2006 Touch Leaders

The following is a list of the 2006 leaders in touches. It defines those running backs who received the most work this past year.

Touches is defined as the number of times a running back carried or caught the football.

Also See: 2006 Look Leaders

TOUCHES

The platoon watch notes when a team's RB2 is given at least half as many touches as the RB1, regardless of the reason. Platoon watch for the 2006 season included: Carolina ( DeShaun Foster 259, DeAngelo Williams 154), Dallas ( Julius Jones 276, Marion Barber III 158), Denver ( Tatum Bell 257, Mike Bell 177), Houston ( Ron Dayne 165, Wali Lundy 157), Indianapolis ( Joseph Addai 266, Dominic Rhodes 223), Jacksonville ( Fred Taylor 254, Maurice Jones-Drew 212), New England ( Corey Dillon 214, Laurence Maroney 197), New Orleans ( Deuce McAllister 274, Reggie Bush 243), New York Jets ( Leon Washington 176, Kevan Barlow 138, Cedric Houston 120), Oakland ( Justin Fargas 191, LaMont Jordan 124), and Seattle ( Shaun Alexander 264, Maurice Morris 172).

Yards-per-touch leaders for the 2006 season: Jerious Norwood was the leader among players with at least 100 touches – he had 735 yards of offense (633 rushing, 102 receiving) on 111 touches (99 carries, 12 receptions), good for a 6.62-yard average. Maurice Jones-Drew led all players with at least 200 touches – he had 1,377 yards (941 rushing, 436 receiving) on 212 touches (166 carries, 46 receptions), a 6.50-yard average. Brian Westbrook was the leader among players with at least 300 touches – he gained 1,916 yards of offense (1,217 rushing, 699 receiving) on 317 touches (240 carries, 77 receptions), good for a 6.04-yard average.

