NFL Year-by-Year Touches Leaders

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

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Leaders

Leaders Table
Year Player Touch Tm
2015Adrian Peterson (30)357MIN
2014DeMarco Murray (26)449DAL
2013LeSean McCoy (25)366PHI
2012Arian Foster (26)391HOU
2011Maurice Jones-Drew (26)386JAX
2010Arian Foster (24)393HOU
2009Chris Johnson (23)408TEN
2008Adrian Peterson (23)385MIN
2007LaDainian Tomlinson (28)375SDG
2006Larry Johnson (26)457KAN
2005Tiki Barber (30)411NYG
2004Curtis Martin (31)412NYJ
2003Ricky Williams (26)442MIA
2002LaDainian Tomlinson (23)451SDG
2001LaDainian Tomlinson (22)398SDG
2000Eddie George (26)453TEN
1999Edgerrin James (21)431IND
1998Jamal Anderson (25)437ATL
1997Terrell Davis (24)411DEN
1996Ricky Watters (27)404PHI
1995Emmitt Smith (26)439DAL
1994Emmitt Smith (25)418DAL
1993Thurman Thomas (27)403BUF
1992Emmitt Smith (23)432DAL
1991Emmitt Smith (22)414DAL
1990Earnest Byner (27)328WAS
1989Dalton Hilliard (25)397NOR
1988Eric Dickerson (28)424IND
1987Charles White (29)350RAM
1986Eric Dickerson (26)430RAM
1985Marcus Allen (25)447RAI
1984James Wilder (26)492TAM
1983Eric Dickerson (23)441RAM
1982Billy Sims (26)206DET
1981Earl Campbell (26)397HOU
1980Joe Cribbs (22)389BUF
1979Walter Payton (25)400CHI
1978Walter Payton (24)383CHI
1977Lydell Mitchell (28)372BAL
1976Lydell Mitchell (27)349BAL
1975O.J. Simpson (28)357BUF
1974Mack Herron (26)332NWE
1973O.J. Simpson (26)338BUF
1972Ron Johnson (24)343NYG
1971Floyd Little (29)317DEN
1970Ron Johnson (22)316NYG
1969Tom Matte (30)278BAL
1969O.J. Simpson (22)232BUF
1968Leroy Kelly (26)272CLE
1968Paul Robinson (23)266CIN
1967Jim Nance (24)291BOS
1967Leroy Kelly (25)269CLE
1966Jim Nance (23)307BOS
1966Gale Sayers (23)292CHI
1965Jim Brown (29)323CLE
1965Cookie Gilchrist (30)270DEN
1964Jim Brown (28)316CLE
1964Matt Snell (23)278NYJ
1963Jim Brown (27)315CLE
1963Cookie Gilchrist (28)256BUF
1962Jim Taylor (26)294GNB
1962Abner Haynes (24)276DTX
1962Charley Tolar (25)276HOU
1961Jim Brown (25)353CLE
1961Billy Cannon (24)270HOU
1960Jim Brown (24)248CLE
1960Abner Haynes (22)244DTX
1959Jim Brown (23)318CLE
1958Jim Brown (22)276CLE
1957Rick Casares (26)230CHI
1956Rick Casares (25)260CHI
1955Alan Ameche (22)244BAL
1954Joe Perry (27)199SFO
1953Joe Perry (26)213SFO
1953Lynn Chandnois (28)213PIT
1952Eddie Price (27)195NYG
1951Eddie Price (26)276NYG
1950Frank Ziegler (26)198PHI
1949Steve Van Buren (28)279PHI
1949Chet Mutryn (28)177BUF
1948Steve Van Buren (27)225PHI
1948Chet Mutryn (27)215BUF
1947Spec Sanders (29)260NYY
1947Steve Van Buren (26)239PHI
1946Bill Dudley (24)191PIT
1946Spec Sanders (28)187NYY
1945Steve Van Buren (24)180PHI
1944John Grigas (24)215CRD
1943Bill Paschal (22)172NYG
1942Bill Dudley (20)194PIT
1941Marshall Goldberg (23)157CRD
1940Whizzer White (23)150DET
1939Andy Farkas (23)155WAS
1938Whizzer White (21)159PIT
1937Cliff Battles (27)225WAS
1936Tuffy Leemans (23)210NYG
1935Kink Richards (24)161NYG
1934Clarke Hinkle (25)155GNB
1933Jim Musick (23)176BOS
1932Cliff Battles (22)152BOS