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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
5LaDainian Tomlinson+13,6842001-20112TM
6Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
7Frank Gore13,3872005-20172TM
8Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
9Tony Dorsett+12,7391977-19882TM
10Jim Brown+12,3121957-1965cle
11Marshall Faulk+12,2791994-20052TM
12Edgerrin James12,2461999-20093TM
13Marcus Allen+12,2431982-19972TM
14Franco Harris+12,1201972-19842TM
15Thurman Thomas+12,0741988-20002TM
16Adrian Peterson11,9832007-20173TM
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
29Ricky Williams10,0091999-20113TM
30Clinton Portis9,9232002-20102TM
31Joe Perry+9,7231948-19632TM
32Chris Johnson9,6512008-20173TM
33Matt Forte9,5722008-20172TM
34Shaun Alexander9,4532000-20082TM
35Earl Campbell+9,4071978-19852TM
36Marshawn Lynch9,3782007-20173TM
37LeSean McCoy9,3242009-20172TM
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 Charles7,4562008-20172TM
57Mike Pruitt7,3781976-19863TM
58Michael Turner7,3382004-20122TM
59Leroy Kelly+7,2741964-1973cle
60George Rogers7,1761981-19872TM
61Charlie Garner7,0971994-20044TM
62Jonathan Stewart6,9332008-2017car
63Rodney Hampton6,8971990-1997nyg
64DeMarco Murray6,8872011-20173TM
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
92Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
93Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
94James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
95Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
96Rick Casares5,7971955-19663TM
97Duce Staley5,7851997-20062TM
98Fred Jackson5,7462007-20152TM
99Greg Pruitt5,6721973-19842TM
100Michael Pittman5,6271998-20083TM
101Pete Johnson5,6261977-19843TM
102Delvin Williams5,5981974-19813TM
103Joe Morris5,5851982-19912TM
104LeGarrette Blount5,5122010-20174TM
105Reggie Bush5,4902006-20165TM
106Mike Garrett5,4811966-19732TM
107Sam Cunningham5,4531973-1982nwe
108Sammy Winder5,4271982-1990den
109Darren McFadden5,4232008-20162TM
110Dick Bass5,4171960-1969ram
111Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
112Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
113Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
114Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
115Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
116Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
117Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
118Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
119Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
120John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
122Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
123Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
124Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
125Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
126Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
127Billy Sims5,1061980-1984det
128Dexter Bussey5,1051974-1984det
129Brandon Jacobs5,0942005-20132TM
130Mike Alstott5,0881996-2006tam
131Julius Jones5,0682004-20103TM
132Alfred Morris5,0582012-20172TM
133John Williams5,0061986-19952TM
134Paul Lowe4,9951960-19692TM
135John David Crow4,9631958-19682TM
136Tyrone Wheatley4,9621995-20042TM
137Greg Bell4,9591984-19903TM
138Gale Sayers+4,9561965-1971chi
139Dorsey Levens4,9551994-20043TM
140Ahmad Bradshaw4,9282007-20152TM
Randall Cunningham4,9281985-20014TM
142Christian Okoye4,8971987-1992kan
143Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
144Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
145Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
146Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
147Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
148Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
149Le'Veon Bell4,7292013-2017pit
150Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
151Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
152Chris Ivory4,6792010-20173TM
153J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
154MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
155Stump Mitchell4,6491981-1989crd
156Tony Collins4,6471981-19902TM
157Tom Matte4,6461961-1972clt
158Alex Webster4,6381955-1964nyg
159Abner Haynes4,6301960-19674TM
160Mark Ingram4,6272011-2017nor
161Bob Hoernschemeyer4,5481946-19553TM
162Ted Brown4,5461979-1986min
163Marv Hubbard4,5441969-19772TM
164Dave Hampton4,5361969-19763TM
165Mike Rozier4,4621985-19912TM
166Joseph Addai4,4532006-2011clt
Otis Armstrong4,4531973-1980den
168Ed Podolak4,4511969-1977kan
169Darrin Nelson4,4421982-19922TM
170Doug Martin4,4032012-2017tam
171Lamar Miller4,3752012-20172TM
172Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
173Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
174Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
175Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
176Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
178Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
179Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
180Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
181Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
182Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
183Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
184Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
185Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
186Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
187Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
189Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
190Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
191Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
192Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
193Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
194Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
195Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
196Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
197Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
198Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
199Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
200Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
201Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
202Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
203Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
204Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
205Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
206Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
207Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
208Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
209Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
210Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
211BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
212Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
213Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
214Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
215Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
216Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
217Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
218Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
219Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
220Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
221Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
222Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
224Cam Newton3,7772011-2017car
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
244Frank Gifford+3,6091952-1964nyg
Preston Pearson3,6091967-19803TM
246Kevin Faulk3,6071999-2011nwe
247Reuben Droughns3,6022001-20084TM
248Steve McNair3,5901995-20072TM
249Bill Mathis3,5891960-1969nyj
250Tom Woodeshick3,5771963-19722TM
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