Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is on pace to make his way into the Miami Dolphins record book. Not only third among the NFL leaders in average yards per carry, but he is climbing the ranks in the franchise’s history in that category. Miller’s 5.24 average yards per carry is on pace to be tied for the fifth highest average in franchise history.
Mercury Morris holds the franchise record when he rushed for 6.40 yards per carry in 1973. In 1971, Larry Sconka rushed 5.39 yards per carry and in 1981, Tony Nathan averaged 5.32 yards per carry. Morris also holds the fourth spot with 5.26 yards per carry in 1972 and in fifth place, Csonka is there again with 5.24 yards per carry during the 1972 season.
With the increased workload set to come Miller's way, this can go either way. He can continue to explode and have a career season and move even higher into the history books or his increased number of carries can bring his yards per carry down. We'll see which way the arrow goes but it will be interesting to watch Miller try to make history.