Cincinnati Bengals: All-time rushing leaders in franchise history
11. Jeremy Hill (2,873)
Bengals RB from 2014-2017
Unfortunately, Jeremy Hill is a name that’s looked at angrily by a large majority of Bengals fans. We’ll get more into that in a bit but first, let’s dive into his overall career in the stripes.
Hill was a second-round pick in 2014 after a nice career at LSU and immediately got after it as a rookie in the 2014 season. That year saw the LSU product put up a whopping 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground and 215 yards through the air.
While he never got over the 1,000-yard mark again, he still had a nice year in 2015, totaling 794 rushing yards and 11 trips into the end zone.
Unfortunately, that 2015 season is where things get dicey for Hill. In the Bengals’ Wild Card game against the Steelers, Cincinnati was leading with 1:30 remaining on the clock. All the stripes had to do was continue running the ball to bleed the clock and their 25-year playoff drought would be over.
As we all know, Hill fumbled on the Steeler’s 20-yard line, Pittsburgh recovered, and the rest is history. While the team did manage to break the playoff drought six years later, Hill wasn’t the most popular guy moving forward, even after posting 839 yards and nine touchdowns the next year.
Injuries prevented him from doing much in 2017 and after a failed stint with New England in 2018, Hill was out of the league. Hopefully fans have forgiven him for the infamous fumble because that loss wasn’t entirely on him.