Between the 1978 and 1984 seasons, Walter Payton had the most rushing yards, with 9,388 yards.

rushing leaders from 1978 to 1984
PaytonCampbellDorsettAndersonMontgomeryPruittRigginsHarrisAndrewsMuncieSimsTylerJohnsonWashingtonRogersCribbsBrownDickersonvan EeghenCarpenterDickeyBussey9.4k8.8k8.5k7.4k6.4k6.2k6.0k5.8k5.8k5.2k5.1k5.1k5.0k4.4k4.3k4.0k4.0k3.9k3.6k3.5k3.5k3.2k
NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1059,3882,2014.389.4552,8252989.526.97
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell998,7642,0294.388.5737181156.27.30
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1028,5181,9284.483.5472,2662638.622.27
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson867,3641,6904.485.6402,1792668.225.35
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery866,3551,4204.573.9432,4292639.228.212
Mike PruittMike Pruitt986,1971,4944.163.2461,7232447.117.65
John RigginsJohn Riggins836,0201,5823.872.568643877.47.73
Franco HarrisFranco Harris935,8251,5143.862.6381,4111917.415.26
William AndrewsWilliam Andrews725,7721,2634.680.2292,6122729.636.311
Chuck MuncieChuck Muncie845,2321,2114.362.3631,8032118.521.52
Billy SimsBilly Sims605,1061,1314.585.1422,07218611.134.55
Wendell TylerWendell Tyler765,0671,0814.766.7411,6591819.221.814
Pete JohnsonPete Johnson965,0411,3363.852.5721,2851707.613.46
Joe WashingtonJoe Washington904,4121,0814.149.0112,8413278.731.617
George RogersGeorge Rogers514,2679954.383.723292446.65.70
Joe CribbsJoe Cribbs544,0469604.274.9201,64116210.130.415
Ted BrownTed Brown773,9599614.151.4292,4272948.331.510
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson323,9137695.1122.332543727.517.02
Mark van EeghenMark van Eeghen803,6309313.945.4251,2001269.515.03
Rob CarpenterRob Carpenter873,5079663.640.3281,3891728.116.05
Curtis DickeyCurtis Dickey643,4567914.454.0261,46912112.123.08
Dexter BusseyDexter Bussey1043,1917564.230.791,0831368.010.42
Freeman McNeilFreeman McNeil413,1336774.676.4148248010.320.16
Tony CollinsTony Collins573,1047254.354.523776888.813.62
Gerry EllisGerry Ellis712,9106484.541.0182,0502199.428.910
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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