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Single-Season Rushing Yards Leaders

Career Rushing Yards Leaders
Active Rushing Yards Leaders

(age) | * - HOFer | Bold - Active

RankPlayerYDSYear
1.Eric Dickerson* (24)21051984
2.Jamal Lewis (24)20662003
3.Barry Sanders* (29)20531997
4.Terrell Davis (26)20081998
5.O.J. Simpson* (26)20031973
6.Earl Campbell* (25)19341980
7.Ahman Green (26)18832003
Barry Sanders* (26)18831994
9.Shaun Alexander (28)18802005
10.Jim Brown* (27)18631963
11.Tiki Barber (30)18602005
12.Ricky Williams (25)18532002
13.Walter Payton* (23)18521977
14.Jamal Anderson (26)18461998
15.Eric Dickerson* (26)18211986
16.O.J. Simpson* (28)18171975
17.Ladainian Tomlinson (27)18152006
18.Eric Dickerson* (23)18081983
19.Larry Johnson (27)17892006
20.Emmitt Smith (26)17731995
21.Adrian Peterson (23)17602008
22.Marcus Allen* (25)17591985
23.Terrell Davis (25)17501997
Larry Johnson (26)17502005
25.Gerald Riggs (25)17191985
26.Emmitt Smith (23)17131992
27.Edgerrin James (22)17092000
28.Michael Turner (26)16992008
29.Curtis Martin (31)16972004
Earl Campbell* (24)16971979
31.Shaun Alexander (27)16962004
32.Frank Gore (23)16952006
33.Barry Foster (24)16901992
34.Walter Payton* (30)16841984
35.Ladainian Tomlinson (23)16832002
36.George Rogers (23)16741981
37.Jerome Bettis (25)16651997
38.Tiki Barber (31)16622006
39.Eric Dickerson* (28)16591988
40.Tony Dorsett* (27)16461981
41.Ladainian Tomlinson (24)16452003
42.Deuce McAllister (25)16412003
43.Corey Dillon (30)16352004
44.Priest Holmes (29)16152002
45.Walter Payton* (25)16101979
46.Ottis Anderson (22)16051979
47.Clinton Portis (22)15912003
48.Fred Taylor (27)15722003
49.Garrison Hearst (27)15701998
50.William Andrews (28)15671983
51.Emmitt Smith (22)15631991
52.Priest Holmes (28)15552001
53.Edgerrin James (21)15531999
Barry Sanders* (28)15531996
55.Walter Payton* (31)15511985
56.Barry Sanders* (23)15481991
Edgerrin James (26)15482004
58.Chris Warren (27)15451994
59.James Wilder (26)15441984
Jim Brown* (29)15441965
61.Terrell Davis (24)15381996
62.Steven Jackson (23)15282006
63.Jim Brown* (22)15271958
64.Robert Smith (28)15212000
65.Tiki Barber (29)15182004
66.Clinton Portis (24)15162005
Joe Morris (26)15161986
68.DeAngelo Williams (25)15152008
69.Herschel Walker (26)15141988
70.Curtis Martin (28)15132001
71.Wilbert Montgomery (25)15121979
72.Eddie George (27)15092000
73.Clinton Portis (21)15082002
74.Edgerrin James (27)15062005
75.O.J. Simpson* (29)15031976
76.Roger Craig (28)15021988
77.Barry Sanders* (27)15001995
78.Willie Parker (26)14942006
79.Barry Sanders* (30)14911998
80.Clinton Portis (27)14872008
Thurman Thomas* (26)14871992
Mike Anderson (27)14872000
Curtis Martin (22)14871995
84.Gerald Riggs (24)14861984
Emmitt Smith (24)14861993
86.Emmitt Smith (25)14841994
87.Curt Warner (25)14811986
88.Christian Okoye (28)14801989
89.Ladainian Tomlinson (28)14742007
Jimmy Taylor* (27)14741962
91.Barry Sanders* (21)14701989
92.Curtis Martin (26)14641999
93.Ladainian Tomlinson (26)14622005
94.Walter Payton* (26)14601980
95.Jim Nance (24)14581966
Rudi Johnson (26)14582005
