Cincinnati Bengals: All-time rushing leaders in franchise history

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15. Paul Robinson (2,441)

Bengals RB from 1968-1972

A third-round pick in the 1968 NFL Draft, Paul Robinson got right to work in Cincinnati, rushing for 1,023 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. He averaged a whopping 73.1 yards a game during his rookie campaign and ripped off a long run of 87 yards. Robinson was rewarded with the Offensive Rookie of the Year award for his efforts. Simply put, he was a baller.

Unfortunately for Robinson, that rookie season was where most of his Bengals yardage came from. He’d never come close to matching the numbers he put up in that ’68 season and was traded to the Houston Oilers during the 1972 season.

Robinson’s rookie year was one for the record books but sadly, he couldn’t keep up the pace. He’s still 15th in rushing yards all-time though.