NFL Touches Single-Season Leaders

Are You a Stathead?

Every week during the season, we'll send you an email to your inbox with scores, this week's schedule, top performers, fantasy drops and adds, new debuts and interesting tidbits. View a sample email. It's also available for hockey, basketball and baseball.

Subscribe to our Stathead Newsletter

Build your own custom leaderboards with the Play Index.

View Current Leaderboard

See leaders through past seasons


  • + indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses
Leaders Table
Rank Player Touch Year Tm
1James Wilder (26)4921984TAM
2Larry Johnson (26)4572006KAN
3Eddie George (26)4532000TEN
4LaDainian Tomlinson+ (23)4512002SDG
5Edgerrin James (22)4502000IND
6DeMarco Murray (26)4492014DAL
7Marcus Allen+ (25)4471985RAI
8Ricky Williams (26)4422003MIA
9Eric Dickerson+ (23)4411983RAM
10Emmitt Smith+ (26)4391995DAL
11Jamal Anderson (25)4371998ATL
12Steven Jackson (23)4362006STL
13Emmitt Smith+ (23)4321992DAL
14Edgerrin James (21)4311999IND
15Eric Dickerson+ (26)4301986RAM
Gerald Riggs (24)4301985ATL
Ricky Williams (25)4302002MIA
18Barry Foster (23)4261992PIT
Walter Payton+ (30)4261984CHI
20Eric Dickerson+ (28)4241988IND
21Deuce McAllister (24)4202003NOR
22Emmitt Smith+ (25)4181994DAL
James Wilder (27)4181985TAM
24Terrell Davis+ (25)4171998DEN
25Emmitt Smith+ (22)4141991DAL
Herschel Walker (26)4141988DAL
27Jamal Lewis (24)4132003BAL
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (24)4132003SDG
29Curtis Martin+ (25)4121998NYJ
Curtis Martin+ (26)4121999NYJ
Curtis Martin+ (31)4122004NYJ
32Tiki Barber (30)4112005NYG
Terrell Davis+ (24)4111997DEN
34Marshall Faulk+ (25)4101998IND
35Chris Johnson (23)4082009TEN
36Le'Veon Bell (25)4062017PIT
37Ahman Green (26)4052003GNB
38Edgerrin James (27)4042005IND
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (27)4042006SDG
Ricky Watters (27)4041996PHI
41Thurman Thomas+ (27)4031993BUF
42Eric Dickerson+ (24)4001984RAM
Walter Payton+ (25)4001979CHI
44Ricky Watters (26)3991995PHI
45Curtis Martin+ (22)3981995NWE
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (22)3982001SDG
47Earl Campbell+ (26)3971981HOU
48Dalton Hilliard (25)3961989NOR
49Gerald Riggs (23)3951984ATL
50Priest Holmes (29)3942003KAN
George Rogers (22)3941981NOR
52Arian Foster (24)3932010HOU
Fred Taylor (27)3932003JAX
54LaDainian Tomlinson+ (25)3922004SDG
55Arian Foster (26)3912012HOU
56William Andrews (27)3901983ATL
Jerome Bettis+ (25)3901997PIT
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (26)3902005SDG
59Priest Holmes (27)3892001KAN
60Adrian Peterson (27)3882012MIN
61Roger Craig (28)3861988SFO
Maurice Jones-Drew (26)3862011JAX
Curtis Martin+ (27)3862000NYJ
Curtis Martin+ (28)3862001NYJ
65Shaun Alexander (28)3852005SEA
Tiki Barber (31)3852006NYG
Eddie George (24)3851998TEN
Edgerrin James (26)3852004IND
