What was the last university to have the NFL’s rushing leader and passing leader in the same season? That is, these two players both attended the same school, and in a particular NFL season, one led the league in rushing, while the other passed for more yards than anyone else. Each has been a Super Bowl champion, but not during this particular season. Both played for two franchises during their careers.
University of Tennessee. In 2003, Jamal Lewis ran for 2,066 yards, while Peyton Manning passed for 4,246. Since the merger in 1970, only one other pair like this. In the 1970 season, John Brodie led the league in passing yards, while Gene Washington was the leader in receiving yards; both came from Stanford.