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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Emmitt Smith +18,3551990-20042TM
2Walter Payton+16,7261975-1987chi
3Frank Gore15,5972005-20205TM
4Barry Sanders +15,2691989-1998det
5Adrian Peterson14,5012007-20205TM
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 McCoy11,0702009-20204TM
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 Lynch 10,4132007-20193TM
30Ottis Anderson 10,2731979-19922TM
31Ricky Williams10,0091999-20113TM
32Clinton Portis9,9232002-20102TM
33Matt Forte 9,7962008-20172TM
34Joe Perry +9,7231948-19632TM
35Chris Johnson 9,6512008-20173TM
36Shaun Alexander 9,4532000-20082TM
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 Davis 8,0521996-20063TM
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
61Mark Ingram7,2502011-20202TM
62George Rogers7,1761981-19872TM
63DeMarco Murray7,1742011-20173TM
64Charlie Garner7,0971994-20044TM
65Rodney Hampton 6,8971990-1997nyg
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 Mitchell 6,5341972-19803TM
75Arian Foster 6,5272009-20162TM
76Wendell Tyler6,3781977-19862TM
77Brian Westbrook 6,3352002-20102TM
78Floyd Little+6,3231967-1975den
79LeGarrette Blount6,3062010-20185TM
80Larry Johnson6,2232003-20114TM
81Don Perkins 6,2171961-1968dal
82Le'Veon Bell6,1992013-20202TM
83Ray Rice6,1802008-2013rav
84Neal Anderson 6,1661986-1993chi
85Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
86Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
87Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
88Travis Henry 6,0862001-20073TM
89Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
90Cedric Benson 6,0172005-20123TM
91James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
92William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
93Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
94Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
95Alfred Morris 5,9352012-20194TM
96Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
97Lamar Miller5,8642012-20182TM
98Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
99James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
100Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
101Todd Gurley5,8262015-20202TM
102Ezekiel Elliott5,8182016-2020dal
103Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
104Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
105Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
106Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
107Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
108Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
109Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
110Joe Morris 5,5851982-19912TM
111Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
112Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
113Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
114Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
115Darren McFadden5,4212008-20172TM
116Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
117Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
118Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
119Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
120Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
Doug Martin 5,3562012-20182TM
122Jamal Anderson 5,3361994-2001atl
123Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
124Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
125Chris Ivory5,2372010-20184TM
126Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
127Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
128John Brockington 5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
130Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
131Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
132Clem Daniels 5,1381960-19683TM
133Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
134Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
135Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
136Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
137Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
138Mike Alstott 5,0881996-2006tam
139Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
140Cam Newton5,0312011-20202TM
141John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
142Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
143John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
144Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
145Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
146Gale Sayers +4,9561965-1971chi
147Dorsey Levens 4,9551994-20043TM
148Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
150Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
151Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
152Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
153Napoleon Kaufman 4,7921995-2000rai
154Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
155Marion Barber III4,7802005-20112TM
156Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
157Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
158Donny Anderson 4,6961966-19742TM
159J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
160MacArthur Lane 4,6561968-19783TM
161Stump Mitchell 4,6491981-1989crd
162Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
163Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
164Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
165Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
166Latavius Murray4,5532014-20203TM
167Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
168Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
169Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
170Dave Hampton 4,5361969-19763TM
171Melvin Gordon4,5212015-20202TM
172Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
173Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
Otis Armstrong 4,4531973-1980den
175Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
176Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
177Carlos Hyde4,4272014-20205TM
178Derrick Henry 4,4212016-2020oti
179Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
180Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
181Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
182Dave Osborn 4,3361965-19762TM
183Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
185Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
186Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
187Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
188Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
189Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
190Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
191Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
192Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
193Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
194Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett 4,1971969-19774TM
196Mike Thomas 4,1961975-19802TM
197Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
198Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
199Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
200Russell Wilson 4,1462012-2020sea
201Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
202Devonta Freeman 4,1362014-20202TM
203Mercury Morris 4,1331969-19762TM
204Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
205Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
206Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
207Mike Anderson 4,0672000-20072TM
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
218Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
219Barry Foster 3,9431990-1994pit
220BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
221Jordan Howard3,9092016-20203TM
222Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
223Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
224Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
225Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
226Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
227Timmy Brown 3,8621959-19683TM
228Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
229Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
230Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
231Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
232Bam Morris 3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
234Isaiah Crowell3,8032014-20182TM
235Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
237Jim Kiick 3,7591968-19773TM
238Wendell Hayes 3,7581963-19743TM
239Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
240Reggie Cobb 3,7431990-19964TM
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 Morris 3,6482002-20112TM