69Earl Campbell+ (24)3841979HOU
Earl Campbell+ (25)3841980HOU
Stephen Davis (27)3842001WAS
Adrian Peterson (23)3842008MIN
73Priest Holmes (28)3832002KAN
Walter Payton+ (24)3831978CHI
Clinton Portis (23)3832004WAS
Barry Sanders+ (23)3831991DET
77Dorsey Levens (27)3821997GNB
Natrone Means (22)3821994SDG
Clinton Portis (24)3822005WAS
Michael Turner (26)3822008ATL
81Terrell Davis+ (23)3811996DEN
Ezekiel Elliott (23)3812018DAL
83Walter Payton+ (27)3801981CHI
John Riggins+ (34)3801983WAS
Barry Sanders+ (30)3801998DET
86Terry Allen (28)3791996WAS
Ottis Anderson (24)3791981STL
Matt Forte (22)3792008CHI
Eddie George (28)3792002TEN
Wilbert Montgomery (24)3791979PHI
91Edgar Bennett (26)3771995GNB
Curt Warner (22)3771983SEA
93Shaun Alexander (27)3762004SEA
Steven Jackson (27)3762010STL
Rudi Johnson (24)3762004CIN
96Steven Jackson (26)3752009STL
Edgerrin James (28)3752006ARI
Barry Sanders+ (26)3751994DET
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (28)3752007SDG
100Tiki Barber (29)3742004NYG
Corey Dillon (26)3742001CIN
Tony Dorsett+ (27)3741981DAL
Emmitt Smith+ (27)3741996DAL
Chris Warren (26)3741994SEA
105Tiki Barber (27)3732002NYG
Le'Veon Bell (22)3732014PIT
Frank Gore (23)3732006SFO
David Johnson (24)3732016ARI
Walter Payton+ (31)3731985CHI
Ricky Williams (24)3732001NOR
111Ottis Anderson (22)3721979STL
Deuce McAllister (23)3722002NOR
Lydell Mitchell (28)3721977BAL
Christian Okoye (28)3721989KAN
Clinton Portis (26)3722007WAS
116James Stewart (28)3712000DET
Ricky Watters (29)3711998SEA
118William Andrews (25)3701981ATL
Domanick Williams (23)3702004HOU
Clinton Portis (27)3702008WAS
Ray Rice (23)3702010BAL
Thurman Thomas+ (26)3701992BUF
123Terry Allen (27)3691995WAS
Larry Johnson (25)3692005KAN
125Shaun Alexander (26)3682003SEA
Jerome Bettis+ (28)3682000PIT
Matt Forte (28)3682014CHI
Travis Henry (23)3682002BUF
Doug Martin (23)3682012TAM
Willie Parker (25)3682006PIT
Barry Sanders+ (29)3681997DET
Brian Westbrook (28)3682007PHI
133Eddie George (25)3671999TEN
Walter Payton+ (29)3671983CHI
Ray Rice (24)3672011BAL
Gerald Riggs (25)3671986ATL
137Marshall Faulk+ (21)3661994IND
Ahman Green (24)3662001GNB
LeSean McCoy (25)3662013PHI
Walter Payton+ (23)3661977CHI
Duce Staley (24)3661999PHI
142Stephen Davis (26)3652000WAS
Maurice Jones-Drew (24)3652009JAX
Curtis Martin+ (30)3652003NYJ
Ricky Watters (30)3651999SEA
146Eddie George (23)3641997TEN
Rudi Johnson (26)3642006CIN
Billy Sims (24)3641980DET
149Matt Forte (27)3632013CHI
Walter Payton+ (26)3631980CHI
151Curtis Martin+ (23)3621996NWE
Joe Morris (25)3621986NYG
Barry Sanders+ (27)3621995DET
154Edgerrin James (25)3612003IND
155Corey Dillon (29)3602004NWE
Chris Johnson (24)3602010TEN
Rudi Johnson (25)3602005CIN
Curt Warner (25)3601986SEA
159Ottis Anderson (27)3591984STL
Travis Henry (24)3592003BUF
161Joe Cribbs (22)3581980BUF
