Adrian Peterson was the leading NFL rusher in 2013
The leading rusher in the NFL for the 2008 season was Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings with 1,760 yards.
The NFL all-time leading rusher is Emmit Smith.
As of the start of the 2008 season, the 21st leading rusher, in career yards, in the NFL is Eddie George with 10,441 yards.
Barry sanders with 2053 yards.