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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Year Tm
1Eric Dickerson+ (24)2,1051984RAM
2Adrian Peterson (27)2,0972012MIN
3Jamal Lewis (24)2,0662003BAL
4Barry Sanders+ (29)2,0531997DET
5Terrell Davis (25)2,0081998DEN
6Chris Johnson (23)2,0062009TEN
7O.J. Simpson+ (26)2,0031973BUF
8Earl Campbell+ (25)1,9341980HOU
9Ahman Green (26)1,8832003GNB
Barry Sanders+ (26)1,8831994DET
11Shaun Alexander (28)1,8802005SEA
12Jim Brown+ (27)1,8631963CLE
13Tiki Barber (30)1,8602005NYG
14Ricky Williams (25)1,8532002MIA
15Walter Payton+ (23)1,8521977CHI
16Jamal Anderson (25)1,8461998ATL
17DeMarco Murray (26)1,8452014DAL
18Eric Dickerson+ (26)1,8211986RAM
19O.J. Simpson+ (28)1,8171975BUF
20LaDainian Tomlinson (27)1,8152006SDG
21Eric Dickerson+ (23)1,8081983RAM
22Larry Johnson (26)1,7892006KAN
23Emmitt Smith+ (26)1,7731995DAL
24Adrian Peterson (23)1,7602008MIN
25Marcus Allen+ (25)1,7591985RAI
26Larry Johnson (25)1,7502005KAN
Terrell Davis (24)1,7501997DEN
28Gerald Riggs (24)1,7191985ATL
29Emmitt Smith+ (23)1,7131992DAL
30Edgerrin James (22)1,7092000IND
31Michael Turner (26)1,6992008ATL
32Curtis Martin+ (31)1,6972004NYJ
Earl Campbell+ (24)1,6971979HOU
34Shaun Alexander (27)1,6962004SEA
35Frank Gore (23)1,6952006SFO
36Barry Foster (23)1,6901992PIT
37Walter Payton+ (30)1,6841984CHI
38LaDainian Tomlinson (23)1,6832002SDG
39George Rogers (22)1,6741981NOR
40Jerome Bettis+ (25)1,6651997PIT
41Tiki Barber (31)1,6622006NYG
42Eric Dickerson+ (28)1,6591988IND
43Tony Dorsett+ (27)1,6461981DAL
44LaDainian Tomlinson (24)1,6452003SDG
45Deuce McAllister (24)1,6412003NOR
46Corey Dillon (29)1,6352004NWE
47Arian Foster (24)1,6162010HOU
48Priest Holmes (28)1,6152002KAN
49Alfred Morris (23)1,6132012WAS
50Walter Payton+ (25)1,6101979CHI
51LeSean McCoy (25)1,6072013PHI
52Maurice Jones-Drew (26)1,6062011JAX
53Ottis Anderson (22)1,6051979STL
54Clinton Portis (22)1,5912003DEN
55Marshawn Lynch (26)1,5902012SEA
56Fred Taylor (27)1,5722003JAX
57Garrison Hearst (27)1,5701998SFO
58William Andrews (27)1,5671983ATL
59Emmitt Smith+ (22)1,5631991DAL
60Priest Holmes (27)1,5552001KAN
61Edgerrin James (21)1,5531999IND
Barry Sanders+ (28)1,5531996DET
63Walter Payton+ (31)1,5511985CHI
64Edgerrin James (26)1,5482004IND
Barry Sanders+ (23)1,5481991DET
66Chris Warren (26)1,5451994SEA
67James Wilder (26)1,5441984TAM
Jim Brown+ (29)1,5441965CLE
69Terrell Davis (23)1,5381996DEN
70Steven Jackson (23)1,5282006STL
71Jim Brown+ (22)1,5271958CLE
72Robert Smith (28)1,5212000MIN
73Tiki Barber (29)1,5182004NYG
74Clinton Portis (24)1,5162005WAS
Joe Morris (25)1,5161986NYG
76DeAngelo Williams (25)1,5152008CAR
77Herschel Walker (26)1,5141988DAL
78Curtis Martin+ (28)1,5132001NYJ
79Wilbert Montgomery (24)1,5121979PHI
80Jamaal Charles (25)1,5092012KAN
Eddie George (26)1,5092000TEN
