Houston Texans: Top 3 running backs of 2010s

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)
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Carlos Hyde, Houston Texans
Carlos Hyde of the Houston Texans (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

3. Carlos Hyde (2019)

Though Carlos Hyde played just one season with the Houston Texans, he did more in a one-year term with the team than most of the running backs have done with the franchise. Last season, Hyde rushed for 1,000-plus yards (1.070 yards) for the first time in his six-year career, as he made 14 starts.

Also this past season while a member of the Houston Texans, Hyde totaled 245 carries, rushed for 55 first downs, collected six touchdowns on the ground and averaged 4.4 yards per carry. Hyde also rushed for an average of 66.9 yards per game this past season, which was the second-highest amount for his career.

While with the Texans in 2019, Hyde’s top run went for 58 yards and three times during the 2019 season Hyde had games of over 100 yards rushing, and those were against the Kansas City Chiefs (26 carries for 116 yards, one TD), the Jacksonville Jaguars (19 carries for 160 yards) and the Tennessee Titans (26 carries for 104 yards, one TD).

In the two playoff games last season, Hyde totaled 29 carries for 92 yards. His time with the Houston Texans wasn’t long, but Hyde makes this list for how important his overall play was tot he team en route to what became an AFC South championship season, plus the team won one playoff game.