John Riggins and John Henry Johnson are tied for the oldest with 1,000+ rushing yards in a season. They were 35 years old.

oldest player to have 1000 rushing yards in a season
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oldest player to have 1000 or more rushing yards in a season
1984Riggins1964Johnson1983Riggins2018Peterson2016Gore1983Harris1962Johnson2009Williams2005Anderson2001Smith1990Brooks1989Anderson1986Payton2014Gore2009Jones2007Taylor2006Barber2006Dunn2004Martin2002Stewart2000Smith2000Watters1989Brooks3535343333333332323232323231313131313131313131
NAMESEASONTMGPAGERUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
John RigginsJohn Riggins1984WASWAS14351,2393273.888.5144376.13.10
John Henry JohnsonJohn Henry Johnson1964PITPIT14351,0482354.574.9769174.14.91
John RigginsJohn Riggins1983WASWAS15341,3473753.689.8242955.81.90
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson2018WASWAS16331,0422514.265.17208202610.413.01
Frank GoreFrank Gore2016INDIND16331,0252633.964.1427738477.317.34
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1983PITPIT16331,0072793.662.95278348.217.42
John Henry JohnsonJohn Henry Johnson1962PITPIT14331,1412514.581.57226327.116.12
Ricky WilliamsRicky Williams2009MIAMIA16321,1212414.770.11126435537.516.52
Mike AndersonMike Anderson2005DENDEN15321,0142394.267.612212182111.814.11
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith2001DALDAL14321,0212613.972.9311617216.88.30
James BrooksJames Brooks1990CINCIN16321,0041955.162.852692610.316.84
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson1989NYGNYG16321,0233253.163.914268289.616.80
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1986CHICHI16321,3333214.283.383823710.323.93
Frank GoreFrank Gore2014SFSF16311,1062554.369.14111111910.16.91
Thomas JonesThomas Jones2009NYJNYJ16311,4023314.287.6145810185.83.60
Fred TaylorFred Taylor2007JAXJAX15311,2022235.480.15589146.43.90
Tiki BarberTiki Barber2006NYGNYG16311,6623275.1103.9546558818.029.10
Warrick DunnWarrick Dunn2006ATLATL16311,1402864.071.3417022277.710.61
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin2004NYJNYJ16311,6973714.6106.11224541496.015.32
James StewartJames Stewart2002DETDET14311,0212314.472.9433346707.223.82
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith2000DALDAL16311,2032944.175.297911147.24.90
Ricky WattersRicky Watters2000SEASEA16311,2422784.577.6761363929.738.32
James BrooksJames Brooks1989CINCIN16311,2392215.677.47306378.319.12
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1985DALDAL16311,3073054.381.77449469.828.13
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1985CHICHI16311,5513244.896.99483499.930.22
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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