On a day where Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin went over 1,000 yards receiving for the second consecutive season, another young Washington player celebrated his own milestone.
Second-year running back Antonio Gibson went over 1,000 rushing yards in the fourth quarter of Washington’s game against the Giants. Entering Sunday, Gibson had 891 rushing yards on the season, needing 109 against the Giants.
Gibson was sitting at 102 yards, needing seven to reach 1,000 for the season, when he took the Taylor Heinicke handoff and rumbled 18 yards to clinch the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his young career.
AG with his first 1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ yard rushing season
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 9, 2022
A few plays later, Gibson took the ball into the end zone, giving Washington a 19-7 lead and essentially securing win No. 7 for the WFT.
Gibson has a career-high 146 rushing yards on the day, on 21 attempts.