Minnesota Vikings Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Minnesota Vikings single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing yards. Included are player stats for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) from 1961-2019. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Adrian Peterson is the Minnesota Vikings single season leader in rushing yards with 2,097.

Players active with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2018 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  A. Peterson 2012 Min 348 2,097 6.0 82t 12
  A. Peterson 2008 Min 363 1,760 4.8 67t 10
  R. Smith 2000 Min 295 1,521 5.2 72t 7
  A. Peterson 2015 Min 327 1,485 4.5 80t 11
  A. Peterson 2009 Min 314 1,383 4.4 64t 18
  A. Peterson 2007 Min 238 1,341 5.6 73t 12
  A. Peterson 2010 Min 283 1,298 4.6 80t 12
  M. Bennett 2002 Min 255 1,296 5.1 85t 5
  A. Peterson 2013 Min 279 1,266 4.5 78t 10
  R. Smith 1997 Min 232 1,266 5.5 78t 6
  C. Taylor 2006 Min 303 1,216 4.0 95t 6
  T. Allen 1992 Min 266 1,201 4.5 51 13
  R. Smith 1998 Min 249 1,187 4.8 74t 6
  C. Foreman 1976 Min 278 1,155 4.2 46 13
  C. Foreman 1977 Min 270 1,112 4.1 51 6
  C. Foreman 1975 Min 280 1,070 3.8 31t 13
  T. Brown 1981 Min 274 1,063 3.9 34 6
  T. Allen 1994 Min 255 1,031 4.0 45 8
  R. Smith 1999 Min 221 1,015 4.6 70t 2
  D. Osborn 1967 Min 215 972 4.5 73 2
  A. Peterson 2011 Min 208 970 4.7 54 12
  T. Brown 1980 Min 219 912 4.2 55t 8
  D. Nelson 1985 Min 200 893 4.5 37 5
  B. Brown 1964 Min 226 866 3.8 48 7
  C. Taylor 2007 Min 157 844 5.4 84t 7
  L. Murray 2017 Min 216 842 3.9 46 8
  B. Brown 1966 Min 251 829 3.3 33t 6
  H. Walker 1991 Min 198 825 4.2 71t 10
  B. Brown 1968 Min 222 805 3.6 32 11
  C. Foreman 1973 Min 182 801 4.4 50t 4
  D. Nelson 1986 Min 191 793 4.2 42 4
  C. Foreman 1974 Min 199 777 3.9 32 9
  A. Anderson 1984 Min 201 773 3.8 23 2
  H. Walker 1990 Min 184 770 4.2 58t 5
  T. Mason 1963 Min 166 763 4.6 70t 7
  C. Foreman 1978 Min 237 749 3.2 21 5
  M. Williams 2003 Min 174 745 4.3 61 5
  T. Mason 1962 Min 167 740 4.4 71 2
  R. Young 1979 Min 188 708 3.8 26 3
  B. Brown 1965 Min 160 699 4.4 40 6
  R. Smith 1996 Min 162 692 4.3 57 3
  T. Mason 1964 Min 169 691 4.1 51t 4
  M. Bennett 2001 Min 172 682 4.0 31t 2
  D. Osborn 1970 Min 207 681 3.3 16 5
  C. Jones 1971 Min 180 675 3.8 73t 4
  M. Moore 2005 Min 155 662 4.3 33 1
  D. Osborn 1969 Min 186 643 3.5 58t 7
  D. Nelson 1987 Min 131 642 4.9 72 2
  D. Nelson 1983 Min 154 642 4.2 56t 1
  O. Reed 1972 Min 151 639 4.2 43 2