Washington Redskins Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Washington Redskins career rushing leaders ranked by rushing yards. Included are player stats for the Washington Redskins (NFL) from 1937-2018, 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 yards with 7,472.

Players active with the Washington Redskins during the 2018 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. C. Battles 60 839 3,511 4.2 75 23
9. M. Thomas 53 878 3,359 3.8 34 15
10. L. Betts 103 776 3,176 4.1 27 13
11. D. Bosseler 96 775 3,112 4.0 41t 22
12. G. Rogers 41 697 2,909 4.2 42 31
13. C. Harraway 69 719 2,659 3.7 57t 20
14. R. Goode 51 520 2,257 4.3 80 16
15. J. Washington 43 455 2,070 4.5 41 6
16. R. Ervins 62 531 2,026 3.8 65t 8
17. A. Farkas 62 556 1,966 3.5 53 21
18. J. Theismann 167 355 1,815 5.1 37t 17
19. B. Mitchell 159 352 1,751 5.0 36t 9
20. D. James 99 447 1,741 3.9 41 16
21. D. Todd 79 368 1,573 4.3 60 11
22. G. Riggs 38 402 1,557 3.9 58 21
23. C. Taylor 165 442 1,488 3.4 50 11
24. R. Griffin 37 244 1,480 6.1 76t 8
25. C. Harmon 74 360 1,374 3.8 47 5
26. R. Brooks 30 325 1,358 4.2 85t 5
27. K. Griffin 65 329 1,343 4.1 66t 3
28. J. Musick 33 327 1,313 4.0 0 8
29. C. Justice 43 266 1,284 4.8 71 3
30. K. Bryant 46 260 1,186 4.6 28 6
31. J. Olszewski 31 238 1,164 4.9 65 6
32. B. Seymour 60 360 1,146 3.2 40 12
33. F. Akins 30 244 1,142 4.7 45 7
34. R. Helu 48 255 1,132 4.4 28t 7
35. L. Elter 35 287 1,116 3.9 48 7
36. F. Filchock 58 362 1,087 3.0 51 5
37. A. Whitfield 37 221 981 4.4 63t 3
38. E. Sutton 33 262 974 3.7 31 9
39. M. Jones 20 243 950 3.9 57 6
40. C. Thompson 47 179 944 5.3 61t 5
41. R. Torain 18 223 942 4.2 54 5
42. R. Kelley 24 234 906 3.9 66 9
43. W. Moore 72 183 901 4.9 75 8
44. W. Jackson 22 226 897 4.0 55t 3
45. R. Cartwright 123 215 889 4.1 52 6
46. B. Barnes 22 252 866 3.4 32t 8
47. H. Gilmer 57 178 837 4.7 37 1
48. L. Heath 31 230 813 3.5 74 6
49. J. Campbell 52 153 786 5.1 29 3
50. J. Morris 28 250 773 3.1 27t 4