Eddie George (22)3581996HOU
Walter Payton+ (32)3581986CHI
Thurman Thomas+ (23)3581989BUF
165Ted Brown (24)3571981MIN
Corey Dillon (27)3572002CIN
Adrian Peterson (24)3572009MIN
Adrian Peterson (30)3572015MIN
O.J. Simpson+ (28)3571975BUF
170Emmitt Smith+ (30)3561999DAL
171Jamal Lewis (23)3552002BAL
172Shaun Alexander (25)3542002SEA
Ezekiel Elliott (21)3542016DAL
174Shaun Alexander (24)3532001SEA
Ottis Anderson (32)3531989NYG
Tony Dorsett+ (30)3531984DAL
Chuck Foreman (24)3531975MIN
Willis McGahee (23)3532005BUF
179Saquon Barkley (21)3522018NYG
Eddie George (27)3522001TEN
181Jim Brown+ (25)3511961CLE
Tony Dorsett+ (31)3511985DAL
183Ottis Anderson (26)3501983STL
Jerome Bettis+ (22)3501994RAM
Dorsey Levens (29)3501999GNB
Thurman Thomas+ (25)3501991BUF
187Cedric Benson (27)3492010CIN
Garrison Hearst (27)3491998SFO
Lydell Mitchell (26)3491975BAL
Lydell Mitchell (27)3491976BAL
191Reuben Droughns (27)3482005CLE
Edgerrin James (29)3482007ARI
193Tiki Barber (28)3472003NYG
Rashard Mendenhall (23)3472010PIT
Charles White (29)3471987RAM
196LeSean McCoy (29)3462017BUF
Alfred Morris (23)3462012WAS
DeMarco Murray (28)3462016TEN
Errict Rhett (24)3461995TAM
Emmitt Smith+ (29)3461998DAL
Michael Turner (28)3462010ATL
202Marshall Faulk+ (22)3451995IND
Chester Taylor (26)3452006MIN
Chris Warren (27)3451995SEA
205Eric Dickerson+ (29)3441989IND
Willie Parker (26)3442007PIT
LaDainian Tomlinson+ (29)3442008SDG
208Marshall Faulk+ (28)3432001STL
Ahman Green (25)3432002GNB
Todd Gurley (23)3432017LAR
Ron Johnson (24)3431972NYG
Lamar Smith (30)3432001MIA
213Jerome Bettis+ (24)3421996PIT
Melvin Gordon (24)3422017LAC
LaMont Jordan (26)3422005OAK
216Earl Campbell+ (28)3411983HOU
Rodney Hampton (25)3411994NYG
Thomas Jones (31)3412009NYJ
Barry Sanders+ (24)3411992DET
Ricky Watters (31)3412000SEA
221Marshall Faulk+ (26)3401999STL
Thomas Jones (27)3402005CHI
LeSean McCoy (26)3402014PHI
Emmitt Smith+ (24)3401993DAL
Lamar Smith (29)3402000MIA
Sammy Winder (25)3401984DEN
227Marcus Allen+ (24)3391984RAI
Mark van Eeghen (25)3391977OAK
229Devonta Freeman (23)3382015ATL
Edgerrin James (24)3382002IND
Thomas Jones (29)3382007NYJ
Marshawn Lynch (26)3382012SEA
O.J. Simpson+ (26)3381973BUF
Curt Warner (24)3381985SEA
235Ottis Anderson (23)3371980STL
Marshawn Lynch (27)3372013SEA
Willis McGahee (25)3372007BAL
Thurman Thomas+ (28)3371994BUF
239Le'Veon Bell (24)3362016PIT
Ahman Green (23)3362000GNB
Jamal Lewis (21)3362000BAL
Fred Taylor (26)3362002JAX
243Earnest Jackson (24)3351984SDG
Wilbert Montgomery (26)3351981PHI
245Marcus Allen+ (23)3341983RAI
Marshall Faulk+ (27)3342000STL
Eddie George (29)3342003TEN
John Riggins+ (35)3341984WAS
249Corey Dillon (25)3332000CIN
Maurice Jones-Drew (25)3332010JAX
Chuck Foreman (25)3331976MIN
Ricky Watters (28)3331997PHI
Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.