Emmitt Smith has the most career rushing touchdowns by a running back, with 164 touchdowns.

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NAMEGPRUSH TDRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith22616418,3554,4094.281.23,2245151306.314.311
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson17014513,6843,1744.380.54,7726248687.628.117
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen22212312,2433,0224.155.15,4115879.224.421
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson18011814,8203,1924.682.32,4663014198.213.76
Walter PaytonWalter Payton19011016,7263,8384.488.04,5384929.223.915
Jim BrownJim Brown11810612,3122,3595.2104.32,4992629.521.220
John RigginsJohn Riggins17510411,3522,9163.964.92,0902508.411.912
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander1231009,4532,1874.376.91,5202153167.112.412
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk17610012,2792,8364.369.86,8757676069.039.136
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1539915,2693,0625.099.82,9213528.319.110
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis1929113,6623,4793.971.21,4492001007.27.53
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1739112,1202,9494.170.12,2873077.413.29
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin1689014,1013,5184.083.93,3294844096.919.810
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1469013,2592,9964.490.82,1372817.614.66
Priest HolmesPriest Holmes113868,1721,7804.672.32,9623393768.726.28
Marshawn LynchMarshawn Lynch1498510,4132,4534.269.92,2142873917.714.99
Jim TaylorJim Taylor129838,5971,9414.466.61,7562257.813.610
Corey DillonCorey Dillon1508211,2412,6184.374.91,9132442787.812.87
Frank GoreFrank Gore2418116,0003,7354.366.43,9854846968.216.518
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson1828110,2732,5624.056.43,0623768.116.85
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James1488012,2463,0284.082.73,3644335847.822.711
Ricky WattersRicky Watters1447810,6432,6224.173.94,2484671769.129.513
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1737712,7392,9364.373.63,5543988.920.513
Pete JohnsonPete Johnson110765,6261,4893.851.11,3341757.612.16
Clinton PortisClinton Portis113759,9232,2304.487.82,0182473388.217.95
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing touchdowns going back to the 1921 season.

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