NFL All-Purpose Yards Single-Season Leaders (since 1945)

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Leaders Table
Rank Player APYd Year Tm
1Darren Sproles (28)2,6962011NOR
2Derrick Mason (26)2,6902000TEN
3Michael Lewis (30)2,6472002NOR
4Lionel James (23)2,5351985SDG
5Fred Jackson (28)2,5162009BUF
6Josh Cribbs (26)2,5102009CLE
7Chris Johnson (23)2,5092009TEN
8Brian Mitchell (26)2,4771994WAS
9Terry Metcalf (23)2,4621975STL
10Dante Hall (24)2,4462003KAN
11Mack Herron (26)2,4441974NWE
12Gale Sayers+ (23)2,4401966CHI
13Marshall Faulk+ (26)2,4291999STL
14Timmy Brown (26)2,4281963PHI
15MarTay Jenkins (25)2,4022000ARI
16Christian McCaffrey (23)2,3922019CAR
17Tiki Barber (30)2,3902005NYG
18LaDainian Tomlinson+ (24)2,3702003SDG
19Danny Amendola (24)2,3642010STL
20Barry Sanders+ (29)2,3581997DET
21Brian Mitchell (30)2,3571998WAS
22Brian Mitchell (27)2,3481995WAS
23Jamaal Charles (22)2,3422009KAN
Randall Cobb (22)2,3422012GNB
25Steven Jackson (23)2,3342006STL
26Leon Washington (26)2,3322008NYJ
27Darren Sproles (26)2,3232009SDG
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (27)2,3232006SDG
29Tim Brown+ (22)2,3171988RAI
30Adrian Peterson (27)2,3142012MIN
31Josh Cribbs (24)2,3122007CLE
32Marcus Allen+ (25)2,3081985RAI
33Timmy Brown (25)2,3061962PHI
34Edgerrin James+ (22)2,3032000IND
35Danny Amendola (23)2,3022009STL
36Darren Sproles (25)2,2952008SDG
37Chet Mutryn (27)2,2881948BUF
38Priest Holmes (28)2,2872002KAN
39Dante Hall (26)2,2832005KAN
40Gale Sayers+ (22)2,2721965CHI
41Jamal Lewis (24)2,2712003BAL
42Spec Sanders (29)2,2651947NYY
43DeMarco Murray (26)2,2612014DAL
44Eric Dickerson+ (24)2,2591984RAM
45Maurice Jones-Drew (21)2,2502006JAX
Ahman Green (26)2,2502003GNB
47O.J. Simpson+ (28)2,2431975BUF
48Marshall Faulk+ (25)2,2401998IND
49Dante Hall (25)2,2362004KAN
50James Wilder (26)2,2291984TAM
51Terrell Davis+ (25)2,2251998DEN
52Arian Foster (24)2,2212010HOU
53Walter Payton+ (23)2,2161977CHI
Ricky Williams (25)2,2162002MIA
55Le'Veon Bell (22)2,2152014PIT
56Eric Dickerson+ (23)2,2121983RAM
57Antonio Brown (23)2,2112011PIT
58Darren Sproles (27)2,2102010SDG
59Wes Welker (24)2,2082005MIA
60Marshall Faulk+ (27)2,2072000STL
Jerious Norwood (24)2,2072007ATL
62Larry Johnson (26)2,1992006KAN
63Otis Armstrong (23)2,1981974DEN
64Kevin Williams (26)2,1911997ARI
65Brian Westbrook (28)2,1832007PHI
66Frank Gore (23)2,1802006SFO
67William Andrews (27)2,1761983ATL
68LaDainian Tomlinson+ (23)2,1722002SDG
69Priest Holmes (27)2,1692001KAN
70Barry Sanders+ (26)2,1661994DET
71Jamal Anderson (25)2,1651998ATL
72Bruce Harper (23)2,1571978NYJ
73Deuce McAllister (24)2,1542003NOR
74Emmitt Smith+ (26)2,1481995DAL
75Dick Christy (26)2,1471962NYT
Marshall Faulk+ (28)2,1472001STL
77LeSean McCoy (25)2,1462013PHI
78Derrick Henry (26)2,1412020TEN
79Edgerrin James+ (21)2,1391999IND
80Jerious Norwood (25)2,1382008ATL
