Jahvid Best First Running Back to Catch for 150 Yards, Rush for One TD in Same Game Since 1986
Detroit rookie running back Jahvid Best rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns and caught for 154 yards and one touchdown last week [2010 Week 2] against Chicago, becoming the first running back to both rush for a touchdown and catch for over 150 yards in the same game since Herschel Walker in 1986.
While his rushing performance was certainly strong (78/2), Best's stat line is most notable because of how many receiving yards he totaled in addition to his rushing numbers.
According to Playerfilter, a running back has both rushed for a touchdown and caught for 150+ yards in the same game only five times since the merger:
Prior to last week, the 150 receiving yard, one rushing touchdown feat had not been accomplished by a running back since Herschel Walker did it - twice - in Weeks 6 and 15 of the 1986 season.
In the Week 6 game, Walker matched Best's two rushing touchdowns and 'best'ed Best with 155 to 154 receiving yards, but had zero receiving touchdowns to Best's one.
Best is the only member of the group to score three touchdowns as part of the effort.