Emmitt Smith has the most career carries, with 4,409 rush attempts.

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NAMEGPATTRUSH YDSYPCRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGAVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith2264,40918,3554.281.21643,2245151306.314.311
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1903,83816,7264.488.01104,5384929.223.915
Frank GoreFrank Gore2413,73516,0004.366.4813,9854846968.216.518
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin1683,51814,1014.083.9903,3294844096.919.810
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis1923,47913,6623.971.2911,4492001007.27.53
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson1833,21914,9024.681.41192,4743054238.113.56
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson1703,17413,6844.380.51454,7726248687.628.117
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1533,06215,2695.099.8992,9213528.319.110
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James1483,02812,2464.082.7803,3644335847.822.711
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen2223,02212,2434.155.11235,4115879.224.421
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1462,99613,2594.490.8902,1372817.614.66
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1732,94912,1204.170.1912,2873077.413.29
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1732,93612,7394.373.6773,5543988.920.513
John RigginsJohn Riggins1752,91611,3523.964.91042,0902508.411.912
Thurman ThomasThurman Thomas1822,87712,0744.266.3654,458472299.424.523
Eddie GeorgeEddie George1412,86510,4413.674.0682,2272682698.315.810
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk1762,83612,2794.369.81006,8757676069.039.136
Steven JacksonSteven Jackson1602,76411,4384.171.5693,6834616278.023.09
Thomas JonesThomas Jones1802,67810,5914.058.8682,0233084106.611.23
Warrick DunnWarrick Dunn1812,66910,9674.160.6494,3395105948.524.015
Ricky WattersRicky Watters1442,62210,6434.173.9784,2484671769.129.513
Corey DillonCorey Dillon1502,61811,2414.374.9821,9132442787.812.87
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson1822,56210,2734.056.4813,0623768.116.85
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis1312,54210,6074.281.0581,8792212988.514.34
Fred TaylorFred Taylor1532,53411,6954.676.4662,3842903488.215.68
StatMuse has season-level data for rush attempts going back to the 1932 season.