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By the numbers: Miles Sanders' historic rookie season

Eagles public relations coordinator and stats guru John Gonoude rolled out a Twitter thread on Tuesday morning listing rookie running back Miles Sanders' lengthy list of accomplishments.

• Let's start with the franchise rookie records. Sanders accounted for more rushing yards (818), yards from scrimmage (1,327), and all-purpose yards (1,641) than any first-year player in team history.

Sanders' 1,641 all-purpose yards led all NFL rookies and ranked eighth in the league (fifth in the NFC). The 1,641 all-purpose yards were the most by any Eagles player since LeSean McCoy's 2,146 in 2013.

Sanders' 1,327 yards from scrimmage led all NFL rookies. Five of the last six players to win the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year honor led their class in scrimmage yards. Will it be six of the last seven?

"He is an explosive guy when he has the football in his hands and we’re always looking for ways to get him more involved." Head coach Doug Pederson

Since 2007, Sanders is one of only three NFL rookies to craft at least 1,300 scrimmage yards and 300 return yards joining Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara. Nice company.

Sanders took advantage of his expanded role down the stretch. Over the final seven weeks of the season, Sanders was one of just six players (and the only rookie) to post at least 650 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns.

This list is special. Sanders is one of seven rookies in NFL history to account for 800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards. Some of the other names: Gale Sayers, Marshall Faulk, Edgerrin James, and Saquon Barkley.

"Miles put in the work from day one. He was hungry. Every day, he’s hungry to be a better player.” Assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley

• Sanders led all rookies with 5.8 yards per touch among running backs with at least 200 touches. That average was good for third among all backs in the NFL.

Want explosive plays? Sanders' 13 plays of 20 or more yards ranked tied for fourth among all NFL running backs.

Sanders led all NFL rookie running backs with 50 catches, 509 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns. The last Eagles rookie running back to go for at least 50 catches, 500 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns? Brian Westbrook in 2007.

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