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Trivia of the Day – Saturday, August 4th

Congratulations to the six members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Curtis Martin, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Willie Roaf, Jack Butler

Tonight, those six men will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, a must-see event for any football fan. You can also read the Hall of Fame Candidate Profiles that Jason Lisk and I wrote for the PFR Blog a couple of years ago, including profiles on Martin, Dawson, Doleman, and Kennedy.

On to Saturday’s trivia…

Peterson needs to make more defenders cry if he wants to up his career averages.

Jim Brown had a magnificent career, averaging 104.3 yards per game during his 118-game career. Brown retired as the all-time leading rusher in both yards and yards per game. While he’s since been passed in the rushing yards category, Brown remains the only player (minimum 20 games) to average over 100 rushing yards per game for his career. Barry Sanders rushed for 15,228 yards in the first 152 games of his career, putting him just north of the century average. But in his 153rd and final game he gained only 41 yards, ending his career with a 99.8 rushing yards per game average.

Adrian Peterson has rushed for 92.5 yards per game so far in his career, although that number is likely to go down by the time he retires. The Vikings star is currently fourth on the career rushing yards per game list, which leads us into today’s trivia question:

After Jim Brown and Barry Sanders, which player has averaged the most career rushing yards per game?

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  • Terrell Davis, should-be HOFer?

  • Tim Truemper

    I was not dead set on Terrell Davis but could think of no other option. Figured it had to be a short career (before hints) with at least two to three spectacular years and no “awful” ones.