NFL Single Season Leaders - Rushing Attempts

The following is a list of the NFL single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing attempts. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. L. Johnson 2006 KC 416 1,789 4.3 47 17
2. J. Anderson 1998 Atl 410 1,846 4.5 48 14
3. J. Wilder 1984 TB 407 1,544 3.8 37 13
4. E. Dickerson 1986 LA 404 1,821 4.5 42t 11
5. E. George 2000 Ten 403 1,509 3.7 35t 14
6. G. Riggs 1985 Atl 397 1,719 4.3 50 10
7. T. Davis 1998 Den 392 2,008 5.1 70 21
  D. Murray 2014 Dal 392 1,845 4.7 51 13
  R. Williams 2003 Mia 392 1,372 3.5 45 9
10. E. Dickerson 1983 LA 390 1,808 4.6 85t 18
  B. Foster 1992 Pit 390 1,690 4.3 69 11
12. E. Dickerson 1988 Ind 388 1,659 4.3 41t 14
13. E. James 2000 Ind 387 1,709 4.4 30 13
  J. Lewis 2003 Bal 387 2,066 5.3 82t 14
15. R. Williams 2002 Mia 383 1,853 4.8 63t 16
16. W. Payton 1984 Chi 381 1,684 4.4 72t 11
17. M. Allen 1985 LAR 380 1,759 4.6 61t 11
18. E. Dickerson 1984 LA 379 2,105 5.6 66 14
19. G. Rogers 1981 NO 378 1,674 4.4 79t 13
20. E. Smith 1995 Dal 377 1,773 4.7 60t 25
21. M. Turner 2008 Atl 376 1,699 4.5 70 17
22. J. Bettis 1997 Pit 375 1,665 4.4 34 7
  J. Riggins 1983 Was 375 1,347 3.6 44 24
24. E. Campbell 1980 Hou 373 1,934 5.2 55t 13
  E. Smith 1992 Dal 373 1,713 4.6 68t 18
26. L. Tomlinson 2002 SD 372 1,683 4.5 76 14
27. C. Martin 2004 NYJ 371 1,697 4.6 25t 12
28. S. Alexander 2005 Sea 370 1,880 5.1 88t 27
  C. Okoye 1989 KC 370 1,480 4.0 59 12
30. T. Davis 1997 Den 369 1,750 4.7 50t 15
  E. James 1999 Ind 369 1,553 4.2 72 13
  C. Martin 1998 NYJ 369 1,287 3.5 60t 8
  W. Payton 1979 Chi 369 1,610 4.4 43t 14
34. E. Campbell 1979 Hou 368 1,697 4.6 61t 19
  C. Martin 1995 NE 368 1,487 4.0 49 14
  E. Smith 1994 Dal 368 1,484 4.0 46 21
37. C. Martin 1999 NYJ 367 1,464 4.0 50 5
38. E. Smith 1991 Dal 365 1,563 4.3 75t 12
  J. Wilder 1985 TB 365 1,300 3.6 28 10
40. A. Peterson 2008 Min 363 1,760 4.8 67t 10
41. E. Campbell 1981 Hou 361 1,376 3.8 43 10
  R. Johnson 2004 Cin 361 1,454 4.0 52 12
  H. Walker 1988 Dal 361 1,514 4.2 38 5
44. E. James 2005 Ind 360 1,506 4.2 33 13
45. C. Johnson 2009 Ten 358 2,006 5.6 91t 14
46. T. Barber 2005 NYG 357 1,860 5.2 95t 9
  E. George 1997 Ten 357 1,399 3.9 30 6
48. S. Davis 2001 Was 356 1,432 4.0 32 5
49. J. Bettis 2000 Pit 355 1,341 3.8 30 8
  A. Green 2003 GB 355 1,883 5.3 98t 15
  T. Thomas 1993 Buf 355 1,315 3.7 27 6