Earl Campbell rushed for the most yards in 1979, with 1,697 yards.

nfl most rushing yards in 1979 for a player
1979Campbell1979Payton1979Anderson1979Montgomery1979Pruitt1979Bell1979Muncie1979Harris1979Riggins1979Tyler1979Dorsett1979Andrews1979Gaines1979Washington1979Johnson1979Csonka1979van Eeghen1979Smith1979Dierking1979McKnight1979Williams1979Galbreath1979Young1.7k1.6k1.6k1.5k1.3k1.3k1.2k1.2k1.2k1.1k1.1k1.0k905884865837818775767755752708708
NAMESEASONTMGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell1979HOUHOU161,6973684.6106.11994165.95.90
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1979CHICHI161,6103694.4100.6143133110.119.62
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson1979STLSTL161,6053314.8100.38308417.519.32
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery1979PHIPHI161,5123384.594.594944112.030.95
Mike PruittMike Pruitt1979CLECLE161,2942644.980.99372419.123.32
Ricky BellRicky Bell1979TBTB161,2632834.578.97248259.915.52
Chuck MuncieChuck Muncie1979NONO161,1982385.074.911308407.719.30
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1979PITPIT151,1862674.479.111291368.119.41
John RigginsJohn Riggins1979WASWAS161,1532604.472.19163285.810.23
Wendell TylerWendell Tyler1979LALA161,1092185.169.39308329.619.31
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1979DALDAL141,1072504.479.16375458.326.81
William AndrewsWilliam Andrews1979ATLATL151,0232394.368.23309397.920.62
Clark GainesClark Gaines1979NYJNYJ169051864.956.60219297.613.70
Joe WashingtonJoe Washington1979BALBAL158842423.758.94750829.150.03
Pete JohnsonPete Johnson1979CINCIN168652433.654.114154246.49.61
Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka1979MIAMIA168372203.852.31275164.74.71
Mark van EeghenMark van Eeghen1979OAKOAK168182233.751.17474519.329.62
Sherman SmithSherman Smith1979SEASEA167751944.048.4114994810.431.24
Scott DierkingScott Dierking1979NYJNYJ167671864.147.931211012.17.60
Ted McKnightTed McKnight1979KCKC157551534.950.38226385.915.10
Clarence WilliamsClarence Williams1979SDSD167522003.847.012352516.922.00
Tony GalbreathTony Galbreath1979NONO157081893.747.29484588.332.31
Rickey YoungRickey Young1979MINMIN167081883.844.33519727.232.44
Delvin WilliamsDelvin Williams1979MIAMIA147031843.850.23175218.312.51
Billy TaylorBilly Taylor1979NYGNYG167001983.543.87253289.015.84
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