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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Year Tm
1Eric Dickerson+ (24)2,1051984RAM
2Adrian Peterson (27)2,0972012MIN
3Jamal Lewis (24)2,0662003BAL
4Barry Sanders+ (29)2,0531997DET
5Terrell Davis+ (25)2,0081998DEN
6Chris Johnson (23)2,0062009TEN
7O.J. Simpson+ (26)2,0031973BUF
8Earl Campbell+ (25)1,9341980HOU
9Ahman Green (26)1,8832003GNB
Barry Sanders+ (26)1,8831994DET
11Shaun Alexander (28)1,8802005SEA
12Jim Brown+ (27)1,8631963CLE
13Tiki Barber (30)1,8602005NYG
14Ricky Williams (25)1,8532002MIA
15Walter Payton+ (23)1,8521977CHI
16Jamal Anderson (25)1,8461998ATL
17DeMarco Murray (26)1,8452014DAL
18Eric Dickerson+ (26)1,8211986RAM
19O.J. Simpson+ (28)1,8171975BUF
20LaDainian Tomlinson+ (27)1,8152006SDG
21Eric Dickerson+ (23)1,8081983RAM
22Larry Johnson (26)1,7892006KAN
23Emmitt Smith+ (26)1,7731995DAL
24Adrian Peterson (23)1,7602008MIN
25Marcus Allen+ (25)1,7591985RAI
26Terrell Davis+ (24)1,7501997DEN
Larry Johnson (25)1,7502005KAN
28Gerald Riggs (24)1,7191985ATL
29Emmitt Smith+ (23)1,7131992DAL
30Edgerrin James (22)1,7092000IND
31Michael Turner (26)1,6992008ATL
32Earl Campbell+ (24)1,6971979HOU
Curtis Martin+ (31)1,6972004NYJ
34Shaun Alexander (27)1,6962004SEA
35Frank Gore (23)1,6952006SFO
36Barry Foster (23)1,6901992PIT
37Walter Payton+ (30)1,6841984CHI
38LaDainian Tomlinson+ (23)1,6832002SDG
39George Rogers (22)1,6741981NOR
40Jerome Bettis+ (25)1,6651997PIT
41Tiki Barber (31)1,6622006NYG
42Eric Dickerson+ (28)1,6591988IND
43Tony Dorsett+ (27)1,6461981DAL
44LaDainian Tomlinson+ (24)1,6452003SDG
45Deuce McAllister (24)1,6412003NOR
46Corey Dillon (29)1,6352004NWE
47Ezekiel Elliott (21)1,6312016DAL
48Arian Foster (24)1,6162010HOU
49Priest Holmes (28)1,6152002KAN
50Alfred Morris (23)1,6132012WAS
51Walter Payton+ (25)1,6101979CHI
52LeSean McCoy (25)1,6072013PHI
53Maurice Jones-Drew (26)1,6062011JAX
54Ottis Anderson (22)1,6051979STL
55Clinton Portis (22)1,5912003DEN
56Marshawn Lynch (26)1,5902012SEA
57Fred Taylor (27)1,5722003JAX
58Garrison Hearst (27)1,5701998SFO
59William Andrews (27)1,5671983ATL
60Emmitt Smith+ (22)1,5631991DAL
61Priest Holmes (27)1,5552001KAN
62Edgerrin James (21)1,5531999IND
Barry Sanders+ (28)1,5531996DET
64Walter Payton+ (31)1,5511985CHI
65Edgerrin James (26)1,5482004IND
Barry Sanders+ (23)1,5481991DET
67Chris Warren (26)1,5451994SEA
68Jim Brown+ (29)1,5441965CLE
James Wilder (26)1,5441984TAM
70Terrell Davis+ (23)1,5381996DEN
71Steven Jackson (23)1,5282006STL
72Jim Brown+ (22)1,5271958CLE
73Robert Smith (28)1,5212000MIN
74Tiki Barber (29)1,5182004NYG
75Joe Morris (25)1,5161986NYG
Clinton Portis (24)1,5162005WAS
77DeAngelo Williams (25)1,5152008CAR
78Herschel Walker (26)1,5141988DAL
79Curtis Martin+ (28)1,5132001NYJ
80Wilbert Montgomery (24)1,5121979PHI
81Jamaal Charles (25)1,5092012KAN
Eddie George (26)1,5092000TEN
