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Minnesota Vikings Rushing Career Leaders

Regular Season Record (all-time) : 438-374-10
Playoff Record (all-time) : 19-27 (Last appearance after 2012 season)
 Super Bowls Won: 0 out of 4 appearances
 Championships Won*: 0
Passing Leader (all-time): Fran Tarkenton - 33,098 yards
Rushing Leader (all-time): Adrian Peterson - 10,190 yards
Receiving Leader (all-time): Cris Carter - 12,383 yards
Winningest Coach (all-time): Bud Grant - 158 wins
Top Player by Approximate Value (all-time): Carl Eller - 164 AV
Minnesota Vikings All-Time Comeback Wins
Minnesota Vikings Uniform Numbers

Minnesota Vikings Rushing Career Leaders

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Rushing

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Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Adrian Peterson 2007 2014 104 RB 89 2054 10190 86 82 5.0 98.0 31
2 Robert Smith 1993 2000 98 RB 68 1411 6818 32 78 4.8 69.6 9
3 Chuck Foreman 1973 1979 93 RB 90 1533 5887 52 51 3.8 63.3 52
4 Bill Brown 1962 1974 180 RB 89 1627 5757 52 48 3.5 32.0 54
5 Ted Brown 1979 1986 104 RB 58 1117 4546 40 60 4.1 43.7 20
6 Dave Osborn 1965 1975 137 RB 55 1173 4320 29 73 3.7 31.5 27
7 Darrin Nelson 1982 1992 129 RB 52 981 4231 18 72 4.3 32.8 30
8 Tommy Mason 1961 1966 70 RB 43 761 3252 28 71 4.3 46.5 54
9 Michael Bennett 2001 2005 64 RB 32 713 3174 12 85 4.5 49.6 12
10 Chester Taylor 2006 2009 61 RB 27 655 2797 18 95 4.3 45.9 14
11 Terry Allen 1991 1994 47 RB 26 641 2795 23 55 4.4 59.5 16
12 Fran Tarkenton 1961 1978 177 QB 161 464 2548 22 52 5.5 14.4 64
13 Daunte Culpepper 1999 2005 81 QB 89 454 2476 29 42 5.5 30.6 81
14 Alfred Anderson 1984 1991 108 RB 25 626 2374 22 29 3.8 22.0 19
15 Herschel Walker 1989 1991 42 RB 23 551 2264 20 71 4.1 53.9 11
16 Clint Jones 1967 1972 75 RB 25 547 2008 19 80 3.7 26.8 17
17 Oscar Reed 1968 1974 79 RB 28 490 1968 8 43 4.0 24.9 13
18 Rickey Young 1978 1983 89 RB 32 554 1744 10 26 3.1 19.6 14
19 Leroy Hoard 1996 1999 49 RB 18 438 1689 26 53 3.9 34.5 8
20 Moe Williams 1997 2005 96 RB 26 370 1535 21 61 4.1 16.0 4
21 Rick Fenney 1987 1991 63 RB 16 358 1508 11 28 4.2 23.9 7
22 Toby Gerhart 2010 2013 61 RB 14 276 1305 5 67 4.7 21.4 7
23 Mewelde Moore 2004 2007 54 RB 19 264 1285 1 33 4.9 23.8 6
24 Scottie Graham 1993 1996 50 RB 8 349 1239 7 31 3.6 24.8 0
25 Brent McClanahan 1973 1979 95 RB 19 367 1207 6 22 3.3 12.7 16
26 Onterrio Smith 2003 2004 26 RB 14 231 1123 7 47 4.9 43.2 3
27 Ed Marinaro 1972 1975 51 RB 23 306 1007 4 27 3.3 19.7 13
28 Robert Miller 1975 1980 89 RB 16 275 951 7 36 3.5 10.7 8
