Question

After busting loose for a 90-yard touchdown on Monday night, Adrian Peterson has a good chance of achieving the rare feat of running for 1,000 yards as a 33-year-old. Who are the only two even older running backs in the Super Bowl era who have had seasons with over 1,000 yards? Both are retired.

Answer

John Riggins (also playing for Washington) went over 1,000 yards as both a 34-year-old and a 35-year-old in the 1983 and 1984 seasons. Franco Harris went for 1,007 yards for the Steelers in 1983; he was just days older than Peterson. Frank Gore went over 1,000 yards in 2016, but as a younger 33-year-old than Peterson. Hoping in the Way Back Machine, John Henry Johnson went over 1,000 yards for the Steelers in 1962 and 1964 at ages 33 and 35.