82Clinton Portis (21)1,5082002DEN
83Edgerrin James (27)1,5062005IND
84O.J. Simpson+ (29)1,5031976BUF
85Roger Craig (28)1,5021988SFO
86Barry Sanders+ (27)1,5001995DET
87Willie Parker (25)1,4942006PIT
88Barry Sanders+ (30)1,4911998DET
89Curtis Martin+ (22)1,4871995NWE
Mike Anderson (26)1,4872000DEN
Thurman Thomas+ (26)1,4871992BUF
Clinton Portis (27)1,4872008WAS
93Gerald Riggs (23)1,4861984ATL
Emmitt Smith+ (24)1,4861993DAL
95Adrian Peterson (30)1,4852015MIN
96Emmitt Smith+ (25)1,4841994DAL
97Curt Warner (25)1,4811986SEA
98Christian Okoye (28)1,4801989KAN
99LaDainian Tomlinson (28)1,4742007SDG
Jim Taylor+ (26)1,4741962GNB
101Barry Sanders+ (21)1,4701989DET
102Jamaal Charles (23)1,4672010KAN
103Curtis Martin+ (26)1,4641999NYJ
104LaDainian Tomlinson (26)1,4622005SDG
105Walter Payton+ (26)1,4601980CHI
106Rudi Johnson (25)1,4582005CIN
Jim Nance (23)1,4581966BOS
108Rudi Johnson (24)1,4542004CIN
Doug Martin (23)1,4542012TAM
110Earl Campbell+ (23)1,4501978HOU
111Curt Warner (22)1,4491983SEA
112Jim Brown+ (28)1,4461964CLE
113Stephen Davis (29)1,4442003CAR
114Travis Henry (23)1,4382002BUF
115Billy Sims (25)1,4371981DET
116Corey Dillon (25)1,4352000CIN
Shaun Alexander (26)1,4352003SEA
Dorsey Levens (27)1,4351997GNB
119Stephen Davis (27)1,4322001WAS
Spec Sanders (29)1,4321947NYY
121Jerome Bettis+ (24)1,4311996PIT
122Jerome Bettis+ (21)1,4291993RAM
123Arian Foster (26)1,4242012HOU
124Walter Payton+ (29)1,4211983CHI
125Priest Holmes (29)1,4202003KAN
126Steven Jackson (26)1,4162009STL
Warrick Dunn (30)1,4162005ATL
128Ricky Watters (27)1,4111996PHI
129Jim Brown+ (25)1,4081961CLE
130Thurman Thomas+ (25)1,4071991BUF
Otis Armstrong (23)1,4071974DEN
132Stephen Davis (25)1,4051999WAS
133Wilbert Montgomery (26)1,4021981PHI
Thomas Jones (31)1,4022009NYJ
Doug Martin (26)1,4022015TAM
136Fred Taylor (24)1,3992000JAX
Eddie George (23)1,3991997TEN
138Emmitt Smith+ (30)1,3971999DAL
139Walter Payton+ (24)1,3951978CHI
140Maurice Jones-Drew (24)1,3912009JAX
141Walter Payton+ (22)1,3901976CHI
142Deuce McAllister (23)1,3882002NOR
143Tiki Barber (27)1,3872002NYG
Ahman Green (24)1,3872001GNB
145Adrian Peterson (24)1,3832009MIN
146Marshall Faulk+ (28)1,3822001STL
147Marshall Faulk+ (26)1,3811999STL
148Earl Campbell+ (26)1,3761981HOU
Ottis Anderson (24)1,3761981STL
150Charles White (29)1,3741987RAM
151Ricky Williams (26)1,3722003MIA
152Michael Turner (28)1,3712010ATL
153Eddie George (22)1,3681996HOU
154Jamal Lewis (21)1,3642000BAL
Ray Rice (24)1,3642011BAL
Chris Johnson (24)1,3642010TEN
157Le'Veon Bell (22)1,3612014PIT
158Marshall Faulk+ (27)1,3592000STL
159Travis Henry (24)1,3562003BUF
160Rueben Mayes (23)1,3531986NOR
Terry Allen (28)1,3531996WAS
162Ottis Anderson (23)1,3521980STL
Barry Sanders+ (24)1,3521992DET
164Natrone Means (22)1,3501994SDG
165John Riggins+ (34)1,3471983WAS
166Chris Warren (27)1,3461995SEA
