In his active football career, which spanned from 1994 to 2005, Marshall Faulk finished a total of 12,279 rushing yards. He is currently ranked eighth among all-time leaders in the NFL in rushing yards. From 1994 to 1998, he was an Indianapolis Colts player.
Jim Brown, one of the greatest all-around athletes, accomplished 12,312 rushing yards from active football action between 1957 and 1965. In addition, he is currently ranked tenth among all-time NFL leaders in rushing yards.
Tony Dorsett, an American football player, played professionally from 1977 to 1988, rushing for 12,739 yards in total. Our list of the best 10 NFL rushers by yards currently has Dorsett in eighth place. He was a Dallas Cowboys player from 1977 through 1987.
In his active football career, which spanned from 1983 to 1993, Eric Dickerson finished 13,259 rushing yards. Additionally, he is now ranked eighth among the top 10 NFL rushers in terms of yards gained.
Jerome Bettis, an American football player, accomplished a total of 13,662 rushing yards between 1993 and 2005. In our ranking of the top 10 American football players with 10,000 rushing yards, he now occupies the sixth spot.
LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the most popular American football players on social media, finished 13,684 rushing yards throughout his active football career from 2001 to 2011. He is currently ranked sixth among the top 10 all-time rushers in the NFL. Between 2001 to 2009, he was a member of the San Diego Chargers and set a very challenging NFL rushing yards record.
In his active football career, which spanned from 1995 to 2005, Curtis Martin completed 14,101 rushing yards. He is currently ranked fourth among the top 10 all-time rushers in the NFL. In the years 1995 to 1997, he was a member of the New England Patriots. During his professional American football career, Martin also played from 1998 through 2005 for the New York Jets.
Barry Sanders, an American football player, broke and established new NFL running records during his active playing career from 1989 to 1998. He completed 15,269 rushing yards in total. On our list of the best 10 NFL rushers by yards, he is now in third place.
In his active football career, which lasted from 1975 to 1987, Walter Payton finished 16,726 rushing yards. On our list of the best 10 NFL rushers by yards, he is now in second place. Between 1975 to 1987, he was an active American football player for the Chicago Bears.
Emmitt Smith, an American football player, accomplished 18,355 rushing yards in his active playing career, which lasted from 1990 to 2004. He currently occupies the first spot on both our list of the top 10 NFL rushers overall and the all-time NFL rushing leaders.