Washington Redskins Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Attempts

The following are the Washington Redskins career rushing leaders ranked by rushing attempts. Included are player stats for the Washington Redskins (NFL) from 1937-2020, the Boston Redskins (NFL) from 1933-1936 and the Boston Braves (NFL) in 1932. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. John Riggins is the Washington Redskins career leader in rushing attempts with 1,988.

Players active with the Washington Redskins during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. J. Riggins 114 1,988 7,472 3.8 66t 79
2. C. Portis 84 1,667 6,824 4.1 78 46
3. L. Brown 102 1,530 5,875 3.8 75t 35
4. S. Davis 99 1,383 5,790 4.2 76t 45
5. A. Morris 64 1,078 4,713 4.4 48 29
6. T. Allen 52 1,043 4,086 3.9 49t 37
7. E. Byner 80 990 3,950 4.0 32 25
8. M. Thomas 53 878 3,359 3.8 34 15
9. C. Battles 60 839 3,511 4.2 75 23
10. L. Betts 103 776 3,176 4.1 27 13
11. D. Bosseler 96 775 3,112 4.0 41t 22
12. C. Harraway 69 719 2,659 3.7 57t 20
13. G. Rogers 41 697 2,909 4.2 42 31
14. A. Farkas 62 556 1,966 3.5 53 21
15. R. Ervins 62 531 2,026 3.8 65t 8
16. R. Goode 51 520 2,257 4.3 80 16
17. A. Peterson 31 462 1,940 4.2 90t 12
18. J. Washington 43 455 2,070 4.5 41 6
19. D. James 99 447 1,741 3.9 41 16
20. C. Taylor 165 442 1,488 3.4 50 11
21. G. Riggs 38 402 1,557 3.9 58 21
22. D. Todd 79 368 1,573 4.3 60 11
23. F. Filchock 58 362 1,087 3.0 51 5
24. C. Harmon 74 360 1,374 3.8 47 5
  B. Seymour 60 360 1,146 3.2 40 12
26. J. Theismann 167 355 1,815 5.1 37t 17
27. B. Mitchell 159 352 1,751 5.0 36t 9
28. K. Griffin 65 329 1,343 4.1 66t 3
29. J. Musick 33 327 1,313 4.0 0 8
30. R. Brooks 30 325 1,358 4.2 85t 5
31. S. Baugh 165 324 325 1.0 41 9
32. L. Elter 35 287 1,116 3.9 48 7
33. C. Justice 43 266 1,284 4.8 71 3
34. E. Sutton 33 262 974 3.7 31 9
35. K. Bryant 46 260 1,186 4.6 28 6
36. R. Helu 48 255 1,132 4.4 28t 7
37. B. Barnes 22 252 866 3.4 32t 8
38. J. Morris 28 250 773 3.1 27t 4
  C. Thompson 66 250 1,194 4.8 61t 5
40. F. Akins 30 244 1,142 4.7 45 7
  R. Griffin 37 244 1,480 6.1 76t 8
42. M. Jones 20 243 950 3.9 57 6
43. J. Olszewski 31 238 1,164 4.9 65 6
44. R. Kelley 24 234 906 3.9 66 9
45. L. Heath 31 230 813 3.5 74 6
46. S. Hicks 29 229 768 3.4 28 12
47. W. Jackson 22 226 897 4.0 55t 3
48. R. Torain 18 223 942 4.2 54 5
49. A. Whitfield 37 221 981 4.4 63t 3
50. R. Cartwright 123 215 889 4.1 52 6