All-time rushing yards leaders in New Orleans Saints history

Leigh Oleszczak
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3. George Rogers (4,267)

Saints RB from 1981-1984

With the first overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, the Saints drafted George Rogers out of South Carolina. He immediately made an impact, rushing for 1,674 yards and 13 touchdowns and averaged a whopping 104.6 yards per game. Those are incredible numbers, especially for a rookie.

The next year his numbers dipped off but he bounced right back in 1983, posting another impressive season with 1,144 yards and five touchdowns.

After another down year in 1984, Rogers signed elsewhere, closing out the final three years of his NFL career with Washington. He had back-to-back impressive seasons in the first two years outside of New Orleans, going for 1,000+ yards in each of those years.

Even though Rogers was only in New Orleans for four years and didn’t quite live up to the expectations of being the No. 1 overall pick, he’s still third all-time in rushing yards in the organization.

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