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Single-Season Rushing Yards per Game Leaders

Career Rushing Yards per Game Leaders
Active Rushing Yards per Game Leaders

(age) | * - HOFer | Bold - Active

RankPlayerYDS/GPYear
1.O.J. Simpson* (26)143.071973
2.Jim Brown* (27)133.071963
3.Walter Payton* (23)132.291977
4.Eric Dickerson* (24)131.561984
5.O.J. Simpson* (28)129.791975
6.Jamal Lewis (24)129.132003
7.Earl Campbell* (25)128.931980
8.Barry Sanders* (29)128.311997
9.Jim Brown* (22)127.251958
10.Terrell Davis (26)125.501998
11.Clinton Portis (22)122.382003
12.Ahman Green (26)117.692003
Barry Sanders* (26)117.691994
14.Shaun Alexander (28)117.502005
15.Terrell Davis (25)116.671997
16.Tiki Barber (30)116.252005
17.Ricky Williams (25)115.812002
18.Jamal Anderson (26)115.381998
19.Priest Holmes (29)115.362002
20.Lionel Vital (24)115.331987
21.Eric Dickerson* (26)113.811986
22.Ladainian Tomlinson (27)113.442006
23.Eric Dickerson* (23)113.001983
24.Eric Dickerson* (27)112.331987
25.Larry Johnson (27)111.812006
26.Priest Holmes (31)111.502004
27.Jerome Bettis (25)111.001997
28.Emmitt Smith (26)110.811995
29.Jim Brown* (23)110.751959
30.Edgerrin James (23)110.332001
31.Jim Brown* (29)110.291965
32.Adrian Peterson (23)110.002008
33.Marcus Allen* (25)109.941985
34.Larry Johnson (26)109.382005
35.Corey Dillon (30)109.002004
36.Fred Taylor (24)107.622000
37.Gerald Riggs (25)107.441985
38.O.J. Simpson* (29)107.361976
39.Emmitt Smith (23)107.061992
40.Edgerrin James (22)106.812000
41.Michael Turner (26)106.192008
42.Emmitt Smith (24)106.141993
43.Curtis Martin (31)106.062004
Earl Campbell* (24)106.061979
45.Shaun Alexander (27)106.002004
46.Frank Gore (23)105.942006
47.Barry Foster (24)105.631992
48.Jimmy Taylor* (27)105.291962
49.Walter Payton* (30)105.251984
50.Ladainian Tomlinson (23)105.192002
51.Jim Brown* (24)104.751960
52.George Rogers (23)104.631981
53.Jim Nance (24)104.141966
54.Tiki Barber (31)103.882006
55.Eric Dickerson* (28)103.691988
56.Jim Brown* (28)103.291964
57.Barry Sanders* (23)103.201991
58.Stephen Davis (29)103.142003
59.Tony Dorsett* (27)102.881981
60.Ladainian Tomlinson (24)102.812003
61.Billy Sims (26)102.641981
62.Deuce McAllister (25)102.562003
63.Julius Jones (23)102.382004
64.Spec Sanders (29)102.291947
65.Barry Sanders* (25)101.361993
66.Larry Brown (25)101.331972
67.Joe Morris (26)101.071986
68.Walter Payton* (25)100.631979
69.Jim Brown* (25)100.571961
70.Otis Armstrong (24)100.501974
71.Edgerrin James (27)100.402005
72.Stephen Davis (25)100.361999
73.Ottis Anderson (22)100.311979
74.Ricky Williams (23)100.002000
75.Walter Payton* (22)99.291976
76.Gerald Riggs (24)99.071984
77.Emmitt Smith (25)98.931994
78.Marshall Faulk (28)98.712001
79.Christian Okoye (28)98.671989
80.Fred Taylor (27)98.252003
81.Garrison Hearst (27)98.131998
82.Barry Sanders* (21)98.001989
83.William Andrews (28)97.941983
84.Emmitt Smith (22)97.691991
85.Jerome Bettis (29)97.452001
86.Priest Holmes (28)97.192001
87.Marshall Faulk (27)97.072000
88.Edgerrin James (21)97.061999
Barry Sanders* (28)97.061996
90.Chris Brown (23)97.002004
91.Walter Payton* (31)96.941985
92.Edgerrin James (25)96.852003
93.Don Woods (23)96.831974
94.Edgerrin James (26)96.752004
95.Earl Campbell* (23)96.671978
