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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
4Frank Gore14,7342005-20183TM
5Curtis Martin+14,1011995-20052TM
6LaDainian Tomlinson+13,6842001-20112TM
7Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
8Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
9Adrian Peterson13,1482007-20184TM
10Tony Dorsett+12,7391977-19882TM
11Jim Brown+12,3121957-1965cle
12Marshall Faulk+12,2791994-20052TM
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
26LeSean McCoy10,5712009-20182TM
27Tiki Barber10,4491997-2006nyg
28Eddie George10,4411996-20042TM
29Marshawn Lynch10,3792007-20183TM
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
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
78LeGarrette Blount6,2532010-20185TM
79Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
80Don Perkins6,2171961-1968dal
81Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
82Neal Anderson6,1661986-1993chi
83Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
84Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
85Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
86Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
87Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
88Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
89James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
90William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
91Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
92Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
93Mark Ingram5,8812011-2018nor
94Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
95Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
96James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
97Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
98Alfred Morris5,8202012-20183TM
99Lamar Miller5,8002012-20182TM
100Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
101Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
102Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
103Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
104Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
105Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
106Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
107Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
108Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
109Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
110Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
111Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
112Darren McFadden5,4212008-20172TM
113Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
114Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
115Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
116Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
117Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
118Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
Le'Veon Bell5,3362013-2017pit
120Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
121Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
122Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
123Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
124Chris Ivory5,1922010-20184TM
125John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
127Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
128Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
129Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
130Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
131Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
132Doug Martin5,1102012-20182TM
133Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
134Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
135Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
136Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
137Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
138John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
139Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
140John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
141Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
142Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
143Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
144Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
145Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
147Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
148Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
149Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
150Cam Newton4,7932011-2018car
151Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
152Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
153Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
154Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
155Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
156Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
157J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
158MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
159Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
160Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
161Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
162Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
163Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
164Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
165Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
166Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
167Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
168Todd Gurley4,4992015-2018ram
169Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
170Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
172Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
173Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
174Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
175Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
176Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
177Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
178Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
180Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
181Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
182Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
183Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
184Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
185Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
186Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
187Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
188Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
189Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
191Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
192Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
193Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
194Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
195Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
196Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
197Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
198Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
199Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
200Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
201Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
202Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
203Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
204Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
205Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
206Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
207Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
208Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
209Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
210Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
211Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
212Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
213BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
214Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
215Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
216Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
217Ezekiel Elliott3,8762016-2018dal
Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
219Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
220Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
221Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
222Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
223Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
224Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
225Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
227Isaiah Crowell3,8032014-20182TM
228Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
230Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
231Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
232Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
233Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
234LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
235Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
236Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
237Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
238Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
239Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
240Clarence Peaks3,6601957-19652TM
241Hoyle Granger3,6531966-19722TM
242Maurice Morris3,6482002-20112TM
243Clarence Davis3,6401971-1978rai
Tank Younger3,6401949-19582TM
245James Jones3,6261983-19922TM
246Knowshon Moreno3,6162009-20142TM
247Eddie Lacy3,6142013-20172TM
248Frank Gifford+3,6091952-1964nyg
Preston Pearson3,6091967-19803TM
250Kevin Faulk3,6071999-2011nwe
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