Dec. 24, 2000: Marshall Faulk and the St. Louis Rams were called "The Greatest Show on Turf", and during the 2000 season Faulk showed why. In that season in just 14 games he played, the running back scored an NFL record 26 touchdowns, breaking Emmitt Smith's previous high of 25 (the record would later be broken by Priest Holmes, Shaun Alexander, and LaDanian Tomlinson). The fact he did it in 14 games is really impressive. Faulk was a great running back, but remember he was also a tremendous weapon through the air for quarterback Kurt Warner. That same season he was among the team leader's in receptions, and had previously led the team the year before.
There is a reason Faulk is a Hall of Famer and the Rams won a Super Bowl. Sit back and watch this rare breed of running back in action:
Just how good were those Rams teams? Here's some proof in case you forgot:
Here's to you Marshall Faulk and your record.