Sam Cunningham played nine seasons for the Patriots, appearing in 107 games from 1973-1979 and 1981-1982. He is the Patriots all-time leading rusher with 5,453 yards and his 43 rushing touchdowns rank second in team history. He played a significant role in helping the Patriots set the NFL record for most rushing yards in a season with 3,165 yards in 1978. Cunningham joined the Patriots as a 1973 first round draft pick after an All American career at USC. He was dubbed Sam “Bam” Cunningham while in college for his ability to dive over piles into the end zone. He is a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team and 1970s All-Decade Team. He was enshrined to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2010. He lives in California.
Patriots all-time leading rusher with 5,453 yards
Cunningham’s 43 rushing touchdowns rank second in team history
Dubbed Sam “Bam” Cunningham while in college for his ability to dive over piles into the end zone
Position: Running back
Seasons with the Patriots (10): 1973 – 1979, 1981 – 1982