NFL Rushing Attempts Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

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

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Leaders Table
Year Player Att Tm
2017Leonard Fournette (22)46JAX
2016Le'Veon Bell (24)65PIT
2015C.J. Anderson (24)54DEN
2014Marshawn Lynch (28)63SEA
2013Marshawn Lynch (27)65SEA
2012Ray Rice (25)84BAL
2011Ahmad Bradshaw (25)63NYG
2010James Starks (24)81GNB
2009Shonn Greene (24)54NYJ
2008Willie Parker (27)70PIT
2007Brandon Jacobs (25)62NYG
2006Joseph Addai (23)76IND
2005Shaun Alexander (28)60SEA
2004Corey Dillon (29)65NWE
2003Stephen Davis (29)64CAR
2003Antowain Smith (31)64NWE
2002Michael Pittman (27)54TAM
2001Marshall Faulk+ (28)64STL
2000Jamal Lewis (21)103BAL
1999Eddie George (25)108TEN
1998Terrell Davis+ (25)78DEN
1997Terrell Davis+ (24)112DEN
1996Natrone Means (24)71JAX
1995Emmitt Smith+ (26)74DAL
1994Natrone Means (22)57SDG
1993Emmitt Smith+ (24)66DAL
1992Emmitt Smith+ (23)71DAL
1991Thurman Thomas+ (25)58BUF
1990Thurman Thomas+ (24)72BUF
1989Roger Craig (29)62SFO
1988Ickey Woods (22)72CIN
1987Timmy Smith (23)51WAS
1986Joe Morris (25)73NYG
1985Craig James (24)72NWE
1984Walter Payton+ (30)46CHI
1983John Riggins+ (34)87WAS
1982John Riggins+ (33)136WAS
1981Pete Johnson (27)52CIN
1980Mark van Eeghen (28)72OAK
1979Wendell Tyler (24)64RAM
1978Earl Campbell+ (23)75HOU
1977Chuck Foreman (26)52MIN
1976Chuck Foreman (25)52MIN
1975Franco Harris+ (25)81PIT
1974Franco Harris+ (24)87PIT
1973Larry Csonka+ (26)82MIA
1972Larry Brown (24)77WAS
1971Duane Thomas (24)55DAL
1970Duane Thomas (23)75DAL
1969Dave Osborn (26)38MIN
1968Matt Snell (27)49NYJ
1967Donny Anderson (24)44GNB
1966Jim Taylor+ (30)27GNB
1965Jim Taylor+ (29)50GNB
1964Jim Brown+ (28)27CLE
1963Larry Garron (26)22BOS
1962Jim Taylor+ (26)31GNB
1961Paul Hornung+ (25)20GNB
1960Jim Taylor+ (24)24GNB
1959Alan Ameche (26)9BAL
1958Frank Gifford+ (28)35NYG
1957Jim Brown+ (21)20CLE
1956Rick Casares (25)14CHI
1955Dan Towler (27)14RAM
1954Fred Morrison (27)10CLE
1953Bob Hoernschemeyer (27)17DET
1952Bob Hoernschemeyer (26)18DET
1951Dan Towler (23)16RAM
1950Dick Hoerner (28)31RAM
1949Steve Van Buren+ (28)31PHI
1948Steve Van Buren+ (27)26PHI
1947Steve Van Buren+ (26)36PHI
1946Spec Sanders (28)14NYY
1945Jim Gillette (27)17RAM
1944Ted Fritsch (23)17GNB
1943Andy Farkas (27)33WAS
1942Bob Seymour (26)14WAS
1941Norm Standlee (22)32CHI
1940Ray Nolting (26)13CHI
1939Clarke Hinkle+ (30)13GNB
1939Cecil Isbell (24)13GNB
1938Hank Soar (24)20NYG
1937Cliff Battles+ (27)17WAS
1936Clarke Hinkle+ (27)16GNB
1935Buddy Parker (21)20DET
1934Bronko Nagurski+ (25)24CHI
1933Bronko Nagurski+ (24)13CHI
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