Bobby Douglass set the record for most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback when he gained 968 yards in 1972. Beattie Feathers set the record for highest rushing average in a season when he gained 8.44 yards a carry in 1934.
eaglesrule wrote:is there some kind of controversy with that? I see conflicting things with the Douglass record sometimes.
I dont know about Douglass but Feathers is somewhat sceptical.
Looking at the rest of Feathers's career and considering the nascent state of football statistics at the time, the most reasonable conclusion one can draw is that Feathers's record is bogus. He set it in just the third year the NFL kept official statistics, and a statistician's error may have upped Feathers's average. Most likely, the scorekeeper at Wrigley Field, where the Bears played, incorrectly included some of Feathers' kickoff or punt return yards as rushing yards.