Top 20 Combined Net Yardage Leaders

02/21/2005
(At the Start of the 2005 Season)
Rank   Player
Yrs.
Rush
Rec.
Int.
PR
KOR
FR
Total
1 (2) JERRY RICE
20
645
22,895
-
-
6
-
23,546
2 (1) Brian Mitchell
14
1,967
2,336
-
4,999
14,014
14
23,330
3 (3) Walter Payton *
13
16,726
4,538
-
-
539
-
21,803
4 (4) EMMITT SMITH
15
18,355
3,224
-
-
-
-15
21,564
5 (5) TIM BROWN
17
190
14,934
-
3,320
1,235
3
19,682
6 (9) MARSHALL FAULK
11
11,987
6,584
-
-
18
18
18,607
7 (6) Barry Sanders *
10
15,269
2,921
-
-
118
-
18,308
8 (7) Herschel Walker
12
8,225
4,859
-
-
5,084
-
18,168
9 (8) Marcus Allen *
16
12,243
5,411
-
-
-
-6
17,648
10 (10) Eric Metcalf
13
2,392
5,572
-
3,453
5,813
-
17,230
11 (20) CURTIS MARTIN
10
13,366
3,211
-
-
-
-9
16,568
12 (11) Thurman Thomas
13
12,074
4,458
-
-
-
-
16,532
13 (12) