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McCoy Sets Franchise Rushing Record

Posted Dec 7, 2014

LeSean McCoy is officially the most prolific running back in Eagles history. On a 5-yard run with 7:59 left in the third quarter, McCoy passed Wilbert Montgomery's record of 6,538 rushing yards with the Eagles.

McCoy needed 47 yards coming into the game to tie Montgomery and 48 to gain sole possession of the record.  

"I didn't imagine when I got drafted here that I'd potentially have a chance to hold the rushing record as an Eagle," McCoy said earlier this week. "That's something big. That's something I'm looking forward to. The main goal is just to win the game, obviously. But in the way of doing that, I'd love to accomplish that.

"It means a lot. The guys on the list, to have an opportunity to surpass them and be number one, that says a lot and it means a lot to me."

For his part, Montgomery has welcomed the torch-passing.

"Shady, he's my guy. I would love for him to get it on the first touch," Montgomery told Chuck Betson on WOND Radio this week. "They're (records) out there to be broken and it's coming at a great time.

"He's the closest thing to one of my idols in Gale Sayers that you're probably going to see on the football field. Gale Sayers had that elusive run style. He put his foot in the ground to make the cut and run against the grain and all of that. He's one of those guys who if you can remember a phone booth, can make 11 people miss in a phone booth. That's the same thing you can say about Shady. He's just an unbelievable talent. He's been blessed with a skill set that no one else has in the league right now."

 

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