2006 TOUCH LEADERS

RUSHING

RECEIVING

COMBINED TOTAL

Rank

Player

Team

G

Att

Yds

TD

Rec

Yds

TD

Touch

Yds

TD

Y/T

T/G

1

Larry Johnson

KC

16

416

1789

17

41

410

2

457

2199

19

4.81

28.56

2

Steven Jackson

STL

16

346

1528

13

90

806

3

436

2334

16

5.35

27.25

3

LaDainian Tomlinson

SD

16

348

1815

28

56

508

3

404

2323

31

5.75

25.25

4

Tiki Barber

NYG

16

327

1662

5

58

465

0

385

2127

5

5.52

24.06

5

Edgerrin James

ARI

16

337

1159

6

38

217

0

375

1376

6

3.67

23.44

6

Frank Gore

SF

16

312

1695

8

61

485

1

373

2180

9

5.84

23.31

7

Willie Parker

PIT

16

337

1494

13

31

222

3

368

1716

16

4.66

23.00

8

Rudi Johnson

CIN

16

341

1309

12

23

124

0

364

1433

12

3.94

22.75

9

Chester Taylor

MIN

15

304

1214

6

42

288

0

346

1502

6

4.34

23.07

10

Thomas Jones

CHI

16

296

1210

6

36

154

0

332

1364

6

4.11

20.75

10

Jamal Lewis

BAL

16

314

1132

9

18

115

0

332

1247

9

3.76

20.75

12

Brian Westbrook

PHI

15

240

1217

7

77

699

4

317

1916

11

6.04

21.13

13

Ahman Green

GB

14

266

1059

5

46

373

1

312

1432

6

4.59

22.29

14

Warrick Dunn

ATL

16

286

1140

4

22

170

1

308

1310

5

4.25

19.25

15

Ladell Betts

WAS

16

245

1154

4

53

445

1

298

1599

5

5.37

18.63

16

Travis Henry

TEN

14

270

1211

7

18

78

0

288

1289

7

4.48

20.57

17

Willis McGahee

BUF

14

259

990

6

18

156

0

277

1146

6

4.14

19.79

18

Julius Jones

DAL

16

267

1084

4

9

142

0

276

1226

4

4.44

17.25

19

Ronnie Brown

MIA

13

241

1008

5

33

276

0

274

1284

5

4.69

21.08

19

Deuce McAllister

NO

15

244

1057

10

30

198

0

274

1255

10

4.58

18.27

21

Joseph Addai

IND

16

226

1081

7

40

325

1

266

1406

8

5.29

16.63

22

Shaun Alexander

SEA

10

252

896

7

12

48

0

264

944

7

3.58

26.40

23

DeShaun Foster

CAR

14

227

897

3

32

159

0

259

1056

3

4.08

18.50

24

Tatum Bell

DEN

13

233

1025

2

24

115

0

257

1140

2

4.44

19.77

25

Carnell Williams

TB

14

225

798

1

30

196

0

255

994

1

3.90

18.21

26

Fred Taylor

JAC

15

231

1146

5

23

242

1

254

1388

6

5.46

16.93

27

Reuben Droughns

CLE

14

220

758

4

27

169

0

247

927

4

3.75

17.64

28

Reggie Bush

NO

16

155

565

6

88

742

2

243

1307

8

5.38

15.19

29

Kevin Jones

DET

12

181

689

6

61

520

2

242

1209

8

5.00

20.17

30

Dominic Rhodes

IND

16

187

641

5

36

251

0

223

892

5

4.00

13.94

31

Corey Dillon

NE

16

199

812

13

15

147

0

214

959

13

4.48

13.38

32

Maurice Jones-Drew

JAC

16

166

941

13

46

436

2

212

1377

15

6.50

13.25

33

Laurence Maroney

NE

14

175

745

6

22

194

1

197

939

7

4.77

14.07

34

Justin Fargas

OAK

16

178

659

1

13

91

0

191

750

1

3.93

11.94

35

Mike Bell

DEN

15

157

677

8

20

158

0

177

835

8

4.72

11.80

36

Leon Washington

NYJ

16

151

650

4

25

270

0

176

920

4

5.23

11.00

37

Maurice Morris

SEA

16

161

604

0

11

46

0

172

650

0

3.78

10.75

38

Cedric Benson

CHI

15

157

647

6

8

54

0

165

701

6

4.25

11.00

38

Ron Dayne

HOU

11

151

612

5

14

77

0

165

689

5

4.18

15.00

40

Marion Barber III

DAL

16

135

654

14

23

196

2

158

850

16

5.38

9.88

41

Wali Lundy

HOU

14

124

476

4

33

204

0

157

680

4

4.33

11.21

42

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

13

121

501

1

33

313

1

154

814

2

5.29

11.85

43

Clinton Portis

WAS

8

127

523

7

17

170

0

144

693

7

4.81

18.00

44

Kevan Barlow

NYJ

12

131

370

6

7

21

0

138

391

6

2.83

11.50

45

Anthony Thomas

BUF

16

107

378

2

22

139

0

129

517

2

4.01

8.06

46

LaMont Jordan

OAK

9

114

434

2

10

74

0

124

508

2

4.10

13.78

47

Cedric Houston

NYJ

8

113

374

5

7

43

0

120

417

5

3.48

15.00

48

Sammy Morris

MIA

12

92

400

1

21

162

0

113

562

1

4.97

9.42

48

Vernand Morency

GB

13

96

434

2

17

118

0

113

552

2

4.88

8.69

50