29 Allen Rice 1984 1990 89 RB 17 307 934 13 24 3.0 10.5 9
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
30 Tony Galbreath 1981 1983 35 RB 12 194 788 7 52 4.1 22.5 7
31 Hugh McElhenny 1961 1962 24 HB 12 170 770 3 41 4.5 32.1 11
32 Matt Asiata 2012 2014 42 7 211 745 12 39 3.5 17.7 2
33 Rich Gannon 1988 1992 44 QB 26 144 720 3 42 5.0 16.4 17
34 Percy Harvin 2009 2012 54 WR 41 107 683 4 39 6.4 12.6 6
35 Wade Wilson 1983 1991 69 QB 39 159 679 9 38 4.3 9.8 24
36 D.J. Dozier 1987 1990 37 RB 8 163 643 7 38 3.9 17.4 4
37 Christian Ponder 2011 2014 38 QB 23 126 639 7 29 5.1 16.8 20
38 Amp Lee 1994 1996 45 RB 14 149 636 2 66 4.3 14.1 6
39 Mel Triplett 1961 1962 28 FB 5 132 567 3 37 4.3 20.3 6
40 Jim Lindsey 1966 1972 84 RB 13 178 566 6 19 3.2 6.7 7
41 Joe Kapp 1967 1969 40 QB 25 99 540 5 27 5.5 13.5 8
42 Jerick McKinnon 2014 2014 11 4 113 538 0 55 4.8 48.9 0
43 Roger Craig 1992 1993 29 RB 7 143 535 5 21 3.7 18.4 3
44 Tarvaris Jackson 2006 2010 36 QB 13 119 535 4 33 4.5 14.9 15
45 Tommy Kramer 1977 1989 128 QB 85 214 531 8 20 2.5 4.1 59
46 Barry Word 1993 1993 13 RB 4 142 458 2 14 3.2 35.2 3
47 Phil King 1965 1966 28 HB 5 89 396 0 21 4.4 14.1 3
48 Brad Johnson 1994 2006 68 QB 33 139 368 2 28 2.6 5.4 26
49 Charles Evans 1993 1998 81 RB 8 118 364 4 13 3.1 4.5 0
50 Sammy Johnson 1976 1978 25 RB 3 83 356 2 26 4.3 14.2 0
51 Ray Hayes 1961 1961 13 FB 4 73 319 2 22 4.4 24.5 5
52 Doug Chapman 2001 2003 26 RB 3 90 317 0 27 3.5 12.2 2
53 Randall Cunningham 1997 1999 27 QB 27 61 317 1 28 5.2 11.7 8
54 Doug Mayberry 1961 1962 17 FB 4 87 314 1 17 3.6 18.5 5
55 Anthony Carter 1986 1993 105 WR 59 47 289 2 32 6.1 2.8 6
56 Tommy Wilson 1963 1963 8 HB 3 73 282 4 30 3.9 35.3 2
57 Cordarrelle Patterson 2013 2014 32 12 22 275 4 67 12.5 8.6 1
58 Joe Webb 2010 2012 17 WR 4 41 273 4 65 6.7 16.1 2
59 Teddy Bridgewater 2014 2014 13 9 47 209 1 16 4.4 16.1 3
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
60 Artose Pinner 2006 2006 12 RB 1 43 190 3 21 4.4 15.8 1
61 Billy Ray Barnes 1965 1966 16 HB 1 53 164 1 18 3.1 10.3 1
62 Ciatrick Fason 2005 2006 18 RB 1 50 161 5 15 3.2 8.9 1
63 Randy Moss 1998 2003 96 WR 90 23 159 0 25 6.9 1.7 9
64 Darryl Harris 1988 1988 14 RB 1 34 151 1 34 4.4 10.8 1
65 Jim Kleinsasser 2000 2003 55 TE 12 43 147 1 12 3.4 2.7 2
66 Bob Grim 1967 1971 27 WR 11 7 147 0 54 21.0 5.4 3
67 James Stewart 1995 1995 4 RB 1 31 144 0 51 4.6 36.0 2
68 Warren Moon 1994 1996 39 QB 28 69 143 0 16 2.1 3.7 29
69 John Gilliam 1972 1975 56 WR 46 18 136 1 44 7.6 2.4 4
70 Tom Michel 1964 1964 11 HB 1 39 129 0 14 3.3 11.7 3
71 David Palmer 1994 1999 78 WR 10 34 125 1 15 3.7 1.6 11