83Clinton Portis (21)1,5082002DEN
84Edgerrin James (27)1,5062005IND
85O.J. Simpson+ (29)1,5031976BUF
86Roger Craig (28)1,5021988SFO
87Barry Sanders+ (27)1,5001995DET
88Willie Parker (25)1,4942006PIT
89Barry Sanders+ (30)1,4911998DET
90Mike Anderson (26)1,4872000DEN
Curtis Martin+ (22)1,4871995NWE
Clinton Portis (27)1,4872008WAS
Thurman Thomas+ (26)1,4871992BUF
94Gerald Riggs (23)1,4861984ATL
Emmitt Smith+ (24)1,4861993DAL
96Adrian Peterson (30)1,4852015MIN
97Emmitt Smith+ (25)1,4841994DAL
98Curt Warner (25)1,4811986SEA
99Christian Okoye (28)1,4801989KAN
100Jim Taylor+ (26)1,4741962GNB
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)1,4742007SDG
102Barry Sanders+ (21)1,4701989DET
103Jamaal Charles (23)1,4672010KAN
104Curtis Martin+ (26)1,4641999NYJ
105LaDainian Tomlinson+ (26)1,4622005SDG
106Walter Payton+ (26)1,4601980CHI
107Rudi Johnson (25)1,4582005CIN
Jim Nance (23)1,4581966BOS
109Rudi Johnson (24)1,4542004CIN
Doug Martin (23)1,4542012TAM
111Earl Campbell+ (23)1,4501978HOU
112Curt Warner (22)1,4491983SEA
113Jim Brown+ (28)1,4461964CLE
114Stephen Davis (29)1,4442003CAR
115Travis Henry (23)1,4382002BUF
116Billy Sims (25)1,4371981DET
117Shaun Alexander (26)1,4352003SEA
Corey Dillon (25)1,4352000CIN
Dorsey Levens (27)1,4351997GNB
120Ezekiel Elliott (23)1,4342018DAL
121Stephen Davis (27)1,4322001WAS
Spec Sanders (29)1,4321947NYY
123Jerome Bettis+ (24)1,4311996PIT
124Jerome Bettis+ (21)1,4291993RAM
125Arian Foster (26)1,4242012HOU
126Walter Payton+ (29)1,4211983CHI
127Priest Holmes (29)1,4202003KAN
128Warrick Dunn (30)1,4162005ATL
Steven Jackson (26)1,4162009STL
130Ricky Watters (27)1,4111996PHI
131Jim Brown+ (25)1,4081961CLE
132Otis Armstrong (23)1,4071974DEN
Thurman Thomas+ (25)1,4071991BUF
134Stephen Davis (25)1,4051999WAS
135Thomas Jones (31)1,4022009NYJ
Doug Martin (26)1,4022015TAM
Wilbert Montgomery (26)1,4021981PHI
138Eddie George (23)1,3991997TEN
Fred Taylor (24)1,3992000JAX
140Emmitt Smith+ (30)1,3971999DAL
141Walter Payton+ (24)1,3951978CHI
142Maurice Jones-Drew (24)1,3912009JAX
143Walter Payton+ (22)1,3901976CHI
144Deuce McAllister (23)1,3882002NOR
145Tiki Barber (27)1,3872002NYG
Ahman Green (24)1,3872001GNB
147Adrian Peterson (24)1,3832009MIN
148Marshall Faulk+ (28)1,3822001STL
149Marshall Faulk+ (26)1,3811999STL
150Ottis Anderson (24)1,3761981STL
Earl Campbell+ (26)1,3761981HOU
152Charles White (29)1,3741987RAM
153Ricky Williams (26)1,3722003MIA
154Michael Turner (28)1,3712010ATL
155Eddie George (22)1,3681996HOU
156Chris Johnson (24)1,3642010TEN
Jamal Lewis (21)1,3642000BAL
Ray Rice (24)1,3642011BAL
159Le'Veon Bell (22)1,3612014PIT
160Marshall Faulk+ (27)1,3592000STL
161Travis Henry (24)1,3562003BUF
162Terry Allen (28)1,3531996WAS
Rueben Mayes (23)1,3531986NOR
164Ottis Anderson (23)1,3521980STL
Barry Sanders+ (24)1,3521992DET
166Natrone Means (22)1,3501994SDG
