Houston Texans all-time leader in rushing yards – No. 4: Alfred Blue
2,407 Rushing Yards
The Texans found a nice puzzle piece in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft when they selected Alfred Blue from LSU to replace Tate as the primary backup.
Like Tate, he seldom started, coming off the bench in 16 of his 72 career games. His biggest seasons weren’t quite as big as Tate’s, but four of his five seasons topped 400 yards, with his best season coming in 2015 when he rushed for 698 yards and two touchdowns.
His career average per carry with the Texans was a pedestrian 3.6, but he was a reliable, trustworthy backup because he didn’t fumble much. In his 742 touches, he only put the ball on the turf four times.
Last season, Blue left as a free agent, signed with the Jaguars, but got hurt and didn’t finish the season on a roster.
If healthy, there is a chance Blue has an opportunity to catch on as a backup somewhere else in the league in 2020.