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
78Edgerrin James+ (21)2,1391999IND
79Jerious Norwood (25)2,1382008ATL
80Jim Brown+ (27)2,1311963CLE
81Wes Welker (25)2,1292006MIA
82Tiki Barber (31)2,1272006NYG
83Dante Hall (23)2,1202002KAN
84David Johnson (24)2,1182016ARI
85Thurman Thomas+ (26)2,1131992BUF
86Priest Holmes (29)2,1102003KAN
87Garrison Hearst (27)2,1051998SFO
88Abner Haynes (22)2,1001960DTX
89Tiki Barber (29)2,0962004NYG
90James Brooks (22)2,0931981SDG
Todd Gurley (23)2,0932017LAR
Larry Johnson (25)2,0932005KAN
93Terrence Wilkins (24)2,0891999IND
94Tiki Barber (25)2,0852000NYG
95Ted Ginn Jr. (22)2,0842007MIA
96Percy Harvin (21)2,0812009MIN
Brian Mitchell (29)2,0811997WAS
98Glyn Milburn (24)2,0801995DEN
99Chris Carr (23)2,0782006OAK
100Antonio Brown (27)2,0742015PIT
101O.J. Simpson+ (26)2,0731973BUF
102Bruce Harper (25)2,0721980NYJ
103Roger Craig (28)2,0681988SFO
Ray Rice (24)2,0682011BAL
105Billy Hillenbrand (26)2,0671948BCL
106Roger Craig (25)2,0661985SFO
107Terry Metcalf (22)2,0581974STL
108Walter Payton+ (30)2,0521984CHI
109Herschel Walker (28)2,0511990MIN
110Emmitt Smith + (23)2,0481992DAL
111Billy Cannon (24)2,0431961HOU
Ray Rice (22)2,0432009BAL
113Leon Washington (25)2,0402007NYJ
114Thurman Thomas+ (25)2,0381991BUF
115William Andrews (25)2,0361981ATL
Eric Dickerson+ (28)2,0361988IND
117Walter Payton+ (31)2,0341985CHI
118Edgerrin James+ (26)2,0312004IND
119Antonio Brown (26)2,0302014PIT
Terrell Davis + (24)2,0301997DEN
121Saquon Barkley (21)2,0282018NYG
Walter Payton+ (29)2,0281983CHI
123Eric Dickerson+ (26)2,0261986RAM
124Jermaine Lewis (22)2,0251997BAL
Glyn Milburn (28)2,0251999CHI
126Ernie Mills (26)2,0241995PIT
127Gary Anderson (25)2,0221986SDG
Terry Metcalf (25)2,0221977STL
129Adrian Peterson (22)2,0212007MIN
130Cordarrelle Patterson (22)2,0202013MIN
131Herschel Walker (26)2,0191988DAL
132Maurice Jones-Drew (22)2,0142007JAX
Barry Foster (23)2,0141992PIT
Leroy Kelly+ (24)2,0141966CLE
135Wilbert Montgomery (24)2,0121979PHI
136Derrick Mason (27)2,0042001TEN
137Ezekiel Elliott (23)2,0012018DAL
138Amos Marsh (23)1,9981962DAL
139Brian Mitchell (28)1,9951996WAS
140Steve Smith (22)1,9942001CAR
141Charlie Rogers (24)1,9922000SEA
142Tiki Barber (27)1,9892002NYG
143Ezekiel Elliott (21)1,9872016DAL
144Eric Guliford (27)1,9861997NOR
Gerald Riggs (24)1,9861985ATL
Vic Washington (25)1,9861971SFO
147Eric Metcalf (27)1,9831995ATL
148Earl Campbell+ (25)1,9811980HOU
Ahman Green (24)1,9812001GNB
150Jamaal Charles (26)1,9802013KAN
Bruce Harper (24)1,9801979NYJ
152Tony Dorsett+ (27)1,9711981DAL
153Christian McCaffrey (22)1,9652018CAR
154Maurice Jones-Drew (26)1,9642011JAX
Calvin Johnson (26)1,9642012DET
156Eddie George (26)1,9622000TEN
157Shaun Alexander (28)1,9582005SEA
158Brian Westbrook (27)1,9552006PHI
159Stump Mitchell (26)1,9501985STL
160LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)1,9492007SDG
161Jarvis Landry (22)1,9472015MIA
