(Hat tip NFL Alumni and TJ Troup This Day in Football-A Day-By-Day Record of the Events That Shaped the Game
by John Turney
Cliff Battles is first NFL player to gain 200 yards rushing. He did so on October 8, 1933. In that game against the New York Giants as he rushed 16 times for 215 yards, and scored one touchdown.
This shot if from the game Battles gained his yardage, but it is unknown if the ball-carrier is Battles.
This shot is from 1937.
|1933 Boston Redskins versus New York Giants, Fenway Park. Colorization by John Turney|
|Cliff Battles #20, Sammy Baugh #33. Colorization by John Turney|
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