81Jim Brown+ (27)2,1311963CLE
82Wes Welker (25)2,1292006MIA
83Tiki Barber (31)2,1272006NYG
84Dante Hall (23)2,1202002KAN
85David Johnson (24)2,1182016ARI
86Thurman Thomas+ (26)2,1131992BUF
87Priest Holmes (29)2,1102003KAN
88Garrison Hearst (27)2,1051998SFO
89Abner Haynes (22)2,1001960DTX
90Tiki Barber (29)2,0962004NYG
91James Brooks (22)2,0931981SDG
Todd Gurley (23)2,0932017LAR
Larry Johnson (25)2,0932005KAN
94Terrence Wilkins (24)2,0891999IND
95Tiki Barber (25)2,0852000NYG
96Ted Ginn Jr. (22)2,0842007MIA
97Percy Harvin (21)2,0812009MIN
Brian Mitchell (29)2,0811997WAS
99Glyn Milburn (24)2,0801995DEN
100Chris Carr (23)2,0782006OAK
101Antonio Brown (27)2,0742015PIT
102O.J. Simpson+ (26)2,0731973BUF
103Bruce Harper (25)2,0721980NYJ
104Roger Craig (28)2,0681988SFO
Ray Rice (24)2,0682011BAL
106Billy Hillenbrand (26)2,0671948BCL
107Roger Craig (25)2,0661985SFO
108Terry Metcalf (22)2,0581974STL
109Walter Payton+ (30)2,0521984CHI
110Herschel Walker (28)2,0511990MIN
111Emmitt Smith+ (23)2,0481992DAL
112Billy Cannon (24)2,0431961HOU
Ray Rice (22)2,0432009BAL
114Leon Washington (25)2,0402007NYJ
115Thurman Thomas+ (25)2,0381991BUF
116William Andrews (25)2,0361981ATL
Eric Dickerson+ (28)2,0361988IND
118Walter Payton+ (31)2,0341985CHI
119Edgerrin James+ (26)2,0312004IND
120Antonio Brown (26)2,0302014PIT
Terrell Davis+ (24)2,0301997DEN
122Saquon Barkley (21)2,0282018NYG
Walter Payton+ (29)2,0281983CHI
124Eric Dickerson+ (26)2,0261986RAM
125Jermaine Lewis (22)2,0251997BAL
Glyn Milburn (28)2,0251999CHI
127Ernie Mills (26)2,0241995PIT
128Gary Anderson (25)2,0221986SDG
Terry Metcalf (25)2,0221977STL
130Adrian Peterson (22)2,0212007MIN
131Cordarrelle Patterson (22)2,0202013MIN
132Herschel Walker (26)2,0191988DAL
133Maurice Jones-Drew (22)2,0142007JAX
Barry Foster (23)2,0141992PIT
Leroy Kelly+ (24)2,0141966CLE
136Wilbert Montgomery (24)2,0121979PHI
137Derrick Mason (27)2,0042001TEN
138Ezekiel Elliott (23)2,0012018DAL
139Amos Marsh (23)1,9981962DAL
140Brian Mitchell (28)1,9951996WAS
141Steve Smith (22)1,9942001CAR
142Charlie Rogers (24)1,9922000SEA
143Tiki Barber (27)1,9892002NYG
144Ezekiel Elliott (21)1,9872016DAL
145Eric Guliford (27)1,9861997NOR
Gerald Riggs (24)1,9861985ATL
Vic Washington (25)1,9861971SFO
148Eric Metcalf (27)1,9831995ATL
149Earl Campbell+ (25)1,9811980HOU
Ahman Green (24)1,9812001GNB
151Jamaal Charles (26)1,9802013KAN
Bruce Harper (24)1,9801979NYJ
153Tony Dorsett+ (27)1,9711981DAL
154Christian McCaffrey (22)1,9652018CAR
155Maurice Jones-Drew (26)1,9642011JAX
Calvin Johnson+ (26)1,9642012DET
157Eddie George (26)1,9622000TEN
158Shaun Alexander (28)1,9582005SEA
159Brian Westbrook (27)1,9552006PHI
160Stump Mitchell (26)1,9501985STL
161LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)1,9492007SDG
162Jarvis Landry (22)1,9472015MIA
Stump Mitchell (22)1,9471981STL
164Le'Veon Bell (25)1,9462017PIT
