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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
5Derrick Henry (26)2,0272020TEN
6Terrell Davis+ (25)2,0081998DEN
7Chris Johnson (23)2,0062009TEN
8O.J. Simpson+ (26)2,0031973BUF
9Earl Campbell+ (25)1,9341980HOU
10Ahman Green (26)1,8832003GNB
Barry Sanders+ (26)1,8831994DET
12Shaun Alexander (28)1,8802005SEA
13Jim Brown+ (27)1,8631963CLE
14Tiki Barber (30)1,8602005NYG
15Ricky Williams (25)1,8532002MIA
16Walter Payton+ (23)1,8521977CHI
17Jamal Anderson (25)1,8461998ATL
18DeMarco Murray (26)1,8452014DAL
19Eric Dickerson+ (26)1,8211986RAM
20O.J. Simpson+ (28)1,8171975BUF
21LaDainian Tomlinson+ (27)1,8152006SDG
22Eric Dickerson+ (23)1,8081983RAM
23Larry Johnson (26)1,7892006KAN
24Emmitt Smith+ (26)1,7731995DAL
25Adrian Peterson (23)1,7602008MIN
26Marcus Allen+ (25)1,7591985RAI
27Terrell Davis+ (24)1,7501997DEN
Larry Johnson (25)1,7502005KAN
29Gerald Riggs (24)1,7191985ATL
30Emmitt Smith+ (23)1,7131992DAL
31Edgerrin James+ (22)1,7092000IND
32Michael Turner (26)1,6992008ATL
33Earl Campbell+ (24)1,6971979HOU
Curtis Martin+ (31)1,6972004NYJ
35Shaun Alexander (27)1,6962004SEA
36Frank Gore (23)1,6952006SFO
37Barry Foster (23)1,6901992PIT
38Walter Payton+ (30)1,6841984CHI
39LaDainian Tomlinson+ (23)1,6832002SDG
40George Rogers (22)1,6741981NOR
41Jerome Bettis+ (25)1,6651997PIT
42Tiki Barber (31)1,6622006NYG
43Eric Dickerson+ (28)1,6591988IND
44Tony Dorsett+ (27)1,6461981DAL
45LaDainian Tomlinson+ (24)1,6452003SDG
46Deuce McAllister (24)1,6412003NOR
47Corey Dillon (29)1,6352004NWE
48Ezekiel Elliott (21)1,6312016DAL
49Arian Foster (24)1,6162010HOU
50Priest Holmes (28)1,6152002KAN
51Alfred Morris (23)1,6132012WAS
52Walter Payton+ (25)1,6101979CHI
53LeSean McCoy (25)1,6072013PHI
54Maurice Jones-Drew (26)1,6062011JAX
55Ottis Anderson (22)1,6051979STL
56Clinton Portis (22)1,5912003DEN
57Marshawn Lynch (26)1,5902012SEA
58Fred Taylor (27)1,5722003JAX
59Garrison Hearst (27)1,5701998SFO
60William Andrews (27)1,5671983ATL
61Emmitt Smith+ (22)1,5631991DAL
62Dalvin Cook (25)1,5572020MIN
63Priest Holmes (27)1,5552001KAN
64Edgerrin James+ (21)1,5531999IND
Barry Sanders+ (28)1,5531996DET
66Walter Payton+ (31)1,5511985CHI
67Edgerrin James+ (26)1,5482004IND
Barry Sanders+ (23)1,5481991DET
69Chris Warren (26)1,5451994SEA
70Jim Brown+ (29)1,5441965CLE
James Wilder (26)1,5441984TAM
72Derrick Henry (25)1,5402019TEN
73Terrell Davis+ (23)1,5381996DEN
74Steven Jackson (23)1,5282006STL
75Jim Brown+ (22)1,5271958CLE
76Robert Smith (28)1,5212000MIN
77Tiki Barber (29)1,5182004NYG
78Joe Morris (25)1,5161986NYG
Clinton Portis (24)1,5162005WAS
80DeAngelo Williams (25)1,5152008CAR
81Herschel Walker (26)1,5141988DAL
82Curtis Martin+ (28)1,5132001NYJ
83Wilbert Montgomery (24)1,5121979PHI
84Jamaal Charles (25)1,5092012KAN
