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Leaders Table
Rank Player Att Years Tm
1Emmitt Smith +4,4091990-20042TM
2Walter Payton+3,8381975-1987chi
3Frank Gore3,6342005-20205TM
4Curtis Martin +3,5181995-20052TM
5Jerome Bettis+3,4791993-20052TM
6LaDainian Tomlinson+3,1742001-20112TM
7Adrian Peterson3,1162007-20205TM
8Barry Sanders +3,0621989-1998det
9Edgerrin James+3,0281999-20093TM
10Marcus Allen+3,0221982-19972TM
11Eric Dickerson+2,9961983-19934TM
12Franco Harris+2,9491972-19842TM
13Tony Dorsett+2,9361977-19882TM
14John Riggins+2,9161971-19852TM
15Thurman Thomas+2,8771988-20002TM
16Eddie George2,8651996-20042TM
17Marshall Faulk+2,8361994-20052TM
18Steven Jackson2,7642004-20153TM
19Thomas Jones2,6782000-20115TM
20Warrick Dunn2,6691997-20082TM
21Ricky Watters2,6221992-20013TM
22Corey Dillon2,6181997-20062TM
23Ottis Anderson 2,5621979-19922TM
24Jamal Lewis2,5422000-20092TM
25Fred Taylor2,5341998-20102TM
26Marshawn Lynch 2,4532007-20193TM
LeSean McCoy2,4532009-20204TM
28Ricky Williams2,4311999-20113TM
29O.J. Simpson+2,4041969-19792TM
30Jim Brown+2,3591957-1965cle
31Matt Forte 2,3562008-20172TM
32Clinton Portis2,2302002-20102TM
33Tiki Barber2,2171997-2006nyg
34Shaun Alexander 2,1872000-20082TM
Earl Campbell+2,1871978-19852TM
36Chris Johnson 2,1632008-20173TM
37Terry Allen2,1521991-20015TM
38Earnest Byner2,0951984-19973TM
Willis McGahee2,0952004-20134TM
40Ahman Green2,0561998-20093TM
41Roger Craig1,9911983-19933TM
42Gerald Riggs1,9891982-19912TM
43Herschel Walker1,9541986-19974TM
44Stephen Davis 1,9451996-20063TM
45Jim Taylor+1,9411958-19672TM
46Joe Perry +1,9291948-19632TM
47Larry Csonka +1,8911968-19792TM
48Maurice Jones-Drew1,8472006-20142TM
49Mike Pruitt1,8441976-19863TM
50Garrison Hearst1,8311993-20044TM
51Rodney Hampton 1,8241990-1997nyg
52Freeman McNeil1,7981981-1992nyj
53Chris Warren1,7911990-20003TM
54Antowain Smith1,7841997-20054TM
55Priest Holmes1,7801997-20072TM
56DeAngelo Williams1,7302006-20162TM
57Leroy Kelly+1,7271964-1973cle
58Jonathan Stewart1,7052008-20182TM
59Curt Warner1,6981983-19902TM
60George Rogers1,6921981-19872TM
61James Brooks1,6851981-19924TM
62Lydell Mitchell 1,6751972-19803TM
63Terrell Davis +1,6551995-2001den
64Mark van Eeghen1,6521974-19832TM
65Bill Brown1,6491961-19742TM
66Floyd Little+1,6411967-1975den
67Michael Turner1,6392004-20122TM
68Ken Willard1,6221965-19742TM
69DeMarco Murray1,6042011-20173TM
70Cedric Benson 1,6002005-20123TM
71James Wilder1,5861981-19903TM
72Mark Ingram1,5732011-20202TM
73John Henry Johnson+1,5711954-19664TM
74Chuck Muncie1,5611976-19842TM
75Chuck Foreman1,5561973-19802TM
76Wilbert Montgomery1,5401977-19852TM
77Charlie Garner1,5371994-20044TM
78Larry Brown1,5301969-1976was
79Lawrence McCutcheon1,5211972-19814TM
80Rudi Johnson1,5172001-20082TM
81Neal Anderson 1,5151986-1993chi
