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Tyreek Hill behind only David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott and Le’Veon Bell in all-purpose yards

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I saw this Tyreek Hill stat that puts his name in some elite company:

I checked and yup. It’s right. Tyreek is fourth in the NFL in combined receiving, rushing, kickoff and punt returns. The others on this list are pure running backs that don’t return kicks unlike Tyreek so it’s not completely an apples to apples comparison.

It’s interesting to see how Tyreek racked up his yards compared to everyone else:

The Cardinals’ David Johnson did it with 1,239 rushing yards, 879 receiving yards and no kick or punt return yards for a total of 2,118 to lead the NFL. He was injured in Week 17 or else this would be higher.

The Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott had 1,631 rushing yard and 363 passing yards. He didn’t have any return yards for a total of 1,994 yards.

The Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell totaled 1,268 rushing yards and 616 receiving yards. Even more impressive is that he missed three games this year and still racked up 1,884 totla yards.

Then there’s the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill who did things much differently. In 16 games he had 267 rushing yards, 593 receiving yards, 384 kick return yards and 592 punt return yards for a total of 1,836 yards.

The best comparison for Tyreek is Tyler Lockett who is eighth on this list and does some of the same things. Tyreek got him by almost 300 yards.