Jerious Norwood

ATL

14

99

633

2

12

102

0

111

735

2

6.62

7.93

51

Correll Buckhalter

PHI

16

83

345

2

24

256

1

107

601

3

5.62

6.69

51

Brandon Jacobs

NYG

15

96

423

9

11

149

0

107

572

9

5.35

7.13

53

Michael Pittman

TB

16

50

245

1

47

405

0

97

650

1

6.70

6.06

54

Michael Turner

SD

13

80

502

2

3

47

0

83

549

2

6.61

6.38

55

Mike Alstott

TB

16

60

171

3

21

85

0

81

256

3

3.16

5.06

56

Najeh Davenport

PIT

13

60

221

1

15

193

1

75

414

2

5.52

5.77

56

LenDale White

TEN

13

61

244

0

14

60

0

75

304

0

4.05

5.77

58

Samkon Gado

GB

9

56

210

1

17

85

0

73

295

1

4.04

8.11

59

Mewelde Moore

MIN

16

24

131

0

46

468

1

70

599

1

8.56

4.38

60

Kevin Faulk

NE

15

25

123

1

43

356

2

68

479

3

7.04

4.53

60

Jason Wright

CLE

13

62

189

0

6

82

0

68

271

0

3.99

5.23

62

Arlen Harris

DET

10

49

158

1

18

132

0

67

290

1

4.33

6.70

63

Noah Herron

GB

16

37

150

1

29

211

2

66

361

3

5.47

4.13

64

Mack Strong

SEA

16

33

149

1

29

159

0

62

308

1

4.97

3.88

65

Musa Smith

BAL

12

36

153

0

22

135

0

58

288

0

4.97

4.83

66

Stephen Davis

STL

15

40

177

0

12

90

1

52

267

1

5.13

3.47

67

Zack Crockett

OAK

16

39

163

0

10

53

0

49

216

0

4.41

3.06

68

Kenny Watson

CIN

16

25

138

1

23

213

0

48

351

1

7.31

3.00

68

Mike Anderson

BAL

16

39

183

1

9

54

0

48

237

1

4.94

3.00

70

Michael Robinson

SF

16

38

116

2

9

47

0

47

163

2

3.47

2.94

71

Lorenzo Neal

SD

16

29

140

1

17

83

0

46

223

1

4.85

2.88

72

Michael Bennett

KC

11

36

200

0

9

77

0

45

277

0

6.16

4.09

73

Artose Pinner

MIN

12

42

192

3

2

15

0

44

207

3

4.70

3.67

74

Chris Brown

TEN

5

41

156

0

2

4

0

43

160

0

3.72

8.60

75

Justin Griffith

ATL

16

19

106

1

23

168

3

42

274

4

6.52

2.63

75

Maurice Hicks

SF

16

29

82

0

13

137

1

42

219

1

5.21

2.63

75

Brad Hoover

CAR

16

22

73

1

20

122

0

42

195

1

4.64

2.63

78

ReShard Lee

OAK

16

21

72

2

20

138

0

41

210

2

5.12

2.56

79

T.J. Duckett

WAS

10

38

132

2

2

16

0

40

148

2

3.70

4.00

80

Heath Evans

NE

16

27

117

0

7

34

1

34

151

1

4.44

2.13

81

Ovie Mughelli

BAL

16

12

50

0

21

182

2

33

232

2

7.03

2.06

81

Jason McKie

CHI

15

8

18

0

25

162

0

33

180

0

5.45

2.20

81

Verron Haynes

PIT

7

15

78

0

18

95

0

33

173

0

5.24

4.71

84

Chris Taylor

HOU

4

28

123

1

3

40

0

31

163

1

5.26

7.75

85

Mike Sellers

WAS

16

12

51

0

18

105

1

30

156

1

5.20

1.88

85

Derrick Blaylock

NYJ

4

25

44

0

5

29

0

30

73

0

2.43

7.50

87

Aveion Cason

DET

6

24

94

0

5

26

0

29

120

0

4.14

4.83

87

Jerome Harrison

CLE

10

20

60

0

9

47

0

29

107

0

3.69

2.90

89

Obafemi Ayanbadejo

ARI

14

9

37

0

17

139

0

26

176

0

6.77

1.86

89

Mike Karney

NO

15

11

33

1

15

96

2

26

129

3

4.96

1.73

91

Aaron Stecker

NO

12

4

11

0

19

190

0

23

201

0

8.74

1.92

91

Marcel Shipp

ARI

15

17

41

4

6

60

0

23

101

4

4.39

1.53

93

Ahmard Hall

TEN

14

7

21

0

15

138

0

22

159

0

7.23

1.57

93

Damien Nash

DEN

3

18

66

0

4

41

0

22

107

0

4.86

7.33

93

J.J. Arrington

ARI

16

14

19

0

8

58

0

22

77

0

3.50

1.38

93

Travis Minor

MIA

16

19

74

0

3

2

0

22

76

0

3.45

1.38

93

Ryan Moats

PHI

8

22

69

0

0

0

0

22

69

0

3.14

2.75

98

Nick Goings

CAR

11

11

52

0

10

107

1

21

159

1

7.57

1.91

98

Jameel Cook

HOU

11

3

18

0

18

107

0

21

125

0

5.95

1.91

98

Ciatrick Fason

MIN

5

18

99

1

3

19

0

21

118

1

5.62

4.20

98

Alvin Pearman

JAC

13

19

89

1

2

12

0

21

101

1

4.81

1.62

98

Thomas Tapeh

PHI

16

5

9

0

16

85

1

21

94

1

4.48

1.31

98

Jeremi Johnson

CIN

16

15

56

1

6

37

0

21

93

1

4.43

1.31

104

Tony Fisher

STL

8

6

9

0

14

159

0

20

168

0

8.40

2.50

105

Chris Perry

CIN

6

10

57

0

9

