Minnesota Vikings Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the Minnesota Vikings career rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2020. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Adrian Peterson is the Minnesota Vikings career leader in rushing average with 4.86.

Players active with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 750 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. A. Peterson 123 2,418 11,747 4.9 82t 97
2. R. Smith 98 1,411 6,818 4.8 78t 32
3. D. Nelson 129 981 4,231 4.3 72 18
4. T. Mason 70 761 3,252 4.3 71 28
5. T. Brown 104 1,117 4,546 4.1 60 40
6. C. Foreman 93 1,533 5,887 3.8 51 52
7. D. Osborn 137 1,173 4,320 3.7 73 29
8. B. Brown 180 1,627 5,757 3.5 48 52