The Washington Times - November 27, 2011, 09:11PM

The Redskins finally got back in the win column Sunday with a 23-17 victory in Seattle, and Roy Helu had plenty to do with it. His hurdling 28-yard touchdown run started his team’s rally in the fourth quarter from a 17-7 deficit. He also gained 162 yards from scrimmage – 108 rushing, 54 receiving. That’s the fourth-highest total by a Redskins rookie back since 1960.

Here are the Top 10 in this category:

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180  Kelvin Bryant vs. Giants, 1986 – 50 yards rushing (1 TD), 130 receiving (1 TD).

166  Mike Thomas vs. Giants, 1975 – 123 rushing, 43 receiving (no TD).

163  Reggie Brooks vs. Eagles, 1993 – 154 rushing (1 TD), 9 receiving.

162  Roy Helu vs. Seahawks, 2011 – 108 rushing (1 TD), 54 receiving.

160  Leroy Jackson vs. Colts, 1962 – 38 rushing, 122 receiving (1 TD).

154  Mike Thomas vs. Browns, 1975 – 124 rushing (1 TD), 30 receiving (1 TD).

153  Charley Taylor vs. Eagles, 1964 – 61 rushing, 92 receiving (2 TD).

152  Jamie Morris vs. Bengals, 1988 – 152 rushing, 0 receiving (0 TD).

152  Kenny Watson vs. Seahawks, 2002 – 110 rushing, 42 receiving (0 TD).

150  Charley Taylor vs. Browns, 1964 – 62 rushing (1 TD), 88 receiving.

Notes: Bryant wasn’t really a rookie. He had already played three seasons in the United States Football League and was 26 years old. (In other words, he was merely a first-year NFL player.) So if you want to say Helu’s total is the third-highest since ’60 by a Redskins rookie back, go right ahead… . Jackson gained just 395 yards from scrimmage in his brief (1962-63) pro career… . Morris’ 45 carries against Cincinnati are the NFL record for a single game… . Thomas’ two big games came only 14 days apart… . Helu nearly made the list a second time. He racked up 146 yards from scrimmage (41 rushing, 105 receiving) three weeks ago versus the 49ers.