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Career Rushing Yards Leaders

Single-Season Rushing Yards Leaders
Active Rushing Yards Leaders

(age) | * - HOFer | Bold - Active

RankPlayerYDSYears
1.Emmitt Smith 183551990 - 2004
2.Walter Payton* 167261975 - 1987
3.Barry Sanders* 152691989 - 1998
4.Curtis Martin 141011995 - 2005
5.Jerome Bettis 136621993 - 2005
6.Eric Dickerson* 132591983 - 1993
7.Tony Dorsett* 127391977 - 1988
8.Jim Brown* 123121957 - 1965
9.Marshall Faulk 122791994 - 2005
10.Marcus Allen* 122431982 - 1997
11.Edgerrin James (31)121211999 - 2008
12.Franco Harris* 121201972 - 1984
13.Thurman Thomas* 120741988 - 2000
14.Ladainian Tomlinson (30)117602001 - 2008
15.John Riggins* 113521971 - 1985
16.Fred Taylor (33)112711998 - 2008
17.Corey Dillon 112411997 - 2006
18.O.J. Simpson* 112361969 - 1979
19.Warrick Dunn (34)109671997 - 2008
20.Ricky Watters 106431992 - 2001
21.Tiki Barber 104491997 - 2006
22.Eddie George 104411996 - 2004
23.Ottis Anderson 102731979 - 1992
24.Jamal Lewis (30)101072000 - 2008
25.Shaun Alexander (32)94532000 - 2008
26.Earl Campbell* 94071978 - 1985
27.Clinton Portis (28)92022002 - 2008
28.Ahman Green (32)90451998 - 2008
29.Terry Allen 86141991 - 2001
30.Jimmy Taylor* 85971958 - 1967
31.Joe Perry* 83781948 - 1963
32.Earnest Byner 82611984 - 1997
33.Herschel Walker 82251986 - 1997
34.Roger Craig 81891983 - 1993
35.Gerald Riggs 81881982 - 1991
36.Priest Holmes 81721997 - 2007
37.Larry Csonka* 80811968 - 1979
38.Freeman McNeil 80741981 - 1992
39.Stephen Davis 80521996 - 2006
40.Garrison Hearst 79661993 - 2004
41.James Brooks 79621981 - 2006
42.Thomas Jones (31)78152000 - 2008
43.Ricky Williams (32)77711999 - 2008
44.Chris Warren 76961990 - 2000
45.Terrell Davis 76071995 - 2001
46.Mike Pruitt 73781976 - 1986
47.Leroy Kelly* 72741964 - 1973
48.George Rogers 71761981 - 1987
49.Charlie Garner 70971994 - 2004
50.Rodney Hampton 68971990 - 1997
51.Antowain Smith 68811997 - 2005
52.Curt Warner 68441983 - 1990
53.Robert Smith 68181993 - 2000
54.John Henry Johnson* 68031954 - 1966
55.Wilbert Montgomery 67891977 - 1985
56.Chuck Muncie 67021976 - 1984
57.Mark van Eeghen 66511974 - 1983
58.Lawrence McCutcheon 65781972 - 1981
59.Lydell Mitchell 65341972 - 1980
60.Wendell Tyler 63781977 - 1986
61.Floyd Little 63231967 - 1975
62.Don Perkins 62171961 - 1968
63.Neal Anderson 61661986 - 1993
64.Ken Willard 61051965 - 1974
65.Deuce McAllister (31)60962001 - 2008
66.Travis Henry 60862001 - 2007
67.Calvin Hill 60831969 - 1981
68.James Wilder 60081981 - 1990
69.William Andrews 59861979 - 1986
70.Rudi Johnson (30)59792001 - 2008
71.Chuck Foreman 59501973 - 1980
72.Larry Brown 58751969 - 1976
73.Steve Van Buren* 58601944 - 1951
74.James Stewart 58411995 - 2002
75.Bill Brown 58381961 - 1974
76.Rick Casares 57971955 - 1966
77.Duce Staley 57851997 - 2006
78.Brian Westbrook (30)57212002 - 2008
79.Greg Pruitt 56721973 - 1984
80.Larry Johnson (30)56382003 - 2008
81.Michael Pittman (34)56271998 - 2008
82.Pete Johnson 56261977 - 1984
83.Delvin Williams 55981974 - 1981
84.Joe Morris 55851982 - 1991
85.Mike Garrett 54811966 - 1973
86.Sam Cunningham 54531973 - 1982
87.Sammy Winder 54271982 - 1990
88.Dick Bass 54171960 - 1969
89.Jim Nance 54011965 - 1973
90.Joe Cribbs 53561980 - 1988
91.Jamal Anderson 53361994 - 2001
92.Steven Jackson (26)52912004 - 2008
93.Hugh McElhenny* 52811952 - 1964
94.Willis McGahee (28)52432004 - 2008
95.Natrone Means 52151993 - 2000
96.Marion Butts 51851989 - 1995
