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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
22Jonathan Taylor (22)1,8112021IND
23Eric Dickerson+ (23)1,8081983RAM
24Larry Johnson (26)1,7892006KAN
25Emmitt Smith+ (26)1,7731995DAL
26Adrian Peterson (23)1,7602008MIN
27Marcus Allen+ (25)1,7591985RAI
28Terrell Davis+ (24)1,7501997DEN
Larry Johnson (25)1,7502005KAN
30Gerald Riggs (24)1,7191985ATL
31Emmitt Smith+ (23)1,7131992DAL
32Edgerrin James+ (22)1,7092000IND
33Michael Turner (26)1,6992008ATL
34Earl Campbell+ (24)1,6971979HOU
Curtis Martin+ (31)1,6972004NYJ
36Shaun Alexander (27)1,6962004SEA
37Frank Gore (23)1,6952006SFO
38Barry Foster (23)1,6901992PIT
39Walter Payton+ (30)1,6841984CHI
40LaDainian Tomlinson+ (23)1,6832002SDG
41George Rogers (22)1,6741981NOR
42Jerome Bettis+ (25)1,6651997PIT
43Tiki Barber (31)1,6622006NYG
44Eric Dickerson+ (28)1,6591988IND
45Tony Dorsett+ (27)1,6461981DAL
46LaDainian Tomlinson+ (24)1,6452003SDG
47Deuce McAllister (24)1,6412003NOR
48Corey Dillon (29)1,6352004NWE
49Ezekiel Elliott (21)1,6312016DAL
50Arian Foster (24)1,6162010HOU
51Priest Holmes (28)1,6152002KAN
52Alfred Morris (23)1,6132012WAS
53Walter Payton+ (25)1,6101979CHI
54LeSean McCoy (25)1,6072013PHI
55Maurice Jones-Drew (26)1,6062011JAX
56Ottis Anderson (22)1,6051979STL
57Clinton Portis (22)1,5912003DEN
58Marshawn Lynch (26)1,5902012SEA
59Fred Taylor (27)1,5722003JAX
60Garrison Hearst (27)1,5701998SFO
61William Andrews (27)1,5671983ATL
62Emmitt Smith+ (22)1,5631991DAL
63Dalvin Cook (25)1,5572020MIN
64Priest Holmes (27)1,5552001KAN
65Edgerrin James+ (21)1,5531999IND
Barry Sanders+ (28)1,5531996DET
67Walter Payton+ (31)1,5511985CHI
68Edgerrin James+ (26)1,5482004IND
Barry Sanders+ (23)1,5481991DET
70Chris Warren (26)1,5451994SEA
71Jim Brown+ (29)1,5441965CLE
James Wilder (26)1,5441984TAM
73Derrick Henry (25)1,5402019TEN
74Terrell Davis+ (23)1,5381996DEN
75Steven Jackson (23)1,5282006STL
76Jim Brown+ (22)1,5271958CLE
77Robert Smith (28)1,5212000MIN
78Tiki Barber (29)1,5182004NYG
79Joe Morris (25)1,5161986NYG
Clinton Portis (24)1,5162005WAS
81DeAngelo Williams (25)1,5152008CAR
82Herschel Walker (26)1,5141988DAL
83Curtis Martin+ (28)1,5132001NYJ
84Wilbert Montgomery (24)1,5121979PHI
85Jamaal Charles (25)1,5092012KAN
Eddie George (26)1,5092000TEN
87Clinton Portis (21)1,5082002DEN
88Edgerrin James+ (27)1,5062005IND
89O.J. Simpson+ (29)1,5031976BUF
90Roger Craig (28)1,5021988SFO
91Barry Sanders+ (27)1,5001995DET
92Nick Chubb (23)1,4942019CLE
Willie Parker (25)1,4942006PIT
94Barry Sanders+ (30)1,4911998DET
95Mike Anderson (26)1,4872000DEN
Curtis Martin+ (22)1,4871995NWE