96.Olandis Gary (24)96.581999
97.Chris Warren (27)96.561994
98.James Wilder (26)96.501984
99.Terrell Davis (24)96.131996
100.Adrian Peterson (22)95.792007
101.Steven Jackson (23)95.502006
Steve Van Buren* (29)95.501949
103.Gale Sayers* (25)95.111968
104.Freeman McNeil (26)95.071985
105.Robert Smith (28)95.062000
106.Tiki Barber (29)94.882004
107.Clinton Portis (24)94.752005
108.DeAngelo Williams (25)94.692008
109.Herschel Walker (26)94.631988
110.Curtis Martin (28)94.562001
111.Wilbert Montgomery (25)94.501979
112.Eddie George (27)94.312000
113.Clinton Portis (21)94.252002
114.Roger Craig (28)93.881988
115.Rick Casares (25)93.831956
116.Thurman Thomas* (25)93.801991
117.Barry Sanders* (27)93.751995
118.Wilbert Montgomery (27)93.471981
119.Willie Parker (26)93.382006
120.Jimmy Taylor* (26)93.361961
121.Barry Sanders* (30)93.191998
122.Emmitt Smith (30)93.131999
123.Thurman Thomas* (26)92.941992
Clinton Portis (27)92.942008
Curtis Martin (22)92.941995
Mike Anderson (27)92.942000
127.Earl Campbell* (28)92.931983
128.Curt Warner (25)92.561986
129.Delvin Williams (25)92.541976
130.Deuce McAllister (24)92.532002
131.Ladainian Tomlinson (28)92.132007
132.Jimmy Taylor* (25)91.751960
133.Brandon Jacobs (25)91.732007
134.Charles White (29)91.601987
135.Curtis Martin (26)91.501999
136.Lawrence McCutcheon (23)91.421973
137.Ladainian Tomlinson (26)91.382005
138.Beattie Feathers (25)91.271934
139.Walter Payton* (26)91.251980
140.Rudi Johnson (26)91.132005
141.Mark van Eeghen (25)90.931977
142.Rudi Johnson (25)90.882004
143.Curt Warner (22)90.561983
144.Robert Smith (25)90.431997
Joe Cribbs (24)90.431982
146.Travis Henry (25)90.402003
147.Jimmy Taylor* (29)89.921964
148.Travis Henry (24)89.882002
149.John Riggins* (34)89.801983
150.Rodney Hampton (24)89.751993
151.Corey Dillon (26)89.692000
Shaun Alexander (26)89.692003
Dorsey Levens (27)89.691997
154.Shaun Alexander (29)89.602006
155.Stephen Davis (27)89.502001
156.Jerome Bettis (24)89.441996
157.O.J. Simpson* (25)89.361972
158.Jerome Bettis (21)89.311993
159.John Crow (25)89.251960
160.Curtis Martin (24)89.231997
161.Freeman McNeil (25)89.171984
George Rogers (24)89.171982
163.Ladainian Tomlinson (25)89.002004
Thomas Jones (27)89.002005
Franco Harris* (25)89.001975
166.Brian Westbrook (28)88.872007
167.Walter Payton* (29)88.811983
168.Priest Holmes (30)88.752003
169.Domanick Davis (25)88.732005
170.Ahman Green (25)88.572002
171.Frank Akins (26)88.561945
172.Warrick Dunn (30)88.502005
Leroy Kelly* (26)88.501968
John Riggins* (35)88.501984
175.Lawrence McCutcheon (27)88.431977
176.Natrone Means (26)88.301998
177.Ricky Watters (27)88.191996
178.Eric Dickerson* (25)88.141985
179.George Rogers (25)88.001983
180.Gale Sayers* (23)87.931966
181.Stephen Davis (26)87.872000
182.Willie Parker (27)87.732007
183.Clinton Portis (23)87.672004
Tony Canadeo* (30)87.671949
185.Terrell Davis (29)87.632001
186.Marion Butts (24)87.501990
187.Eddie George (24)87.441997
188.Fred Taylor (28)87.432004
189.Joe Perry* (27)87.421954
190.Eric Dickerson* (29)87.401989
Cliff Battles* (27)87.401937
192.Freeman McNeil (23)87.331982
193.Walter Payton* (24)87.191978
194.Wilbert Montgomery (24)87.141978
195.Mike Rozier (26)87.001987
196.Jamal Lewis (28)86.932007
197.Jim Nance (25)86.861967
