Emmitt Smith has the most career rushing yards, with 19,941 yards.

most rushing yards including playoffs
Interpreted as:
most rushing yards by a player including playoffs
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NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith24319,9414,7584.282.11833,5665611326.414.713
Walter PaytonWalter Payton19917,3584,0184.387.21124,7165149.223.715
Frank GoreFrank Gore25016,6683,8834.366.7864,1525027198.316.618
Barry SandersBarry Sanders15915,6553,1535.098.51003,0323738.119.110
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson18515,2323,3084.682.31232,5203074298.213.66
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin17814,8963,7004.083.7983,6345214317.020.410
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis20514,3363,6783.969.91001,5062081047.27.33
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson18014,1523,3054.378.61514,9486499047.627.518
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett19014,1223,2384.474.3863,9574448.920.814
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson15313,9833,1444.491.4932,2283007.414.67
Franco HarrisFranco Harris19213,6763,3494.171.21072,7913587.814.510
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen23813,5903,2894.157.11345,9416409.325.023
Thurman ThomasThurman Thomas20313,5163,2164.266.6815,130548299.425.328
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James16113,0983,2464.081.4863,6484686377.822.711
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk18812,8813,0014.368.51067,3948196639.039.338
Jim BrownJim Brown12212,5532,4255.2102.91072,5982709.621.320
John RigginsJohn Riggins18412,3483,1673.967.11162,1352568.311.612
Fred TaylorFred Taylor16112,3082,6634.676.4692,4542973578.315.29
Corey DillonCorey Dillon15811,7492,7384.374.4861,9872562927.812.67
Steven JacksonSteven Jackson16411,5302,7934.170.3703,6884656337.922.59
Warrick DunnWarrick Dunn19111,4962,8054.160.2524,6095486418.424.115
Marshawn LynchMarshawn Lynch16211,3832,6644.370.3972,3663014137.914.69
LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy17711,3242,5144.564.0744,0025336877.522.616
Ricky WattersRicky Watters15511,3092,7974.073.0864,6995081799.330.317
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson13611,2852,4194.783.0612,17920610.616.015
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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