Clinton Portis (27)1,4872008WAS
Thurman Thomas+ (26)1,4871992BUF
99Gerald Riggs (23)1,4861984ATL
Emmitt Smith+ (24)1,4861993DAL
101Adrian Peterson (30)1,4852015MIN
102Emmitt Smith+ (25)1,4841994DAL
103Curt Warner (25)1,4811986SEA
104Christian Okoye (28)1,4801989KAN
105Jim Taylor+ (26)1,4741962GNB
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)1,4742007SDG
107Barry Sanders+ (21)1,4701989DET
108Jamaal Charles (23)1,4672010KAN
109Curtis Martin+ (26)1,4641999NYJ
110LaDainian Tomlinson+ (26)1,4622005SDG
111Walter Payton+ (26)1,4601980CHI
112Rudi Johnson (25)1,4582005CIN
Jim Nance (23)1,4581966BOS
114Rudi Johnson (24)1,4542004CIN
Doug Martin (23)1,4542012TAM
116Earl Campbell+ (23)1,4501978HOU
117Curt Warner (22)1,4491983SEA
118Jim Brown+ (28)1,4461964CLE
119Stephen Davis (29)1,4442003CAR
120Travis Henry (23)1,4382002BUF
121Billy Sims (25)1,4371981DET
122Shaun Alexander (26)1,4352003SEA
Corey Dillon (25)1,4352000CIN
Dorsey Levens (27)1,4351997GNB
125Ezekiel Elliott (23)1,4342018DAL
126Stephen Davis (27)1,4322001WAS
Spec Sanders (29)1,4321947NYY
128Jerome Bettis+ (24)1,4311996PIT
129Jerome Bettis+ (21)1,4291993RAM
130Arian Foster (26)1,4242012HOU
131Walter Payton+ (29)1,4211983CHI
132Priest Holmes (29)1,4202003KAN
133Warrick Dunn (30)1,4162005ATL
Steven Jackson (26)1,4162009STL
135Ricky Watters (27)1,4111996PHI
136Jim Brown+ (25)1,4081961CLE
137Otis Armstrong (23)1,4071974DEN
Thurman Thomas+ (25)1,4071991BUF
139Stephen Davis (25)1,4051999WAS
140Thomas Jones (31)1,4022009NYJ
Doug Martin (26)1,4022015TAM
Wilbert Montgomery (26)1,4021981PHI
143Eddie George (23)1,3991997TEN
Fred Taylor (24)1,3992000JAX
145Emmitt Smith+ (30)1,3971999DAL
146Walter Payton+ (24)1,3951978CHI
147Maurice Jones-Drew (24)1,3912009JAX
148Walter Payton+ (22)1,3901976CHI
149Deuce McAllister (23)1,3882002NOR
150Tiki Barber (27)1,3872002NYG
Ahman Green (24)1,3872001GNB
Christian McCaffrey (23)1,3872019CAR
153Adrian Peterson (24)1,3832009MIN
154Marshall Faulk+ (28)1,3822001STL
155Marshall Faulk+ (26)1,3811999STL
156Ottis Anderson (24)1,3761981STL
Earl Campbell+ (26)1,3761981HOU
158Charles White (29)1,3741987RAM
159Ricky Williams (26)1,3722003MIA
160Michael Turner (28)1,3712010ATL
161Eddie George (22)1,3681996HOU
162Chris Johnson (24)1,3642010TEN
Jamal Lewis (21)1,3642000BAL
Ray Rice (24)1,3642011BAL
165Le'Veon Bell (22)1,3612014PIT
166Marshall Faulk+ (27)1,3592000STL
167Ezekiel Elliott (24)1,3572019DAL
168Travis Henry (24)1,3562003BUF
169Terry Allen (28)1,3531996WAS
Rueben Mayes (23)1,3531986NOR
171Ottis Anderson (23)1,3521980STL
Barry Sanders+ (24)1,3521992DET