198.Steven Jackson (25)86.832008
199.Tiki Barber (27)86.692002
Ahman Green (24)86.692001
201.Larry Brown (23)86.541970
202.Travis Henry (28)86.502006
Robert Smith (24)86.501996
204.Bo Jackson (27)86.361989
205.J.D. Smith (27)86.331959
206.Marshall Faulk (26)86.311999
207.Leroy Kelly* (25)86.071967
208.Ronnie Brown (26)86.002007
Earl Campbell* (26)86.001981
Ottis Anderson (24)86.001981
211.Steve Van Buren* (28)85.911948
212.Billy Sims (29)85.881984
213.Curtis Martin (25)85.801998
214.Marshawn Lynch (21)85.772007
215.Ricky Williams (26)85.752003
216.Lydell Mitchell (27)85.711976
217.Eddie George (23)85.501996
218.Hoyle Granger (23)85.291967
219.Jamal Lewis (21)85.252000
220.Lydell Mitchell (26)85.211975
221.Joe Perry* (26)84.831953
222.Robert Smith (26)84.791998
223.Mike Thomas (23)84.691976
224.Ottis Anderson (26)84.671983
225.Terry Allen (28)84.561996
Rueben Mayes (23)84.561986
227.Ottis Anderson (23)84.501980
Anthony Thomas (24)84.502001
Barry Sanders* (24)84.501992
230.Ron Johnson (25)84.431972
231.Natrone Means (22)84.381994
232.Carnell Williams (23)84.142005
233.Chris Warren (28)84.131995
234.Steve Van Buren* (27)84.001947
235.Jamal Lewis (25)83.832004
Franco Harris* (24)83.831974
237.Jerome Bettis (28)83.812000
238.Brandon Jacobs (26)83.772008
239.Steven Jackson (24)83.502007
Joe Morris (25)83.501985
241.Lawrence McCutcheon (26)83.431976
242.Walter Payton* (32)83.311986
243.Emmitt Smith (29)83.251998
244.Steve Van Buren* (25)83.201945
245.Duce Staley (29)83.002004
Franco Harris* (27)83.001977
247.Jamal Lewis (23)82.942002
Gerald Riggs (26)82.941986
249.Tony Dorsett* (24)82.811978
250.Lydell Mitchell (28)82.791977
251.Tony Dorsett* (28)82.781982
252.Tony Dorsett* (29)82.561983
253.Chuck Foreman (26)82.501976
254.Marshall Faulk (25)82.441998
255.Shaun Alexander (24)82.382001
256.Jim Braxton (24)82.331973
257.Corey Dillon (27)82.192001
Thurman Thomas* (27)82.191993
259.Fred Taylor (26)82.132002
260.Curt Warner (26)82.081987
261.Thomas Jones (30)82.002008
262.Corey Dillon (28)81.942002
263.Chris Johnson (23)81.872008
264.Rudi Johnson (27)81.812006
Terry Allen (27)81.811995
266.William Andrews (25)81.751980
Curtis Martin (30)81.752003
268.John Brockington (25)81.711973
269.Tony Dorsett* (31)81.691985
270.Calvin Hill (26)81.571973
271.Fred Taylor (22)81.531998
272.Barry Sanders* (22)81.501990
John Henry Johnson* (33)81.501962
Leroy Kelly* (24)81.501966
Eddie George (26)81.501999
276.Billy Sims (25)81.441980
277.William Andrews (26)81.311981
278.James Wilder (27)81.251985
279.Brian Westbrook (27)81.132006
280.Sam Cunningham (24)81.101974
281.Chester Taylor (27)81.072006
282.Thurman Thomas* (24)81.061990
283.Michael Bennett (24)81.002002
Floyd Little (27)81.001969
285.Floyd Little (29)80.931971
286.Eddie Price (26)80.921951
287.Mike Pruitt (25)80.881979
Napoleon Kaufman (24)80.881997
Eddie George (25)80.881998
290.Franco Harris* (26)80.571976
291.Tank Younger (27)80.501955
292.Willis McGahee (26)80.472007
293.O.J. Simpson* (27)80.361974
294.Emmitt Smith (27)80.271996
295.George Rogers (28)80.201986
296.Fred Taylor (31)80.132007
Willie Parker (25)80.132005
Bobby Humphrey (24)80.131990
299.Marshall Faulk (21)80.131994
Steve Slaton (22)80.132008

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