Nate Burleson (26)1,9462007SEA
Jerry LeVias (23)1,9461969HOU
167Tyrone Hughes (26)1,9431996NOR
168Fred Taylor (27)1,9422003JAX
169Steve Smith (26)1,9402005CAR
Kevin Williams (24)1,9401995DAL
171Chris Carr (22)1,9372005OAK
Eric Metcalf (28)1,9371996ATL
173Jamaal Charles (23)1,9352010KAN
174Matt Forte (27)1,9332013CHI
Curtis Martin+ (31)1,9332004NYJ
Chet Mutryn (26)1,9331947BUF
177Eric Metcalf (25)1,9321993CLE
178Dave Meggett (29)1,9311995NWE
179Rick Upchurch (23)1,9291975DEN
180Antonio Brown (25)1,9282013PIT
181Chris Warren (24)1,9271992SEA
182Marcus Allen+ (24)1,9261984RAI
Doug Martin (23)1,9262012TAM
184David Wilson (21)1,9252012NYG
185Wilbert Montgomery (26)1,9231981PHI
Walter Payton+ (25)1,9231979CHI
187Glyn Milburn (23)1,9221994DEN
188Jacoby Jones (28)1,9202012BAL
189Steve Breaston (25)1,9182008ARI
Dalvin Cook (25)1,9182020MIN
Roell Preston (26)1,9181998GNB
192Jim Brown+ (25)1,9171961CLE
193Tyler Lockett (22)1,9152015SEA
194Ottis Anderson (22)1,9131979STL
Thurman Thomas+ (23)1,9131989BUF
196Jarvis Landry (21)1,9122014MIA
197Glyn Milburn (25)1,9111996DET
198Kevin Faulk (24)1,9092000NWE
Carl Garrett (22)1,9091969BOS
Stefan Logan (29)1,9092010DET
Steve Smith (23)1,9092002CAR
202Percy Harvin (22)1,9082010MIN
Devin Hester (31)1,9082014ATL
204Billy Sims (24)1,9071980DET
205Josh Cribbs (28)1,9052011CLE
Jacoby Ford (23)1,9052010OAK
Clinton Portis (22)1,9052003DEN
208Charlie Garner (30)1,9042002OAK
209Alvin Kamara (22)1,9012017NOR
Adrian Peterson (23)1,9012008MIN
211Emmitt Smith+ (24)1,9001993DAL
Steve Smith (24)1,9002003CAR
213Tyrone Hughes (25)1,8981995NOR
Barry Sanders+ (27)1,8981995DET
215Tamarick Vanover (21)1,8971995KAN
216Billy Grimes (23)1,8961950GNB
217Tony Collins (22)1,8931981NWE
218Stump Mitchell (25)1,8891984STL
Leon Washington (28)1,8892010SEA
220Le'Veon Bell (24)1,8882016PIT
Billy Sims (25)1,8881981DET
Josh Wilson (23)1,8882008SEA
223Steve Breaston (24)1,8862007ARI
Glyn Milburn (27)1,8861998CHI
225Larry Garron (26)1,8841963BOS
Jerry Rice+ (32)1,8841995SFO
227Maurice Jones-Drew (24)1,8812009JAX
228Wes Welker (23)1,87920042TM
229Walter Payton+ (24)1,8751978CHI
230Devin Hester (24)1,8742007CHI
231Jim Brown+ (29)1,8721965CLE
Desmond Howard (30)1,8722000DET
Clinton Portis (21)1,8722002DEN
234Julio Jones (26)1,8712015ATL
235Barry Sanders+ (21)1,8701989DET
236Reidel Anthony (21)1,8691998TAM
Robert Smith (28)1,8692000MIN
Joe Washington (24)1,8691978BAL
239Chris Warren (26)1,8681994SEA
240Bruce Harper (22)1,8671977NYJ
Lorenzo White (26)1,8671992HOU
242Shaun Alexander (27)1,8662004SEA
Kevin Williams (27)1,8661998BUF
244Abner Haynes (23)1,8651961DTX
245Tyrone Hughes (24)1,8641994NOR
246Tim Dwight (24)1,8611999ATL
247Marc Mariani (23)1,8592010TEN
248Ameer Abdullah (22)1,8572015DET
249Barry Sanders+ (23)1,8551991DET
Ricky Watters (27)1,8551996PHI
Ricky Watters (31)1,8552000SEA