Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy joined a very exclusive NFL club on Sunday afternoon in a victory against the Miami Dolphins.
On a 14-yard carry in the second quarter, McCoy became the 30th player in NFL history to accumulate at least 10,000 career rushing yards.
With 46 rushing yards today, LeSean McCoy became the 30th player in NFL history to record 10,000 career rushing yards#MIAvsBUF
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 17, 2017
McCoy entered the game Sunday with 9,961 rushing yards. He finished the day with 50 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. The former University of Pittsburgh standout joins Frank Gore of the Indianapolis Colts and Adrian Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals as the only active players with 10,000 or more career rushing yards.
Earlier this week McCoy discussed the milestone with reporters and revealed that his main individual goal is to get to 12,000 yards before he hangs up his cleats.
“It’s hard to really look at my career right now, because we’re still kind of in the playoff hunt,” McCoy said (via Pro Football Talk). “We need big wins to have a shot, so I think after the season I can really reflect and look at my career and the 10,000-yard mark, passing that. It’ll happen — I’ll have my time and my family to talk about it and enjoy it, my teammates that have helped me get to this point. I think right now, just the most important thing is to get a win.
“The main goal is I want to get 12 [12,000 career rushing yards]. I want to get 12, surpass 12,000. That would be nice for me.”
Even if he doesn’t reach his goal, McCoy has likely locked up a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.