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The Top Ten NFL Players with Most Career Rushing Yards

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10.) Tony Dorsett – 12,739

9.) Eric Dickerson – 13,259

  • Eric Dickerson played for the Los Angeles Rams, the Indianapolis Colts, the Los Angeles Raiders, and the Atlanta Falcons.
  • 5 Time First Team All Pro (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1986)
  • Career NFL Rushing and Receiving Statistics

8.) Jerome Bettis – 13,662

7.) LaDainian Tomlinson – 13,684

6.) Curtis Martin – 14,101

5.) Adrian Peterson – 14,820

  • Adrian Peterson played for the Minnesota Vikings, the New Orleans Saints, the Arizona Cardinals, the Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions.
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (2012)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2012)
  • Career NFL Rushing and Receiving Statistics

4.) Barry Sanders – 15,269

  • Barry Sanders played for the Detroit Lions 1989 to 1998.
  • 10× Pro Bowl (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
  • 4 Time NFL Rushing Yards Leader (1990, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • Career NFL Rushing and Receiving Statistics

3.) Frank Gore – 16,000

  • Frank Gore played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills, and the New York Jets.
  • 5 Time Pro Bowl Selection (2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Second Team All Pro (2006)
  • Career NFL Rushing and Receiving Statistics

2.) Walter Payton – 16,726

1.) Emmitt Smith – 18,355


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