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NFL History - Top 250 Rushing Yardage Leaders


NFL Career Leaders: Passing Leaders - Rushing Leaders - Receiving Leaders

Below is a table of the top 250 NFL rushing yardage leaders of all-time. Also, check out the all-time leaders in career rushing touchdowns.

[Stats are updated through the 2020 NFL regular season and via Pro Football Reference.]

Franchise all-time statistical leaders:

RankPlayerRush Yards
1Emmitt Smith 18355
2Walter Payton16726
3Frank Gore16000
4Barry Sanders 15269
5Adrian Peterson14820
6Curtis Martin 14101
7LaDainian Tomlinson13684
8Jerome Bettis13662
9Eric Dickerson13259
10Tony Dorsett12739
11Jim Brown12312
12Marshall Faulk12279
13Edgerrin James12246
14Marcus Allen12243
15Franco Harris12120
16Thurman Thomas12074
17Fred Taylor11695
18Steven Jackson11438
19John Riggins11352
20Corey Dillon11241
21O.J. Simpson11236
22LeSean McCoy11102
23Warrick Dunn10967
24Ricky Watters10643
25Jamal Lewis10607
26Thomas Jones10591
27Tiki Barber10449
28Eddie George10441
29Marshawn Lynch 10413
30Ottis Anderson 10273
31Ricky Williams10009
32Clinton Portis9923
33Matt Forte 9796
34Joe Perry 9723
35Chris Johnson 9651
36Shaun Alexander 9453
37Earl Campbell9407
38Ahman Green9205
39Terry Allen8614
40Jim Taylor8597
41Willis McGahee8474
42Earnest Byner8261
43Herschel Walker8225
44Roger Craig8189
45Gerald Riggs8188
46Priest Holmes8172
47Maurice Jones-Drew8167
48DeAngelo Williams8096
49Larry Csonka 8081
50Freeman McNeil8074
51Stephen Davis 8052
52Garrison Hearst7966
53James Brooks7962
54Chris Warren7696
55Terrell Davis 7607
56Jamaal Charles7563
57Mike Pruitt7378
58Michael Turner7338
59Jonathan Stewart7335
60Mark Ingram7324
61Leroy Kelly7274
62George Rogers7176
63DeMarco Murray7174
64Charlie Garner7097
65Rodney Hampton 6897
66Antowain Smith6881
67Curt Warner6844
68Robert Smith6818
69John Henry Johnson6803
70Wilbert Montgomery6789
71Chuck Muncie6702
72Mark van Eeghen6651
73Lawrence McCutcheon6578
74Lydell Mitchell 6534
75Arian Foster 6527
76Le'Veon Bell6453
77Ezekiel Elliott6384
78Wendell Tyler6378
79Brian Westbrook 6335
80Floyd Little 6323
81LeGarrette Blount6306
82Larry Johnson6223
83Don Perkins 6217
84Ray Rice6180
85Alfred Morris 6173
86Neal Anderson 6166
87Michael Vick6109
88Ken Willard6105
89Deuce McAllister6096
90Travis Henry 6086
91Calvin Hill6083
92Todd Gurley6082
93Cedric Benson 6017
94James Wilder6008
95William Andrews5986
96Rudi Johnson5979
97Chuck Foreman5950
98Larry Brown5875
99Lamar Miller5864
100Derrick Henry 5860
Steve Van Buren5860
102James Stewart5841
103Bill Brown5838
104Rick Casares5797
105Duce Staley5785
106Fred Jackson5746
107Greg Pruitt5672
108Michael Pittman5627
109Pete Johnson5626
110Delvin Williams5598
111Joe Morris 5585
112Reggie Bush5490
113Mike Garrett5481
114Sam Cunningham5453
115Sammy Winder5427
116Darren McFadden5421
117Dick Bass5417
118Jim Nance5401
119Cam Newton5398
120Ronnie Brown5391
121Willie Parker5378
122Joe Cribbs5356
Doug Martin 5356
124Jamal Anderson 5336
125Hugh McElhenny5281
126Ryan Mathews5261
127Chris Ivory5237
128Melvin Gordon5226
129Natrone Means5215
130Adrian Murrell5199
131John Brockington 5185
Marion Butts5185
133Lenny Moore5174
134Ollie Matson5173
135Clem Daniels 5138
136Emerson Boozer5135
137Kevin Mack5123
138Billy Sims5106
139Dexter Bussey5105
140Brandon Jacobs5094
141Mike Alstott 5088
142Julius Jones5068
143John Williams5006
144Paul Lowe4995
145Latavius Murray4991
146John David Crow4963
147Tyrone Wheatley4962
148Greg Bell4959
149Gale Sayers 4956
150Dorsey Levens 4955
151Ahmad Bradshaw4928
Randall Cunningham4928
153Christian Okoye4897
154Lamar Smith4853
155Joe Washington4839
156Napoleon Kaufman 4792
157Robert Newhouse4784
158Marion Barber III4780
159Chester Taylor4740
160Carlos Hyde4726
161Marion Motley4720
162Donny Anderson 4696
163J.D. Smith4672
164MacArthur Lane 4656
165Stump Mitchell 4649
166Tony Collins4647
167Tom Matte4646
168Alex Webster4638
169Abner Haynes4630
170Bob Hoernschemeyer4548
171Ted Brown4546
172Marv Hubbard4544
173Dave Hampton 4536
174Russell Wilson 4506
175Mike Rozier4462
176Joseph Addai4453
Otis Armstrong 4453
178Ed Podolak4451
179Darrin Nelson4442
180Harold Green4365
181Rob Carpenter4363
182Jim Otis4350
183Dave Osborn 4336
184Ron Johnson4308
Altie Taylor4308
186Craig Heyward4301
187Gary Brown4300
188Cookie Gilchrist4293
189Matt Snell4285
190Johnny Hector4280
191Lorenzo White4242
192Steve Young4239
193Rashard Mendenhall4236
194Tommy Mason4203
195Tony Canadeo4197
Carl Garrett 4197
197Mike Thomas 4196
198Earnest Jackson4167
199Dalton Hilliard4164
200Ryan Grant4148
201Devonta Freeman 4144
202Errict Rhett4143
203Mercury Morris 4133
204Shonn Greene4110
205Johnny Johnson4078
206Tony Galbreath4072
207Mike Anderson 4067
208Alan Ameche4045
209Cadillac Williams4038
210Nick Pietrosante4026
211Curtis Dickey4019
212Edgar Bennett3992
213Frank Pollard3989
214Kevan Barlow3984
215Leonard Russell3973
216Dick Hoak3965
217Leroy Hoard3964
218Jordan Howard3955
219Harvey Williams3952
220Barry Foster 3943
221BenJarvus Green-Ellis3914
222Anthony Thomas3891
223Justin Forsett3890
224Walt Garrison3886
225Randy McMillan3876
226Rocky Bleier3865
227Timmy Brown 3862
228Clarke Hinkle3860
229Wilbur Jackson3852
230Jon Arnett3833
231Gerry Ellis3826
232David Johnson3819
233Bam Morris 3809
Pierre Thomas3809
235Isaiah Crowell3803
236Pete Banaszak3772
Rashad Jennings3772
238Jim Kiick 3759
239Wendell Hayes 3758
240Johnny Roland3750
241Reggie Cobb 3743
242LaMont Jordan3734
243Ron Dayne3722
244Paul Hornung 3711
245Michael Bennett3703
246Giovani Bernard3697
247Bilal Powell3675
248Fran Tarkenton3674
249Rickey Young3666
250Dalvin Cook3661

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