Emmitt Smith had 19.65 rush attempts per game played in his career.

rushing attempts per game for the top 25 all-time rushers
SmithPaytonGoreSandersPetersonMartinTomlinsonBettisDickersonDorsettFaulkJamesAllenHarrisThomasTaylorJacksonRigginsSimpsonDillonMcCoyDunnWatters19.6520.3215.620.0117.8120.9418.7618.420.7917.0716.3920.7313.8517.1516.1316.7417.3616.8617.8917.8115.1614.8218.21
NAMEGPATT/GPATTRUSH YDSRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith22419.654,40218,3594.282.01643,2175121276.314.411
Walter PaytonWalter Payton18820.323,82016,7264.489.01104,5394879.324.115
Frank GoreFrank Gore23915.63,72916,0004.366.9813,9774836958.216.618
Barry SandersBarry Sanders15320.013,06215,2695.099.8992,9213528.319.110
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson17917.813,18814,8204.682.81182,4663014198.213.86
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin16820.943,51814,1014.083.9903,3294844096.919.810
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson16918.763,17113,6874.381.01454,7686238657.728.217
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis18918.43,47713,6623.972.3911,4492001007.27.73
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson14420.792,99413,2624.492.1902,1282807.614.86
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett17217.072,93612,7394.374.1773,5543988.920.713
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk17316.392,83512,2794.371.01006,8187615989.039.436
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James14620.733,02612,2494.083.9803,3644335847.823.011
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen21713.853,00512,2484.156.41235,3475809.224.621
Franco HarrisFranco Harris17217.152,94912,1204.170.5912,2853067.513.39
Thurman ThomasThurman Thomas17816.132,87212,0744.267.8654,434469279.524.922
Fred TaylorFred Taylor15116.742,52711,7064.677.5662,3842903468.215.88
Steven JacksonSteven Jackson15917.362,76111,4384.171.9693,6754606258.023.18
John RigginsJohn Riggins17316.862,91611,3523.965.61042,0902508.412.112
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson13417.892,39711,2464.783.9612,12820110.615.914
Corey DillonCorey Dillon14717.812,61811,2414.376.5821,9132442787.813.07
LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy16215.162,45611,1074.568.6733,7865046477.523.416
Warrick DunnWarrick Dunn18014.822,66810,9674.160.9494,3315085918.524.115
Ricky WattersRicky Watters14418.212,62210,6434.173.9784,2484671769.129.513
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis13119.42,54210,6074.281.0581,8792212988.514.34
Thomas JonesThomas Jones17515.292,67510,5954.060.5681,9353003996.511.13
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