NFL Yearly Leaders - Rushing Touchdowns

The following is a list of the NFL yearly rushing leaders ranked by rushing touchdowns. Statistics are current through the 2017 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

      Rushing
Year Player Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
2017 T. Gurley LA 279 1,305 4.7 57t 13
2016 L. Blount NE 299 1,161 3.9 44 18
2015 D. Freeman Atl 265 1,056 4.0 39 11
  J. Hill Cin 223 794 3.6 38t 11
  A. Peterson Min 327 1,485 4.5 80t 11
  D. Williams Pit 200 907 4.5 55 11
2014 M. Lynch Sea 280 1,306 4.7 79t 13
  D. Murray Dal 392 1,845 4.7 51 13
2013 J. Charles KC 259 1,287 5.0 46 12
  M. Lynch Sea 301 1,257 4.2 43 12
2012 A. Foster Hou 351 1,424 4.1 46 15
2011 L. McCoy Phi 273 1,309 4.8 60 17
2010 A. Foster Hou 327 1,616 4.9 74t 16
2009 A. Peterson Min 314 1,383 4.4 64t 18
2008 D. Williams Car 273 1,515 5.5 69t 18
2007 L. Tomlinson SD 315 1,474 4.7 49 15
2006 L. Tomlinson SD 348 1,815 5.2 85t 28
2005 S. Alexander Sea 370 1,880 5.1 88t 27
2004 L. Tomlinson SD 339 1,335 3.9 42 17
2003 P. Holmes KC 320 1,420 4.4 31t 27
2002 P. Holmes KC 313 1,615 5.2 56 21
2001 S. Alexander Sea 309 1,318 4.3 88t 14
2000 M. Faulk Stl 253 1,359 5.4 36 18
1999 S. Davis Was 290 1,405 4.8 76t 17
1998 T. Davis Den 392 2,008 5.1 70 21
1997 A. Al-Jabbar Mia 283 892 3.2 22 15
  T. Davis Den 369 1,750 4.7 50t 15
1996 T. Allen Was 347 1,353 3.9 49t 21
1995 E. Smith Dal 377 1,773 4.7 60t 25
1994 E. Smith Dal 368 1,484 4.0 46 21
1993 M. Allen KC 206 764 3.7 39 12
1992 E. Smith Dal 373 1,713 4.6 68t 18
1991 B. Sanders Det 342 1,548 4.5 69t 16
1990 D. Fenner Sea 215 859 4.0 36 14
  C. Gary LA 204 808 4.0 48 14
1989 G. Bell LA 272 1,137 4.2 47 15
1988 G. Bell LA 288 1,212 4.2 44 16
1987 J. Hector NYJ 111 435 3.9 20t 11
  C. White LA 324 1,374 4.2 58 11
1986 G. Rogers Was 303 1,203 4.0 42 18
1985 J. Morris NYG 294 1,336 4.5 65t 21
1984 E. Dickerson LA 379 2,105 5.6 66 14
  J. Riggins Was 327 1,239 3.8 24 14
1983 J. Riggins Was 375 1,347 3.6 44 24
1982 M. Allen LAR 160 697 4.4 53 11
1981 C. Muncie SD 251 1,144 4.6 73t 19
1980 E. Campbell Hou 373 1,934 5.2 55t 13
  B. Sims Det 313 1,303 4.2 52 13
1979 E. Campbell Hou 368 1,697 4.6 61t 19
1978 D. Sims Sea 174 752 4.3 44t 14
1977 W. Payton Chi 339 1,852 5.5 73 14
1976 F. Harris Pit 289 1,128 3.9 30 14
1975 P. Banaszak Oak 187 672 3.6 27t 16
  O. Simpson Buf 329 1,817 5.5 88t 16
1974 T. Sullivan Phi 244 760 3.1 28t 11
1973 F. Little Den 256 979 3.8 47 12
  O. Simpson Buf 332 2,003 6.0 80t 12
1972 M. Morris Mia 190 1,000 5.3 33 12
1971 D. Thomas Dal 175 793 4.5 56t 11
1970 M. Lane Stl 206 977 4.7 75 11
1969 J. Kiick (AFL) Mia 180 575 3.2 27 9
  T. Matte (NFL) Bal 235 909 3.9 26 11
1968 P. Robinson (AFL) Cin 238 1,023 4.3 87t 8
  L. Kelly (NFL) Cle 248 1,239 5.0 65 16
1967 E. Boozer (AFL) NYJ 119 442 3.7 48 10
  L. Kelly (NFL) Cle 235 1,205 5.1 42t 11
1966 J. Nance (AFL) Bos 299 1,458 4.9 65t 11
  L. Kelly (NFL) Cle 209 1,141 5.5 70t 15
1965 W. Carlton (AFL) Buf 156 592 3.8 80 6
  C. Gilchrist (AFL) Den 252 954 3.8 44 6
  P. Lowe (AFL) SD 222 1,121 5.0 59t 6
  C. McClinton (AFL) KC 175 661 3.8 48 6
  J. Brown (NFL) Cle 289 1,544 5.3 67 17
1964 S. Blanks (AFL) Hou 145 756 5.2 91t 6
  C. Gilchrist (AFL) Buf 230 981 4.3 67 6
  D. Lamonica (AFL) Buf 55 289 5.3 28 6
  L. Moore (NFL) Bal 157 584 3.7 32t 16
1963 C. Gilchrist (AFL) Buf 232 979 4.2 32 12
  J. Brown (NFL) Cle 291 1,863 6.4 80t 12
1962 C. Gilchrist (AFL) Buf 214 1,096 5.1 44 13
  A. Haynes (AFL) DalT 221 1,049 4.7 71 13
  J. Taylor (NFL) GB 272 1,474 5.4 51 19
1961 A. Haynes (AFL) DalT 179 841 4.7 59 9
  P. Lowe (AFL) SD 175 767 4.4 87t 9
  J. Taylor (NFL) GB 243 1,307 5.4 53 15
1960 A. Haynes (AFL) DalT 156 875 5.6 67 9
  P. Hornung (NFL) GB 160 671 4.2 37 13
1959 J. Brown Cle 290 1,329 4.6 70t 14
1958 J. Brown Cle 257 1,527 5.9 65t 17
1957 J. Brown Cle 202 942 4.7 69t 9
1956 R. Casares Chi 234 1,126 4.8 68 12
1955 A. Ameche Bal 213 961 4.5 79 9
1954 D. Towler LA 149 599 4.0 24 11
1953 J. Perry SF 192 1,018 5.3 51 10
1952 D. Towler LA 156 894 5.7 44 10
1951 R. Goode Was 208 951 4.6 33 9
1950 J. Lujack Chi 63 397 6.3 40 11