Detroit Lions Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Touchdowns

The following are the Detroit Lions career rushing leaders ranked by rushing touchdowns. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2020 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Barry Sanders is the Detroit Lions career leader in rushing touchdowns with 99.

Players active with the Detroit Lions during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. B. Sanders 153 3,062 15,269 5.0 85 99
2. B. Sims 60 1,131 5,106 4.5 81 42
3. D. Clark 75 606 2,772 4.6 0 36
4. N. Pietrosante 89 938 3,933 4.2 57 28
5. M. Farr 69 739 3,072 4.2 57 26
6. K. Jones 53 761 3,067 4.0 74 24
  A. Taylor 91 1,165 4,297 3.7 38t 24
8. J. Jones 85 960 3,452 3.6 39 23
9. J. Bell 63 561 2,235 4.0 67 22
10. E. Caddel 64 443 2,311 5.2 0 20
  A. Gutowsky 77 864 3,077 3.6 0 20
  S. Owens 53 635 2,451 3.9 27 20
13. G. Landry 102 389 2,502 6.4 76 19
14. D. Bussey 150 1,203 5,105 4.2 46 18
  G. Presnell 74 413 1,593 3.9 0 18
16. G. Gedman 45 377 1,221 3.2 59 17
  B. Hoernschemeyer 59 553 2,439 4.4 96 17
  K. Smith 54 598 2,346 3.9 50 17
19. D. Lewis 84 651 2,698 4.1 74t 16
20. J. Stewart 41 713 2,890 4.1 56 15
21. M. Stafford 149 316 1,086 3.4 24 14
22. E. Hipple 102 145 550 3.8 27 13
  B. Layne 97 432 1,793 4.2 36 13
  R. Peete 47 171 884 5.2 37 13
25. G. James 40 423 1,510 3.6 60t 12
  R. Kane 113 392 1,443 3.7 35 12
  T. Nowatzke 65 284 989 3.5 21 12
  T. Vardell 30 50 159 3.2 41 12
  D. Walker 67 309 1,520 4.9 51 12
30. A. Marsh 41 323 1,157 3.6 62t 11
  B. Shepherd 51 450 1,699 3.8 0 11
  B. Westfall 41 209 697 3.3 75 11
33. S. Mitchell 57 132 324 2.5 18 10
  J. Ninowski 24 65 319 4.9 40 10
  T. Watkins 64 425 1,582 3.7 60 10
36. L. Carpenter 35 248 1,043 4.2 60 9
  H. King 123 549 2,081 3.8 75t 9
  M. Leshoure 17 217 807 3.7 16 9
39. L. Cardwell 57 205 905 4.4 80 8
  E. Hackney 42 125 492 3.9 78 8
  P. Harder 28 190 645 3.4 28 8
  M. Morris 44 263 1,036 3.9 64t 8
  K. Webb 61 252 833 3.3 29 8
  Z. Zenner 36 174 685 3.9 29 8
45. G. Danielson 85 156 728 4.7 40 7
  J. Johnson 31 267 1,145 4.3 62 7
  D. Moore 29 115 457 4.0 48 7
  F. Sinkwich 20 243 829 3.4 72 7
  W. White 22 235 754 3.2 20 7
50. A. Abdullah 35 327 1,251 3.8 36 6