72 Ron Vander Kelen 1963 1967 29 QB 6 26 116 1 20 4.5 4.0 6
73 Keith Henderson 1992 1992 13 RB 2 34 113 1 12 3.3 8.7 1
74 Bobby Reed 1962 1963 16 HB 2 27 110 0 16 4.1 6.9 4
75 Jessie Clark 1989 1990 8 RB 0 26 106 0 14 4.1 13.3 1
76 Bobby Walden 1964 1966 28 P 7 6 100 0 45 16.7 3.6 1
77 Sammy White 1976 1983 88 WR 43 18 97 0 45 5.4 1.1 6
78 Jim McMahon 1993 1993 12 QB 6 33 96 0 16 2.9 8.0 4
79 Terry LeCount 1981 1983 36 WR 9 6 90 0 40 15.0 2.5 1
80 Joe Banyard 2014 2014 15 1 21 88 0 16 4.2 5.9 0
81 Kelly Campbell 2002 2004 37 WR 12 14 86 0 19 6.1 2.3 4
82 Gary Cuozzo 1968 1971 33 QB 17 36 85 0 15 2.4 2.6 8
83 Greg Coleman 1978 1986 82 P 16 10 85 0 30 8.5 1.0 1
84 Albert Young 2009 2010 10 RB 0 25 82 0 10 3.3 8.2 0
85 Jarius Wright 2012 2014 23 8 7 82 0 27 11.7 3.6 0
86 Matt Cassel 2013 2014 12 QB 7 27 75 1 13 2.8 6.3 6
87 Harold Morrow 1998 2001 43 FB 2 17 75 0 15 4.4 1.7 1
88 Mark Kellar 1976 1978 33 RB 0 25 74 0 11 3.0 2.2 1
89 Steve Dils 1980 1983 43 QB 11 24 73 0 19 3.0 1.7 16
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
90 Jarvis Redwine 1981 1983 26 RB 0 17 70 0 21 4.1 2.7 3
91 Todd Bouman 2001 2002 6 QB 3 10 70 0 21 7.0 11.7 3
92 Spergon Wynn 2001 2001 3 QB 2 8 61 0 14 7.6 20.3 3
93 Bill McWatters 1964 1964 11 FB 1 14 60 1 16 4.3 5.5 2
94 Mike Jones 1983 1985 48 WR 12 7 60 0 36 8.6 1.3 1
95 Bill Butler 1963 1964 28 DB 3 22 59 0 11 2.7 2.1 12
96 Donovan McNabb 2011 2011 6 QB 4 14 59 1 23 4.2 9.8 2
97 Troy Williamson 2005 2007 25 WR 5 5 57 0 26 11.4 2.3 0
98 Doug Paschal 1980 1980 16 RB 1 15 53 1 10 3.5 3.3 0
99 Lorenzo Booker 2011 2011 15 RB 1 13 52 0 25 4.0 3.5 3
100 Hassan Jones 1986 1992 72 WR 29 5 52 0 37 10.4 0.7 3
101 Andrew Sendejo 2014 2014 16 S 2 1 48 0 48 48.0 3.0 0
102 Nate Burleson 2004 2005 28 WR 14 8 43 0 11 5.4 1.5 1
103 Jeff George 1999 1999 12 QB 11 16 41 0 17 2.6 3.4 8
104 Archie Manning 1983 1984 8 QB 2 12 41 0 16 3.4 5.1 4
105 George Shaw 1961 1961 8 QB 2 10 39 0 19 3.9 4.9 1
106 Ben Tate 2014 2014 3 RB 0 13 38 0 9 2.9 12.7 0
107 Bob Lee 1969 1977 47 QB 13 39 37 2 10 0.9 0.8 11
108 James Brim 1987 1987 3 WR 3 2 36 1 38 18.0 12.0 0
109 Tony Adams 1987 1987 3 QB 2 11 31 0 12 2.8 10.3 3
110 Ted Dean 1964 1964 2 FB 1 5 30 0 9 6.0 15.0 0
111 Jerome Felton 2014 2014 16 RB 0 4 27 0 21 6.8 1.7 0
112 Koren Robinson 2005 2005 14 WR 4 4 27 1 13 6.8 1.9 2
113 Bobby Phillips 1995 1995 8 RB 0 14 26 0 7 1.9 3.3 1
114 Joe Johnson 1992 1992 15 WR 2 4 26 0 9 6.5 1.7 0
115 Tony Richardson 2006 2007 23 FB 2 12 25 0 4 2.1 1.1 0
116 Bob Berry 1966 1975 20 QB 4 7 25 0 8 3.6 1.3 1
117 Cris Carter 1990 2001 76 WR 44 10 24 0 8 2.4 0.3 3