82Don Perkins 1,5001961-1968dal
83Le'Veon Bell1,4992013-20203TM
84LeGarrette Blount1,4952010-20185TM
Sammy Winder1,4951982-1990den
86Pete Johnson1,4891977-19843TM
87Travis Henry 1,4882001-20073TM
88James Stewart1,4781995-20022TM
89Arian Foster 1,4762009-20162TM
90Calvin Hill1,4521969-19813TM
91Rick Casares1,4311955-19663TM
92Ray Rice1,4302008-2013rav
Duce Staley1,4301997-20062TM
94Deuce McAllister1,4292001-2008nor
95Larry Johnson1,4272003-20114TM
96Joe Morris 1,4111982-19912TM
Robert Smith1,4111993-2000min
98Natrone Means1,4091993-20003TM
99Jamaal Charles1,4072008-20183TM
100Todd Gurley1,4052015-20202TM
101Michael Pittman1,3921998-20083TM
102Sam Cunningham1,3851973-1982nwe
Brian Westbrook 1,3852002-20102TM
104Adrian Murrell1,3751993-20034TM
105Alfred Morris 1,3742012-20194TM
106Mike Alstott 1,3591996-2006tam
107Lamar Miller1,3542012-20182TM
108John Brockington 1,3471971-19772TM
109Marion Butts1,3451989-19953TM
110Wendell Tyler1,3441977-19862TM
111Jim Nance1,3411965-19732TM
112Jamal Anderson 1,3291994-2001atl
113Doug Martin 1,3222012-20182TM
Lamar Smith1,3221994-20034TM
115Steve Van Buren+1,3201944-1951phi
116William Andrews1,3151979-1986atl
117Delvin Williams1,3121974-19813TM
118Joe Cribbs1,3091980-19884TM
119Mike Garrett1,3081966-19732TM
120Fred Jackson1,3052007-20152TM
121Darren McFadden1,3022008-20172TM
122Emerson Boozer1,2911966-1975nyj
Kevin Mack1,2911985-1993cle
124Reggie Bush1,2862006-20165TM
125Ezekiel Elliott1,2822016-2020dal
126Ronnie Brown1,2812005-20144TM
127Julius Jones1,2802004-20103TM
128Tyrone Wheatley1,2701995-20042TM
129Willie Parker1,2532004-2009pit
130Christian Okoye1,2461987-1992kan
131John Williams1,2451986-19952TM
132Dorsey Levens 1,2431994-20043TM
133Chris Ivory1,2272010-20184TM
134Dick Bass1,2181960-1969ram
135MacArthur Lane 1,2061968-19783TM
136Greg Bell1,2041984-19903TM
Ron Johnson1,2041969-19752TM
138Dexter Bussey1,2031974-1984det
139Tom Matte1,2001961-1972clt
140Donny Anderson 1,1971966-19742TM
141Greg Pruitt1,1961973-19842TM
Alex Webster1,1961955-1964nyg
143Joe Washington1,1951977-19854TM
144Tony Collins1,1911981-19902TM
145Ryan Mathews1,1842010-20162TM
146Dave Osborn 1,1791965-19762TM
147Errict Rhett1,1741994-20003TM
148Rob Carpenter1,1721977-19863TM
149Clarke Hinkle+1,1711932-1941gnb
150Ollie Matson+1,1701952-19664TM
Altie Taylor1,1701969-19762TM
152Leonard Russell1,1641991-19964TM
153Robert Newhouse1,1601972-1983dal
Jim Otis1,1601970-19783TM
Chester Taylor1,1602002-20114TM
156Mike Rozier1,1591985-19912TM
157John David Crow1,1571958-19682TM
Ed Podolak1,1571969-1977kan
159Marion Barber III1,1562005-20112TM
160Harold Green1,1511990-19983TM
161Dave Hampton 1,1481969-19763TM
162Clem Daniels 1,1461960-19683TM
163Melvin Gordon1,1412015-20202TM
Brandon Jacobs1,1412005-20132TM
165Dick Hoak1,1321961-1970pit
