Eric Dickerson had the most rushing yards by a player in his first 5 seasons, with 8,256 yards.

who has the most nfl rushing yards in first 5 seasons
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NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson748,2561,7484.7111.6611,0451367.714.12
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson797,3611,7024.393.2722,3923424557.030.38
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith777,1831,6304.493.3711,5762396.620.54
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell716,9951,5614.598.557475935.16.70
Walter PaytonWalter Payton736,9261,5484.594.9591,4241569.119.54
Chris JohnsonChris Johnson796,8881,4634.787.2441,6582303187.221.04
Eddie GeorgeEddie George806,8741,7633.985.9421,4471641298.818.18
Barry SandersBarry Sanders736,7891,4324.793.0551,4991669.020.55
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson736,7521,4064.892.5641,3091371979.617.93
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis756,6691,5084.488.9361,2501421908.816.72
Terrell DavisTerrell Davis656,6241,4104.7101.9581,20715537.818.65
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin766,5501,6943.986.2451,514205617.419.96
Jim BrownJim Brown626,4631,2695.1104.2571,0461218.616.96
Clinton PortisClinton Portis686,4531,3854.794.9521,2991582238.219.14
Ezekiel ElliottEzekiel Elliott716,3841,4134.589.9461,9572413158.127.610
Ricky WilliamsRicky Williams706,3541,5894.090.8411,8062293047.925.84
Thurman ThomasThurman Thomas786,3161,3764.681.0352,66624710.834.216
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett756,2701,3684.683.6401,6141779.121.56
Corey DillonCorey Dillon786,2091,4134.479.6361,1131381368.114.35
Ottis AndersonOttis Anderson716,1901,4014.487.2341,5681968.022.13
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis786,1871,4914.179.3318751127.811.23
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James656,1721,4944.195.0422,0192613547.731.110
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander805,9371,3474.474.2621,3091732457.616.410
Derrick HenryDerrick Henry785,8601,1825.075.155692761059.18.93
William AndrewsWilliam Andrews725,7721,2634.680.2292,6122729.636.311
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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