Minnesota Vikings Yearly Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Minnesota Vikings yearly 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.

      Rushing
Year Player Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
2019 D. Cook Min 250 1,135 4.5 75t 13
2018 D. Cook Min 133 615 4.6 70 2
2017 L. Murray Min 216 842 3.9 46 8
2016 J. McKinnon Min 159 539 3.4 36 2
2015 A. Peterson Min 327 1,485 4.5 80t 11
2014 M. Asiata Min 164 570 3.5 19 9
2013 A. Peterson Min 279 1,266 4.5 78t 10
2012 A. Peterson Min 348 2,097 6.0 82t 12
2011 A. Peterson Min 208 970 4.7 54 12
2010 A. Peterson Min 283 1,298 4.6 80t 12
2009 A. Peterson Min 314 1,383 4.4 64t 18
2008 A. Peterson Min 363 1,760 4.8 67t 10
2007 A. Peterson Min 238 1,341 5.6 73t 12
2006 C. Taylor Min 303 1,216 4.0 95t 6
2005 M. Moore Min 155 662 4.3 33 1
2004 O. Smith Min 124 544 4.4 38 2
2003 M. Williams Min 174 745 4.3 61 5
2002 M. Bennett Min 255 1,296 5.1 85t 5
2001 M. Bennett Min 172 682 4.0 31t 2
2000 R. Smith Min 295 1,521 5.2 72t 7
1999 R. Smith Min 221 1,015 4.6 70t 2
1998 R. Smith Min 249 1,187 4.8 74t 6
1997 R. Smith Min 232 1,266 5.5 78t 6
1996 R. Smith Min 162 692 4.3 57 3
1995 R. Smith Min 139 632 4.5 58t 5
1994 T. Allen Min 255 1,031 4.0 45 8
1993 S. Graham Min 118 488 4.1 31 3
1992 T. Allen Min 266 1,201 4.5 51 13
1991 H. Walker Min 198 825 4.2 71t 10
1990 H. Walker Min 184 770 4.2 58t 5
1989 H. Walker Min 169 669 4.0 47 5
1988 D. Nelson Min 112 380 3.4 27 1
1987 D. Nelson Min 131 642 4.9 72 2
1986 D. Nelson Min 191 793 4.2 42 4
1985 D. Nelson Min 200 893 4.5 37 5
1984 A. Anderson Min 201 773 3.8 23 2
1983 D. Nelson Min 154 642 4.2 56t 1
1982 T. Brown Min 120 515 4.3 30 1
1981 T. Brown Min 274 1,063 3.9 34 6
1980 T. Brown Min 219 912 4.2 55t 8
1979 R. Young Min 188 708 3.8 26 3
1978 C. Foreman Min 237 749 3.2 21 5
1977 C. Foreman Min 270 1,112 4.1 51 6
1976 C. Foreman Min 278 1,155 4.2 46 13
1975 C. Foreman Min 280 1,070 3.8 31t 13
1974 C. Foreman Min 199 777 3.9 32 9
1973 C. Foreman Min 182 801 4.4 50t 4
1972 O. Reed Min 151 639 4.2 43 2
1971 C. Jones Min 180 675 3.8 73t 4
1970 D. Osborn Min 207 681 3.3 16 5
1969 D. Osborn Min 186 643 3.5 58t 7
1968 B. Brown Min 222 805 3.6 32 11
1967 D. Osborn Min 215 972 4.5 73 2
1966 B. Brown Min 251 829 3.3 33t 6
1965 B. Brown Min 160 699 4.4 40 6
1964 B. Brown Min 226 866 3.8 48 7
1963 T. Mason Min 166 763 4.6 70t 7
1962 T. Mason Min 167 740 4.4 71 2
1961 H. McElhenny Min 120 570 4.8 41 3