166Billy Sims1,1311980-1984det
167Dalton Hilliard1,1261986-1993nor
168Hugh McElhenny+1,1241952-19644TM
169Ted Brown1,1171979-1986min
170Edgar Bennett1,1151992-19992TM
171Latavius Murray1,1082014-20203TM
172Carlos Hyde1,1032014-20205TM
173J.D. Smith1,1001956-19663TM
174Joseph Addai1,0952006-2011clt
175Mike Thomas 1,0871975-19802TM
176Ahmad Bradshaw1,0832007-20152TM
177Rashard Mendenhall1,0812008-20132TM
178Lenny Moore+1,0691956-1967clt
179Reggie Cobb 1,0651990-19964TM
180Lorenzo White1,0621988-19952TM
181Bob Hoernschemeyer1,0591946-19553TM
Earnest Jackson1,0591983-19883TM
183Matt Snell1,0571964-1972nyj
184Cadillac Williams1,0552005-20112TM
185Johnny Hector1,0511983-1992nyj
186Johnny Johnson1,0461990-19942TM
187Bill Mathis1,0441960-1969nyj
Anthony Thomas1,0442001-20074TM
189Tommy Mason1,0401961-19713TM
190Abner Haynes1,0361960-19674TM
191Gary Brown1,0321991-19993TM
192Tony Galbreath1,0311976-19873TM
Carl Garrett 1,0311969-19774TM
Craig Heyward1,0311988-19985TM
195Jim Kiick 1,0291968-19773TM
196Paul Lowe1,0261960-19692TM
197Tony Canadeo+1,0251941-1952gnb
198Otis Armstrong 1,0231973-1980den
199Kevan Barlow1,0222001-20062TM
200Harvey Williams1,0211991-19982TM
201Darrin Nelson1,0201982-19922TM
202Johnny Roland1,0151966-19732TM
203Rickey Young1,0111975-19832TM
204Cookie Gilchrist1,0101962-19673TM
James Jones1,0101983-19922TM
206BenJarvus Green-Ellis1,0082008-20132TM
Leroy Hoard1,0081990-19994TM
208Devonta Freeman 1,0052014-20202TM
209Karim Abdul-Jabbar1,0041996-20003TM
210Billy Ray Barnes9941957-19663TM
211Shonn Greene9932009-20142TM
212Gale Sayers +9911965-1971chi
213Randy McMillan9901981-1986clt
214Wendell Hayes 9881963-19743TM
215Stump Mitchell 9861981-1989crd
216Cam Newton9842011-20202TM
217Ron Dayne9832000-20073TM
218Napoleon Kaufman 9781995-2000rai
219Bam Morris 9741994-19994TM
220Wilbur Jackson9711974-19822TM
221Alan Ameche9641955-1960clt
Jon Arnett9641957-19662TM
Pete Banaszak9641966-1978rai
224Ryan Grant9562007-20122TM
225Nick Pietrosante9551959-19672TM
226Frank Pollard9531980-1988pit
227Marv Hubbard9511969-19772TM
Clarence Peaks9511957-19652TM
229Derrick Henry 9472016-2020oti
230John Stephens9451988-19933TM
231Preston Pearson9411967-19803TM
232Curtis Dickey9371980-19862TM
233Rashad Jennings9302009-20163TM
234Reuben Droughns9292001-20084TM
235Rocky Bleier9281968-1980pit
236DeShaun Foster 9272003-20082TM
237Ace Gutowsky9221932-19392TM
238Mike Anderson 9192000-20072TM
Tuffy Leemans +9191936-1943nyg
240Barry Foster 9151990-1994pit
Jordan Howard9152016-20203TM
242Charley Tolar9071960-1966oti
243Doug Kotar9001974-1981nyg
Fran Rogel9001950-1957pit
245Walt Garrison8991966-1974dal
Wayne Morris 8991976-19842TM
247LaMont Jordan8972001-20094TM
248Paul Hornung +8931957-1966gnb
249Timmy Brown 8891959-19683TM
250Jess Phillips8881968-19774TM