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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 Gore15,1362005-20194TM
5Curtis Martin+14,1011995-20052TM
6LaDainian Tomlinson+13,6842001-20112TM
7Jerome Bettis+13,6621993-20052TM
8Adrian Peterson13,6252007-20194TM
9Eric Dickerson+13,2591983-19934TM
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
23LeSean McCoy10,9282009-20193TM
24Ricky Watters10,6431992-20013TM
25Jamal Lewis10,6072000-20092TM
26Thomas Jones10,5912000-20115TM
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
75Mark Ingram6,4772011-20192TM
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
84Michael Vick6,1092001-20154TM
85Ken Willard6,1051965-19742TM
86Deuce McAllister6,0962001-2008nor
87Travis Henry6,0862001-20073TM
88Calvin Hill6,0831969-19813TM
89Cedric Benson6,0172005-20123TM
90James Wilder6,0081981-19903TM
91William Andrews5,9861979-1986atl
92Rudi Johnson5,9792001-20082TM
93Chuck Foreman5,9501973-19802TM
94Alfred Morris5,9312012-20183TM
95Larry Brown5,8751969-1976was
96Lamar Miller5,8642012-20182TM
97Steve Van Buren+5,8601944-1951phi
98James Stewart5,8411995-20022TM
99Bill Brown5,8381961-19742TM
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
107Le'Veon Bell5,5922013-20192TM
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
115Jim Nance5,4011965-19732TM
116Ronnie Brown5,3912005-20144TM
117Willie Parker5,3782004-2009pit
118Joe Cribbs5,3561980-19884TM
Doug Martin5,3562012-20182TM
120Jamal Anderson5,3361994-2001atl
121Hugh McElhenny+5,2811952-19644TM
122Ryan Mathews5,2612010-20162TM
123Chris Ivory5,2372010-20184TM
124Natrone Means5,2151993-20003TM
125Adrian Murrell5,1991993-20034TM
126John Brockington5,1851971-19772TM
Marion Butts5,1851989-19953TM
128Lenny Moore+5,1741956-1967clt
129Ollie Matson+5,1731952-19664TM
130Clem Daniels5,1381960-19683TM
131Emerson Boozer5,1351966-1975nyj
132Kevin Mack5,1231985-1993cle
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
148Todd Gurley4,8582015-2019ram
149Lamar Smith4,8531994-20034TM
150Joe Washington4,8391977-19854TM
151Cam Newton4,8062011-2019car
152Napoleon Kaufman4,7921995-2000rai
153Robert Newhouse4,7841972-1983dal
154Marion Barber4,7802005-20112TM
155Chester Taylor4,7402002-20114TM
156Marion Motley+4,7201946-19552TM
157Donny Anderson4,6961966-19742TM
158J.D. Smith4,6721956-19663TM
159MacArthur Lane4,6561968-19783TM
160Ezekiel Elliott4,6502016-2019dal
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
175Harold Green4,3651990-19983TM
176Rob Carpenter4,3631977-19863TM
177Jim Otis4,3501970-19783TM
178Dave Osborn4,3361965-19762TM
179Ron Johnson4,3081969-19752TM
Altie Taylor4,3081969-19762TM
181Craig Heyward4,3011988-19985TM
182Gary Brown4,3001991-19993TM
183Cookie Gilchrist4,2931962-19673TM
184Matt Snell4,2851964-1972nyj
185Johnny Hector4,2801983-1992nyj
186Lorenzo White4,2421988-19952TM
187Steve Young+4,2391985-19992TM
188Rashard Mendenhall4,2362008-20132TM
189Tommy Mason4,2031961-19713TM
190Tony Canadeo+4,1971941-1952gnb
Carl Garrett4,1971969-19774TM
192Mike Thomas4,1961975-19802TM
193Earnest Jackson4,1671983-19883TM
194Dalton Hilliard4,1641986-1993nor
195Ryan Grant4,1482007-20122TM
196Errict Rhett4,1431994-20003TM
197Mercury Morris4,1331969-19762TM
198Shonn Greene4,1102009-20142TM
199Johnny Johnson4,0781990-19942TM
200Tony Galbreath4,0721976-19873TM
201Mike Anderson4,0672000-20072TM
202Alan Ameche4,0451955-1960clt
203Cadillac Williams4,0382005-20112TM
204Nick Pietrosante4,0261959-19672TM
205Curtis Dickey4,0191980-19862TM
206Edgar Bennett3,9921992-19992TM
207Frank Pollard3,9891980-1988pit
208Kevan Barlow3,9842001-20062TM
209Leonard Russell3,9731991-19964TM
210Dick Hoak3,9651961-1970pit
211Leroy Hoard3,9641990-19994TM
212Latavius Murray3,9552014-20193TM
213Harvey Williams3,9521991-19982TM
214Barry Foster3,9431990-1994pit
215BenJarvus Green-Ellis3,9142008-20132TM
216Anthony Thomas3,8912001-20074TM
217Justin Forsett3,8902008-20167TM
218Walt Garrison3,8861966-1974dal
219Randy McMillan3,8761981-1986clt
220Rocky Bleier3,8651968-1980pit
221Timmy Brown3,8621959-19683TM
222Clarke Hinkle+3,8601932-1941gnb
223Wilbur Jackson3,8521974-19822TM
224Jon Arnett3,8331957-19662TM
225Russell Wilson3,8292012-2019sea
226Gerry Ellis3,8261980-1986gnb
227Bam Morris3,8091994-19994TM
Pierre Thomas3,8092007-20153TM
229Isaiah Crowell3,8032014-20182TM
230Pete Banaszak3,7721966-1978rai
Rashad Jennings3,7722009-20163TM
232Carlos Hyde3,7612014-20194TM
233Jim Kiick3,7591968-19773TM
234Wendell Hayes3,7581963-19743TM
235Johnny Roland3,7501966-19732TM
236Reggie Cobb3,7431990-19964TM
237LaMont Jordan3,7342001-20094TM
238Ron Dayne3,7222000-20073TM
239Jordan Howard3,7172016-20192TM
240Paul Hornung+3,7111957-1966gnb
241Melvin Gordon3,7092015-2019sdg
242Michael Bennett3,7032001-20105TM
243Fran Tarkenton+3,6741961-19782TM
244Rickey Young3,6661975-19832TM
245Clarence Peaks3,6601957-19652TM
246Hoyle Granger3,6531966-19722TM
247Maurice Morris3,6482002-20112TM
248Clarence Davis3,6401971-1978rai
Tank Younger3,6401949-19582TM
250James Jones3,6261983-19922TM
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