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Franchise All-Time Rushing Leaders: Detroit Lions

The table below shows the all-time rushing leaders in Detroit Lions franchise history.

Stats included are only during the players' stint(s) as a member of the Lions.

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[Note: Stats are through the 2021 NFL season.]

RankPlayerGAtt.YardsTD
1Barry Sanders15330621526999
2Billy Sims601131510642
3Dexter Bussey1501203510518
4Altie Taylor911165429724
5Nick Pietrosante88938393328
6James Jones85960345223
7Ace Gutowsky77864307720
8Mel Farr69739307226
9Kevin Jones53761306724
10James Stewart41713289015
11Dutch Clark75606277236
12Dan Lewis84651269816
13Greg Landry102389250219
14Steve Owens53635245120
15Bob Hoernschemeyer59553243917
16Kevin Smith54598234617
17Ernie Caddel64443231120
18Joique Bell63561223522
19Horace King12354920819
20Bobby Layne97432179313
21Bill Shepherd51450169911
22Glenn Presnell74413159318
23Tom Watkins64425158210
24Doak Walker67309152012
25Garry James40423151012
26Camp Wilson4537814536
27Rick Kane113392144312
28Reggie Bush2529913036
29Ameer Abdullah3532712516
30Kerryon Johnson3428312258
31Howard Cassady7431512236
32Gene Gedman45377122117
33Matthew Stafford165345119814
34Shawn Bryson5427411774
35Amos Marsh41323115711
36John Henry Johnson3126711457
37D'Andre Swift26265113813
38Lew Carpenter3524810439
39Maurice Morris4426310368
40Theo Riddick8428810235
41Tom Nowatzke6528498912
42Bill Triplett683009694
43Jahvid Best222559456
44Lloyd Cardwell572059058
45Lawrence Gaines432328925
46Rodney Peete4717188413
47Tobin Rote341828736
48Ken Webb612528338
49Frankie Sinkwich202438297
50Mikel Leshoure172178079
51Bill Dudley282388015
52Whizzer White222357547
53Gary Danielson851567287
54Ron Rivers691677223
55Bob Westfall4120969711
56Zach Zenner361746858
57Pat Harder281906458
58Artose Pinner282026225
59Leon Hart921436125
60Adrian Peterson161566047
61Jamaal Williams131536013
62Charlie Batch481255605
63Eric Hipple10214555013
64Greg Hill141445422
65Harry Hopp301915314
66Nick Eddy291525233
67Fred Enke481235211
68Earl Morrall801165163
69Elmer Hackney421254928
70Bill Bowman181164813
71Cory Schlesinger1811674735
72Derrick Moore291154577
73Dwight Sloan211374504
74Howie Weiss201164483
75Ollie Cline421274473
76Jug Girard561164252
77LeGarrette Blount161544185
78Elmer Schaake101254120
79Joe Don Looney121223986
80Olandis Gary131133842
81Bo Scarbrough6893771
82Don McIlhenny9873723
83Vern Huffman221043681
84Ken Jenkins26783581
85Vince Thompson23753492
86Joey Harrington581093450
87Mickey Sanzotta20773400
88Bob Gagliano20873374
89T.J. Duckett12653353
90Leonard Thompson175643273
91Milt Plum65893255
92Tony Paige37863250
93Scott Mitchell5713232410
94Chuck Fenenbock201183231
95Jim Ninowski246531910
96Wally Triplett18673131
97Karl Sweetan20513122
98Bobby Thompson28643101
99Dwayne Washington171103091
100Frank Christensen421093082
Stats via Pro Football Reference

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