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PFF Record Book: Offensive linemen signature stats

2M7EG4J San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) blocks during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec.11, 2022, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)

• Trent Williams breaks the scale: With a 99.9 zone run-blocking grade in 2021, the 49ers standout maxed out in the best way.

• A 2012 Lions season to remember: Four different Detroit offensive linemen set snap records that year in Calvin Johnson's quest to hit 2,000 receiving yards.

• Jason Kelce remains unrivaled at center: He is the PFF-era position leader in overall run-blocking grade, zone-blocking grade and gap-blocking grade.

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The PFF database is a vast expanse of grades and statistics encompassing nearly two decades' worth of NFL action. The goal has always been to help better understand the game of football and bridge the gap between the past and present generations.

PFF data goes as far back as 2006, which may be a small sample size of the game’s entire history, but it serves as a tremendous asset in determining which performances truly stand the test of time.

These are the official PFF records for offensive linemen signature stats.

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Offensive Tackle

Most Snaps

Most Total Snaps: Nate Solder, New England Patriots (2012) – 1,189

As the saying goes, “The best ability is availability.” That may be even more important on the offensive line, where chemistry and communication are paramount to success.

Although no offensive lineman has ever surpassed 1,200 snaps in a single regular season, Solder came very close in 2012 on his way to setting this signature stat record at not only the tackle position but for all offensive line spots. At the time, Solder broke Jermon Bushrod’s 2011 record (1,116 snaps) by more than 70 snaps and still holds this record a decade later by 40 snaps.

Most Pass-Blocking Snaps: Gosder Cherilus, Detroit Lions (2012) – 787

Cherilus is the first of many former members of the Lions' 2012 offensive line to make this list. Cherilus and company were tasked with protecting Matthew Stafford as he and Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson chased a historic 2,000-yard receiving season. That allowed for a significant number of pass-blocking snaps. Cherilus missed just one of those snaps the entire season.


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