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New York Giants’ All-Time Rushing TD Leaders
The Giants currently (as I write this in 2009) have a bull running the football in Brandon Jacobs. And if he stays with the team long enough, it’s very likely that Jacobs can amass more rushing touchdowns than any Giant in history. But for now Tiki Barber still holds that distinction. Here is a list of the Giants’ all-time leaders in rushing scores, and does not include running backs catching passes for TDs:
Tiki Barber (55)—Whether you love Tiki for how he single-handedly won games for the Giants, or hated how he retired at the top of his game in 2006, the guy definitely produced. Barber played for the Giants, his only team, from 1997 to 2006, and over that time racked up 55 rushing touchdowns to lead the franchise all-time. He also leads the team with 10,449 rushing yards. Barber had a career best 13 rushing scores in 2004, but his best season was 2005, when he had 9 TDs and career high 1860 rushing yards.
Rodney Hampton (49)—Rodney Hampton played for the G-men (his only team) from 1990 to 1997, and he ranks second in team history with 49 rushing scores. Hampton had a career high 14 rushing scores in 1992, when he also rushed for 1141 yards, also a career best.
Joe Morris (48)—Joe Morris was part of that great 1986 Giants team that won the franchise’s first Super Bowl, and he played for them from 1982 to 1988. Morris ranks third in Giants’ history with 48 rushing TDs, and he had a career high and league leading 21 of them in 1985. Morris’ career high in yards was 1516, set in 1986 when he helped the team win it all.
Alex Webster (39)—Alex Webster was part of those great Giants’ teams of the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s (played for them from 1955 to 1964). He ranks fourth in franchise history with 39 rushing scores, and Webster’s career high was just 7 rushing TDs, set in 1956.
Brandon Jacobs (35)—Jacobs has been with the Giants since 2005, and when he first broke in was the goal line back behind Tiki Barber. But since then he has become the number one guy, and one of the best running backs in the NFL, possibly the most feared because of his size. Jacobs already has 35 rushing touchdowns, which ranks him tied for fifth in team history and he will continue to climb this list. 2008 was his best season so far, with career highs in rushing TDs (15) and yards (1089).
Ottis Anderson (35)—Ottis Anderson resurrected his career with the Giants in 1986, and played for them until 1992. Anderson was a big reason the Giants won Super Bowl 25 in 1990, and he ranks tied for fifth in the team’s history with 35 rushing TDs. Anderson’s best season in a Giants’ uniform was 1989, when he rushed for 1023 yards and career high 14 touchdowns.