Emmitt Smith has rushed for the most career yards, with 18,355 yards.

who made leads the league in rushing yards
SmithPaytonGoreSandersPetersonMartinTomlinsonBettisDickersonDorsettBrownFaulkJamesAllenHarrisThomasTaylorJacksonRigginsDillonSimpsonMcCoy18.4k16.7k16.0k15.3k14.8k14.1k13.7k13.7k13.3k12.7k12.3k12.3k12.2k12.2k12.1k12.1k11.7k11.4k11.4k11.2k11.2k11.1k
NAMEGPRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith22618,3554,4094.281.21643,2245151306.314.311
Walter PaytonWalter Payton19016,7263,8384.488.01104,5384929.223.915
Frank GoreFrank Gore24116,0003,7354.366.4813,9854846968.216.518
Barry SandersBarry Sanders15315,2693,0625.099.8992,9213528.319.110
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson18014,8203,1924.682.31182,4663014198.213.76
Curtis MartinCurtis Martin16814,1013,5184.083.9903,3294844096.919.810
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson17013,6843,1744.380.51454,7726248687.628.117
Jerome BettisJerome Bettis19213,6623,4793.971.2911,4492001007.27.53
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson14613,2592,9964.490.8902,1372817.614.66
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett17312,7392,9364.373.6773,5543988.920.513
Jim BrownJim Brown11812,3122,3595.2104.31062,4992629.521.220
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk17612,2792,8364.369.81006,8757676069.039.136
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James14812,2463,0284.082.7803,3644335847.822.711
Marcus AllenMarcus Allen22212,2433,0224.155.11235,4115879.224.421
Franco HarrisFranco Harris17312,1202,9494.170.1912,2873077.413.29
Thurman ThomasThurman Thomas18212,0742,8774.266.3654,458472299.424.523
Fred TaylorFred Taylor15311,6952,5344.676.4662,3842903488.215.68
Steven JacksonSteven Jackson16011,4382,7644.171.5693,6834616278.023.09
John RigginsJohn Riggins17511,3522,9163.964.91042,0902508.411.912
Corey DillonCorey Dillon15011,2412,6184.374.9821,9132442787.812.87
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson13511,2362,4044.783.2612,14220310.615.914
LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy17011,1022,4574.565.3733,8985186657.522.916
Warrick DunnWarrick Dunn18110,9672,6694.160.6494,3395105948.524.015
Ricky WattersRicky Watters14410,6432,6224.173.9784,2484671769.129.513
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis13110,6072,5424.281.0581,8792212988.514.34
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.

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