NFL Yards From Scrimmage Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders Table
Year Player YScm Tm
2016Le'Veon Bell (24)360PIT
2015C.J. Anderson (24)273DEN
2014Marshawn Lynch (28)381SEA
2013T.Y. Hilton (23)327IND
2012Ray Rice (25)394BAL
2011Hakeem Nicks (23)444NYG
2010James Starks (24)330GNB
2009Shonn Greene (24)308NYJ
2008Larry Fitzgerald (25)546ARI
2007Laurence Maroney (22)341NWE
2006Joseph Addai (23)412IND
2005Steve Smith (26)373CAR
2004Brian Westbrook (25)356PHI
2003Steve Smith (24)411CAR
2002Charlie Garner (30)271OAK
2001Marshall Faulk+ (28)431STL
2000Jamal Lewis (21)378BAL
1999Eddie George (25)521TEN
1998Terrell Davis+ (25)537DEN
1997Terrell Davis+ (24)619DEN
1996Natrone Means (24)400JAX
1995Emmitt Smith+ (26)358DAL
1994Michael Irvin+ (28)303DAL
1993Emmitt Smith+ (24)418DAL
1992Emmitt Smith+ (23)422DAL
1991Gary Clark (29)255WAS
1990Thurman Thomas+ (24)544BUF
1989Roger Craig (29)362SFO
1988Jerry Rice+ (25)438SFO
1987Anthony Carter (26)421MIN
1986Joe Morris (25)335NYG
1985Craig James (24)349NWE
1984Tony Nathan (27)375MIA
1983Marcus Allen+ (23)584RAI
1982John Riggins+ (33)625WAS
1981Dwight Clark (24)273SFO
1980Wilbert Montgomery (25)443PHI
1979Franco Harris+ (29)362PIT
1978Tony Dorsett+ (24)330DAL
1977Tony Dorsett+ (23)270DAL
1976Chuck Foreman (25)410MIN
1975Franco Harris+ (25)398PIT
1974Franco Harris+ (24)348PIT
1973Larry Csonka+ (26)333MIA
1972Larry Brown (24)303WAS
1971Paul Warfield+ (28)297MIA
1970Duane Thomas (23)358DAL
1969Charlie Smith (23)223OAK
1968Fred Biletnikoff+ (25)370OAK
1967Donny Anderson (24)227GNB
1966Carroll Dale (28)187GNB
1965Jim Taylor+ (29)205GNB
1964Jim Brown+ (28)151CLE
1963Keith Lincoln (24)329SDG
1962Jim Taylor+ (26)105GNB
1961Paul Hornung+ (25)136GNB
1960Billy Cannon (23)178HOU
1959Bob Schnelker (30)175NYG
1958Raymond Berry+ (25)178BAL
1957Steve Junker (22)201DET
1956Frank Gifford+ (26)161NYG
1955Skeets Quinlan (27)116RAM
1954Ray Renfro (24)96CLE
1953Chick Jagade (26)120CLE
1952Doak Walker+ (25)212DET
1951Tom Fears+ (28)146RAM
1950Tom Fears+ (27)334RAM
1949Steve Van Buren+ (28)196PHI
1948Marion Motley+ (28)146CLE
1947Elmer Angsman (21)155CRD
1946Marion Motley+ (26)98CLE
1945Jim Gillette (27)146RAM
1944Ted Fritsch (23)84GNB
1943Wilbur Moore (27)167WAS
1942Ray McLean (26)51CHI
1942Frank Maznicki (22)51CHI
1941George McAfee+ (23)269CHI
1940Bill Osmanski (24)109CHI
1939Tuffy Leemans+ (26)59NYG
1938Hank Soar (24)109NYG
1937Wayne Millner+ (24)160WAS
1936Don Hutson+ (23)76GNB
1935Ken Strong+ (29)85NYG
1934Ken Strong+ (28)111NYG
1933Dale Burnett (25)97NYG
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