Mr. 100: Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson breaks NFL record

Posted at 4:42 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 13:27:20-05

In just his second season as a pro, Cardinals running back David Johnson has done something no NFL player has ever done.

During Sunday's game vs. the visiting New Orleans Saints, Johnson became the first player in NFL history to gain at least 100 total yards in each of his team's first 14 games of the season. By doing so, he broke the previous record by former Cardinals RB Edgerrin James, who gained at least 100 yards in 13 straight games in 2005, when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

"It means a lot," Johnson said after the game."No one else has ever had it, so this is probably my favorite thing that I've accomplished that has to deal with football. From everything that I've been through, this means the world."

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Johnson also has a chance to make history in another major way before season's end, as he could become the third player in NFL history to gain 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. To date, 49ers RB Roger Craig and Rams RB Marshall Faulk are the only players to have done so.

"Only two people have done it, and those are two great players. I definitely have that on my radar," Johnson said. "The players have talked to me about that, and hopefully I'll have a chance to do that."

Johnson, who turned 25 on Friday, was selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder has accounted for nearly 40 percent of the Cards' offense this season.

Johnson also passed Ottis Anderson for most yards from scrimmage in a single season in Cardinals team history, and he tied John David Crow for most touchdowns in a season in team history (17).