Emmitt Smith holds the record for most rushing yards in a career with 18,355 yards. Eric Dickerson holds the record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,105 yards. Adrian Peterson holds the record for most rushing yards in a single game with 296 yards.
Through 12 games of the 2009 season, that is the Tennessee Titans who were penalized 212 yards in a game against the Ravens in 1999. The Titans won that game, 14-11.
Yancey Thigpen holds the Steeler record for most receiving yards in a single season with 1,398 yards in 1997.
As of 2007, Emmitt Smith holds the record for 18,400 rushing yards. He also holds the record for the most rushing touchdowns with 164. Second place is Ladainian Tomlinson with about 120.
The Denver Bronco's quarterback who holds the record for the most passing yards in a game was Peyton Manning. He passed the record of Drew Brees
Ron Dayne currently hold the record for the most rushing yards in college
Brett Favre holds the record for most career passing yards, with 71,838.
Michael Vick has the most rushing yards by a quarterback with 5,139 yards.
Denard Robinson from the University of Michigan holds the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 1,538 yards. Robinson also holds the record for most career rushing yards by a QB in NCAA history with 4,495 yards.
Flipper Anderson holds the Rams team record and the NFL record for receiving yards in a single game with 336 yards in a game against the Saints in 1989.
Timmy Smith holds that record from when he ran for 204 yards with the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.
Hall of Famer James Lofton, who played with the Packers from 1978 to 1986, holds the record with 9,656 career receiving yards.
Damon Allen holds the record for most passing yards at 72,381
Michael Dickerson While Eric (Michael is a basketball player) Dickerson holds the record for the most yards rushed in a season with 2105, it is Emmitt Smith who holds the record for most rushing yards in a career with 18,355. Emmit Smith. Followed by Walter Payton who is the best running back ever to play the game. Rest in Peace Walter.
Steve sleton holds the record with 654 rushing yards
Former Cowboy quarterback and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman holds the record for the most passing yards in a Thanksgiving day game. He threw for 455 yards versus the Minnesota Vikings 11/26/1998