NFL Career Rushing Yards Leaders Through 2008

These are the NFL career record holders through the 2008 season. See current rushing yards leaders or select another stat or year:

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Leaders through 2008

Leaders through 2008 Table
Rank Current Player (age) Yds Tm
11Emmitt Smith183552TM
22Walter Payton16726chi
33Barry Sanders15269det
45Curtis Martin141012TM
57Jerome Bettis136622TM
68Eric Dickerson132594TM
710Tony Dorsett127392TM
811Jim Brown12312cle
912Marshall Faulk122792TM
1014Marcus Allen122432TM
1113Edgerrin James121212TM
1215Franco Harris121202TM
1316Thurman Thomas120742TM
146LaDainian Tomlinson11760sdg
1519John Riggins113522TM
1617Fred Taylor11271jax
1720Corey Dillon112412TM
1821O.J. Simpson112362TM
1922Warrick Dunn109672TM
2023Ricky Watters106433TM
2127Tiki Barber10449nyg
2228Eddie George104412TM
2330Ottis Anderson102732TM
2424Jamal Lewis101072TM
2534Joe Perry97232TM
2636Shaun Alexander94532TM
2737Earl Campbell94072TM
2832Clinton Portis92022TM
2938Ahman Green90453TM
3039Terry Allen86145TM
3140Jim Taylor85972TM
3242Earnest Byner82613TM
3343Herschel Walker82254TM
3444Roger Craig81893TM
3545Gerald Riggs81882TM
3646Priest Holmes81722TM
3749Larry Csonka80812TM
3850Freeman McNeil8074nyj
3951Stephen Davis80523TM
4052Garrison Hearst79664TM
4153James Brooks79624TM
4225Thomas Jones78154TM
4331Ricky Williams77712TM
4454Chris Warren76963TM
4555Terrell Davis7607den
4657Mike Pruitt73783TM
4760Leroy Kelly7274cle
4861George Rogers71762TM
4963Charlie Garner70974TM
5064Rodney Hampton6897nyg
5165Antowain Smith68814TM
5266Curt Warner68442TM
5367Robert Smith6818min
5468John Henry Johnson68034TM
5569Wilbert Montgomery67892TM
5670Chuck Muncie67022TM
5771Mark van Eeghen66512TM
5872Lawrence McCutcheon65784TM
5973Lydell Mitchell65343TM
6075Wendell Tyler63782TM
6177Floyd Little6323den
6279Don Perkins6217dal
6381Neal Anderson6166chi
6483Ken Willard61052TM
6584Deuce McAllister6096nor
6685Travis Henry60863TM
6786Calvin Hill60833TM
6889James Wilder60083TM
6990William Andrews5986atl
7091Rudi Johnson59792TM
7192Chuck Foreman59502TM
7293Larry Brown5875was
7394Steve Van Buren5860phi
7495James Stewart58412TM
7596Bill Brown58382TM
7698Rick Casares57973TM
7799Duce Staley57852TM
7876Brian Westbrook5721phi
79102Greg Pruitt56722TM
8078Larry Johnson5638kan
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