Arizona Cardinals Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Arizona Cardinals single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing yards. Included are player stats for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) from 1994-2019, 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. Ottis Anderson is the Arizona Cardinals single season leader in rushing yards with 1,605.

Players active with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2018 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  O. Anderson 1979 Stl 331 1,605 4.8 76t 8
  O. Anderson 1981 Stl 328 1,376 4.2 28 9
  O. Anderson 1980 Stl 301 1,352 4.5 52 9
  O. Anderson 1983 Stl 296 1,270 4.3 43 5
  D. Johnson 2016 Ari 293 1,239 4.2 58t 16
  E. James 2007 Ari 324 1,222 3.8 27 7
  O. Anderson 1984 Stl 289 1,174 4.1 24 6
  E. James 2006 Ari 337 1,159 3.4 18 6
  J. Otis 1975 Stl 269 1,076 4.0 30 5
  J. Crow 1960 Stl 183 1,071 5.9 57 6
  G. Hearst 1995 Ari 284 1,070 3.8 38 1
  B. Wells 2011 Ari 245 1,047 4.3 71 10
  A. Murrell 1998 Ari 274 1,042 3.8 32 8
  R. Moore 1993 Pho 263 1,018 3.9 20 9
  S. Mitchell 1985 Stl 183 1,006 5.5 64 7
  M. Lane 1970 Stl 206 977 4.7 75 11
  D. Johnson 2018 Ari 258 940 3.6 53 7
  E. Smith 2004 Ari 267 937 3.5 29t 9
  J. Johnson 1990 Pho 234 926 4.0 41 5
  E. Ferrell 1988 Pho 202 924 4.6 47 7
  O. Matson 1956 ChiC 192 924 4.8 79 5
  J. Otis 1976 Stl 233 891 3.8 23 2
  J. Roland 1967 Stl 234 876 3.7 70 10
  M. Pittman 2001 Ari 241 846 3.5 42 5
  M. Shipp 2002 Ari 188 834 4.4 56 6
  M. Shipp 2003 Ari 228 830 3.6 36 0
  T. Metcalf 1975 Stl 165 816 4.9 52t 9
  C. Johnson 2015 Ari 196 814 4.2 62 3
  W. Crenshaw 1968 Stl 203 813 4.0 66t 6
  S. Mitchell 1986 Stl 174 800 4.6 44 5
  B. Wells 2009 Ari 176 793 4.5 33 7
  S. Mitchell 1987 Stl 203 781 3.8 42 3
  R. Moore 1994 Ari 232 780 3.4 24 4
  J. Crow 1962 Stl 192 751 3.9 35 14
  T. Metcalf 1977 Stl 149 739 5.0 62t 4
  T. Hightower 2010 Ari 153 736 4.8 80t 5
  J. Johnson 1992 Pho 178 734 4.1 42t 6
  S. Mitchell 1988 Pho 164 726 4.4 47 4
  M. Pittman 2000 Ari 184 719 3.9 29 4
  T. Metcalf 1974 Stl 152 718 4.7 75t 6
  J. Childress 1963 Stl 174 701 4.0 28 2
  J. Roland 1966 Stl 192 695 3.6 50 5
  C. Trippi 1948 ChiC 128 690 5.4 50 6
  R. Mendenhall 2013 Ari 217 687 3.2 28 8
  D. Anderson 1973 Stl 167 679 4.1 54 10
  E. Angsman 1949 ChiC 125 674 5.4 82 6
  J. Crow 1959 ChiC 140 666 4.8 73 3
  J. Johnson 1991 Pho 196 666 3.4 21 4
  J. Otis 1974 Stl 158 664 4.2 23 1
  J. Otis 1978 Stl 197 664 3.4 17 8