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Jamaal Charles makes NFL rushing history with Chiefs

Jamaal Charles is getting chunks of rushing yards at a historic rate.

Jamie Squire

Jamaal Charles' ability to break off huge chunks of yards on any given carry has been one of his most valuable assets to the Kansas City Chiefs for years. Now, Charles sits alone atop the record books for the highest yards-per-carry average in NFL history.

After surpassing 750 career carries in the Chiefs' loss to the Indianapolis Colts last weekend, Charles became eligible for the mark and is now ahead of former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown for most yards per carry for a career. Charles has averaged an astounding 5.82 yards per carry in his career, well ahead of Brown's 5.22 yards per carry in his career.

Charles has been one of the few bright spots for the Chiefs this year after coming back from an injury-shortened season in 2011. The fifth-year running back out of Texas has 1,456 yards on 271 carries (5.4 yards per carry) with five touchdowns. For his career, Charles has amassed 4,483 yards on 770 carries with 17 touchdowns.