97.Rudi Johnson (25)14542004
98.Earl Campbell* (23)14501978
99.Curt Warner (22)14491983
100.Jim Brown* (28)14461964
101.Stephen Davis (29)14442003
102.Travis Henry (24)14382002
103.Billy Sims (26)14371981
104.Dorsey Levens (27)14351997
Corey Dillon (26)14352000
Shaun Alexander (26)14352003
107.Stephen Davis (27)14322001
Spec Sanders (29)14321947
109.Jerome Bettis (24)14311996
110.Jerome Bettis (21)14291993
111.Walter Payton* (29)14211983
112.Priest Holmes (30)14202003
113.Warrick Dunn (30)14162005
114.Ricky Watters (27)14111996
115.Jim Brown* (25)14081961
116.Otis Armstrong (24)14071974
Thurman Thomas* (25)14071991
118.Stephen Davis (25)14051999
119.Wilbert Montgomery (27)14021981
120.Fred Taylor (24)13992000
Eddie George (24)13991997
122.Emmitt Smith (30)13971999
123.Walter Payton* (24)13951978
124.Walter Payton* (22)13901976
125.Deuce McAllister (24)13882002
126.Ahman Green (24)13872001
Tiki Barber (27)13872002
128.Marshall Faulk (28)13822001
129.Marshall Faulk (26)13811999
130.Ottis Anderson (24)13761981
Earl Campbell* (26)13761981
132.Charles White (29)13741987
133.Ricky Williams (26)13722003
134.Eddie George (23)13681996
135.Jamal Lewis (21)13642000
136.Marshall Faulk (27)13592000
137.Travis Henry (25)13562003
138.Terry Allen (28)13531996
Rueben Mayes (23)13531986
140.Barry Sanders* (24)13521992
Ottis Anderson (23)13521980
142.Natrone Means (22)13501994
143.John Riggins* (34)13471983
144.Chris Warren (28)13461995
145.Adrian Peterson (22)13412007
Jerome Bettis (28)13412000
147.Joe Morris (25)13361985
148.Ladainian Tomlinson (25)13352004
Thomas Jones (27)13352005
150.Brian Westbrook (28)13332007
Walter Payton* (32)13331986
152.Emmitt Smith (29)13321998
153.Freeman McNeil (26)13311985
154.Jim Brown* (23)13291959
155.Jamal Lewis (23)13272002
Gerald Riggs (26)13271986
157.Tony Dorsett* (24)13251978
158.Tony Dorsett* (29)13211983
159.Marshall Faulk (25)13191998
160.Stephen Davis (26)13182000
Shaun Alexander (24)13182001
162.Willie Parker (27)13162007
163.Clinton Portis (23)13152004
Thurman Thomas* (27)13151993
Corey Dillon (27)13152001
166.Fred Taylor (26)13142002
167.Thomas Jones (30)13122008
168.Corey Dillon (28)13112002
Eric Dickerson* (29)13111989
170.Terry Allen (27)13091995
Rudi Johnson (27)13092006
172.Curtis Martin (30)13082003
William Andrews (25)13081980
174.Tony Dorsett* (31)13071985
Jimmy Taylor* (26)13071961
176.Barry Sanders* (22)13041990
Jamal Lewis (28)13042007
Eddie George (26)13041999
179.Billy Sims (25)13031980
180.William Andrews (26)13011981
Earl Campbell* (28)13011983
182.James Wilder (27)13001985
183.Thurman Thomas* (24)12971990
184.Michael Bennett (24)12962002
185.Eddie George (25)12941998
Napoleon Kaufman (24)12941997
Mike Pruitt (25)12941979
188.Curtis Martin (25)12871998
189.Marshall Faulk (21)12821994
Steve Slaton (22)12822008
191.Neal Anderson (25)12751989
192.Duce Staley (24)12731999
Mark van Eeghen (25)12731977
Ricky Watters (26)12731995
195.Ottis Anderson (26)12701983
196.Robert Smith (25)12661997
197.Ricky Bell (24)12631979
198.Dalton Hilliard (25)12621989
Clinton Portis (26)12622007