173Natrone Means (22)1,3501994SDG
174John Riggins+ (34)1,3471983WAS
175Chris Warren (27)1,3461995SEA
176Jerome Bettis+ (28)1,3412000PIT
Adrian Peterson (22)1,3412007MIN
178Michael Turner (29)1,3402011ATL
179Matt Forte (27)1,3392013CHI
Ray Rice (22)1,3392009BAL
181Joe Morris (24)1,3361985NYG
182Thomas Jones (27)1,3352005CHI
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (25)1,3352004SDG
184Walter Payton+ (32)1,3331986CHI
Brian Westbrook (28)1,3332007PHI
186Emmitt Smith+ (29)1,3321998DAL
187Freeman McNeil (26)1,3311985NYJ
188Jim Brown+ (23)1,3291959CLE
189Kareem Hunt (22)1,3272017KAN
Jamal Lewis (23)1,3272002BAL
Gerald Riggs (25)1,3271986ATL
192Tony Dorsett+ (24)1,3251978DAL
193Maurice Jones-Drew (25)1,3242010JAX
194Tony Dorsett+ (29)1,3211983DAL
195Marshall Faulk+ (25)1,3191998IND
LeSean McCoy (26)1,3192014PHI
197Shaun Alexander (24)1,3182001SEA
Stephen Davis (26)1,3182000WAS
199Willie Parker (26)1,3162007PIT
200Corey Dillon (26)1,3152001CIN
Clinton Portis (23)1,3152004WAS
Thurman Thomas+ (27)1,3151993BUF
203Fred Taylor (26)1,3142002JAX
204Jordan Howard (21)1,3132016CHI
205Thomas Jones (30)1,3122008NYJ
206Eric Dickerson+ (29)1,3111989IND
Corey Dillon (27)1,3112002CIN
208Terry Allen (27)1,3091995WAS
Rudi Johnson (26)1,3092006CIN
LeSean McCoy (23)1,3092011PHI
211William Andrews (24)1,3081980ATL
Curtis Martin+ (30)1,3082003NYJ
213Saquon Barkley (21)1,3072018NYG
Tony Dorsett+ (31)1,3071985DAL
Jim Taylor+ (25)1,3071961GNB
216Marshawn Lynch (28)1,3062014SEA
217Todd Gurley (23)1,3052017LAR
218Eddie George (25)1,3041999TEN
Jamal Lewis (28)1,3042007CLE
Barry Sanders+ (22)1,3041990DET
221Billy Sims (24)1,3031980DET
222William Andrews (25)1,3011981ATL
Earl Campbell+ (28)1,3011983HOU
224James Wilder (27)1,3001985TAM
225Adrian Peterson (25)1,2982010MIN
226Thurman Thomas+ (24)1,2971990BUF
227Michael Bennett (24)1,2962002MIN
228Eddie George (24)1,2941998TEN
Napoleon Kaufman (24)1,2941997OAK
Mike Pruitt (25)1,2941979CLE
231Le'Veon Bell (25)1,2912017PIT
232Eric Dickerson+ (27)1,28819872TM
233Jamaal Charles (26)1,2872013KAN
Curtis Martin+ (25)1,2871998NYJ
DeMarco Murray (28)1,2872016TEN
236Marshall Faulk+ (21)1,2821994IND
Steve Slaton (22)1,2822008HOU
238Neal Anderson (25)1,2751989CHI
Alfred Morris (24)1,2752013WAS
240Rashard Mendenhall (23)1,2732010PIT
Duce Staley (24)1,2731999PHI
Mark van Eeghen (25)1,2731977OAK
Ricky Watters (26)1,2731995PHI
244Jay Ajayi (23)1,2722016MIA
245Ottis Anderson (26)1,2701983STL
246Le'Veon Bell (24)1,2682016PIT
247LeSean McCoy (28)1,2672016BUF
248Justin Forsett (28)1,2662014BAL
Adrian Peterson (28)1,2662013MIN
Robert Smith (25)1,2661997MIN