List of Washington Redskins rushing leaders

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John Riggins is the recordholder for single-season and career carries, career rushing yards, and single-season and career touchdowns.

The List of Washington Redskins football rushing leaders includes lists of Washington Redskins rushing single–season and career records for yardage, carries and touchdowns by Washington quarterbacks and running backs. The Redskins compete in the East Division of the National Football Conference. The franchise was founded as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise.[1] The team changed their name to the Redskins in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.[2]

The Redskins have played over one thousand games. In those games, the club won five professional American football championships including two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls. The franchise captured ten NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships.[3]

The Redskins won the 1937 and 1942 Championship games, as well as Super Bowl XVII, XXII and XXVI. They also played in and lost the 1936, 1940, 1943 and 1945 Championship games, as well as Super Bowl VII and XVIII. They have made twenty-two postseason appearances, and have an overall postseason record of 23 wins and 17 losses. Only four teams have appeared in more Super Bowls than the Redskins: the Dallas Cowboys (eight), Pittsburgh Steelers (six), Denver Broncos (six), and New England Patriots (six); the Redskins' five appearances are tied with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.[4]

Rushes[edit]

Alfred Morris is the recordholder for single-season rushing yards.
Rushes
Top 25 career
Name Rushes Start End
John Riggins 1,988 1976 1985
Larry Brown 1,530 1969 1976
Clinton Portis 1,489 2004 2008
Stephen Davis 1,383 1996 2002
Terry Allen 1,043 1995 1998
Earnest Byner 990 1989 1993
Mike Thomas 878 1975 1978
Cliff Battles 839 1932 1937
Don Bosseler 775 1957 1964
Charlie Harraway 719 1969 1973
George Rogers 697 1985 1987
Ladell Betts 659 2002 2007
Andy Farkas 556 1938 1944
Ricky Ervins 531 1991 1994
Rob Goode 520 1949 1955
Joe Washington 455 1981 1984
Dick James 447 1956 1963
Charley Taylor 442 1964 1974
Gerald Riggs 402 1989 1991
Dick Todd 368 1939 1948
Frank Filchock 362 1938 1945
Clarence Harmon 360 1977 1982
Bob Seymour 360 1940 1945
Joe Theismann 355 1974 1985
Brian Mitchell 352 1990 1999
Top 25 single-season
Name Rushes Year
John Riggins 375 1983
Stephen Davis 356 2001
Clinton Portis 352 2005
Terry Allen 347 1996
Clinton Portis 343 2004
Clinton Portis 342 2008
Terry Allen 338 1995
Alfred Morris 335 2012
Stephen Davis 332 2000
John Riggins 327 1984
Clinton Portis 325 2007
George Rogers 303 1986
Earnest Byner 297 1990
Stephen Davis 290 1999
Larry Brown 285 1972
Earnest Byner 274 1991
Larry Brown 273 1973
Earnest Byner 262 1992
John Riggins 260 1979
Mike Thomas 254 1976
Larry Brown 253 1971
John Riggins 248 1978
Ladell Betts 245 2006
Larry Brown 237 1970
Mike Thomas 235 1975
George Rogers 231 1985

Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing yards
Top 25 career
Name Yards Start End
John Riggins 7,472 1976 1985
Clinton Portis 6,824 2004 2010
Larry Brown 5,875 1969 1976
Stephen Davis 5,790 1996 2002
Terry Allen 4,086 1995 1998
Earnest Byner 3,950 1989 1993
Alfred Morris 3,836 2012 2014
Cliff Battles 3,511 1932 1937
Mike Thomas 3,359 1975 1978
Ladell Betts 3,176 2002 2009
Don Bosseler 3,112 1957 1964
George Rogers 2,909 1985 1987
Charlie Harraway 2,659 1969 1973
Rob Goode 2257 1,949 1955
Joe Washington 2,070 1981 1984
Ricky Ervins 2,026 1991 1994
Andy Farkas 1,966 1938 1944
Joe Theismann 1,815 1974 1985
Brian Mitchell 1,751 1990 1999
Dick James 1,741 1956 1963
Dick Todd 1,573 1939 1948
Gerald Riggs 1,557 1989 1991
Charley Taylor 1,488 1964 1974
Clarence Harmon 1,374 1977 1982
Reggie Brooks 1,358 1993 1995
Keith Griffin 1,343 1984 1988
Top 25 single-season
Name Yards Year
Alfred Morris 1,613 2012
Clinton Portis 1,516 2005
Clinton Portis 1,487 2008
Stephen Davis 1,432 2001
Stephen Davis 1,405 1999
Terry Allen 1,353 1996
John Riggins 1,347 1983
Stephen Davis 1,318 2000
Clinton Portis 1,315 2004
Terry Allen 1,309 1995
Alfred Morris 1,275 2013
Clinton Portis 1,262 2007
John Riggins 1,239 1984
Earnest Byner 1,219 1990
Larry Brown 1,216 1972
George Rogers 1,203 1986
Ladell Betts 1,154 2006
John Riggins 1,153 1979
Larry Brown 1,125 1970
Mike Thomas 1,101 1976
George Rogers 1,093 1985
Reggie Brooks 1,063 1993
Earnest Byner 1,048 1991
John Riggins 1,014 1978
Earnest Byner 998 1992
Rob Goode 951 1951
Top 5 single-game
Name Yards Year Opponent
Gerald Riggs 221 1989 Philadelphia Eagles
Cliff Battles 215 1933 New York Giants
George Rogers 206 1985 St. Louis Cardinals
Timmy Smith 204 1988 Denver Broncos
Alfred Morris 200 2012 Dallas Cowboys

Touchdowns[edit]

Touchdowns
Top 25 career
Name TDs Start End
John Riggins 79 1976 1985
Stephen Davis 45 1996 2002
Clinton Portis 43 2004 2008
Terry Allen 37 1995 1998
Larry Brown 35 1969 1976
George Rogers 31 1985 1987
Earnest Byner 25 1989 1993
Cliff Battles 23 1932 1937
Don Bosseler 22 1957 1964
Gerald Riggs 21 1989 1991
Andy Farkas 21 1938 1944
Charlie Harraway 20 1969 1973
Joe Theismann 17 1974 1985
Dick James 16 1956 1963
Rob Goode 16 1949 1955
Mike Thomas 15 1975 1978
Alfred Morris 13 2012 2012
Skip Hicks 12 1998 2000
Bob Seymour 12 1940 1945
Dick Todd 11 1939 1948
Charley Taylor 11 1964 1974
Sonny Jurgensen 10 1964 1974
Ladell Betts 10 2002 2007
Ed Sutton 9 1957 1959
Sammy Baugh 9 1937 1952
Brian Mitchell 9 1990 1999
Top 23 single-season
Name TDs Year
John Riggins 24 1983
Terry Allen 21 1996
George Rogers 18 1986
Stephen Davis 17 1999
John Riggins 14 1984
John Riggins 13 1981
Alfred Morris 13 2012
Clinton Portis 11 2007
Gerald Riggs 11 1991
Stephen Davis 11 2000
Clinton Portis 11 2005
Terry Allen 10 1995
Rob Goode 9 1951
Clinton Portis 9 2008
John Riggins 9 1979
Larry Brown 8 1973
Skip Hicks 8 1998
Larry Brown 8 1972
John Riggins 8 1985
Don Bosseler 7 1957
Earnest Byner 7 1989
Stephen Davis 7 2002
Clinton Portis 7 2006
George Rogers 7 1985

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History: History by Decades". Washington Redskins' Official Website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Washington Redskins (1937-present)". Sportsecyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Washington Redskins History". CBS Sportsline. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  4. ^ "NFL History". NFL History Network. Retrieved 2008-08-24.