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NFL All Time Rushing Leaders

Sportscity brings you a list of the Top NFL All Time Rushing Leaders. Emmitt Smith’s career rushing total will not be in jeopardy for years to come.

Rk Player Team(s) Carries Yards
1 Emmitt Smith Arizona Cardinals (2003-2004)
Dallas Cowboys (1990-2002)
4,409 18,355
2 Walter Payton Chicago Bears (1975-1987) 3,838 16,726
3 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions (1989-1998) 3,062 15,269
4 Curtis Martin New York Jets (1998-2005)
New England Patriots (1995-1997)
3,518 14,101
5 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers (2001-2009)
New York Jets (2010 – 2011)
3,158

13,684

6 Jerome Bettis Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-2005)
Los Angeles Rams (1993-1995)
3,479 13,662
7 Eric Dickerson Atlanta Falcons (1993)
Los Angeles Raiders (1992)
Indianapolis Colts (1987-1991)
Los Angeles Rams (1983-1987)
2,996 13,259
8 Tony Dorsett Denver Broncos (1988)
Dallas Cowboys (1977-1987)
2,936 12,739
9 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns (1957-1965) 2,359 12,312
10 Marshall Faulk Saint Louis Rams (1999-2005)
Indianapolis Colts (1994-1998)
2,836 12,279
11 Edgerrin James Seattle Seahawks (2009)
Arizona Cardinals (2006 – 2008)
Indianapolis Colts (1999-2005)
3,028 12,246
12 Marcus Allen Kansas City Chiefs (1993-1997)
Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1992)
3,022 12,243
13 Franco Harris Seattle Seahawks (1984)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1972-1983)
2,949 12,120
14 Thurman Thomas Miami Dolphins (2000)
Buffalo Bills (1988-1999)
2,877 12,074
15 Fred Taylor New England Patriots (2009-2010)
Jacksonville Jaguars (1998-2008)
2,534 11,695
16 John Riggins Washington Redskins (1976-1985)
New York Jets (1971-1975)
2,916 11,352
17 Corey Dillon New England Patriots (2004-2006)
Cincinnati Bengals (1997-2003)
2,618 11,241
18 O.J. Simpson San Francisco 49ers (1978-1979)
Buffalo Bills (1969-1977)
2,404 11,236
19 Warrick Dunn Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008)
Atlanta Falcons (2002-2006)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997-2001)
2,669 10,967
20 Ricky Watters Seattle Seahawks (1998-2001)
Philadelphia Eagles (1995-1997)
San Francisco 49ers (1992-1994)
2,622 10,643
21 Jamal Lewis Cleveland Browns (2007 – 2009)
Baltimore Ravens (2000-2006)
2,542 10,607
22 Thomas Jones Kansas City Chiefs (2010 – 2011)
New York Jets (2007 – 2009)
Chicago Bears (2004 – 2006)
Tampa Bay Bucaneers (2003)
Arizona Cardinals (2000 – 2002)
2,678 10,591
23 Tiki Barber New York Giants (1997-2006) 2,217 10,449
24 Eddie George Dallas Cowboys (2004)
Tennessee Titans (1996-2003)
2,865 10,441
25 Ottis Anderson New York Giants (1986-1992)
Saint Louis Cardinals (1979-1986)
2,562 10,273
26 * Steven Jackson St. Louis Rams (2004 – present) 2,395 10,135
27 Ricky Williams Baltimore Ravens (2011)
Miami Dolphins (2002-2003, 2005, 2007-2010)
New Orleans Sainst (1999 – 2001)
2,431 10,009
28 Clinton Portis Wastington Redskins (2004 – present)
Denver Broncos (2002 – 2003)
2,230 9,923
29 Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers (1948 – 1960, 1963)
Baltimore Colts (1961 – 1962)
1,929 9,723
30 Shaun Alexander Washington Redskins (2008)
Seattle Seahawks (2000 – 2007)
2,187 9,453
31 Earl Campbell New Orleans Saints (1984-1985)
Houston Oilers (1978-1984)
2,187 9,407
32 Ahman Green Green Bay Packers (2009)
Houston Texans (2007 – 2008)
Green Bay Packers (2000-2006)
Seattle Seahawks (1998-1999)
2,056 9,204
33 * Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings (2007 – present) 1,754 8,849
34 * Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers ( 2005 – present) 1,911 8,839
35 Terry Allen Baltimore Ravens (2001)
New Orleans Saints (2000)
New England Patriots (1999)
Washington Redskins (1995-1998)
Minnesota Vikings (1991-1992, 1994)
2,152 8,614
36 Jim Taylor New Orleans Saints (1967)
Green Bay Packers (1958-1966)
1,941 8,597


*Active player
** Updated Jan. 1st, 2013

Sources:
pro-football-reference.com
databasefootball.com
wikipedia.org
espn.com

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