Eddie George (26)1,5092000TEN
86Clinton Portis (21)1,5082002DEN
87Edgerrin James+ (27)1,5062005IND
88O.J. Simpson+ (29)1,5031976BUF
89Roger Craig (28)1,5021988SFO
90Barry Sanders+ (27)1,5001995DET
91Nick Chubb (23)1,4942019CLE
Willie Parker (25)1,4942006PIT
93Barry Sanders+ (30)1,4911998DET
94Mike Anderson (26)1,4872000DEN
Curtis Martin+ (22)1,4871995NWE
Clinton Portis (27)1,4872008WAS
Thurman Thomas+ (26)1,4871992BUF
98Gerald Riggs (23)1,4861984ATL
Emmitt Smith+ (24)1,4861993DAL
100Adrian Peterson (30)1,4852015MIN
101Emmitt Smith+ (25)1,4841994DAL
102Curt Warner (25)1,4811986SEA
103Christian Okoye (28)1,4801989KAN
104Jim Taylor+ (26)1,4741962GNB
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)1,4742007SDG
106Barry Sanders+ (21)1,4701989DET
107Jamaal Charles (23)1,4672010KAN
108Curtis Martin+ (26)1,4641999NYJ
109LaDainian Tomlinson+ (26)1,4622005SDG
110Walter Payton+ (26)1,4601980CHI
111Rudi Johnson (25)1,4582005CIN
Jim Nance (23)1,4581966BOS
113Rudi Johnson (24)1,4542004CIN
Doug Martin (23)1,4542012TAM
115Earl Campbell+ (23)1,4501978HOU
116Curt Warner (22)1,4491983SEA
117Jim Brown+ (28)1,4461964CLE
118Stephen Davis (29)1,4442003CAR
119Travis Henry (23)1,4382002BUF
120Billy Sims (25)1,4371981DET
121Shaun Alexander (26)1,4352003SEA
Corey Dillon (25)1,4352000CIN
Dorsey Levens (27)1,4351997GNB
124Ezekiel Elliott (23)1,4342018DAL
125Stephen Davis (27)1,4322001WAS
Spec Sanders (29)1,4321947NYY
127Jerome Bettis+ (24)1,4311996PIT
128Jerome Bettis+ (21)1,4291993RAM
129Arian Foster (26)1,4242012HOU
130Walter Payton+ (29)1,4211983CHI
131Priest Holmes (29)1,4202003KAN
132Warrick Dunn (30)1,4162005ATL
Steven Jackson (26)1,4162009STL
134Ricky Watters (27)1,4111996PHI
135Jim Brown+ (25)1,4081961CLE
136Otis Armstrong (23)1,4071974DEN
Thurman Thomas+ (25)1,4071991BUF
138Stephen Davis (25)1,4051999WAS
139Thomas Jones (31)1,4022009NYJ
Doug Martin (26)1,4022015TAM
Wilbert Montgomery (26)1,4021981PHI
142Eddie George (23)1,3991997TEN
Fred Taylor (24)1,3992000JAX
144Emmitt Smith+ (30)1,3971999DAL
145Walter Payton+ (24)1,3951978CHI
146Maurice Jones-Drew (24)1,3912009JAX
147Walter Payton+ (22)1,3901976CHI
148Deuce McAllister (23)1,3882002NOR
149Tiki Barber (27)1,3872002NYG
Ahman Green (24)1,3872001GNB
Christian McCaffrey (23)1,3872019CAR
152Adrian Peterson (24)1,3832009MIN
153Marshall Faulk+ (28)1,3822001STL
154Marshall Faulk+ (26)1,3811999STL
155Ottis Anderson (24)1,3761981STL
Earl Campbell+ (26)1,3761981HOU
157Charles White (29)1,3741987RAM
158Ricky Williams (26)1,3722003MIA
159Michael Turner (28)1,3712010ATL
160Eddie George (22)1,3681996HOU
161Chris Johnson (24)1,3642010TEN
Jamal Lewis (21)1,3642000BAL
Ray Rice (24)1,3642011BAL
164Le'Veon Bell (22)1,3612014PIT
165Marshall Faulk+ (27)1,3592000STL
166Ezekiel Elliott (24)1,3572019DAL
167Travis Henry (24)1,3562003BUF
