List of National Football League rushing attempts leaders

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This is a list of National Football League running backs by total career rushing attempts. This list includes all running backs with at least 2,500 attempts.

Active players listed in bold type.

Players with 2,500 rushing attempts or more[edit]

Rank[1] Player Attempts[2]
1 Emmitt Smith 4,409
2 Walter Payton 3,838
3 Curtis Martin 3,518
4 Jerome Bettis 3,479
5 LaDainian Tomlinson 3,174
6 Barry Sanders 3,062
7 Edgerrin James 3,028
8 Marcus Allen 3,022
9 Eric Dickerson 2,996
10 Franco Harris 2,949
11 Tony Dorsett 2,936
12 John Riggins 2,916
13 Thurman Thomas 2,877
14 Eddie George 2,865
15 Marshall Faulk 2,836
16 Steven Jackson 2,743
17 Thomas Jones 2,678
18 Warrick Dunn 2,669
19 Ricky Watters 2,622
20 Corey Dillon 2,618
21 Ottis Anderson 2,562
22 Jamal Lewis 2,542
23 Fred Taylor 2,534

Active players with 2,000 attempts or more[edit]

As of Week 17 of the 2014 season.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is through Week 17 of the 2014 season.
  2. ^ Total is through Week 17 of the 2014 season.

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