167Jerome Bettis+ (28)1,3412000PIT
Adrian Peterson (22)1,3412007MIN
169Michael Turner (29)1,3402011ATL
170Matt Forte (27)1,3392013CHI
Ray Rice (22)1,3392009BAL
172Joe Morris (24)1,3361985NYG
173LaDainian Tomlinson (25)1,3352004SDG
Thomas Jones (27)1,3352005CHI
175Walter Payton+ (32)1,3331986CHI
Brian Westbrook (28)1,3332007PHI
177Emmitt Smith+ (29)1,3321998DAL
178Freeman McNeil (26)1,3311985NYJ
179Jim Brown+ (23)1,3291959CLE
180Jamal Lewis (23)1,3272002BAL
Gerald Riggs (25)1,3271986ATL
182Tony Dorsett+ (24)1,3251978DAL
183Maurice Jones-Drew (25)1,3242010JAX
184Tony Dorsett+ (29)1,3211983DAL
185Marshall Faulk+ (25)1,3191998IND
LeSean McCoy (26)1,3192014PHI
187Shaun Alexander (24)1,3182001SEA
Stephen Davis (26)1,3182000WAS
189Willie Parker (26)1,3162007PIT
190Clinton Portis (23)1,3152004WAS
Corey Dillon (26)1,3152001CIN
Thurman Thomas+ (27)1,3151993BUF
193Fred Taylor (26)1,3142002JAX
194Thomas Jones (30)1,3122008NYJ
195Corey Dillon (27)1,3112002CIN
Eric Dickerson+ (29)1,3111989IND
197LeSean McCoy (23)1,3092011PHI
Rudi Johnson (26)1,3092006CIN
Terry Allen (27)1,3091995WAS
200William Andrews (24)1,3081980ATL
Curtis Martin+ (30)1,3082003NYJ
202Jim Taylor+ (25)1,3071961GNB
Tony Dorsett+ (31)1,3071985DAL
204Marshawn Lynch (28)1,3062014SEA
205Jamal Lewis (28)1,3042007CLE
Barry Sanders+ (22)1,3041990DET
Eddie George (25)1,3041999TEN
208Billy Sims (24)1,3031980DET
209Earl Campbell+ (28)1,3011983HOU
William Andrews (25)1,3011981ATL
211James Wilder (27)1,3001985TAM
212Adrian Peterson (25)1,2982010MIN
213Thurman Thomas+ (24)1,2971990BUF
214Michael Bennett (24)1,2962002MIN
215Mike Pruitt (25)1,2941979CLE
Eddie George (24)1,2941998TEN
Napoleon Kaufman (24)1,2941997OAK
218Eric Dickerson+ (27)1,28819872TM
219Jamaal Charles (26)1,2872013KAN
Curtis Martin+ (25)1,2871998NYJ
221Ezekiel Elliott (21)1,2852016DAL
222Marshall Faulk+ (21)1,2821994IND
Steve Slaton (22)1,2822008HOU
224Alfred Morris (24)1,2752013WAS
Neal Anderson (25)1,2751989CHI
226Rashard Mendenhall (23)1,2732010PIT
Ricky Watters (26)1,2731995PHI
Duce Staley (24)1,2731999PHI
Mark van Eeghen (25)1,2731977OAK
230Ottis Anderson (26)1,2701983STL
231Adrian Peterson (28)1,2662013MIN
Justin Forsett (28)1,2662014BAL
Robert Smith (25)1,2661997MIN
234Stevan Ridley (23)1,2632012NWE
Ricky Bell (24)1,2631979TAM
236Wendell Tyler (29)1,2621984SFO
Clinton Portis (26)1,2622007WAS
Dalton Hilliard (25)1,2621989NOR
239Edgerrin James (25)1,2592003IND
240Delvin Williams (27)1,2581978MIA
241Marshawn Lynch (27)1,2572013SEA
Jim Brown+ (24)1,2571960CLE
243Ryan Mathews (25)1,2552013SDG
244Ryan Grant (26)1,2532009GNB
245O.J. Simpson+ (25)1,2511972BUF
Cedric Benson (26)1,2512009CIN
247Adrian Murrell (25)1,2491996NYJ
248Willis McGahee (23)1,2472005BUF
249Franco Harris+ (25)1,2461975PIT
Arian Foster (28)1,2462014HOU
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