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Leaders Table
Rank Player Att Year Tm
1Larry Johnson (26)4162006KAN
2Jamal Anderson (25)4101998ATL
3James Wilder (26)4071984TAM
4Eric Dickerson+ (26)4041986RAM
5Eddie George (26)4032000TEN
6Gerald Riggs (24)3971985ATL
7DeMarco Murray (26)3922014DAL
Terrell Davis (25)3921998DEN
Ricky Williams (26)3922003MIA
10Barry Foster (23)3901992PIT
Eric Dickerson+ (23)3901983RAM
12Eric Dickerson+ (28)3881988IND
13Jamal Lewis (24)3872003BAL
Edgerrin James (22)3872000IND
15Ricky Williams (25)3832002MIA
16Walter Payton+ (30)3811984CHI
17Marcus Allen+ (25)3801985RAI
18Eric Dickerson+ (24)3791984RAM
19George Rogers (22)3781981NOR
20Emmitt Smith+ (26)3771995DAL
21Michael Turner (26)3762008ATL
22John Riggins+ (34)3751983WAS
Jerome Bettis+ (25)3751997PIT
24Earl Campbell+ (25)3731980HOU
Emmitt Smith+ (23)3731992DAL
26LaDainian Tomlinson (23)3722002SDG
27Curtis Martin+ (31)3712004NYJ
28Christian Okoye (28)3701989KAN
Shaun Alexander (28)3702005SEA
30Walter Payton+ (25)3691979CHI
Terrell Davis (24)3691997DEN
Curtis Martin+ (25)3691998NYJ
Edgerrin James (21)3691999IND
34Emmitt Smith+ (25)3681994DAL
Curtis Martin+ (22)3681995NWE
Earl Campbell+ (24)3681979HOU
37Curtis Martin+ (26)3671999NYJ
38Emmitt Smith+ (22)3651991DAL
James Wilder (27)3651985TAM
40Adrian Peterson (23)3632008MIN
41Rudi Johnson (24)3612004CIN
Herschel Walker (26)3611988DAL
Earl Campbell+ (26)3611981HOU
44Edgerrin James (27)3602005IND
45Chris Johnson (23)3582009TEN
46Eddie George (23)3571997TEN
Tiki Barber (30)3572005NYG
48Stephen Davis (27)3562001WAS
49Ahman Green (26)3552003GNB
Jerome Bettis+ (28)3552000PIT
Thurman Thomas+ (27)3551993BUF
52Ricky Watters (27)3531996PHI
Shaun Alexander (27)3532004SEA
Gerald Riggs (23)3531984ATL
55Clinton Portis (24)3522005WAS
56Arian Foster (26)3512012HOU
Deuce McAllister (24)3512003NOR
58Eddie George (24)3481998TEN
LaDainian Tomlinson (27)3482006SDG
Adrian Peterson (27)3482012MIN
61Terry Allen (28)3471996WAS
62Steven Jackson (23)3462006STL
63Corey Dillon (29)3452004NWE
Terrell Davis (23)3451996DEN
Fred Taylor (27)3452003JAX
66Dalton Hilliard (25)3441989NOR
67Natrone Means (22)3431994SDG
Gerald Riggs (25)3431986ATL
Barry Sanders+ (30)3431998DET
Eddie George (28)3432002TEN
Clinton Portis (23)3432004WAS
Maurice Jones-Drew (26)3432011JAX
73Tony Dorsett+ (27)3421981DAL
Barry Sanders+ (23)3421991DET
Clinton Portis (27)3422008WAS
76Joe Morris (25)3411986NYG
Rudi Johnson (26)3412006CIN
78Corey Dillon (26)3402001CIN
79LaDainian Tomlinson (22)3392001SDG
Walter Payton+ (23)3391977CHI
Walter Payton+ (27)3391981CHI
James Stewart (28)3392000DET
LaDainian Tomlinson (26)3392005SDG
LaDainian Tomlinson (25)3392004SDG
85Terry Allen (27)3381995WAS
Wilbert Montgomery (24)3381979PHI
87Edgerrin James (28)3372006ARI
Willie Parker (25)3372006PIT
Rudi Johnson (25)3372005CIN
Ricky Watters (26)3371995PHI
91Larry Johnson (25)3362005KAN
92Alfred Morris (23)3352012WAS
Eddie George (22)3351996HOU
Barry Sanders+ (29)3351997DET
Curt Warner (22)3351983SEA
96Edgerrin James (26)3342004IND
Michael Turner (28)3342010ATL
98Chris Warren (26)3331994SEA
Walter Payton+ (24)3331978CHI
Curtis Martin+ (28)3332001NYJ
101O.J. Simpson+ (26)3321973BUF
Stephen Davis (26)3322000WAS
Errict Rhett (24)3321995TAM
104Barry Sanders+ (26)3311994DET
Travis Henry (24)3312003BUF
William Andrews (27)3311983ATL
Ottis Anderson (22)3311979STL
Thomas Jones (31)3312009NYJ
109Steven Jackson (27)3302010STL
110Emmitt Smith+ (30)3291999DAL
Dorsey Levens (27)3291997GNB
O.J. Simpson+ (28)3291975BUF
113Ottis Anderson (24)3281981STL
114Priest Holmes (27)3272001KAN
Tiki Barber (31)3272006NYG
Arian Foster (24)3272010HOU
John Riggins+ (35)3271984WAS
Emmitt Smith+ (27)3271996DAL
Adrian Peterson (30)3272015MIN
Rodney Hampton (25)3271994NYG
121Shaun Alexander (26)3262003SEA
122Clinton Portis (26)3252007WAS
Willis McGahee (23)3252005BUF
Travis Henry (23)3252002BUF
