Minnesota Vikings Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Minnesota Vikings career rushing leaders ranked by rushing yards. 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 yards with 11,747.

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

      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. C. Foreman 93 1,533 5,887 3.8 51 52
4. B. Brown 180 1,627 5,757 3.5 48 52
5. T. Brown 104 1,117 4,546 4.1 60 40
6. D. Osborn 137 1,173 4,320 3.7 73 29
7. D. Nelson 129 981 4,231 4.3 72 18
8. T. Mason 70 761 3,252 4.3 71 28
9. M. Bennett 64 713 3,174 4.5 85t 12
10. C. Taylor 61 655 2,797 4.3 95t 18
11. T. Allen 47 641 2,795 4.4 55t 23
12. F. Tarkenton 177 464 2,548 5.5 52t 22
13. D. Culpepper 82 454 2,476 5.5 42 29
14. A. Anderson 108 626 2,374 3.8 29 22
15. H. Walker 42 551 2,264 4.1 71t 20
16. D. Cook 29 457 2,104 4.6 75t 17
17. C. Jones 75 547 2,008 3.7 80t 19
18. O. Reed 79 490 1,968 4.0 43 8
19. J. McKinnon 58 474 1,918 4.0 68t 7
20. R. Young 89 554 1,744 3.1 26 10
21. L. Hoard 49 438 1,689 3.9 53 26
22. M. Williams 117 370 1,535 4.1 61 21
23. R. Fenney 63 358 1,508 4.2 28 11
24. L. Murray 32 356 1,420 4.0 46 14
25. T. Gerhart 61 276 1,305 4.7 67 5
26. M. Moore 54 264 1,285 4.9 33 1
27. M. Asiata 74 361 1,259 3.5 39 18
28. S. Graham 50 349 1,239 3.6 31 7
29. B. McClanahan 95 367 1,207 3.3 22 6
30. O. Smith 26 231 1,123 4.9 47 7
31. E. Marinaro 51 306 1,007 3.3 27 4
32. R. Miller 89 275 951 3.5 36 7
33. A. Rice 89 307 934 3.0 24 13
34. T. Galbreath 35 194 788 4.1 52t 7
35. H. McElhenny 24 170 770 4.5 41 3
36. R. Gannon 48 144 720 5.0 42 3
37. P. Harvin 54 107 683 6.4 39 4
38. W. Wilson 76 159 679 4.3 38 9
39. D. Dozier 37 163 643 3.9 38 7
40. C. Ponder 38 126 639 5.1 29 7
41. A. Lee 45 149 636 4.3 66t 2
42. M. Triplett 28 132 567 4.3 37 3
43. J. Lindsey 84 178 566 3.2 19 6
44. J. Kapp 40 99 540 5.5 27 5
45. R. Craig 29 143 535 3.7 21 5
  T. Jackson 36 119 535 4.5 33 4
47. T. Kramer 128 214 531 2.5 20 8
48. A. Mattison 13 100 462 4.6 35 1
49. B. Word 13 142 458 3.2 14 2
50. T. Bridgewater 30 94 398 4.2 19 4