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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 Tomlinson13,6842001-20112TM
6Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
7Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
8Tony Dorsett+12,7391977-19882TM
9Jim Brown+12,3121957-1965cle
10Marshall Faulk+12,2791994-20052TM
11Edgerrin James12,2461999-20093TM
12Marcus Allen+12,2431982-19972TM
13Franco Harris+12,1201972-19842TM
14Thurman Thomas+12,0741988-20002TM
15Frank Gore12,0402005-20152TM
16Fred Taylor11,6951998-20102TM
17Adrian Peterson11,6752007-2015min
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
32Shaun Alexander9,4532000-20082TM
33Chris Johnson9,4422008-20153TM
34Earl Campbell+9,4071978-19852TM
35Ahman Green9,2051998-20093TM
36Marshawn Lynch9,1122007-20152TM
37Terry Allen8,6141991-20015TM
38Matt Forte8,6022008-2015chi
39Jim Taylor+8,5971958-19672TM
40Willis McGahee8,4742004-20134TM
41Earnest Byner8,2611984-19973TM
42Herschel Walker8,2251986-19974TM
43Roger Craig8,1891983-19933TM
44Gerald Riggs8,1881982-19912TM
45Priest Holmes8,1721997-20072TM
46Maurice Jones-Drew8,1672006-20142TM
47Larry Csonka+8,0811968-19792TM
48Freeman McNeil8,0741981-1992nyj
49Stephen Davis8,0521996-20063TM
50Garrison Hearst7,9661993-20044TM
51James Brooks7,9621981-19924TM
52DeAngelo Williams7,7532006-20152TM
53Chris Warren7,6961990-20003TM
54LeSean McCoy7,6872009-20152TM
55Terrell Davis7,6071995-2001den
56Mike Pruitt7,3781976-19863TM
57Michael Turner7,3382004-20122TM
58Leroy Kelly+7,2741964-1973cle
59Jamaal Charles7,2202008-2015kan
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
70Lawrence McCutcheon6,5781972-19814TM
71Lydell Mitchell6,5341972-19803TM
72Arian Foster6,4722009-2015htx
73Wendell Tyler6,3781977-19862TM
74Brian Westbrook6,3352002-20102TM
75Floyd Little+6,3231967-1975den
76Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
77Don Perkins6,2171961-1968dal
78Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
79Neal Anderson6,1661986-1993chi
80Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
81Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
82Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
83Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
84Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
85Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
86James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
87William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
88Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
89Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
90Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
91Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
92James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
93Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
94Jonathan Stewart5,8142008-2015car
95Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
96Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
97Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
98Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
99Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
100Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
101Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
102Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
103Reggie Bush5,4932006-20154TM
104Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
105Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
106Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
107Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
108Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
109Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
110Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
111Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
112Darren McFadden5,3362008-20152TM
Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
114Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
115DeMarco Murray5,2282011-20152TM
116Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
117Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
118John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
120Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
121Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
122Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
123Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
124Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
125Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
126Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
127Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
128Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
129Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
130John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
131Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
132John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
133Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
134Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
135Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
136Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
137Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
139Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
140Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
141Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
142Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
143Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
144Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
145Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
146Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
147Alfred Morris4,7132012-2015was
148Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
149J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
150MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
151Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
152Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
153Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
154Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
155Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
156Ryan Mathews4,6002010-20152TM
157Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
158Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
159Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
160Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
161Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
162Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
164Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
165Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
166Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
167Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
168Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
169Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
170Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
172Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
173Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
174Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
175Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
176Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
177Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
178Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
179Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
180Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
181Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
183Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
184Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
185Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
186Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
187Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
188Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
189Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
190Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
191Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
192Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
193Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
194Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
195Chris Ivory4,0312010-20152TM
196Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
197Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
198Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
199Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
200Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
201Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
202Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
203Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
204LeGarrette Blount3,9612010-20153TM
205Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
206Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
207BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
208Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
209Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
210Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
211Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
212Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
213Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
214Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
215Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
216Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
217Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
219Doug Martin3,8062012-2015tam
220Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
221Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
222Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
223Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
224Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
225LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
226Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
227Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
228Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
229Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
230Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
231Clarence Peaks3,6601957-19652TM
232Hoyle Granger3,6531966-19722TM
233Maurice Morris3,6482002-20112TM
234Tank Younger3,6401949-19582TM
Clarence Davis3,6401971-1978rai
236James Jones3,6261983-19922TM
237Knowshon Moreno3,6162009-20142TM
238Preston Pearson3,6091967-19803TM
Frank Gifford+3,6091952-1964nyg
240Kevin Faulk3,6071999-2011nwe
241Reuben Droughns3,6022001-20084TM
242Justin Forsett3,5992008-20155TM
243Steve McNair3,5901995-20072TM
244Bill Mathis3,5891960-1969nyj
245Tom Woodeshick3,5771963-19722TM
246DeShaun Foster3,5702003-20082TM
247Jess Phillips3,5681968-19774TM
248Don Calhoun3,5591974-19823TM
249Tony Nathan3,5431979-1987mia
250Sherman Smith3,5201976-19832TM