Deuce McAllister (23)3252002NOR
Ottis Anderson (32)3251989NYG
Ricky Watters (30)3251999SEA
Duce Staley (24)3251999PHI
129Steven Jackson (26)3242009STL
Mark van Eeghen (25)3241977OAK
Edgerrin James (29)3242007ARI
Rashard Mendenhall (23)3242010PIT
Walter Payton+ (31)3241985CHI
Marshall Faulk+ (25)3241998IND
Charles White (29)3241987RAM
136Curtis Martin+ (30)3232003NYJ
137Ezekiel Elliott (21)3222016DAL
Earl Campbell+ (28)3221983HOU
Tiki Barber (29)3222004NYG
140Willie Parker (26)3212007PIT
Cedric Benson (27)3212010CIN
Walter Payton+ (32)3211986CHI
143Eddie George (25)3201999TEN
Priest Holmes (29)3202003KAN
Jerome Bettis+ (24)3201996PIT
146Doug Martin (23)3192012TAM
Emmitt Smith+ (29)3191998DAL
Ricky Watters (29)3191998SEA
Curt Warner (25)3191986SEA
Jerome Bettis+ (22)3191994RAM
151Stephen Davis (29)3182003CAR
152Walter Payton+ (26)3171980CHI
153Curtis Martin+ (27)3162000NYJ
Chris Johnson (24)3162010TEN
Edgar Bennett (26)3161995GNB
Curtis Martin+ (23)3161996NWE
Jerome Bettis+ (26)3161998PIT
Matt Forte (22)3162008CHI
159Eddie George (27)3152001TEN
Marshawn Lynch (26)3152012SEA
LaDainian Tomlinson (28)3152007SDG
Corey Dillon (25)3152000CIN
163Adrian Peterson (24)3142009MIN
Jamal Lewis (27)3142006BAL
LeSean McCoy (25)3142013PHI
Thomas Jones (27)3142005CHI
Barry Sanders+ (27)3141995DET
Corey Dillon (27)3142002CIN
Walter Payton+ (29)3141983CHI
Eric Dickerson+ (29)3141989IND
Marshall Faulk+ (21)3141994IND
172Lamar Smith (30)3132001MIA
Ricky Williams (24)3132001NOR
Billy Sims (24)3131980DET
Priest Holmes (28)3132002KAN
LaDainian Tomlinson (24)3132003SDG
177Maurice Jones-Drew (24)3122009JAX
LeSean McCoy (26)3122014PHI
Frank Gore (23)3122006SFO
Eddie George (29)3122003TEN
Ryan Grant (25)3122008GNB
Barry Sanders+ (24)3121992DET
Thurman Thomas+ (26)3121992BUF
184Walter Payton+ (22)3111976CHI
185Thomas Jones (29)3102007NYJ
Roger Craig (28)3101988SFO
Chris Warren (27)3101995SEA
Garrison Hearst (27)3101998SFO
Edgerrin James (25)3102003IND
Franco Harris+ (28)3101978PIT
Reggie Cobb (24)3101992TAM
192Shaun Alexander (24)3092001SEA
Lamar Smith (29)3092000MIA
Jamal Lewis (21)3092000BAL
Reuben Droughns (27)3092005CLE
196Jamal Lewis (23)3082002BAL
197Ray Rice (23)3072010BAL
Joe Morris (27)3071988NYG
Barry Sanders+ (28)3071996DET
Karim Abdul-Jabbar (22)3071996MIA
201Rodney Hampton (26)3061995NYG
Joe Cribbs (22)3061980BUF
203Jim Brown+ (25)3051961CLE
Tony Dorsett+ (31)3051985DAL
205Ahman Green (24)3042001GNB
Tiki Barber (27)3042002NYG
207George Rogers (27)3031986WAS
LenDale White (22)3032007TEN
Chester Taylor (26)3032006MIN
210Tony Dorsett+ (30)3021984DAL
Domanick Williams (23)3022004HOU
Earl Campbell+ (23)3021978HOU
213Cedric Benson (26)3012009CIN
Lydell Mitchell (28)3011977BAL
Michael Turner (29)3012011ATL
Marshawn Lynch (27)3012013SEA
Ottis Anderson (23)3011980STL
Adrian Murrell (25)3011996NYJ
219Franco Harris+ (27)3001977PIT
Leonard Russell (23)3001993NWE
Anthony Johnson (28)3001996CAR
Adrian Murrell (26)3001997NYJ
Antowain Smith (26)3001998BUF
224Jerome Bettis+ (27)2991999PIT
Jim Nance (23)2991966BOS
LeGarrette Blount (29)2992016NWE
Maurice Jones-Drew (25)2992010JAX
228Jamal Lewis (28)2982007CLE
Ron Johnson (24)2981972NYG
Thurman Thomas+ (23)2981989BUF
231Earnest Byner (27)2971990WAS
John Stephens (22)2971988NWE
Mike Anderson (26)2972000DEN
234Thomas Jones (28)2962006CHI
Billy Sims (25)2961981DET
Earnest Jackson (24)2961984SDG
Sammy Winder (25)2961984DEN
Rashaan Salaam (20)2961995CHI
Ottis Anderson (26)2961983STL
240Shaun Alexander (25)2952002SEA
Robert Smith (28)2952000MIN
242Lawrence McCutcheon (27)2941977RAM
Willis McGahee (25)2942007BAL
Jerome Bettis+ (21)2941993RAM
Emmitt Smith+ (31)2942000DAL
Freeman McNeil (26)2941985NYJ
Joe Morris (24)2941985NYG
Bobby Humphrey (22)2941989DEN
249DeMarco Murray (28)2932016TEN
David Johnson (24)2932016ARI
Mike Pruitt (29)2931983CLE
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