Between the 1978 and 1981 seasons, Earl Campbell rushed for the most yards, with 6,457 yards.

rushing leaders from 1978 to 1981
CampbellPaytonDorsettMontgomeryAndersonHarrisPruittMuncieAndrewsJohnsonWashingtonvan EeghenRigginsSimsBusseyWilliamsBellBrownBryantTylerDierkingCribbs6.5k5.7k5.3k4.9k4.3k4.0k4.0k3.7k3.6k3.5k3.3k2.9k2.9k2.7k2.7k2.6k2.6k2.5k2.5k2.4k2.3k2.3k
NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell626,4571,4044.6104.155345754.65.60
Walter PaytonWalter Payton645,6871,3584.288.9371,5391689.224.05
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett615,2631,1604.586.3281,3411489.122.05
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery574,9121,0764.686.2341,6171749.328.410
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson484,3339604.590.3261,0031287.820.92
Franco HarrisFranco Harris604,0441,0273.967.4318811257.014.74
Mike PruittMike Pruitt643,9918954.562.4271,3971877.521.83
Chuck MuncieChuck Muncie593,7268244.563.2431,1621408.319.70
William AndrewsWilliam Andrews473,6327934.677.3171,5001718.831.95
Pete JohnsonPete Johnson603,4518833.957.5398821227.214.76
Joe WashingtonJoe Washington613,2588363.953.492,1792488.835.710
Mark van EeghenMark van Eeghen562,8867543.851.5231,0841149.519.42
John RigginsJohn Riggins462,8817034.162.627521658.011.33
Billy SimsBilly Sims302,7406094.591.3261,0727913.635.75
Dexter BusseyDexter Bussey642,7156194.442.498331038.113.01
Delvin WilliamsDelvin Williams462,6326434.157.213574708.212.51
Ricky BellRicky Bell492,6216723.953.515754868.815.43
Ted BrownTed Brown462,5266234.154.9151,5141768.632.94
Cullen BryantCullen Bryant612,5206473.941.3168491147.413.93
Wendell TylerWendell Tyler372,3855224.664.521769819.520.86
Scott DierkingScott Dierking632,3435864.037.214639748.610.12
Joe CribbsJoe Cribbs312,2825634.173.6141,0189211.132.88
Ted McKnightTed McKnight522,2705174.443.722706987.213.61
Kevin LongKevin Long592,0205183.934.225522697.68.83
Curtis BrownCurtis Brown601,9505153.832.58714917.811.94
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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