John Brockington 51851971 - 1977
98.Lenny Moore* 51741956 - 1967
99.Ollie Matson* 51731952 - 1966
100.Clem Daniels 51381960 - 1968
101.Emerson Boozer 51351966 - 1975
102.Kevin Mack 51231985 - 1993
103.Billy Sims 51061980 - 1984
104.Dexter Bussey 51051974 - 1984
105.Mike Alstott 50881996 - 2006
106.John Williams 50061986 - 1995
107.Paul Lowe 49951960 - 1969
108.Willie Parker (29)49892004 - 2008
109.John Crow 49631958 - 1968
110.Tyrone Wheatley 49621995 - 2004
111.Greg Bell 49591984 - 1990
112.Gale Sayers* 49561965 - 1971
113.Dorsey Levens 49551994 - 2004
114.Randall Cunningham 49281985 - 2001
115.Christian Okoye 48971987 - 1992
116.Lamar Smith 48531994 - 2003
117.Joe Washington 48391977 - 1985
118.Napoleon Kaufman 47921995 - 2000
119.Robert Newhouse 47841972 - 1983
120.Donny Anderson 46961966 - 1974
121.J.D. Smith 46721956 - 1966
122.MacArthur Lane 46561968 - 1978
123.Stump Mitchell 46491981 - 1989
124.Tony Collins 46471981 - 1990
125.Tom Matte 46461961 - 1972
126.Alex Webster 46381955 - 1964
127.Abner Haynes 46301960 - 1967
128.Ted Brown 45461979 - 1986
129.Marv Hubbard 45441969 - 1977
130.Dave Hampton 45361969 - 1976
131.Mike Rozier 44621985 - 1991
132.Otis Armstrong 44531973 - 1980
133.Ed Podolak 44511969 - 1977
134.Darrin Nelson 44421982 - 1992
135.Frank Gore (26)44412005 - 2008
136.Harold Green 43651990 - 1998
Rob Carpenter 43651977 - 1992
138.Jim Otis 43501970 - 1978
139.Dave Osborn 43361965 - 1976
140.Altie Taylor 43081969 - 1976
141.Ron Johnson 43071969 - 1975
142.Craig Heyward 43011988 - 1998
143.Gary Brown 43001991 - 1999
144.Cookie Gilchrist 42931962 - 1967
145.Matt Snell 42851964 - 1972
146.Johnny Hector 42801983 - 1992
147.Dave Logan 42501976 - 1987
148.Lorenzo White 42421988 - 1995
149.Steve Young* 42391985 - 1999
150.Tommy Mason 42031961 - 1971
151.Tony Canadeo* 41971941 - 1952
152.Mike Thomas 41961975 - 1980
153.Julius Jones (28)41822004 - 2008
154.Earnest Jackson 41671983 - 1988
155.Dalton Hilliard 41641986 - 1993
156.Errict Rhett 41431994 - 2000
157.Mercury Morris 41331969 - 1976
158.Adrian Murrell 40871993 - 2003
159.Johnny Johnson 40781990 - 1994
160.Tony Galbreath 40721976 - 1987
161.Mike Anderson 40672000 - 2007
162.Chester Taylor (30)40582002 - 2008
163.Alan Ameche 40451955 - 1960
164.Nick Pietrosante 40261959 - 1967
165.Curtis Dickey 40191980 - 1986
166.Edgar Bennett 39921992 - 1999
167.Frank Pollard 39891980 - 1988
168.Kevan Barlow 39842001 - 2006
169.Leonard Russell 39731991 - 1996
170.Dick Hoak 39651961 - 1970
171.Leroy Hoard 39641990 - 1999
172.Harvey Williams 39521991 - 2007
173.Barry Foster 39431990 - 1994
174.Walt Garrison 38861966 - 1974
175.Randy McMillan 38761981 - 1986
176.Rocky Bleier 38651968 - 1980
177.Timmy Brown 38621959 - 1968
178.Clarke Hinkle* 38601932 - 1941
179.Michael Vick 38592001 - 2006
180.Wilbur Jackson 38521974 - 1982
181.Jon Arnett 38331957 - 1966
182.Gerry Ellis 38261980 - 1986
183.Bam Morris 38091994 - 1999
184.Pete Banaszak 37721966 - 1978
185.Jim Kiick 37591968 - 1977
186.Wendell Hayes 37581963 - 1974
187.Johnny Roland 37501966 - 1973
188.Reggie Cobb 37431990 - 1996
189.Ron Dayne 37222000 - 2007
190.Paul Hornung* 37111957 - 1966
191.Fran Tarkenton* 36741961 - 1978
192.Rickey Young 36661975 - 1983
193.Clarence Peaks 36601957 - 1965
194.Hoyle Granger 36531966 - 1972
195.Lamont Jordan (31)36482001 - 2008
196.Clarence Davis 36401971 - 1978
Tank Younger 36401949 - 1958
198.Michael Bennett (31)36272001 - 2008
199.James Jones 36261983 - 1992
