Elijah Mitchell had one of the best debuts for a rookie running back in NFL history, rushing for 104 yards for the San Francisco 49ers last week. However, Mitchell still needs to gain about 12,150 yards to supplant another Louisiana native as the top running back in the state.

Marshall Faulk, who played at George Washington Carver in New Orleans, is the all-time leading professional rusher from Louisiana, gaining 12,279 yards and making seven Super Bowls. He's one of 31 running backs in NFL history with over 10,000 career rushing yards and one of 13 10,000-yard rushers on the MaxPreps list of the greatest pro running back from each state.

Members of the list are those who gained the most rushing yards during their NFL career. ...

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