGHS
RUSHING

Rushing Yards
: 212, 1/3/10 vs. IND
Rushing Att.
: 33, 1/3/10 vs. IND
Long Rush
: 80t, 10/16/11 at NYG
Rushing TDs
: 2, three times, most recent 9/18/11 vs. OAK

RECEIVING

Receptions
: 8, 10/21/12 vs. TEN
Rec. Yards
: 104, 11/28/10 vs. PIT
Long Rec.
: 65, twice, most recent 11/28/10 vs. PIT
Receiving TDs
: 1, 5 times, most recent 10/21/12 vs. TEN

KICKOFF RETURNS

Attempts
: 7, 11/15/09 at TEN
Yards
: 178, 11/1/09 vs. HOU
Long
: 71, 11/1/09 vs. HOU