Emmitt Smith has scored the most career total touchdowns by a running back, with 175 touchdowns.

which runningback has the most touchdowns
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NAMEGPTDRUSH TDREC TDRET TDFGMXPMXP2SFTYPTSPPG
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith22617516411000101,0524.7
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson17016214517000009725.7
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen22214512321100108723.9
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk17613610036000708304.7
Jim BrownJim Brown1181261062000007566.4
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1901251101500007503.9
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson1801241186000107464.1
John RigginsJohn Riggins1751161041200006964.0
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander12311210012000006725.5
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1531099910000006544.3
Frank GoreFrank Gore2411008118100106022.5
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin1681009010000306063.6
Franco HarrisFranco Harris17310091900006003.5
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1469690600005763.9
Marshawn LynchMarshawn Lynch14994859000205683.8
Priest HolmesPriest Holmes11394868000105665.0
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis19294913000305703.0
Jim TaylorJim Taylor12993831000005584.3
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James148918011000505563.8
Ricky WattersRicky Watters144917813000105483.8
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett17391771310005463.2
Leroy KellyLeroy Kelly13690741330005404.0
LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy170897316000305403.2
Corey DillonCorey Dillon15089827000105363.6
Thurman ThomasThurman Thomas182886523000005282.9
StatMuse has season-level data for touchdowns going back to the 1921 season.

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