Houston Texans: All-time leaders in rushing yards

Lamar Miller #26 of the Houston Texans - (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans, Domanick Davis
Domanick Davis #37 of the Houston Texans – (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans all-time leader in rushing yards – No. 2: Domanick Davis

3.195 Rushing Yards

Remember Domanick Williams? The Texans grabbed Williams, who played under the name Domanick Davis, in the fourth round of their second NFL draft ever in 2003 out of LSU.

For the next three years, he was the franchise workhorse out of the backfield. He tallied at last 230 carries in each of his three active seasons with Houston, including 302 in 2004. He ran for 1,031 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, earning him a spot on the 2003 All-rookie team.

He had 1.188 yards rushing in 2004 with 13 touchdowns and 976 yards with two touchdowns in 2005. He suffered a knee injury in game 11 of that 2005 campaign, and it, in effect, ended his career as he never played again.

He was also a beast in the passing game. In his 40 career games, he had 154 catches for 1,276 yards and five touchdowns.

Davis (Williams) is a big what-if in Texans’ history. If he hadn’t gotten hurt so early in his career, he showed the skill set to have been an exceptional running back, both as a runner and receiver.