Between the 1970 and 1990 seasons, Walter Payton had the most rushing yards, with 16,726 yards.

who had the most running yards from 1970 to 1990
PaytonDorsettHarrisDickersonRigginsSimpsonAndersonCampbellAllenRiggsMcNeilPruittBrooksRogersCraigCsonkaWarnerMontgomeryMuncievan EeghenMcCutcheonMitchell16.7k12.7k12.1k11.9k11.4k10.5k10.1k9.4k8.0k7.9k7.6k7.4k7.3k7.2k7.1k7.0k6.8k6.8k6.7k6.7k6.6k6.5k
NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Walter PaytonWalter Payton19016,7263,8384.488.01104,5384929.223.915
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett17312,7392,9364.373.6773,5543988.920.513
Franco HarrisFranco Harris17312,1202,9494.170.1912,2873077.413.29
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson11611,9032,6164.6102.6861,7252207.814.94
John RigginsJohn Riggins17511,3522,9163.964.91042,0902508.411.912
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson12210,5392,2234.786.4591,79917310.414.711
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson15910,1012,4994.063.5803,0213658.319.05
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell1159,4072,1874.381.8748061216.77.00
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen1217,9571,9604.165.8753,8504039.631.817
Gerald RiggsGerald Riggs1137,9401,9114.270.3581,5112007.613.40
Freeman McNeilFreeman McNeil1197,6041,7044.563.9362,75127210.123.112
Mike PruittMike Pruitt1527,3781,8444.048.5511,8602706.912.25
James BrooksJames Brooks1417,3471,5154.852.1473,2743419.623.228
George RogersGeorge Rogers927,1761,6924.278.054368556.74.00
Roger CraigRoger Craig1217,0641,6864.258.4504,4425088.736.716
Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka1246,9751,6224.356.356519747.04.22
Curt WarnerCurt Warner1006,8441,6984.068.4561,4671937.614.77
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery1076,7891,5404.463.4452,5022739.223.412
Chuck MuncieChuck Muncie1106,7021,5614.360.9712,3232638.821.13
Mark van EeghenMark van Eeghen1366,6511,6524.048.9371,5831749.111.64
Lawrence McCutcheonLawrence McCutcheon1096,5781,5214.360.3261,7991989.116.513
Lydell MitchellLydell Mitchell1116,5341,6753.958.9303,2033768.528.917
Wendell TylerWendell Tyler1086,3781,3444.759.1501,8162029.016.816
James WilderJames Wilder1296,0081,5863.846.6373,5004318.127.110
William AndrewsWilliam Andrews875,9861,3154.668.8302,6472779.630.411
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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