118 Adam Walker 1987 1987 2 RB 0 5 24 0 11 4.8 12.0 0
119 Billy Waddy 1984 1984 4 WR 0 3 24 0 11 8.0 6.0 1
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
120 Jeff Dugan 2007 2010 57 TE 2 11 23 0 5 2.1 0.4 1
121 Robert Green 1997 1997 3 RB 0 6 22 0 8 3.7 7.3 0
122 Naufahu Tahi 2007 2010 40 RB 1 10 21 0 6 2.1 0.5 0
123 Qadry Ismail 1993 1995 31 WR 7 4 21 0 7 5.3 0.7 4
124 Jeff Womack 1987 1987 2 RB 1 9 20 0 13 2.2 10.0 0
125 Bubby Brister 2000 2000 2 QB 0 5 20 0 12 4.0 10.0 1
126 Leo Lewis 1981 1989 88 WR 25 14 19 0 16 1.4 0.2 10
127 Cedric Smith 1990 1990 15 FB 0 9 19 0 7 2.1 1.3 0
128 Bernard Berrian 2008 2010 30 WR 12 5 18 0 14 3.6 0.6 3
129 Brooks Bollinger 2007 2007 5 QB 1 5 18 0 10 3.6 3.6 1
130 Darrell Lester 1964 1964 6 FB 0 4 18 0 7 4.5 3.0 0
131 Ron Groce 1976 1976 4 RB 0 3 18 0 13 6.0 4.5 1
132 Brett Wilson 1987 1987 3 RB 0 5 16 0 6 3.2 5.3 0
133 Brett Favre 2009 2010 29 QB 21 26 15 0 10 0.6 0.5 9
134 Sam Harrell 1981 1987 5 RB 0 6 15 0 7 2.5 3.0 1
135 Eddie Johnson 2003 2003 14 P 1 2 15 0 15 7.5 1.1 2
136 Eddie Payton 1980 1980 16 RB 0 2 15 0 8 7.5 0.9 3
137 Wayne Wilson 1986 1986 7 RB 0 8 14 0 6 1.8 2.0 0
138 Travis Prentice 2001 2001 14 RB 0 14 13 2 6 0.9 0.9 1
139 Jimmy Smith 1987 1987 1 RB 0 7 13 0 5 1.9 13.0 0
140 Billy Harris 1969 1969 13 RB 0 6 13 0 5 2.2 1.0 0
141 Leonard Moore 1987 1987 1 RB 0 4 11 0 4 2.8 11.0 0
142 Jamie Caleb 1961 1961 10 HB 0 3 11 0 4 3.7 1.1 0
143 Nick Davis 2002 2002 15 WR 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.7 4
144 Earl Denny 1968 1968 14 RB 0 2 9 0 9 4.5 0.6 1
145 Bethel Johnson 2006 2006 11 WR 1 4 8 0 5 2.0 0.7 1
146 Travis Taylor 2005 2006 32 WR 9 3 8 0 5 2.7 0.3 3
147 Ahmad Rashad 1980 1980 16 WR 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.5 0
148 Norm Snead 1971 1971 7 QB 2 6 6 1 5 1.0 0.9 2
149 Gus Frerotte 2003 2008 27 QB 8 31 5 1 5 0.2 0.2 6
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
150 Andre Thomas 1987 1987 1 RB 0 6 4 0 5 0.7 4.0 0
151 Phil Frye 1987 1987 1 RB 0 4 4 0 2 1.0 4.0 0
152 Aundrae Allison 2007 2008 26 WR 3 3 4 0 3 1.3 0.2 4
153 Jim Young 1965 1965 2 HB 0 3 4 0 4 1.3 2.0 1
154 John McCormick 1962 1962 13 QB 1 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.3 1
155 Steve Jordan 1984 1984 14 TE 3 1 4 1 4 4.0 0.3 0
156 Brian Russell 2004 2004 16 DB 5 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0
157 Robert Tate 1999 1999 16 DB 3 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 1
158 Steve Harris 1987 1987 2 RB 0 4 3 0 2 0.8 1.5 0
159 Stu Voigt 1972 1973 27 TE 6 2 3 1 2 1.5 0.1 1
160 David Nelson 1984 1984 2 RB 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.5 0
