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Fred not settling for no gain

Posted by Chris Brown on July 10, 2015 – 1:38 pm

We’ve known for a while that Fred Jackson is one of the better backs in the league when it comes to yards after contact. And while Jackson averaged just 3.7 yards per carry last season, there was one area where he still excelled.

When it comes to getting stopped for no gain after initial contact, Jackson is one of the best at gaining additional yards or at the very least falling forward. According to the stat crunches at ProFootballFocus in 2014, Jackson was only second to Tennessee RB Bishop Sankey when it came to the lowest percentage of no gain carries after initial contact.

On just 13.5 percent of Jackson’s 141 carries in 2014 was he stopped for no gain after initial contact (see chart below).

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