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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Emmitt Smith+18,3551990-20042TM
2Walter Payton+16,7261975-1987chi
3Barry Sanders+15,2691989-1998det
4Curtis Martin+14,1011995-20052TM
5Frank Gore14,0262005-20172TM
6LaDainian Tomlinson+13,6842001-20112TM
7Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
8Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
9Tony Dorsett+12,7391977-19882TM
10Jim Brown+12,3121957-1965cle
11Marshall Faulk+12,2791994-20052TM
12Adrian Peterson12,2762007-20173TM
13Edgerrin James12,2461999-20093TM
14Marcus Allen+12,2431982-19972TM
15Franco Harris+12,1201972-19842TM
16Thurman Thomas+12,0741988-20002TM
17Fred Taylor11,6951998-20102TM
18Steven Jackson11,4382004-20153TM
19John Riggins+11,3521971-19852TM
20Corey Dillon11,2411997-20062TM
21O.J. Simpson+11,2361969-19792TM
22Warrick Dunn10,9671997-20082TM
23Ricky Watters10,6431992-20013TM
24Jamal Lewis10,6072000-20092TM
25Thomas Jones10,5912000-20115TM
26Tiki Barber10,4491997-2006nyg
27Eddie George10,4411996-20042TM
28Ottis Anderson10,2731979-19922TM
29LeSean McCoy10,0922009-20172TM
30Ricky Williams10,0091999-20113TM
31Marshawn Lynch10,0032007-20173TM
32Clinton Portis9,9232002-20102TM
33Matt Forte9,7962008-20172TM
34Joe Perry+9,7231948-19632TM
35Chris Johnson9,6512008-20173TM
36Shaun Alexander9,4532000-20082TM
37Earl Campbell+9,4071978-19852TM
38Ahman Green9,2051998-20093TM
39Terry Allen8,6141991-20015TM
40Jim Taylor+8,5971958-19672TM
41Willis McGahee8,4742004-20134TM
42Earnest Byner8,2611984-19973TM
43Herschel Walker8,2251986-19974TM
44Roger Craig8,1891983-19933TM
45Gerald Riggs8,1881982-19912TM
46Priest Holmes8,1721997-20072TM
47Maurice Jones-Drew8,1672006-20142TM
48DeAngelo Williams8,0962006-20162TM
49Larry Csonka+8,0811968-19792TM
50Freeman McNeil8,0741981-1992nyj
51Stephen Davis8,0521996-20063TM
52Garrison Hearst7,9661993-20044TM
53James Brooks7,9621981-19924TM
54Chris Warren7,6961990-20003TM
55Terrell Davis+7,6071995-2001den
56Jamaal Charles7,5562008-20172TM
57Mike Pruitt7,3781976-19863TM
58Michael Turner7,3382004-20122TM
59Jonathan Stewart7,3182008-2017car
60Leroy Kelly+7,2741964-1973cle
61George Rogers7,1761981-19872TM
62DeMarco Murray7,1742011-20173TM
63Charlie Garner7,0971994-20044TM
64Rodney Hampton6,8971990-1997nyg
65Antowain Smith6,8811997-20054TM
66Curt Warner6,8441983-19902TM
67Robert Smith6,8181993-2000min
68John Henry Johnson+6,8031954-19664TM
69Wilbert Montgomery6,7891977-19852TM
70Chuck Muncie6,7021976-19842TM
71Mark van Eeghen6,6511974-19832TM
72Lawrence McCutcheon6,5781972-19814TM
73Lydell Mitchell6,5341972-19803TM
74Arian Foster6,5272009-20162TM
75Wendell Tyler6,3781977-19862TM
76Brian Westbrook6,3352002-20102TM
77Floyd Little+6,3231967-1975den
78Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
79Don Perkins6,2171961-1968dal
80Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
81Neal Anderson6,1661986-1993chi
82Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
83Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
84Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
85Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
86Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
87Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
88James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
89William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
90Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
91Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
92LeGarrette Blount5,8882010-20174TM
93Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
94Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
95James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
96Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
97Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
98Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
99Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
100Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
101Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
102Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
103Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
104Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
105Alfred Morris5,5032012-20172TM
106Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
107Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
108Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
109Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
110Darren McFadden5,4212008-20172TM
111Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
112Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
113Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
114Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
115Mark Ingram5,3622011-2017nor
116Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
117Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
Le'Veon Bell5,3362013-2017pit
119Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
120Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
121Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
122Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
123John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
125Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
126Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
127Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
128Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
129Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
130Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
131Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
132Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
133Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
134Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
135John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
136Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
137John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
138Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
139Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
140Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
141Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
142Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
144Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
145Lamar Miller4,8912012-20172TM
146Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
147Chris Ivory4,8522010-20173TM
148Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
149Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
150Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
151Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
152Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
153Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
154Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
155J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
156MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
157Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
158Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
159Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
160Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
161Doug Martin4,6332012-2017tam
162Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
163Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
164Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
165Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
166Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
167Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
168Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
170Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
171Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
172Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
173Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
174Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
175Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
176Cam Newton4,3202011-2017car
177Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
179Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
180Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
181Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
182Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
183Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
184Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
185Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
186Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
187Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
188Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
190Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
191Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
192Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
193Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
194Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
195Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
196Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
197Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
198Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
199Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
200Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
201Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
202Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
203Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
204Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
205Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
206Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
207Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
208Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
209Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
210Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
211Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
212BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
213Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
214Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
215Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
216Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
217Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
218Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
219Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
220Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
221Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
222Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
223Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
225Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
227Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
228Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
229Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
230Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
231LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
232Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
233Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
234Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
235Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
236Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
237Clarence Peaks3,6601957-19652TM
238Hoyle Granger3,6531966-19722TM
239Maurice Morris3,6482002-20112TM
240Clarence Davis3,6401971-1978rai
Tank Younger3,6401949-19582TM
242James Jones3,6261983-19922TM
243Knowshon Moreno3,6162009-20142TM
244Eddie Lacy3,6142013-20172TM
245Frank Gifford+3,6091952-1964nyg
Preston Pearson3,6091967-19803TM
247Kevin Faulk3,6071999-2011nwe
248Reuben Droughns3,6022001-20084TM
249Steve McNair3,5901995-20072TM
250Bill Mathis3,5891960-1969nyj
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