10. Boobie Clark (2,978)
Bengals RB from 1973-1978
Cracking the top 10 of all-time rushing leaders for the Bengals is Boobie Clark, who the Bengals flat-out stole in the 12th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. Drafts were much longer back then, as Clark was the 302nd overall pick that year.
Clark exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 1973, rushing for 988 yards and eight touchdowns and averaging a whopping 70.6 yards per game. He also made a huge impact in the receiving game, totaling 347 yards as a pass-catcher, giving him a total of 1,335 yards from scrimmage as a rookie. He earned the UPI Rookie of the Year award for his efforts.
It was mostly downhill from there sadly. Clark never came close to matching those numbers, but he did find the end zone seven times in 1976.
After six years with the team that drafted him, Clark was traded to the Oilers where he spent the final two years of his career. He only had 54 total yards during those two seasons in Houston.
Even still, Boobie Clark is 10th all-time in rushing yards.