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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Emmitt Smith+18,3551990-20042TM
2Walter Payton+16,7261975-1987chi
3Frank Gore15,3472005-20194TM
4Barry Sanders+15,2691989-1998det
5Adrian Peterson14,2162007-20194TM
6Curtis Martin+14,1011995-20052TM
7LaDainian Tomlinson+13,6842001-20112TM
8Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
9Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
10Tony Dorsett+12,7391977-19882TM
11Jim Brown+12,3121957-1965cle
12Marshall Faulk+12,2791994-20052TM
13Edgerrin James+12,2461999-20093TM
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
22LeSean McCoy11,0712009-20193TM
23Warrick Dunn10,9671997-20082TM
24Ricky Watters10,6431992-20013TM
25Jamal Lewis10,6072000-20092TM
26Thomas Jones10,5912000-20115TM
27Tiki Barber10,4491997-2006nyg
28Eddie George10,4411996-20042TM
29Marshawn Lynch10,4132007-20193TM
30Ottis Anderson10,2731979-19922TM
31Ricky Williams10,0091999-20113TM
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 Charles7,5632008-20183TM
57Mike Pruitt7,3781976-19863TM
58Michael Turner7,3382004-20122TM
59Jonathan Stewart7,3352008-20182TM
60Leroy Kelly+7,2741964-1973cle
61George Rogers7,1761981-19872TM
62DeMarco Murray7,1742011-20173TM
63Charlie Garner7,0971994-20044TM
64Mark Ingram7,0252011-20192TM
65Rodney Hampton6,8971990-1997nyg
66Antowain Smith6,8811997-20054TM
67Curt Warner6,8441983-19902TM
68Robert Smith6,8181993-2000min
69John Henry Johnson+6,8031954-19664TM
70Wilbert Montgomery6,7891977-19852TM
71Chuck Muncie6,7021976-19842TM
72Mark van Eeghen6,6511974-19832TM
73Lawrence McCutcheon6,5781972-19814TM
74Lydell Mitchell6,5341972-19803TM
75Arian Foster6,5272009-20162TM
76Wendell Tyler6,3781977-19862TM
77Brian Westbrook6,3352002-20102TM
78Floyd Little+6,3231967-1975den
79LeGarrette Blount6,3062010-20185TM
80Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
81Don Perkins6,2171961-1968dal
82Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
83Neal Anderson6,1661986-1993chi
84Le'Veon Bell6,1252013-20192TM
85Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
86Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
87Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
88Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
89Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
90Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
91James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
92William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
93Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
94Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
95Alfred Morris5,9352012-20194TM
96Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
97Lamar Miller5,8642012-20182TM
98Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
99James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
100Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
101Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
102Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
103Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
104Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
105Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
106Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
107Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
108Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
109Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
110Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
111Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
112Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
113Darren McFadden5,4212008-20172TM
114Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
115Ezekiel Elliott5,4052016-2019dal
116Todd Gurley5,4042015-2019ram
117Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
118Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
119Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
120Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
Doug Martin5,3562012-20182TM
122Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
123Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
124Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
125Chris Ivory5,2372010-20184TM
126Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
127Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
128John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
130Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
131Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
132Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
133Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
134Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
135Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
136Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
137Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
138Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
139Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
140John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
141Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
142John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
143Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
144Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
145Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
146Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
147Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
149Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
150Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
151Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
152Cam Newton4,8062011-2019car
153Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
154Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
155Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
156Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
157Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
158Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
159J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
160MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
161Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
162Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
163Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
164Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
165Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
166Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
167Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
168Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
169Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
170Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
171Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
173Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
174Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
175Carlos Hyde4,3702014-20194TM
176Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
177Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
178Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
179Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
180Latavius Murray4,3352014-20193TM
181Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
183Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
184Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
185Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
186Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
187Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
188Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
189Melvin Gordon4,2402015-2019sdg
190Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
191Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
192Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
193Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
195Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
196Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
197Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
198Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
199Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
200Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
201Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
202Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
203Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
204Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
205Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
206Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
207Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
208Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
209Russell Wilson3,9932012-2019sea
210Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
211Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
212Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
213Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
214Devonta Freeman3,9722014-2019atl
215Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
216Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
217Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
218Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
219BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
220Jordan Howard3,8952016-20192TM
221Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
222Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
223Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
224Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
225Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
226Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
227Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
228Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
229Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
Derrick Henry3,8332016-2019oti
231Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
232Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
234Isaiah Crowell3,8032014-20182TM
235Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
237Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
238Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
239Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
240Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
241LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
242Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
243Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
244Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
245Bilal Powell3,6752011-2019nyj
246Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
247Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
248Clarence Peaks3,6601957-19652TM
249Hoyle Granger3,6531966-19722TM
250Maurice Morris3,6482002-20112TM