NFL Touchdowns Year-by-Year Leaders

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


  • + indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses
Leaders Table
Year Player TD Tm
2019Aaron Jones (24)9GNB
2019Christian McCaffrey (23)9CAR
2018Todd Gurley (24)21LAR
2017Todd Gurley (23)19LAR
2016David Johnson (24)20ARI
2015Doug Baldwin (26)14SEA
2015Devonta Freeman (23)14ATL
2015Brandon Marshall (31)14NYJ
2015Allen Robinson (22)14JAX
2014Marshawn Lynch (28)17SEA
2013Jamaal Charles (26)19KAN
2012Arian Foster (26)17HOU
2011LeSean McCoy (23)20PHI
2010Arian Foster (24)18HOU
2009Adrian Peterson (24)18MIN
2008DeAngelo Williams (25)20CAR
2007Randy Moss+ (30)23NWE
2006LaDainian Tomlinson+ (27)31SDG
2005Shaun Alexander (28)28SEA
2004Shaun Alexander (27)20SEA
2003Priest Holmes (29)27KAN
2002Priest Holmes (28)24KAN
2001Marshall Faulk+ (28)21STL
2000Marshall Faulk+ (27)26STL
1999Stephen Davis (25)17WAS
1999Edgerrin James (21)17IND
1998Terrell Davis+ (25)23DEN
1997Karim Abdul-Jabbar (23)16MIA
1996Terry Allen (28)21WAS
1995Emmitt Smith+ (26)25DAL
1994Emmitt Smith+ (25)22DAL
1993Jerry Rice+ (30)16SFO
1992Emmitt Smith+ (23)19DAL
1991Barry Sanders+ (23)17DET
1990Barry Sanders+ (22)16DET
1989Dalton Hilliard (25)18NOR
1988Greg Bell (26)18RAM
1987Jerry Rice+ (24)23SFO
1986George Rogers (27)18WAS
1985Joe Morris (24)21NYG
1984Marcus Allen+ (24)18RAI
1984Mark Clayton (23)18MIA
1983John Riggins+ (34)24WAS
1982Marcus Allen+ (22)14RAI
1981Chuck Muncie (28)19SDG
1980Billy Sims (24)16DET
1979Earl Campbell+ (24)19HOU
1978David Sims (22)15SEA
1977Walter Payton+ (23)16CHI
1976Chuck Foreman (25)14MIN
1976Franco Harris+ (26)14PIT
1975O.J. Simpson+ (28)23BUF
1974Chuck Foreman (23)15MIN
1973Larry Brown (25)14WAS
1972Emerson Boozer (29)14NYJ
1972Ron Johnson (24)14NYG
1971Duane Thomas (24)13DAL
1970Dick Gordon (26)13CHI
1970MacArthur Lane (28)13STL
1969Warren Wells (26)14OAK
1969Tom Matte (30)13BAL
1969Lance Rentzel (25)13DAL
1968Leroy Kelly+ (26)20CLE
1968Warren Wells (25)12OAK
1967Homer Jones (26)14NYG
1967Emerson Boozer (24)13NYJ
1966Leroy Kelly+ (24)16CLE
1966Dan Reeves (22)16DAL
1966Lance Alworth+ (26)13SDG
1965Gale Sayers+ (22)22CHI
1965Lance Alworth+ (25)14SDG
1965Don Maynard+ (30)14NYJ
1964Lenny Moore+ (30)20BAL
1964Lance Alworth+ (24)15SDG
1963Art Powell (26)16OAK
1963Jim Brown+ (27)15CLE
1962Abner Haynes (24)19DTX
1962Jim Taylor+ (26)19GNB
1961Bill Groman (25)18HOU
1961Jim Taylor+ (25)16GNB
1960Paul Hornung+ (24)15GNB
1960Sonny Randle (24)15STL
1960Art Powell (23)14NYT
1959Raymond Berry+ (26)14BAL
1959Jim Brown+ (23)14CLE
1958Jim Brown+ (22)18CLE
1957Lenny Moore+ (23)11BAL
1956Rick Casares (25)14CHI
1955Alan Ameche (22)9BAL
1955Harlon Hill (23)9CHI
1954Harlon Hill (22)12CHI
1953Joe Perry+ (26)13SFO
1952Cloyce Box (29)15DET
1951Elroy Hirsch+ (28)17RAM
1950Bob Shaw (29)12CRD
1949Gene Roberts (26)17NYG
1949Alyn Beals (28)12SFO
1948Chet Mutryn (27)16BUF
1948Mal Kutner (27)15CRD
1947Spec Sanders (29)19NYY
1947Steve Van Buren+ (26)14PHI
1946Spec Sanders (28)12NYY
1946Ted Fritsch (25)10GNB
1945Steve Van Buren+ (24)18PHI
1944Don Hutson+ (31)9GNB
1944Bill Paschal (23)9NYG
1943Don Hutson+ (30)12GNB
1943Bill Paschal (22)12NYG
1942Don Hutson+ (29)17GNB
1941Don Hutson+ (28)12GNB
1940Johnny Drake (24)9RAM
1940Dick Todd (25)9WAS
1939Andy Farkas (23)11WAS
1938Don Hutson+ (25)9GNB
1937Cliff Battles+ (27)7WAS
1937Clarke Hinkle+ (28)7GNB
1937Don Hutson+ (24)7GNB
1936Don Hutson+ (23)8GNB
1935Ernie Caddel (24)6DET
1935Dutch Clark+ (28)6DET
1935Don Hutson+ (22)6GNB
1935Bill Karr (24)6CHI
1934Beattie Feathers (25)9CHI
1933Kink Richards (22)7NYG
1932Red Grange+ (29)7CHI
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