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Chiefs’ Charles has always been about chasing history

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs against Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson during a National Football League game in Oakland, Calif., last Sunday.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nobody in the Gulf Coast community of Port Arthur ever expected Joe Washington’s records to be broken. His schoolboy rushing totals stood for three decades, through all the oil booms and busts that influence life on the eastern edge of Texas.
Then along came Jamaal Charles, who possessed such blinding speed, peerless vision and almost effortless ability that even Washington knew his marks would topple.
“He wasn’t too keen on focusing on records and yards,” Washington recalled this week, “and that’s when I knew it. I knew he would do it.”
Charles eventually did ...


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