Minnesota Vikings Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Attempts

The following are the Minnesota Vikings single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing attempts. 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 single season leader in rushing attempts with 363.

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

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  A. Peterson 2008 Min 363 1,760 4.8 67t 10
  A. Peterson 2012 Min 348 2,097 6.0 82t 12
  A. Peterson 2015 Min 327 1,485 4.5 80t 11
  A. Peterson 2009 Min 314 1,383 4.4 64t 18
  C. Taylor 2006 Min 303 1,216 4.0 95t 6
  R. Smith 2000 Min 295 1,521 5.2 72t 7
  A. Peterson 2010 Min 283 1,298 4.6 80t 12
  C. Foreman 1975 Min 280 1,070 3.8 31t 13
  A. Peterson 2013 Min 279 1,266 4.5 78t 10
  C. Foreman 1976 Min 278 1,155 4.2 46 13
  T. Brown 1981 Min 274 1,063 3.9 34 6
  C. Foreman 1977 Min 270 1,112 4.1 51 6
  T. Allen 1992 Min 266 1,201 4.5 51 13
  T. Allen 1994 Min 255 1,031 4.0 45 8
  M. Bennett 2002 Min 255 1,296 5.1 85t 5
  B. Brown 1966 Min 251 829 3.3 33t 6
  D. Cook 2019 Min 250 1,135 4.5 75t 13
  R. Smith 1998 Min 249 1,187 4.8 74t 6
  A. Peterson 2007 Min 238 1,341 5.6 73t 12
  C. Foreman 1978 Min 237 749 3.2 21 5
  R. Smith 1997 Min 232 1,266 5.5 78t 6
  B. Brown 1964 Min 226 866 3.8 48 7
  B. Brown 1968 Min 222 805 3.6 32 11
  R. Smith 1999 Min 221 1,015 4.6 70t 2
  T. Brown 1980 Min 219 912 4.2 55t 8
  L. Murray 2017 Min 216 842 3.9 46 8
  D. Osborn 1967 Min 215 972 4.5 73 2
  A. Peterson 2011 Min 208 970 4.7 54 12
  D. Osborn 1970 Min 207 681 3.3 16 5
  A. Anderson 1984 Min 201 773 3.8 23 2
  D. Nelson 1985 Min 200 893 4.5 37 5
  C. Foreman 1974 Min 199 777 3.9 32 9
  H. Walker 1991 Min 198 825 4.2 71t 10
  D. Nelson 1986 Min 191 793 4.2 42 4
  R. Young 1979 Min 188 708 3.8 26 3
  D. Osborn 1969 Min 186 643 3.5 58t 7
  B. Brown 1967 Min 185 610 3.3 29 5
  H. Walker 1990 Min 184 770 4.2 58t 5
  C. Foreman 1973 Min 182 801 4.4 50t 4
  C. Jones 1971 Min 180 675 3.8 73t 4
  M. Williams 2003 Min 174 745 4.3 61 5
  M. Bennett 2001 Min 172 682 4.0 31t 2
  T. Mason 1964 Min 169 691 4.1 51t 4
  T. Mason 1962 Min 167 740 4.4 71 2
  T. Mason 1963 Min 166 763 4.6 70t 7
  M. Asiata 2014 Min 164 570 3.5 19 9
  R. Smith 1996 Min 162 692 4.3 57 3
  B. Brown 1965 Min 160 699 4.4 40 6
  J. McKinnon 2016 Min 159 539 3.4 36 2
  C. Taylor 2007 Min 157 844 5.4 84t 7