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Heisman Form

December 15, 1996|HOUSTON MITCHELL

Houston running back Eddie George needs 93 rushing yards today to become the fifth Heisman Trophy winner to rush for 1,300 yards in his rookie season. The top rookie rushers of all time:

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Rookie, Team Year Yards Eric Dickerson, Rams 1983 1,808 *George Rogers, New Orleans Saints 1981 1,674 Ottis Anderson, St. Louis Cardinals 1979 1,605 Curtis Martin, New England Patriots 1995 1,487 *Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions 1989 1,470 *Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers 1978 1,450 Curt Warner, Seattle Seahawks 1983 1,449 Jerome Bettis, Los Angeles Rams 1993 1,429 Rueben Mayes, New Orleans Saints 1986 1,353 *Billy Sims, Detroit Lions 1980 1,303

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* Heisman Trophy winner

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