Eric Dickerson has the most rushing yards in a season, with 2,105 yards in 1984.

most rushing yards in a single season, top 30
Interpreted as:
most rushing yards by a player in a single season, top 30
1984Dickerson2012Peterson2003Lewis1997Sanders2020Henry1998Davis2009Johnson1973Simpson1980Campbell2003Green1994Sanders2005Alexander1963Brown2005Barber2002Williams1977Payton1998Anderson2014Murray1986Dickerson1975Simpson2006Tomlinson1983Dickerson2006Johnson2.1k2.1k2.1k2.1k2.0k2.0k2.0k2.0k1.9k1.9k1.9k1.9k1.9k1.9k1.9k1.9k1.8k1.8k1.8k1.8k1.8k1.8k1.8k
NAMESEASONTMGPRUSH YDSATTYPCRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGAVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1984RAMRAM162,1053795.6131.614139216.68.70
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson2012MINMIN162,0973486.0131.11221740515.413.61
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis2003BALBAL162,0663875.3129.11420526387.912.80
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1997DETDET162,0533356.1128.311305339.219.13
Derrick HenryDerrick Henry2020TENTEN162,0273785.4126.71711419316.07.10
Terrell DavisTerrell Davis1998DENDEN162,0083925.1125.521217258.713.62
Chris JohnsonChris Johnson2009TENTEN162,0063585.6125.414503507110.131.42
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1973BUFBUF142,0033326.0143.11270611.75.00
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell1980HOUHOU151,9343735.2128.91347114.33.10
Ahman GreenAhman Green2003GBGB161,8833555.3117.71536750607.322.95
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1994DETDET161,8833315.7117.77283446.417.71
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander2005SEASEA161,8803705.1117.5277815295.24.91
Jim BrownJim Brown1963CLECLE141,8632916.4133.1122682411.219.13
Tiki BarberTiki Barber2005NYGNYG161,8603575.2116.3953054709.833.12
Ricky WilliamsRicky Williams2002MIAMIA161,8533834.8115.81636347597.722.71
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1977CHICHI141,8523395.5132.3142692710.019.22
Jamal AndersonJamal Anderson1998ATLATL161,8464104.5115.4143192711.819.92
DeMarco MurrayDeMarco Murray2014DALDAL161,8453924.7115.31341657647.326.00
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1986RAMRAM161,8214044.5113.811205267.912.80
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1975BUFBUF141,8173295.5129.8164262815.230.47
LaDainian TomlinsonLaDainian Tomlinson2006SDSD161,8153485.2113.42850856809.131.83
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1983RAMRAM161,8083904.6113.018404517.925.32
Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson2006KCKC161,7894164.3111.817410416710.025.62
Emmitt SmithEmmitt Smith1995DALDAL161,7733774.7110.825375626.023.40
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson2008MINMIN161,7603634.8110.01012521396.07.80
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards going back to the 1932 season.