Arizona Cardinals Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the Arizona Cardinals single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) from 1994-2020, the Phoenix Cardinals (NFL) from 1988-1993, the St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) from 1960-1987, the Chicago Cardinals (NFL) from 1945-1959, the Chicago Cardinals (NFL) from 1922-1943 and the Chicago Cardinals (APFA) from 1920-1921. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. John David Crow is the Arizona Cardinals single season leader in rushing average with 5.85.

Players active with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 100 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  J. Crow 1960 Stl 183 1,071 5.9 57 6
  A. Ellington 2013 Ari 118 652 5.5 80t 3
  S. Mitchell 1985 Stl 183 1,006 5.5 64 7
  E. Angsman 1949 ChiC 125 674 5.4 82 6
  C. Trippi 1948 ChiC 128 690 5.4 50 6
  P. Harder 1946 ChiC 106 545 5.1 55 4
  O. Matson 1954 ChiC 101 506 5.0 79 4
  T. Metcalf 1977 Stl 149 739 5.0 62t 4
  T. Metcalf 1975 Stl 165 816 4.9 52t 9
  C. Trippi 1949 ChiC 112 553 4.9 55 3
  E. Angsman 1948 ChiC 131 638 4.9 72 8
  B. Triplett 1963 Stl 134 652 4.9 63t 5
  O. Anderson 1979 Stl 331 1,605 4.8 76t 8
  O. Matson 1956 ChiC 192 924 4.8 79 5
  T. Hightower 2010 Ari 153 736 4.8 80t 5
  J. Crow 1959 ChiC 140 666 4.8 73 3
  M. Lane 1970 Stl 206 977 4.7 75 11
  T. Metcalf 1974 Stl 152 718 4.7 75t 6
  C. Edwards 1969 Stl 107 504 4.7 48 3
  D. Johnson 2015 Ari 125 581 4.6 47t 8
  S. Mitchell 1986 Stl 174 800 4.6 44 5
  E. Ferrell 1988 Pho 202 924 4.6 47 7
  E. Ferrell 1987 Stl 113 512 4.5 35t 7
  B. Wells 2009 Ari 176 793 4.5 33 7
  L. Johnson 1996 Ari 141 634 4.5 70t 3
  O. Anderson 1980 Stl 301 1,352 4.5 52 9
  M. Shipp 2002 Ari 188 834 4.4 56 6
  S. Mitchell 1988 Pho 164 726 4.4 47 4
  E. Ferrell 1986 Stl 124 548 4.4 25 0
  P. Harder 1948 ChiC 126 554 4.4 71 6
  O. Matson 1955 ChiC 109 475 4.4 54 1
  O. Matson 1957 ChiC 134 577 4.3 56t 6
  O. Anderson 1983 Stl 296 1,270 4.3 43 5
  B. Wells 2011 Ari 245 1,047 4.3 71 10
  T. Metcalf 1973 Stl 148 628 4.2 50 2
  D. Johnson 2016 Ari 293 1,239 4.2 58t 16
  P. Harder 1949 ChiC 106 447 4.2 42 7
  J. Otis 1974 Stl 158 664 4.2 23 1
  O. Anderson 1981 Stl 328 1,376 4.2 28 9
  T. Hightower 2009 Ari 143 598 4.2 50 8
  C. Johnson 2015 Ari 196 814 4.2 62 3
  F. Mestnik 1960 Stl 104 429 4.1 55 3
  J. Johnson 1992 Pho 178 734 4.1 42t 6
  P. Gautt 1962 Stl 114 470 4.1 34 2
  O. Anderson 1985 Stl 117 479 4.1 38 4
  D. Anderson 1973 Stl 167 679 4.1 54 10
  O. Anderson 1984 Stl 289 1,174 4.1 24 6
  P. Gautt 1961 Stl 129 523 4.1 54t 3
  J. Childress 1964 Stl 102 413 4.0 17 0
  O. Anderson 1982 Stl 145 587 4.0 64 3