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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Emmitt Smith+18,3551990-20042TM
2Walter Payton+16,7261975-1987chi
3Frank Gore16,0002005-20205TM
4Barry Sanders+15,2691989-1998det
5Adrian Peterson14,8202007-20205TM
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 McCoy11,1022009-20204TM
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
60Mark Ingram7,3242011-20202TM
61Leroy Kelly+7,2741964-1973cle
62George Rogers7,1761981-19872TM
63DeMarco Murray7,1742011-20173TM
64Charlie Garner7,0971994-20044TM
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
76Le'Veon Bell6,4532013-20203TM
77Ezekiel Elliott6,3842016-2020dal
78Wendell Tyler6,3781977-19862TM
79Brian Westbrook6,3352002-20102TM
80Floyd Little+6,3231967-1975den
81LeGarrette Blount6,3062010-20185TM
82Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
83Don Perkins6,2171961-1968dal
84Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
85Alfred Morris6,1732012-20205TM
86Neal Anderson6,1661986-1993chi
87Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
88Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
89Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
90Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
91Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
92Todd Gurley6,0822015-20202TM
93Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
94James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
95William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
96Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
97Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
98Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
99Lamar Miller5,8642012-20203TM
100Derrick Henry5,8602016-2020oti
Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
102James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
103Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
104Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
105Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
106Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
107Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
108Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
109Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
110Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
111Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
112Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
113Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
114Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
115Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
116Darren McFadden5,4212008-20172TM
117Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
118Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
119Cam Newton5,3982011-20202TM
120Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
121Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
122Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
Doug Martin5,3562012-20182TM
124Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
125Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
126Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
127Chris Ivory5,2372010-20184TM
128Melvin Gordon5,2262015-20202TM
129Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
130Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
131John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
133Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
134Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
135Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
136Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
137Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
138Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
139Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
140Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
141Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
142Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
143John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
144Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
145Latavius Murray4,9912014-20203TM
146John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
147Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
148Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
149Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
150Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
151Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
153Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
154Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
155Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
156Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
157Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
158Marion Barber III4,7802005-20112TM
159Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
160Carlos Hyde4,7262014-20205TM
161Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
162Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
163J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
164MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
165Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
166Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
167Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
168Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
169Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
170Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
171Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
172Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
173Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
174Russell Wilson4,5062012-2020sea
175Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
176Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
178Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
179Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
180Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
181Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
182Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
183Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
184Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
186Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
187Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
188Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
189Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
190Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
191Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
192Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
193Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
194Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
195Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
197Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
198Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
199Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
200Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
201Devonta Freeman4,1442014-20202TM
202Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
203Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
204Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
205Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
206Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
207Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
208Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
209Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
210Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
211Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
212Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
213Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
214Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
215Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
216Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
217Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
218Jordan Howard3,9552016-20203TM
219Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
220Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
221BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
222Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
223Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
224Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
225Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
226Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
227Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
228Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
229Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
230Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
231Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
232David Johnson3,8192015-20202TM
233Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
235Isaiah Crowell3,8032014-20182TM
236Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
238Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
239Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
240Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
241Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
242LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
243Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
244Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
245Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
246Giovani Bernard3,6972013-2020cin
247Bilal Powell3,6752011-2019nyj
248Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
249Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
250Dalvin Cook3,6612017-2020min