Vick's QB rushing mark

Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons rushed for a quarterback record 173 yards in the Falcons' 30-24 overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings on December 1, 2002. He capped the day with his second rushing touchdown of the game that came on an incredible 46-yard run in the sudden-death period. That was the longest TD run ever by a quarterback in overtime.

Vick, in his second NFL season at the time, also eclipsed the league mark held by Hall of Famer Marion Motley. By amassing his record total on just 10 carries, Vick's single-game average of 17.3 yards-per-carry (minimum 10 carries) topped that of Motley's 17.09 average. The Browns fullback rushed for 188 yards on 11 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 29, 1950.

The shoes that Vick wore during that historical moment are preserved in the archives at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Top Rushing Performances by Quarterbacks
Player Team Yards Opponent Date
Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons 173 Minnesota Vikings 12/1/02
Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers 150 Chicago Bears 11/18/51
Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons 141 Carolina Panthers 12/7/03
Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers 131 Detroit Lions 11/22/51
Jack Concannon Philadelphia Eagles 129 Pittsburgh Steelers 12/4/66
Bobby Douglass Chicago Bears 127 Oakland Raiders 12/17/72

 



Atlanta
0
14
7
3
6
30
Minnesota
7
7
7
3
0
24
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
MIN Culpepper 1 yd. run (Anderson kick)
Second Quarter
ATL Christian 1 yd. run (Feely kick)
MIN Goodwin 2 yd. pass from Culpepper (Anderson kick)
ATL Finneran 39 yd. pass from Vick (Feely kick)
Third Quarter
MIN Bennett 1 yd. run (Anderson kick)
ATL Vick 28 yd. run (Feely kick)
Fourth Quarter
ATL Feely 44 yd. FG
MIN Anderson 29 yd. FG
Overtime
ATL Vick 46 yd. run
Statistics
PASSING ATL - Vick, 11 of 28 for 173, 1 TD, 1 INT. MIN - Culpepper, 23 of 43 for 266, 1 TD, 3 INT.
RECEIVING ATL - Finneran, 5 for 114, 1 TD; Crumpler 3 for 36; Kelly, 2 for 13; Gaylor, 1 for 10. MIN - Moss, 9 for 134; Bates, 5 for 70; Kleinsasser, 3 for 30; Walsh, 2 for 17; Bennett, 2 for 6; Chamberlain, 1 for 7; Goodwin, 1 for 2, 1 TD.
RUSHING ATL - Vick, 10 for 173, 2 TDs; Duckett, 11 for 37; Dunn, 5 for 14; Christian, 3 for 3, 1 TD. MIN - Bennett, 18 for 86, 1 TD; Culpepper, 7 for 35, 1 TD; Davis, 1 for 11; Kleinsasser, 1 for 4; Williams, 5 for 3.