Earl Campbell had the most rushing yards in 1978, with 1,450 yards in his rookie season.

nfl most rushing yards in 1978 for a player
1978Campbell1978Payton1978Dorsett1978Williams1978Montgomery1978Middleton1978Harris1978van Eeghen1978Miller1978Reed1978Riggins1978Harper1978Pruitt1978Washington1978Long1978Bussey1978Mitchell1978Smith1978Cunningham1978Johnson1978Sims1978Foreman1978Bean1.5k1.4k1.3k1.3k1.2k1.1k1.1k1.1k1.1k1.1k1.0k992960956954924820805768762752749707
NAMESEASONTMGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell1978HOUHOU151,4503024.896.71348124.03.20
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1978CHICHI161,3953334.287.211480509.630.00
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1978DALDAL161,3252904.682.873783710.223.62
Delvin WilliamsDelvin Williams1978MIAMIA161,2582724.678.681921810.712.00
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery1978PHIPHI141,2202594.787.19195345.713.91
Terdell MiddletonTerdell Middleton1978GBGB161,1162843.969.811332349.820.81
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1978PITPIT161,0823103.567.68144226.59.00
Mark van EeghenMark van Eeghen1978OAKOAK161,0802704.067.592912710.818.20
Terry MillerTerry Miller1978BUFBUF161,0602384.566.372462211.215.40
Tony ReedTony Reed1978KCKC161,0532065.165.854834810.130.21
John RigginsJohn Riggins1978WASWAS151,0142484.167.65299319.619.90
Roland HarperRoland Harper1978CHICHI169922404.162.06340437.921.32
Greg PruittGreg Pruitt1978CLECLE129601765.580.03292387.724.32
Joe WashingtonJoe Washington1978BALBAL169562404.059.80377458.423.61
Kevin LongKevin Long1978NYJNYJ169542144.559.610204267.812.80
Dexter BusseyDexter Bussey1978DETDET169242254.157.85275318.917.21
Lydell MitchellLydell Mitchell1978SDSD168202143.851.33500578.831.32
Sherman SmithSherman Smith1978SEASEA128051654.967.163662813.130.51
Sam CunninghamSam Cunningham1978NENE167681993.948.08297319.618.60
Pete JohnsonPete Johnson1978CINCIN167621804.247.67236317.614.80
David SimsDavid Sims1978SEASEA127521744.362.714195306.516.31
Chuck ForemanChuck Foreman1978MINMIN147492373.253.55396616.528.32
Bubba BeanBubba Bean1978ATLATL157071933.747.13209316.713.91
Horace IvoryHorace Ivory1978NENE156931414.946.211122148.78.10
Scott DierkingScott Dierking1978NYJNYJ156811704.045.44152198.010.10
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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