Last 10 New England Patriots to rush for 1,000 yards in franchise history

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LeGarrette Blount, 2016

After going undrafted in 2010, LeGarrette Blount spent the first three seasons of his NFL career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being traded to the New England Patriots in 2013.

Blount finished out his rookie contract in New England before signing a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency the following offseason, but it only lasted for one season.

In 2014, the Patriots signed Blount again for what was his second stint with the team. Blount rushed for 1,161 yards and tied a franchise record by scoring 18 touchdowns during the 2016 season — which was also the highest mark in the NFL that year.

Blount finished his Patriots career winning two Super Bowls and totaling 677 carries for 2,917 yards and 34 touchdowns, which is good for fifth all-time in Patriots franchise history.

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Stevan Ridley, 2012

The Patriots drafted Stevan Ridley in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was taken in the same class as Shane Vereen.

In Ridley’s second season, he rushed for 1,263 yards and scored 12 touchdowns along the way. He would go on to finish his four-year Patriots career with 649 carries for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns (10th most in franchise history)

Although he was on the injured reserve list, Ridley was on the team when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, which makes him a Super Bowl champion.