200.Frank Gifford* 36091952 - 1964
Preston Pearson 36091967 - 1980
202.Reuben Droughns (31)36022001 - 2008
203.Steve McNair 35901995 - 2007
204.Bill Mathis 35891960 - 1969
205.Carl Garrett 35881969 - 1977
206.Tom Woodeshick 35771963 - 1972
207.De shaun Foster (29)35702003 - 2008
208.Jess Phillips 35681968 - 1977
209.Don Calhoun 35591974 - 1982
210.Tony Nathan 35431979 - 1987
211.Sherman Smith 35201976 - 1983
212.Kenneth Davis 35131986 - 1994
213.Cliff Battles* 35111932 - 1937
214.Charley Trippi* 35061947 - 1955
215.Terry Metcalf 34981973 - 1981
216.Dan Towler 34931950 - 1955
217.Rueben Mayes 34841986 - 1993
218.John Stephens 34401988 - 1993
219.Ronnie Brown (28)34332005 - 2008
220.Willie Ellison 34261967 - 1974
221.Billy Barnes 34211957 - 1966
222.Karim Shah 34111996 - 2000
223.Gary Anderson 34091985 - 1993
224.John Elway* 34071983 - 1998
Les Josephson 34071964 - 1974
226.Erric Pegram 33981991 - 1997
227.Wayne Morris 33871976 - 1984
228.Keith Lincoln 33831961 - 1968
229.Doug Kotar 33801974 - 1981
230.Wray Carlton 33681960 - 1967
231.Norm Bulaich 33621970 - 1979
232.Walter Abercrombie 33571982 - 1988
233.Charlie Smith 33511968 - 1975
234.Johnny Olszewski 33201953 - 1962
235.Eddie Price 32921950 - 1955
236.Ace Gutkowsky 32791932 - 1939
237.Charlie Tolar 32771960 - 1966
238.Fran Rogel 32711950 - 1957
239.Cullen Bryant 32641973 - 1987
240.Essex Johnson 32361968 - 1976
241.Ronnie Bull 32221962 - 1971
Amos Marsh 32221961 - 1967
243.Greg Hill 32181994 - 1999
244.Danny Lewis 32051958 - 1966
245.Ernie Green 32041962 - 1968
246.Domanick Davis 31952003 - 2005
247.Kevin Jones (27)31762004 - 2008
248.Kevin Faulk (33)31701999 - 2008
249.Earl Gros 31571962 - 1970
250.Tuffy Leemans* 31421936 - 1943
Tom Sullivan 31421972 - 1978
252.Merril Hige 31391987 - 1994
253.Larry Kinnebrew 31331983 - 1990
254.Tobin Rote 31281950 - 1966
255.Curtis McClinton 31241962 - 1969
256.Dominic Rhodes (30)31142001 - 2008
257.Don Bosseler 31121957 - 1964
258.Keith Byars 31091986 - 1998
Donovan McNabb (33)31091999 - 2008
260.Adrian Peterson (24)31012007 - 2008
261.Hewritt Dixon 30901963 - 1970
262.Don Woods 30871974 - 1980
263.Charles White 30751980 - 1988
264.Mel Farr 30721967 - 1973
265.Ricky Bell 30631977 - 1982
266.Bill Dudley* 30571942 - 1953
267.Marion Barber (26)30522005 - 2008
268.Mario Bates 30481994 - 2000
269.Roland Harper 30441975 - 1982
270.Boobie Clark 30321973 - 1980
271.John Fuqua 30311969 - 1976
272.Charley Harraway 30191966 - 1973
273.Pat Harder 30161946 - 1953
274.Cid Edwards 30061968 - 1975
275.Derrick Fenner 29961989 - 1997
276.Rod Bernstine 29901987 - 1995
277.Willie Galimore 29851957 - 1963
278.Larry Garron 29811960 - 1968
279.Anthony Johnson 29661990 - 2000
Ladell Betts (30)29662002 - 2008
281.Mark Higgs 29591988 - 1995
282.Michael Turner (27)29562004 - 2008
283.John Cappelletti 29511974 - 1983
284.Earl Ferrell 29501982 - 1989
285.Paul Robinson 29471968 - 1973
286.Matt Suhey 29461980 - 1989
287.Eddie Ivery 29331979 - 1986
288.Brad Baxter 29281989 - 1995
289.Scott Dierking 29151977 - 1984
290.Tom Tracy 29121956 - 1964
291.Elmer Angsman 29081946 - 1952
292.Barry Word 28971987 - 1994
293.Jim Braxton 28901971 - 1978
294.Justin Fargas (29)28782003 - 2008
295.Terry Kirby 28751993 - 2002
296.Kordell Stewart 28741995 - 2005
297.Anthony Thomas 28672001 - 2007
298.Bobby Humphrey 28571989 - 1992
299.Mel Triplett 28561955 - 1962
300.Fred Willis 28311971 - 1976

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