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As of the start of the 2007 season, Walter Payton has the second most career rushing yards in NFL history with 16,726. Emmitt Smith is first with 18,355 and Barry Sanders is third with 15,269.

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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.

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Eric Dickerson holds the NFL record for most rushing yards during the regular season. He rushed for 2,105 yards as a member of the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.

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In one game- Adrian Peterson 296 yards 2007

In one season- Eric Dickerson 2,105 1984

In career- Emmit Smith 18,355 1990-04

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Depends on if you mean all time/career or single season

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Emmitt Smith with 18,355 career yards.

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Emitt Smith

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