Between the 1977 and 1979 seasons, Walter Payton rushed for the most yards, with 4,857 yards.

who led the league in rushing yards from 1977 to 1979
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NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Walter PaytonWalter Payton464,8571,0414.7105.6391,0621089.823.14
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett443,4397484.678.2251,0261119.223.34
Franco HarrisFranco Harris453,4308773.976.230497697.211.01
Mark van EeghenMark van Eeghen463,1718173.968.923900939.719.62
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell313,1476704.7101.532142285.14.60
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery442,9156424.566.320707789.116.16
Delvin WilliamsDelvin Williams442,8927244.065.718546599.312.43
Chuck MuncieChuck Muncie432,5665994.359.724789879.118.31
Ricky BellRicky Bell392,3786163.961.014458519.011.72
John RigginsJohn Riggins362,3705764.165.814557668.415.55
Sam CunninghamSam Cunningham422,3466283.755.9179031028.921.51
Sherman SmithSherman Smith422,3435224.555.8211,28410612.130.67
Greg PruittGreg Pruitt322,2794744.871.269188910.328.74
Pete JohnsonPete Johnson462,2125763.848.125439607.39.51
Lydell MitchellLydell Mitchell422,1905783.852.161,2791478.730.57
Chuck ForemanChuck Foreman402,0845943.552.1138511187.221.35
Mike PruittMike Pruitt452,0594464.645.815496647.811.02
Joe WashingtonJoe Washington442,0575443.846.841,3711588.731.24
Tony ReedTony Reed412,0044454.548.989609410.223.41
Tony GalbreathTony Galbreath451,9875433.744.2171,3311737.729.63
Lawrence McCutcheonLawrence McCutcheon331,9014853.957.67451568.113.74
Dexter BusseyDexter Bussey401,8874544.247.210493578.612.32
Scott DierkingScott Dierking451,7634354.139.27302339.26.71
Robert NewhouseRobert Newhouse411,7544444.042.814337437.88.24
Archie GriffinArchie Griffin441,7214094.239.109411068.921.45
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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