O.J. Simpson's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1972 (AP, PFWA, NEA), 1973 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1974 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1975 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1976 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW)

All AFC: 1972 (AP, UPI, SN), 1973 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1974 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1975 (AP, UPI, SN, PW), 1976 (AP, UPI, SN, PW)

(6) – 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

(at time of his retirement following 1979 season)


• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 23 (1975)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 2,404
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 2,003 (1973)
• [1st] Most Games, 200 or More Yards Rushing, Season – 3 (1973)
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games, 200 or More Yards Rushing – 2 (1973, 1976)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Rushing, Season – 11 (1973)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Rushing – 7 (1972-73)
• [2nd] Most Consecutive Games Scoring Touchdown – 14 (1975)
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 11,236
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 273 (vs. Detroit, Nov. 25, 1976)
• [2nd] Most Combined Attempts, Career – 2,648
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards Gained, Career – 14,368
• [2nd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Rushing, Career – 42
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons Leading League, Rushing – 4 (1972-73, 1975-76)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 5 (1972-1976)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Games, 200 or More Yards Rushing, Season – 2 (1976)
• [3rd] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 250 (vs. New England, Sept. 16, 1973)
• [3rd] Longest Run from Scrimmage – 94 (vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 29, 1972)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Rushing – 2 (1972-73, 1975-76)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 39 (vs. Kansas City, Oct. 29, 1973)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season – 16 (1975)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Rushing – 5 (1973, 1975)

Pro Bowl Records
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 19 (1974)
• [1st] Most Rushing Yards Gained, Game – 112 (1973)

Bills Records held by Simpson
(Records through the 1977 season, Simpson’s Final season with Buffalo)

• [1st] Most Points Scored, Season – 138 (1975)

 

• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 420
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 23 (1975)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 70
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games, Touchdown Scored – 14 (From vs. New York Jets, Sept. 21, 1975 to vs. Minnesota, Dec. 20, 1975)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 2,123
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 332 (1973)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 39 (vs. Kansas City, Oct. 29, 1973)
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 10,183
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 2,003 (1973)
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 273 (vs. Detroit, Nov. 25, 1976)
• [1st] Longest Run from Scrimmage – 94 (vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 29, 1972)
• [1st] Highest Average Gain Per Rushing Attempt, Career – 4.8
• [1st] Highest Average Gain Per Rushing Attempt, Season – 6.0 (1973)
• [1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career – 57
• [1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns, Season – 16 (1975)
• [1st] Highest Average Gain Per Kickoff Return, Game – 70.5 (vs. New York Jets, Oct 4, 1970)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games with a Rushing Touchdown – 7 (From vs. Baltimore, Nov. 9, 1975 to vs. Minnesota, Dec. 20, 1975)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards Gained, Season – 1,817 (1975)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards Gained, Game – 250 (vs. New England, Sept. 16, 1973)
• [2nd] Longest Run from Scrimmage – 88 (vs. Pittsburgh, Sep. 28, 1975)
• [2nd] Highest Average Gain Per Rushing Attempt, Season – 5.5 (1975)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons – 9 (1969-1977)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Seasons – 9 (1969-1977)
• [3rd] Most Rushing Yards Gained, Season – 1,503 (1976)
• [Tied for 3rd] Longest Run from Scrimmage – 80 (vs. New England, Sept. 16, 1973)

 

NFL Statistical Championships
Scoring Titles: 1975
Touchdown Leader: 1975
Rushing Titles: 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976,

AFC Statistical Championships

 

Scoring Titles: 1975
Touchdown Leader: 1975
Rushing Titles: 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976

 

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978s
Scoring Titles: 1975,
Touchdown Leader: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975,

s San Francisco 49ers All other titles with the Buffalo Bills


• 1973 Most Valuable Player (AP, NEA, MX)
• 1973 Offensive Player or the Year (AP, PW)
• 75th Anniversary Team
• 1970s All-Decade Team
• AFL-NFL 1960-1984 All-Star Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1969 Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 (4th)
1970 Buffalo Bills 3 10 1 (4th)
1971 Buffalo Bills 1 13 0 (5th)
1972 Buffalo Bills 4 9 1 (4th)
1973 Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 (2nd)
1974 Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 (2nd)
1975 Buffalo Bills 8 6 0 (3rd)
1976 Buffalo Bills 2 12 0 (5th)
1977 Buffalo Bills 3 11 0 (4th)
1978 San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 (4th)
1979 San Francisco 49ers 7 9 0 (4th)

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