NFL Year-by-Year Longest Rush Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders Table
Year Player Lng Tm
2016Isaiah Crowell (23)85CLE
2015Marcus Mariota (21)87TEN
2014Lamar Miller (23)97MIA
2013Terrelle Pryor (24)93OAK
2012Chris Johnson (26)94TEN
2011DeMarco Murray (23)91DAL
2010Jamaal Charles (23)80KAN
2010Tim Hightower (24)80ARI
2010Adrian Peterson (25)80MIN
2009Chris Johnson (23)91TEN
2008Le'Ron McClain (23)82BAL
2007Ahmad Bradshaw (21)88NYG
2006Chester Taylor (26)95MIN
2005Tiki Barber (30)95NYG
2004Ahman Green (27)90GNB
2003Ahman Green (26)98GNB
2002Michael Bennett (24)85MIN
2001Corey Dillon (26)96CIN
2000Brian Mitchell (32)85PHI
1999Derrick Alexander (27)82KAN
1998Garrison Hearst (27)96SFO
1997Napoleon Kaufman (24)83OAK
1996Kordell Stewart (23)80PIT
1995Joey Galloway (23)86SEA
1994Herschel Walker (32)91PHI
1993Reggie Brooks (22)85WAS
1992David Lang (24)71RAM
1991Kenneth Davis (29)78BUF
1990Bo Jackson (27)88RAI
1989Bo Jackson (26)92RAI
1988Neal Anderson (24)80CHI
1987Bo Jackson (24)91RAI
1986Herschel Walker (24)84DAL
1985Jessie Clark (25)80GNB
1984Greg Bell (22)85BUF
1983Eric Dickerson+ (23)85RAM
1982Tony Dorsett+ (28)99DAL
1981Joe Delaney (22)82KAN
1980Kenny King (23)89OAK
1979Ted McKnight (25)84KAN
1978Earl Campbell+ (23)81HOU
1977Tony Dorsett+ (23)84DAL
1976Delvin Williams (25)80SFO
1975O.J. Simpson+ (28)88BUF
1974Sam Cunningham (24)75NWE
1974Terry Metcalf (22)75STL
1973O.J. Simpson+ (26)80BUF
1972O.J. Simpson+ (25)94BUF
1971Essex Johnson (24)86CIN
1970John Fuqua (23)85PIT
1969Jess Phillips (22)83CIN
1969Clint Jones (24)80MIN
1968Paul Robinson (23)87CIN
1968Dick Hoak (28)77PIT
1967Brad Hubbert (26)80SDG
1967Willie Asbury (24)73PIT
1967Dave Osborn (24)73MIN
1966Mike Garrett (22)77KAN
1966Leroy Kelly+ (24)70CLE
1965Wray Carlton (28)80BUF
1965Jim Brown+ (29)67CLE
1964Sid Blanks (24)91HOU
1964Jim Taylor+ (28)84GNB
1963Jim Brown+ (27)80CLE
1963Keith Lincoln (24)76SDG
1962Keith Lincoln (23)86SDG
1962Willie Galimore (27)77CHI
1961Paul Lowe (24)87SDG
1961Dick Bass (24)73RAM
1960Jack Larscheid (27)87OAK
1960John Henry Johnson+ (30)87PIT
1959Bobby Mitchell+ (24)90CLE
1958John David Crow (23)83CRD
1957Ron Waller (24)76RAM
1956Hugh McElhenny+ (27)86SFO
1955Rick Casares (24)81CHI
1954Billy Wells (22)88WAS
1953Skeets Quinlan (25)74RAM
1952Hugh McElhenny+ (23)89SFO
1951Bob Hoernschemeyer (25)85DET
1950Jim Spavital (23)96BAL
1950Bob Hoernschemeyer (24)96DET
1949Bob Gage (21)97PIT
1949Sherman Howard (24)79NYY
1948Noah Mullins (30)74CHI
1948Chet Mutryn (27)68BUF
1947Kenny Washington (29)92RAM
1947Bob Hoernschemeyer (21)842TM
1946Tom Harmon (26)84RAM
1946Chuck Fenenbock (28)76LAD
1946Marion Motley+ (26)76CLE
1945Bill Paschal (24)77NYG
1944Bob Davis (30)80BOS
1943Dante Magnani (26)79CHI
1942Lloyd Cardwell (29)80DET
1941George McAfee+ (23)70CHI
1940Banks McFadden (23)75BKN
1939Andy Uram (24)97GNB
1938Whizzer White (21)79PIT
1937Cliff Battles+ (27)75WAS
1936Ike Peterson (27)84DET
1935Al Arndt (24)21PIT
1934Beattie Feathers (25)82CHI
1933Rabbit Weller (29)50BOS
1932Bill Hewitt+ (22)29CHI
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