Wendell Tyler (29)12621984
201.Edgerrin James (25)12592003
202.Delvin Williams (27)12581978
203.Jim Brown* (24)12571960
204.O.J. Simpson* (25)12511972
205.Adrian Murrell (26)12491996
206.Willis McGahee (24)12472005
207.Franco Harris* (25)12461975
208.Ricky Williams (24)12452001
209.Thurman Thomas* (23)12441989
210.Ricky Watters (31)12422000
211.Ahman Green (25)12402002
Reuben Droughns (26)12402004
213.James Brooks (31)12391989
Leroy Kelly* (26)12391968
Ricky Watters (29)12391998
John Riggins* (35)12391984
217.Lawrence McCutcheon (27)12381977
Matt Forte (23)12382008
219.Ladainian Tomlinson (22)12362001
220.Eric Dickerson* (25)12341985
221.Reuben Droughns (27)12322005
222.Gale Sayers* (23)12311966
223.Charlie Garner (27)12291999
224.Chris Johnson (23)12282008
225.Craig James (24)12271985
226.Lorenzo White (26)12261992
227.Marion Butts (24)12251990
228.Fred Taylor (28)12242004
229.Fred Taylor (22)12231998
230.Walter Payton* (27)12221981
Edgerrin James (29)12222007
232.Wilbert Montgomery (24)12201978
233.Earnest Byner (28)12191990
234.Brian Westbrook (27)12172006
235.Chester Taylor (27)12162006
Jim Nance (25)12161967
Larry Brown (25)12161972
Tiki Barber (28)12162003
239.Greg Bell (26)12121988
240.Travis Henry (28)12112006
241.Thomas Jones (28)12102006
Ricky Watters (30)12101999
243.Willis McGahee (26)12072007
Errict Rhett (25)12071995
245.Garrison Hearst (30)12062001
246.Leroy Kelly* (25)12051967
247.Curtis Martin (27)12042000
Emmitt Smith (27)12041996
249.Emmitt Smith (31)12032000
George Rogers (28)12031986
Delvin Williams (25)12031976
Ryan Grant (26)12032008
253.Bobby Humphrey (24)12021990
Fred Taylor (31)12022007
Willie Parker (25)12022005
256.Terry Allen (24)12011992
257.Corey Dillon (25)12001999
Lydell Mitchell (27)12001976
259.Chuck Muncie (26)11981979
260.Hoyle Granger (23)11941967
261.Lydell Mitchell (26)11931975
262.Tony Dorsett* (30)11891984
263.Domanick Davis (24)11882004
264.Robert Smith (26)11871998
265.Franco Harris* (29)11861979
266.Joe Cribbs (22)11851980
Tony Dorsett* (26)11851980
Jerome Bettis (26)11851998
Erric Pegram (24)11851993
270.James Stewart (29)11842000
Mike Pruitt (29)11841983
272.Anthony Thomas (24)11832001
273.Rodney Hampton (26)11821995
Ron Johnson (25)11821972
275.Earnest Jackson (25)11791984
276.Carnell Williams (23)11782005
277.Ahman Green (23)11752000
Shaun Alexander (25)11752002
279.Ottis Anderson (27)11741984
280.Reggie Cobb (24)11711992
281.Harold Green (24)11701992
282.Jimmy Taylor* (29)11691964
283.John Stephens (22)11681988
Lawrence McCutcheon (26)11681976
Marcus Allen* (24)11681984
286.Eddie George (29)11652002
287.Ahman Green (27)11632004
288.Franco Harris* (27)11621977
Don Woods (23)11621974
290.Curtis Martin (24)11601997
291.Edgerrin James (28)11592006
Olandis Gary (24)11591999
Lydell Mitchell (28)11591977
294.Antowain Smith (29)11572001
295.Chuck Foreman (26)11551976
296.Ladell Betts (27)11542006
297.John Riggins* (30)11531979
Sammy Winder (25)11531984
299.Curtis Martin (23)11521996
300.Bobby Humphrey (23)11511989

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