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Franchise All-Time Rushing Leaders: Detroit Lions


The table below shows the all-time rushing leaders in Detroit Lions franchise history.

Stats included are only during the players' stint(s) as a member of the Lions.

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[Note: Stats are through the 2020 NFL season.]

RankPlayerGAtt.YardsTD
1Barry Sanders 15330621526999
2Billy Sims601131510642
3Dexter Bussey1501203510518
4Altie Taylor911165429724
5Nick Pietrosante88938393328
6James Jones85960345223
7Ace Gutowsky77864307720
8Mel Farr69739307226
9Kevin Jones53761306724
10James Stewart41713289015
11Dutch Clark75606277236
12Dan Lewis84651269816
13Greg Landry102389250219
14Steve Owens53635245120
15Bob Hoernschemeyer59553243917
16Kevin Smith54598234617
17Ernie Caddel64443231120
18Joique Bell63561223522
19Horace King12354920819
20Bobby Layne97432179313
21Bill Shepherd51450169911
22Glenn Presnell74413159318
23Tom Watkins64425158210
24Doak Walker67309152012
25Garry James40423151012
26Camp Wilson4537814536
27Rick Kane113392144312
28Reggie Bush2529913036
29Ameer Abdullah3532712516
30Kerryon Johnson3428312258
31Howard Cassady 7431512236
32Gene Gedman45377122117
33Matthew Stafford165345119814
34Shawn Bryson5427411774
35Amos Marsh41323115711
36John Henry Johnson3126711457
37Lew Carpenter3524810439
38Maurice Morris 4426310368
39Theo Riddick8428810235
40Tom Nowatzke6528498912
41Bill Triplett683009694
42Jahvid Best222559456
43Lloyd Cardwell572059058
44Lawrence Gaines432328925
45Rodney Peete4717188413
46Tobin Rote341828736
47Ken Webb612528338
48Frankie Sinkwich202438297
49Mikel Leshoure172178079
50Bill Dudley282388015
51Whizzer White222357547
52Gary Danielson851567287
53Ron Rivers691677223
54Bob Westfall 4120969711
55Zach Zenner361746858
56Pat Harder281906458
57Artose Pinner282026225
58Leon Hart 921436125
59Adrian Peterson161566047
60Charlie Batch481255605
61Eric Hipple10214555013
62Greg Hill141445422
63Harry Hopp301915314
64Nick Eddy291525233
65Fred Enke481235211
66D'Andre Swift 131145218
67Earl Morrall801165163
68Elmer Hackney421254928
69Bill Bowman181164813
70Cory Schlesinger1811674735
71Derrick Moore291154577
72Dwight Sloan211374504
73Howie Weiss201164483
74Ollie Cline421274473
75Jug Girard561164252
76LeGarrette Blount161544185
77Elmer Schaake101254120
78Joe Don Looney121223986
79Olandis Gary131133842
80Bo Scarbrough6893771
81Don McIlhenny9873723
82Vern Huffman221043681
83Ken Jenkins26783581
84Vince Thompson23753492
85Joey Harrington581093450
86Mickey Sanzotta20773400
87Bob Gagliano20873374
88T.J. Duckett12653353
89Leonard Thompson175643273
90Milt Plum65893255
91Tony Paige 37863250
92Scott Mitchell 5713232410
93Chuck Fenenbock201183231
94Jim Ninowski246531910
95Wally Triplett18673131
96Karl Sweetan20513122
97Bobby Thompson28643101
98Dwayne Washington171103091
99Frank Christensen421093082
100Bo Robinson28903042
Stats via Pro Football Reference

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