167John Riggins+ (34)1,3471983WAS
168Chris Warren (27)1,3461995SEA
169Jerome Bettis+ (28)1,3412000PIT
Adrian Peterson (22)1,3412007MIN
171Michael Turner (29)1,3402011ATL
172Matt Forte (27)1,3392013CHI
Ray Rice (22)1,3392009BAL
174Joe Morris (24)1,3361985NYG
175Thomas Jones (27)1,3352005CHI
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (25)1,3352004SDG
177Walter Payton+ (32)1,3331986CHI
Brian Westbrook (28)1,3332007PHI
179Emmitt Smith+ (29)1,3321998DAL
180Freeman McNeil (26)1,3311985NYJ
181Jim Brown+ (23)1,3291959CLE
182Kareem Hunt (22)1,3272017KAN
Jamal Lewis (23)1,3272002BAL
Gerald Riggs (25)1,3271986ATL
185Tony Dorsett+ (24)1,3251978DAL
186Maurice Jones-Drew (25)1,3242010JAX
187Tony Dorsett+ (29)1,3211983DAL
188Marshall Faulk+ (25)1,3191998IND
LeSean McCoy (26)1,3192014PHI
190Shaun Alexander (24)1,3182001SEA
Stephen Davis (26)1,3182000WAS
192Willie Parker (26)1,3162007PIT
193Corey Dillon (26)1,3152001CIN
Clinton Portis (23)1,3152004WAS
Thurman Thomas+ (27)1,3151993BUF
196Fred Taylor (26)1,3142002JAX
197Jordan Howard (21)1,3132016CHI
198Thomas Jones (30)1,3122008NYJ
199Eric Dickerson+ (29)1,3111989IND
Corey Dillon (27)1,3112002CIN
201Terry Allen (27)1,3091995WAS
Rudi Johnson (26)1,3092006CIN
LeSean McCoy (23)1,3092011PHI
204William Andrews (24)1,3081980ATL
Curtis Martin+ (30)1,3082003NYJ
206Saquon Barkley (21)1,3072018NYG
Tony Dorsett+ (31)1,3071985DAL
Jim Taylor+ (25)1,3071961GNB
209Marshawn Lynch (28)1,3062014SEA
210Todd Gurley (23)1,3052017LAR
211Eddie George (25)1,3041999TEN
Jamal Lewis (28)1,3042007CLE
Barry Sanders+ (22)1,3041990DET
214Billy Sims (24)1,3031980DET
215William Andrews (25)1,3011981ATL
Earl Campbell+ (28)1,3011983HOU
217James Wilder (27)1,3001985TAM
218Adrian Peterson (25)1,2982010MIN
219Thurman Thomas+ (24)1,2971990BUF
220Michael Bennett (24)1,2962002MIN
221Eddie George (24)1,2941998TEN
Napoleon Kaufman (24)1,2941997OAK
Mike Pruitt (25)1,2941979CLE
224Le'Veon Bell (25)1,2912017PIT
225Eric Dickerson+ (27)1,28819872TM
226Jamaal Charles (26)1,2872013KAN
Curtis Martin+ (25)1,2871998NYJ
DeMarco Murray (28)1,2872016TEN
229Marshall Faulk+ (21)1,2821994IND
Steve Slaton (22)1,2822008HOU
231Neal Anderson (25)1,2751989CHI
Alfred Morris (24)1,2752013WAS
233Rashard Mendenhall (23)1,2732010PIT
Duce Staley (24)1,2731999PHI
Mark van Eeghen (25)1,2731977OAK
Ricky Watters (26)1,2731995PHI
237Jay Ajayi (23)1,2722016MIA
238Ottis Anderson (26)1,2701983STL
239Le'Veon Bell (24)1,2682016PIT
240LeSean McCoy (28)1,2672016BUF
241Justin Forsett (28)1,2662014BAL
Adrian Peterson (28)1,2662013MIN
Robert Smith (25)1,2661997MIN
244Ricky Bell (24)1,2631979TAM
Stevan Ridley (23)1,2632012NWE
246Dalton Hilliard (25)1,2621989NOR
Clinton Portis (26)1,2622007WAS
Wendell Tyler (29)1,2621984SFO
249Edgerrin James (25)1,2592003IND
250Delvin Williams (27)1,2581978MIA
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