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Five Fun Facts About Knowshon Moreno Of The Broncos!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 31, 2014

Knowshon Moreno came out of college known as a very good running back and he has more than proven his worth in the NFL. He is a threat to break a long run whenever the ball is handed to him. He can fight for the tough yardage too when needed. And as far as catching the ball out of the backfield, he can do that too. Here is a look at five fun facts about Knowshon Moreno.

How Many Yards?

As a high school senior in New Jersey, Knowshon Moreno carried the ball 153 times for 1,629 yards and 28 touchdowns. That’s an average of 10.65 yards per carry!

Who Was The First?

The first player to tackle Knowshon Moreno in the NFL was Tank Johnson of the Bengals in 2009. It came on a five yard run in the first quarter of Denver win and was his first time carrying the ball in the NFL.

The Same Team?

Knowshon Moreno’s first 100 yard rushing game in the NFL came in a 49-29 Denver win over the Chiefs in 2010. His second career 100 yard game came just three weeks later and was also against the Chiefs, this time in a losing effort.

Just One… But A Good One

Knowshon Moreno only topped the 100 yard rushing mark once during the 2013 season that saw his Broncos make it to the Super Bowl. That happened in a November loss to the Patriots when he carried the ball 37 times for 224 yards, an average of 6.05 yards per carry.

Four Digits… At Last!

Knowshon Moreno had his first 1,000 yard rushing season in the NFL in 2013 when he ran for 1,038 yards on 241 attempts for a 4.3 yards per carry average. In the four previous seasons, the most yards he had in a season was the 947 he’d had as a rookie in 2009.

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