Jaguars RB Taylor eclipses 10,000 yards rushing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor became the 21st player in NFL history on Sunday to rush for more than 10,000 yards in his career.

After getting no yards on his first two carries, Taylor scampered for 15 yards to eclipse the milestone. He finished with 16 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 28-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

The announcement was made over the public address system at LP Field, but Taylor offered little celebration.

"Fred's a class act," Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson said. "We'll definitely do something special for him when we get back."

Taylor, who has never made a Pro Bowl, holds franchise rushing records for a career, season and game. Taylor also has led the Jaguars in rushing seven of the past nine seasons.

"Look at the smile on my face," said Taylor, adding he was "shocked" the Titans made the announcement. "I'm thankful. It's been a roller-coaster ride, ups and downs. I probably questioned myself once or twice along the ride whether I could do it."

The former Florida Gators standout trails only the Arizona Cardinals' Edgerrin James among active running backs in yards rushing. Taylor began Sunday ninth in yards rushing per game (83.2) and 10th in yards from scrimmage per game (101.8) in league history.

Taylor is one of 27 players to have more than 2,000 carries for his career.

"Fred Taylor going over 10,000 was very special," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. "I know the guys in the locker room are very proud of that, proud that it happened in a win."

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.

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