List of National Football League rushing touchdowns leaders

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This is a list of National Football League running backs by total career rushing touchdowns recorded. This list includes all running backs with at least 75 rushing touchdowns.

Players listed in bold are active NFL players.

Players with 75 touchdowns or more[edit]

Rank[1] Player Seasons by team Total rushing
touchdowns[2]
Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
1 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys (19902002)
Arizona Cardinals (20032004)
164 2010
2 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers (20012009)
New York Jets (20102011)
145 Eligible in 2017[3]
3 Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders (19821992)
Kansas City Chiefs (19931997)
123 2003
4 Walter Payton Chicago Bears (19751987) 110 1993
5 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns (19571965) 106 1971
6 John Riggins New York Jets (19711975)
Washington Redskins (19761985)
104 1992
7 Marshall Faulk Indianapolis Colts (19941998)
Saint Louis Rams (19992005)
100 2011
Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks (20002007)
Washington Redskins (2008)
100 None
9 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions (19891998) 99 2004
10 Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers (19721983)
Seattle Seahawks (1984)
91 1990
Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams (19931995[4])
Pittsburgh Steelers (19962005)
91 None
12 Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams (19831987[5])
Indianapolis Colts (19871991)
Los Angeles Raiders (1992)
Atlanta Falcons (1993)
90 1999
Curtis Martin New England Patriots (19951997)
New York Jets (19982005)
90 2012
14 Priest Holmes Baltimore Ravens (19972000)
Kansas City Chiefs (20012007)
86 None
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings (2007–Present) 86 Not eligible[3]
16 Jim Taylor Green Bay Packers (19581966)
New Orleans Saints (1967)
83 1976
17 Corey Dillon Cincinnati Bengals (19972003)
New England Patriots (20042006)
82 None
18 Ottis Anderson Saint Louis Cardinals (19791986[6])
New York Giants (19861992)
81 None
19 Edgerrin James Indianapolis Colts (19992005)
Arizona Cardinals (20062008)
Seattle Seahawks (2009)
80 Eligible in 2015[3]
20 Ricky Watters San Francisco 49ers (19921994)
Philadelphia Eagles (19951997)
Seattle Seahawks (19982001)
78 None
21 Tony Dorsett Dallas Cowboys (19771987)
Denver Broncos (1988)
77 1994
22 Pete Johnson Cincinnati Bengals (19761983)
Miami Dolphins (1984[7])
San Diego Chargers (1984)
76 None
23 Clinton Portis Denver Broncos (20022003)
Washington Redskins (20042010)
75 Eligible in 2017[3]

Active players with 50 touchdowns or more[edit]

As of Week 6 of the 2014 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is through Week 7 of the 2014 season.
  2. ^ Total is through Week 7 of the 2014 season.
  3. ^ a b c d A player is not eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2014 season.
  4. ^ In 1995, the Los Angeles Rams were known as the St. Louis Rams upon the franchise's relocation.
  5. ^ Dickerson was traded during the 1987 season; he played three games for the Rams and nine for the Colts.
  6. ^ Anderson was traded during the 1986 season; he played four games for the Cardinals and eight for the Giants.
  7. ^ Johnson was traded during the 1984 season; he played three games for the Chargers and thirteen for the Dolphins.

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