O.J. Simpson had the most rushing yards in 1972, with 1,251 yards.

who leads the league in rushing in 1972
1972Simpson1972Brown1972Johnson1972Csonka1972Hubbard1972Harris1972Hill1972Garrett1972Brockington1972Morris1972Hampton1972Douglass1972Riggins1972Little1972Johnson1972Lane1972Kelly1972Malone1972Garrison1972Ellison1972Smith1972Edwards1972McCauley1.3k1.2k1.2k1.1k1.1k1.1k1.0k1.0k1.0k1,000995968944859825821811798784764686679675
NAMESEASONTMGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1972BUFBUF141,2512924.389.46198277.314.10
Larry BrownLarry Brown1972WASWAS121,2162854.3101.384733214.839.44
Ron JohnsonRon Johnson1972NYGNYG141,1822984.084.494514510.032.25
Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka1972MIAMIA141,1172135.279.864859.63.40
Marv HubbardMarv Hubbard1972OAKOAK141,1002195.078.64103224.77.40
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1972PITPIT141,0551885.675.410180218.612.91
Calvin HillCalvin Hill1972DALDAL141,0362454.274.06364438.526.03
Mike GarrettMike Garrett1972SDSD141,0312723.873.66245317.917.51
John BrockingtonJohn Brockington1972GBGB141,0272743.773.482431912.817.41
Mercury MorrisMercury Morris1972MIAMIA141,0001905.371.4121681511.212.00
Dave HamptonDave Hampton1972ATLATL139952304.376.562442310.618.81
Bobby DouglassBobby Douglass1972CHICHI149681416.969.18000.00
John RigginsJohn Riggins1972NYJNYJ129442074.678.772302111.019.21
Floyd LittleFloyd Little1972DENDEN148592164.061.493672813.126.24
Essex JohnsonEssex Johnson1972CINCIN148252123.958.944202914.530.02
MacArthur LaneMacArthur Lane1972GBGB148211774.658.632852611.020.40
Leroy KellyLeroy Kelly1972CLECLE148112243.657.94204238.914.61
Art MaloneArt Malone1972ATLATL147981804.457.085855011.741.82
Walt GarrisonWalt Garrison1972DALDAL147841674.756.073903710.527.93
Willie EllisonWillie Ellison1972LALA137641704.558.85141236.110.81
Charlie SmithCharlie Smith1972OAKOAK146861704.049.083532812.625.22
Cid EdwardsCid Edwards1972SDSD126791574.356.655574013.946.42
Don McCauleyDon McCauley1972BALBAL146751783.848.22256308.518.32
John FuquaJohn Fuqua1972PITPIT136651504.451.24152188.411.70
Altie TaylorAltie Taylor1972DETDET136581544.350.64250298.619.22
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