168Terry Allen (28)1,3531996WAS
Rueben Mayes (23)1,3531986NOR
170Ottis Anderson (23)1,3521980STL
Barry Sanders+ (24)1,3521992DET
172Natrone Means (22)1,3501994SDG
173John Riggins+ (34)1,3471983WAS
174Chris Warren (27)1,3461995SEA
175Jerome Bettis+ (28)1,3412000PIT
Adrian Peterson (22)1,3412007MIN
177Michael Turner (29)1,3402011ATL
178Matt Forte (27)1,3392013CHI
Ray Rice (22)1,3392009BAL
180Joe Morris (24)1,3361985NYG
181Thomas Jones (27)1,3352005CHI
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (25)1,3352004SDG
183Walter Payton+ (32)1,3331986CHI
Brian Westbrook (28)1,3332007PHI
185Emmitt Smith+ (29)1,3321998DAL
186Freeman McNeil (26)1,3311985NYJ
187Jim Brown+ (23)1,3291959CLE
188Kareem Hunt (22)1,3272017KAN
Jamal Lewis (23)1,3272002BAL
Gerald Riggs (25)1,3271986ATL
191Tony Dorsett+ (24)1,3251978DAL
192Maurice Jones-Drew (25)1,3242010JAX
193Tony Dorsett+ (29)1,3211983DAL
194Marshall Faulk+ (25)1,3191998IND
LeSean McCoy (26)1,3192014PHI
196Shaun Alexander (24)1,3182001SEA
Stephen Davis (26)1,3182000WAS
198Willie Parker (26)1,3162007PIT
199Corey Dillon (26)1,3152001CIN
Clinton Portis (23)1,3152004WAS
Thurman Thomas+ (27)1,3151993BUF
202Fred Taylor (26)1,3142002JAX
203Jordan Howard (21)1,3132016CHI
204Thomas Jones (30)1,3122008NYJ
205Eric Dickerson+ (29)1,3111989IND
Corey Dillon (27)1,3112002CIN
207Terry Allen (27)1,3091995WAS
Rudi Johnson (26)1,3092006CIN
LeSean McCoy (23)1,3092011PHI
210William Andrews (24)1,3081980ATL
Curtis Martin+ (30)1,3082003NYJ
212Saquon Barkley (21)1,3072018NYG
Tony Dorsett+ (31)1,3071985DAL
Jim Taylor+ (25)1,3071961GNB
215Marshawn Lynch (28)1,3062014SEA
216Todd Gurley (23)1,3052017LAR
217Eddie George (25)1,3041999TEN
Jamal Lewis (28)1,3042007CLE
Barry Sanders+ (22)1,3041990DET
220Billy Sims (24)1,3031980DET
221William Andrews (25)1,3011981ATL
Earl Campbell+ (28)1,3011983HOU
223James Wilder (27)1,3001985TAM
224Adrian Peterson (25)1,2982010MIN
225Thurman Thomas+ (24)1,2971990BUF
226Michael Bennett (24)1,2962002MIN
227Eddie George (24)1,2941998TEN
Napoleon Kaufman (24)1,2941997OAK
Mike Pruitt (25)1,2941979CLE
230Le'Veon Bell (25)1,2912017PIT
231Eric Dickerson+ (27)1,28819872TM
232Jamaal Charles (26)1,2872013KAN
Curtis Martin+ (25)1,2871998NYJ
DeMarco Murray (28)1,2872016TEN
235Marshall Faulk+ (21)1,2821994IND
Steve Slaton (22)1,2822008HOU
237Neal Anderson (25)1,2751989CHI
Alfred Morris (24)1,2752013WAS
239Rashard Mendenhall (23)1,2732010PIT
Duce Staley (24)1,2731999PHI
Mark van Eeghen (25)1,2731977OAK
Ricky Watters (26)1,2731995PHI
243Jay Ajayi (23)1,2722016MIA
244Ottis Anderson (26)1,2701983STL
245Le'Veon Bell (24)1,2682016PIT
246LeSean McCoy (28)1,2672016BUF
247Justin Forsett (28)1,2662014BAL
Adrian Peterson (28)1,2662013MIN
Robert Smith (25)1,2661997MIN
250Ricky Bell (24)1,2631979TAM
Stevan Ridley (23)1,2632012NWE