NFL Single Season Leaders - Rushing Touchdowns

The following is a list of the NFL single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing touchdowns. 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. Tomlinson 2006 SD 348 1,815 5.2 85t 28
2. S. Alexander 2005 Sea 370 1,880 5.1 88t 27
  P. Holmes 2003 KC 320 1,420 4.4 31t 27
4. E. Smith 1995 Dal 377 1,773 4.7 60t 25
5. J. Riggins 1983 Was 375 1,347 3.6 44 24
6. T. Allen 1996 Was 347 1,353 3.9 49t 21
  T. Davis 1998 Den 392 2,008 5.1 70 21
  P. Holmes 2002 KC 313 1,615 5.2 56 21
  J. Morris 1985 NYG 294 1,336 4.5 65t 21
  E. Smith 1994 Dal 368 1,484 4.0 46 21
11. L. Johnson 2005 KC 336 1,750 5.2 49t 20
12. E. Campbell 1979 Hou 368 1,697 4.6 61t 19
  C. Muncie 1981 SD 251 1,144 4.6 73t 19
  J. Taylor 1962 GB 272 1,474 5.4 51 19
15. L. Blount 2016 NE 299 1,161 3.9 44 18
  E. Dickerson 1983 LA 390 1,808 4.6 85t 18
  M. Faulk 2000 Stl 253 1,359 5.4 36 18
  A. Peterson 2009 Min 314 1,383 4.4 64t 18
  G. Rogers 1986 Was 303 1,203 4.0 42 18
  E. Smith 1992 Dal 373 1,713 4.6 68t 18
  L. Tomlinson 2005 SD 339 1,462 4.3 62 18
  D. Williams 2008 Car 273 1,515 5.5 69t 18
23. J. Brown 1965 Cle 289 1,544 5.3 67 17
  J. Brown 1958 Cle 257 1,527 5.9 65t 17
  S. Davis 1999 Was 290 1,405 4.8 76t 17
  L. Johnson 2006 KC 416 1,789 4.3 47 17
  L. McCoy 2011 Phi 273 1,309 4.8 60 17
  L. Tomlinson 2004 SD 339 1,335 3.9 42 17
  M. Turner 2008 Atl 376 1,699 4.5 70 17
30. S. Alexander 2004 Sea 353 1,696 4.8 44 16
  S. Alexander 2002 Sea 295 1,175 4.0 58 16
  P. Banaszak 1975 Oak 187 672 3.6 27t 16
  G. Bell 1988 LA 288 1,212 4.2 44 16
  A. Foster 2010 Hou 327 1,616 4.9 74t 16
  D. Johnson 2016 Ari 293 1,239 4.2 58t 16
  L. Kelly 1968 Cle 248 1,239 5.0 65 16
  L. Moore 1964 Bal 157 584 3.7 32t 16
  B. Sanders 1991 Det 342 1,548 4.5 69t 16
  O. Simpson 1975 Buf 329 1,817 5.5 88t 16
  R. Williams 2002 Mia 383 1,853 4.8 63t 16
41. A. Al-Jabbar 1997 Mia 283 892 3.2 22 15
  M. Anderson 2000 Den 297 1,487 5.0 80t 15
  G. Bell 1989 LA 272 1,137 4.2 47 15
  T. Davis 1997 Den 369 1,750 4.7 50t 15
  E. Elliott 2016 Dal 322 1,631 5.1 60t 15
  A. Foster 2012 Hou 351 1,424 4.1 46 15
  A. Green 2003 GB 355 1,883 5.3 98t 15
  T. Gurley 2018 LA 244 1,203 4.9 36 15
  B. Jacobs 2008 NYG 219 1,089 5.0 44 15
  M. Jones-Drew 2009 Jax 312 1,391 4.5 80t 15
  L. Kelly 1966 Cle 209 1,141 5.5 70t 15
  C. Portis 2002 Den 273 1,508 5.5 59 15
  J. Taylor 1961 GB 243 1,307 5.4 53 15
  L. Tomlinson 2007 SD 315 1,474 4.7 49 15
  S. Van Buren 1945 Phi 143 832 5.8 69 15
  C. Warren 1995 Sea 310 1,346 4.3 52 15
  L. White 2008 Ten 200 773 3.9 80t 15
  I. Woods 1988 Cin 203 1,066 5.3 56 15