161 Troy Walters 2000 2000 12 WR 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 2
162 Willie Spencer 1976 1976 3 RB 0 4 2 0 2 0.5 0.7 1
163 Gordie Smith 1964 1964 12 TE 3 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0
164 Jeff Williams 1966 1966 3 HB 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 1
165 Sean Salisbury 1992 1994 22 QB 10 24 1 0 6 0.0 0.0 7
166 Bob Ferguson 1963 1963 2 FB 0 3 1 0 1 0.3 0.5 0
167 Randall McDaniel 1996 1996 16 G 12 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.1 0
168 Joe Senser 1980 1981 32 TE 11 2 1 0 2 0.5 0.0 3
169 John Avery 2003 2003 6 RB 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
170 Mitch Berger 1997 1997 14 P 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
171 Al Denson 1971 1971 7 FL 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
172 Paul Krause 1972 1972 14 DB 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
173 Kyle Richardson 2002 2002 16 P 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
174 Mike Saxon 1994 1994 16 P 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
175 Jeff Siemon 1981 1981 16 LB 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
176 Charles Stackhouse 2003 2003 14 FB 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
177 Larry Miller 1987 1987 2 QB 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0
178 Lance Rentzel 1965 1965 11 WR 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 4
179 Shaun Hill 2005 2005 1 QB 0 2 -2 0 -1 -1.0 -2.0 0
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
180 Harry Newsome 1990 1990 16 P 3 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.1 1
181 Jim Gustafson 1987 1987 12 WR 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0
182 Jerry Reichow 1961 1963 28 E 15 4 -3 0 21 -0.8 -0.1 0
183 Tom Hall 1964 1964 14 WR 4 4 -4 0 5 -1.0 -0.3 0
184 Jay Fiedler 1998 1998 5 QB 0 4 -6 0 -1 -1.5 -1.2 0
185 Mike Mularkey 1988 1988 16 TE 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0
186 Bucky Scribner 1987 1988 20 P 3 2 -7 0 0 -3.5 -0.4 2
187 Bobby Wade 2007 2007 16 WR 6 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 3
188 Preston Carpenter 1966 1966 12 E 5 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.8 0
189 Charles Johnson 2014 2014 12 4 1 -11 0 -11 -11.0 -0.9 1
190 Mike Eischeid 1972 1972 14 K 3 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -0.9 2
191 Dwight Collins 1984 1984 16 WR 1 3 -14 0 1 -4.7 -0.9 0
192 Chris Kluwe 2008 2011 32 P 5 3 -19 0 0 -6.3 -0.6 2
193 Mike Mercer 1961 1961 14 K 2 1 -32 0 -32 -32.0 -2.3 0