Not AP. Not MJD. Not Ray Rice.
It's Arian Foster who leads the league in rushing.
Not only did nobody see this coming, it still seems improbable. After all, he plays for the pass-happy Houston Texans (or at least they were last year).
But he too deserves a look at his background.
He was once an interesting prospect coming out of Tennessee. As a Volunteer, he did well between the tackles but never made a huge impression while at school.
Still, he, I'm sure, expected to be drafted.
That, as I'm sure you're aware, didn't happen. The Texans took a chance on him and signed him to their practice squad.
Then a door opened.
Injuries to Steve Slaton and pretty much every other Texans running back allowed Foster to make a few starts at the end of last season.
But it didn't seem to matter. In the offseason, the Texans drafted Ben Tate from Auburn. Word was that he would split carries with Foster.
But like Slaton, Tate was injured. Foster once again had his chance.
And he ran with it. Literally.