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NFL Single Season Rushing Touchdown Leaders

LaDainian Tomlinson capped his 2006 MVP season with 28 rushing TD’s to go along with 1,815 rushing yards. LT also caught 56 passes for 508 receiving yards and 3 TD’s.

Shaun Alexander tied the NFL single season rushing TD record the previous year. Tomlinson has recorded 15 or more rushing TD’s 4 times so far during his career, while Emmitt Smith and Shaun Alexander have done it 3 times.

Rk Player Team TD’s Year
1 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers 28 2006
T2 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks 27 2005
  Priest Holmes Kansas City Chiefs 27 2003
4 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys 25 1995
5 John Riggins Washington Redskins 24 1983
T6 Joe Morris New York Giants 21 1985
  Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys 21 1994
  Terry Allen Washington Redskins 21 1996
  Terrell Davis Denver Broncos 21 1998
  Priest Holmes Kansas City Chiefs 21 2002
11 Larry Johnson Kansas City Chiefs 20 2005
T12 Chuck Muncie San Diego Chargers 19 1981
  Earl Campbell Houston Oilers 19 1979
  Jim Taylor Green Bay Packers 19 1962
T15 Spec Sanders New York Yankees 18 1947
  Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams 18 1983
  George Rogers Washington Redskins 18 1986
  Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys 18 1992
  Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams 18 2000
  LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers 18 2005
  DeAngelo Williams Carolina Panthers 18 2008
  Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings 18 2009
T23 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns 17 1958
  Jim Brown Cleveland Browns 17 1965
  Stephen Davis Washington Redskins 17 1999
  LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers 17 2004
  Larry Johnson Kansas City Chiefs 17 2006
  Michael Turner Atlanta Falcons 17 2008
T29 Lenny Moore Baltimore Colts 16 1964
  Leroy Kelly Cleveland Browns 16 1968
  O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills 16 1975
  Pete Banaszak Oakland Raiders 16 1975
  Greg Bell Los Angeles Rams 16 1988
  Barry Sanders Detroit Lions 16 1991
  Ricky Williams Miami Dolphins 16 2002
  Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks 16 2002
  Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks 16 2004
  Arian Foster Houston Texans 16 2010
T40 Greg Bell Los Angeles Rams 15 1989
  Ickey Woods Cincinnati Bengals 15 1988
  Leroy Kelly Cleveland Browns 15 1966
  Jim Taylor Green Bay Packers 15 1961
  Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles 15 1945
  Chris Warren Seattle Seahawks 15 1995
  Terrell Davis Denver Broncos 15 1997
  Karim Abdul-Jabbar Miami Dolphins 15 1997
  Mike Anderson Denver Broncos 15 2000
  Clinton Portis Denver Broncos 15 2002
  Ahman Green Green Bay Packers 15 2003
  LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers 15 2007
  Brandon Jacobs New York Giants 15 2008
  LenDale White Tennessee Titans 15 2008
  Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville Jaguars 15 2009
  Arian Foster Houston Texans 15 2012

** Updated Jan. 1st, 2012

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

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