Stump Mitchell (22)1,9471981STL
163Le'Veon Bell (25)1,9462017PIT
Nate Burleson (26)1,9462007SEA
Jerry LeVias (23)1,9461969HOU
166Tyrone Hughes (26)1,9431996NOR
167Fred Taylor (27)1,9422003JAX
168Steve Smith (26)1,9402005CAR
Kevin Williams (24)1,9401995DAL
170Chris Carr (22)1,9372005OAK
Eric Metcalf (28)1,9371996ATL
172Jamaal Charles (23)1,9352010KAN
173Matt Forte (27)1,9332013CHI
Curtis Martin + (31)1,9332004NYJ
Chet Mutryn (26)1,9331947BUF
176Eric Metcalf (25)1,9321993CLE
177Dave Meggett (29)1,9311995NWE
178Rick Upchurch (23)1,9291975DEN
179Antonio Brown (25)1,9282013PIT
180Chris Warren (24)1,9271992SEA
181Marcus Allen+ (24)1,9261984RAI
Doug Martin (23)1,9262012TAM
183David Wilson (21)1,9252012NYG
184Wilbert Montgomery (26)1,9231981PHI
Walter Payton+ (25)1,9231979CHI
186Glyn Milburn (23)1,9221994DEN
187Jacoby Jones (28)1,9202012BAL
188Steve Breaston (25)1,9182008ARI
Roell Preston (26)1,9181998GNB
190Jim Brown+ (25)1,9171961CLE
191Tyler Lockett (22)1,9152015SEA
192Ottis Anderson (22)1,9131979STL
Thurman Thomas+ (23)1,9131989BUF
194Jarvis Landry (21)1,9122014MIA
195Glyn Milburn (25)1,9111996DET
196Kevin Faulk (24)1,9092000NWE
Carl Garrett (22)1,9091969BOS
Stefan Logan (29)1,9092010DET
Steve Smith (23)1,9092002CAR
200Percy Harvin (22)1,9082010MIN
Devin Hester (31)1,9082014ATL
202Billy Sims (24)1,9071980DET
203Josh Cribbs (28)1,9052011CLE
Jacoby Ford (23)1,9052010OAK
Clinton Portis (22)1,9052003DEN
206Charlie Garner (30)1,9042002OAK
207Alvin Kamara (22)1,9012017NOR
Adrian Peterson (23)1,9012008MIN
209Emmitt Smith + (24)1,9001993DAL
Steve Smith (24)1,9002003CAR
211Tyrone Hughes (25)1,8981995NOR
Barry Sanders + (27)1,8981995DET
213Tamarick Vanover (21)1,8971995KAN
214Billy Grimes (23)1,8961950GNB
215Tony Collins (22)1,8931981NWE
216Stump Mitchell (25)1,8891984STL
Leon Washington (28)1,8892010SEA
218Le'Veon Bell (24)1,8882016PIT
Billy Sims (25)1,8881981DET
Josh Wilson (23)1,8882008SEA
221Steve Breaston (24)1,8862007ARI
Glyn Milburn (27)1,8861998CHI
223Larry Garron (26)1,8841963BOS
Jerry Rice + (32)1,8841995SFO
225Maurice Jones-Drew (24)1,8812009JAX
226Wes Welker (23)1,87920042TM
227Walter Payton+ (24)1,8751978CHI
228Devin Hester (24)1,8742007CHI
229Jim Brown+ (29)1,8721965CLE
Desmond Howard (30)1,8722000DET
Clinton Portis (21)1,8722002DEN
232Julio Jones (26)1,8712015ATL
233Barry Sanders + (21)1,8701989DET
234Reidel Anthony (21)1,8691998TAM
Robert Smith (28)1,8692000MIN
Joe Washington (24)1,8691978BAL
237Chris Warren (26)1,8681994SEA
238Bruce Harper (22)1,8671977NYJ
Lorenzo White (26)1,8671992HOU
240Shaun Alexander (27)1,8662004SEA
Kevin Williams (27)1,8661998BUF
242Abner Haynes (23)1,8651961DTX
243Tyrone Hughes (24)1,8641994NOR
244Tim Dwight (24)1,8611999ATL
245Marc Mariani (23)1,8592010TEN
246Ameer Abdullah (22)1,8572015DET
247Barry Sanders + (23)1,8551991DET
Ricky Watters (27)1,8551996PHI
Ricky Watters (31)1,8552000SEA
250Reggie Swinton (26)1,8542001DAL