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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Emmitt Smith+18,3551990-20042TM
2Walter Payton+16,7261975-1987chi
3Barry Sanders+15,2691989-1998det
4Curtis Martin+14,1011995-20052TM
5LaDainian Tomlinson+13,6842001-20112TM
6Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
7Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
8Frank Gore13,0652005-20162TM
9Tony Dorsett+12,7391977-19882TM
10Jim Brown+12,3121957-1965cle
11Marshall Faulk+12,2791994-20052TM
12Edgerrin James12,2461999-20093TM
13Marcus Allen+12,2431982-19972TM
14Franco Harris+12,1201972-19842TM
15Thurman Thomas+12,0741988-20002TM
16Adrian Peterson11,7472007-2016min
17Fred Taylor11,6951998-20102TM
18Steven Jackson11,4382004-20153TM
19John Riggins+11,3521971-19852TM
20Corey Dillon11,2411997-20062TM
21O.J. Simpson+11,2361969-19792TM
22Warrick Dunn10,9671997-20082TM
23Ricky Watters10,6431992-20013TM
24Jamal Lewis10,6072000-20092TM
25Thomas Jones10,5912000-20115TM
26Tiki Barber10,4491997-2006nyg
27Eddie George10,4411996-20042TM
28Ottis Anderson10,2731979-19922TM
29Ricky Williams10,0091999-20113TM
30Clinton Portis9,9232002-20102TM
31Joe Perry+9,7231948-19632TM
32Chris Johnson9,5372008-20163TM
33Shaun Alexander9,4532000-20082TM
34Matt Forte9,4152008-20162TM
35Earl Campbell+9,4071978-19852TM
36Ahman Green9,2051998-20093TM
37Marshawn Lynch9,1122007-20152TM
38LeSean McCoy8,9542009-20162TM
39Terry Allen8,6141991-20015TM
40Jim Taylor+8,5971958-19672TM
41Willis McGahee8,4742004-20134TM
42Earnest Byner8,2611984-19973TM
43Herschel Walker8,2251986-19974TM
44Roger Craig8,1891983-19933TM
45Gerald Riggs8,1881982-19912TM
46Priest Holmes8,1721997-20072TM
47Maurice Jones-Drew8,1672006-20142TM
48DeAngelo Williams8,0962006-20162TM
49Larry Csonka+8,0811968-19792TM
50Freeman McNeil8,0741981-1992nyj
51Stephen Davis8,0521996-20063TM
52Garrison Hearst7,9661993-20044TM
53James Brooks7,9621981-19924TM
54Chris Warren7,6961990-20003TM
55Terrell Davis+7,6071995-2001den
56Mike Pruitt7,3781976-19863TM
57Michael Turner7,3382004-20122TM
58Leroy Kelly+7,2741964-1973cle
59Jamaal Charles7,2602008-2016kan
60George Rogers7,1761981-19872TM
61Charlie Garner7,0971994-20044TM
62Rodney Hampton6,8971990-1997nyg
63Antowain Smith6,8811997-20054TM
64Curt Warner6,8441983-19902TM
65Robert Smith6,8181993-2000min
66John Henry Johnson+6,8031954-19664TM
67Wilbert Montgomery6,7891977-19852TM
68Chuck Muncie6,7021976-19842TM
69Mark van Eeghen6,6511974-19832TM
70Jonathan Stewart6,6382008-2016car
71Lawrence McCutcheon6,5781972-19814TM
72Lydell Mitchell6,5341972-19803TM
73Arian Foster6,5272009-20162TM
74DeMarco Murray6,5152011-20163TM
75Wendell Tyler6,3781977-19862TM
76Brian Westbrook6,3352002-20102TM
77Floyd Little+6,3231967-1975den
78Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
79Don Perkins6,2171961-1968dal
80Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
81Neal Anderson6,1661986-1993chi
82Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
83Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
84Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
85Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
86Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
87Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
88James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
89William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
90Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
91Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
92Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
93Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
94James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
95Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
96Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
97Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
98Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
99Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
100Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
101Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
102Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
103Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
104Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
105Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
106Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
107Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
108Darren McFadden5,4232008-20162TM
109Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
110Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
111Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
112Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
113Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
114Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
115Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
116Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
117Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
118Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
119Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
121Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
122Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
123Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
124Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
125Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
126LeGarrette Blount5,1222010-20163TM
127Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
128Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
129Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
130Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
131Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
132John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
133Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
134John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
135Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
136Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
137Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
Alfred Morris4,9562012-20162TM
139Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
140Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
142Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
143Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
144Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
145Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
146Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
147Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
148Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
149Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
150Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
151J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
152MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
153Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
154Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
155Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
156Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
157Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
158Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
159Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
160Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
161Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
162Chris Ivory4,4702010-20163TM
163Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
164Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
166Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
167Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
168Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
169Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
170Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
171Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
172Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
174Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
175Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
176Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
177Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
178Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
179Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
180Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
181Mark Ingram4,2382011-2016nor
182Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
183Doug Martin4,2272012-2016tam
184Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
185Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
187Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
188Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
189Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
190Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
191Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
192Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
193Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
194Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
195Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
196Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
197Le'Veon Bell4,0452013-2016pit
Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
199Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
200Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
201Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
202Lamar Miller4,0032012-20162TM
203Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
204Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
205Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
206Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
207Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
208Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
209Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
210Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
211BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
212Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
213Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
214Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
215Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
216Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
217Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
218Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
219Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
220Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
221Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
222Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
224Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
226Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
227Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
228Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
229Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
230LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
231Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
232Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
233Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
234Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
235Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
236Clarence Peaks3,6601957-19652TM
237Hoyle Granger3,6531966-19722TM
238Maurice Morris3,6482002-20112TM
239Tank Younger3,6401949-19582TM
Clarence Davis3,6401971-1978rai
241James Jones3,6261983-19922TM
242Knowshon Moreno3,6162009-20142TM
243Preston Pearson3,6091967-19803TM
Frank Gifford+3,6091952-1964nyg
245Kevin Faulk3,6071999-2011nwe
246Reuben Droughns3,6022001-20084TM
247Steve McNair3,5901995-20072TM
248Bill Mathis3,5891960-1969nyj
249Tom Woodeshick3,5771963-19722TM
250DeShaun Foster3,5702003-20082TM
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