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.
Barry Sanders retired with the Lions' rushing record in 1999.
As of the 2007 season: In the NFL, the record for career rushing yards is held by Emmitt Smith with 18,355. In college football, the Division 1-A record for career rushing yards is held by Ron Dayne with 6,397.
Ricky Williams holds the 1-A rushing record for the ncaa at 6.138 yards from the University of Texas. Ron Dayne from the University of Wisconsin holds the D1A career rushing record with 6,397 yards between 1996-1999.
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.
In a career, Randall Cunningham holds the record for rushing yards by a Quarterback with 4928. Michael Vick does hold the single season record with 1039 yards.
Franco Harris has the record for most career rushing yards in the Super Bowl with 354 in Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV.
Travis Henry 97-00
Patrick White, WVU QB 2005-2008 4,385 yards
Ron Dayne is the NCAA career rushing leader with 6397 yards.Xavier Omon has 7,010 rushing yards as of 9 DEC 2007.Ron DayneNate Kmic has 8,074 rushing yards as of DEC 13 2008
18,355 career yards
Steve sleton holds the record with 654 rushing yards
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.
Ron Dayne currently hold the record for the most rushing yards in college
Michael Vick has the most rushing yards by a quarterback with 5,139 yards.
Depends on if you mean all time/career or single season
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.
Emmitt Smith,with 18,355 rushing yards, currently holds the record for the highest rushing yards in the game.
Timmy Smith (204 Rushing yards).