After a buddy and I did some research earlier tonight...Last white 1,000 yard rusher was Craig James of New England. In 1985, he rushed for 1227 yards, but did not lead the league. We thought perhaps Riggins, Csonka or Van Eeghan might have been the last white RB to lead the league, but nope. It goes to Dickie Post, who led the AFL in 1969 with 873 yards, and played for the Chargers.
Craig James was the last white running back to rush for 1,000 yards. He rushed for 1,227 yards for the New England Patriots in 1985.
Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar who rushed for 1116 yards in 1996.
Ron Johnson with 1,027 yards in 1970.
Beattie Feathers of the 1934 Chicago Bears with 1004 rushing yards.
Willie Ellison, Los Angeles Rams, 1971
Ricky Watters, with the Eagles, 49ers and Seahawks.
John Riggins - age 35 for the Washington Redskins
Cowboys running back Julius Jones rushed for 1,084 yards during the 2006 season.
Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos had the most rushing yards in 1998. He had 2008 yards and was the fourth running back in NFL history to rush for over 2000 yards.
Former Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith never rushed for 1000 yards in a season. In his best season, 2008 his rookie year, Smith ran for 976 yards.
Steelers running back Willie Parker rushed for 53 yards on 19 carries.