42

0

19

99

0

5.21

3.17

106

Tony Richardson

MIN

9

5

12

0

13

111

0

18

123

0

6.83

2.00

106

Cecil Sapp

DEN

11

10

80

0

8

34

0

18

114

0

6.33

1.64

108

Adrian Peterson

CHI

16

10

41

2

6

88

0

16

129

2

8.06

1.00

108

Terrelle Smith

CLE

16

8

14

0

8

21

0

16

35

0

2.19

1.00

110

B.J. Askew

NYJ

13

6

11

0

9

50

0

15

61

0

4.07

1.15

110

Jamaal Branch

NO

1

10

29

0

5

14

1

15

43

1

2.87

15.00

112

Tyson Thompson

DAL

7

13

30

1

0

0

0

13

30

1

2.31

1.86

113

Kyle Johnson

DEN

14

5

30

0

7

37

1

12

67

1

5.58

0.86

113

Earnest Graham

TB

16

11

59

0

1

4

0

12

63

0

5.25

0.75

113

William Henderson

GB

14

0

0

0

12

62

0

12

62

0

5.17

0.86

116

Dee Brown

KC

15

10

24

0

1

5

0

11

29

0

2.64

0.73

117

Shawn Bryson

DET

6

2

1

0

8

98

1

10

99

1

9.90

1.67

117

Jim Finn

NYG

16

2

14

0

8

54

0

10

68

0

6.80

0.63

117

LaBrandon Toefield

JAC

4

10

22

0

0

0

0

10

22

0

2.20

2.50

120

Dan Kreider

PIT

16

1

5

0

8

62

0

9

67

0

7.44

0.56

120

Lawrence Vickers

CLE

16

3

2

0

6

60

0

9

62

0

6.89

0.56

120

Brandon Miree

GB

10

0

0

0

9

57

0

9

57

0

6.33

0.90

120

Reno Mahe

PHI

12

4

18

0

5

23

0

9

41

0

4.56

0.75

120

Lousaka Polite

DAL

12

7

18

0

2

21

0

9

39

0

4.33

0.75

120

Brian Calhoun

DET

7

7

19

0

2

20

0

9

39

0

4.33

1.29

120

Eric Shelton

CAR

9

8

23

0

1

6

0

9

29

0

3.22

1.00

127

Patrick Pass

NE

3

6

21

0

2

24

0

8

45

0

5.63

2.67

127

Cory Schlesinger

DET

14

0

0

0

8

36

0

8

36

0

4.50

0.57

127

Madison Hedgecock

STL

16

1

2

0

7

29

0

8

31

0

3.88

0.50

130

Moran Norris

SF

14

2

8

0

5

36

2

7

44

2

6.29

0.50

130

Ronnie Cruz

KC

5

5

19

0

2

20

0

7

39

0

5.57

1.40

130

Daimon Shelton

BUF

14

0

0

0

7

35

0

7

35

0

5.00

0.50

133

Vonta Leach

GB

12

0

0

0

6

61

1

6

61

1

10.17

0.50

133

Lee Suggs

MIA

5

6

26

0

0

13

0

6

39

0

6.50

1.20

135

Derrick Wimbush

JAC

12

1

3

0

4

23

0

5

26

0

5.20

0.42

135

Rock Cartwright

WAS

16

5

15

0

0

0

0

5

15

0

3.00

0.31

137

Andrew Pinnock

SD

3

4

25

0

0

0

0

4

25

0

6.25

1.33

137

Kay-Jay Harris

STL

7

3

9

0

1

10

0

4

19

0

4.75

0.57

137

Justin Green

BAL

12

0

0

0

4

17

0

4

17

0

4.25

0.33

137

Keylon Kincade

DAL

1

4

9

0

0

0

0

4

9

0

2.25

4.00

141

John Kuhn

PIT

9

2

18

0

1

15

0

3

33

0

11.00

0.33

141

Darian Barnes

MIA

16

0

0

0

3

22

0

3

22

0

7.33

0.19

141

Fred McCrary

ATL

15

0

0

0

3

13

1

3

13

1

4.33

0.20

141

Fred McAfee

NO

4

3

12

1

0

0

0

3

12

1

4.00

0.75

141

Cedric Cobbs

DEN

2

3

9

0

0

0

0

3

9

0

3.00

1.50

141

Derrick Ross

KC

6

3

8

0

0

0

0

3

8

0

2.67

0.50

141

Marquis Weeks

SEA

10

3

8

0

0

0

0

3

8

0

2.67

0.30

141

Rich Alexis

JAC

1

3

5

0

0

0

0

3

5

0

1.67

3.00

141

Ran Carthon

IND

3

3

4

1

0

0

0

3

4

1

1.33

1.00

150

James Hodgins

NYJ

6

0

0

0

2

9

0

2

9

0

4.50

0.33

150

Shaud Williams

BUF

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

1.00

0.40

150

Quincy Wilson

CIN

3

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

1.00

0.67

150

Chris Hetherington

SF

3

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

0

0

0.00

0.67

154

Chad Morton

NYG

15

1

22

0

0

0

0

1

22

0

22.00

0.07

154

Josh Parry

SEA

8

0

0

0

1

11

0

1

11

0

11.00

0.13

154

Corey McIntyre

NO

4

0

0

0

1

10

0

1

10

0

10.00

0.25

154

Jerald Sowell

TB

11

0

0

0

1

6

0

1

6

0

6.00

0.09

154

A.J. Schable

ARI

11

1

5

0

0

0

0

1

5

0

5.00

0.09

154

Marlion Jackson

ATL

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

2.00

1.00

154

Lamar Gordon

DET

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

2.00

1.00

Y/T = Yards per touch
T/G = Touches per game

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