1972 NFL Rushing Statistics

The following are the 1972 NFL Rushing statistical leaders, sorted by rushing yards.

KEY: Gms = Games Played, Att = Rushing Attempts, Yds = Rushing Attempts, Avg = Rushing Average, YPG = Rushing Yards Per Game, Lg = Longest Rush, TD = Rushing Touchdowns, FD = Rushing First Downs

Player Team Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
O.J. SimpsonBuf--2921,2514.2894t6
Larry BrownWas--2851,2164.2738t8
Ron JohnsonNYG--2981,1823.9735t9
Larry CsonkaMia--2131,1175.24456
Marv HubbardOak--2191,1005.02394
Franco HarrisPit--1881,0555.6175t10
Calvin HillDal--2451,0364.23266
Mike GarrettSD--2721,0313.7941t6
John BrockingtonGB--2741,0273.7530t8
Mercury MorrisMia--1901,0005.263312
Dave HamptonAtl--2309954.3356t6
Bobby DouglassChi--1419686.8757t8
John RigginsNYJ--2079444.56407
Floyd LittleDen--2168593.9855t9
Essex JohnsonCin--2128253.89194
MacArthur LaneGB--1778214.64413
Leroy KellyCle--2248113.62184
Art MaloneAtl--1807984.43278
Walt GarrisonDal--1677844.69417
Willie EllisonLA--1707644.49375
Charlie SmithOak--1706864.04288
Cid EdwardsSD--1576794.3231t5
Don McCauleyBal--1786753.79362
John FuquaPit--1506654.43474
Altie TaylorDet--1546584.2738t4
Oscar ReedMin--1516394.23432
Jim HarrisonChi--1676223.72192
Ed PodolakKC--1716153.60304
Jim BertelsenLA--1235814.72425
Bo ScottCle--1235714.6427t2
Charlie HarrawayWas--1485673.83246
Doug DresslerCin--1285654.4143t6
Po JamesPhi--1825653.10220
Emerson BoozerNYJ--1205494.5837t11
Josh AshtonNE--1285464.27353
Donny AndersonStl--1535363.50194
Wendell HayesKC--1285364.19280
Greg LandryDet--815246.47389
Jim KiickMia--1375213.80265
Steve OwensDet--1435193.63184
Carl GarrettNE--1314883.7341t5
Vic WashingtonSF--1414683.32333
Don NottinghamBal--1234663.79253
Fred WillisCin--1344613.44430
Jim BraxtonBuf--1164533.91215
Paul RobinsonCin--1074494.2030t3
Bob ThomasLA--774335.62493
Larry SchreiberSF--1184203.56202
Johnny RolandStl--1054143.94182
Bob GreshamNO--1213813.15233
Clarence DavisOak--713635.1145t6
Archie ManningNO--633515.57182
Terry BradshawPit--583465.9720t7
Ken WillardSF--1003453.45234
Don ShyChi--913423.76221
Tony BakerPhi--903223.58140
Bobby AndersonDen--723194.43401
Charlie EvansNYG--913173.4824t4
Cliff McClainNYJ--593055.17300
Mike AdamleKC--733034.15191
Cyril PinderChi--873003.45193
Larry SmithLA--602764.60682
Preston PearsonPit--672643.94210
Bill BrownMin--822633.21194
Larry WatkinsPhi--672623.91281
Dave OsbornMin--822613.1814t2
Mike PhippsCle--602564.27185
Jimmy ThomasSF--522504.81221
Joe DawkinsDen--562434.34192
Bill ButlerNO--542334.31270
Jim PlunkettNE--362306.39211
Ed MarinaroMin--662233.38190
Vince ClementsNYG--462214.80190
Mel FarrDet--622163.48223
Lydell MitchellBal--452154.78141
Jess PhillipsCin--482074.31201
Dan PastoriniHou--382055.39172
Willie RodgersHou--712042.87142
Fran TarkentonMin--271806.67210
Hoyle GrangerHou--421754.17140
Robert HolmesHou--431724.00180
Clint JonesMin--521643.15332
Fran LynchDen--341644.82282
Herb Mul-keyWas--331554.70351
Hubert GinnMia--271425.26221
Perry WilliamsGB--331394.21140
Pete BanaszakOak--301384.60151
Dennis ShawBuf--351383.94160
Marty DomresBal--301374.5715t1
Tom MatteBal--331374.15180
Mike LivingstonKC--141339.50510
Joe ProfitAtl--401323.30140
John TarverNE--421323.14211
Wayne PatrickBuf--351303.7190
Steve HarkeyNYJ--451292.87100
Joe OrdunaNYG--361293.58171
Jeff KinneyKC--381223.21161
Jim StrongNO--371203.2490
Robert NewhouseDal--281164.14191
Ken BrownCle--321143.56142

1972 NFL Statistics by Team

AFC East
Baltimore Colts
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets
AFC Central
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Houston Oilers
Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC West
Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
San Diego Chargers
NFC East
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Redskins
NFC Central
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
NFC West
Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Rams
New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers
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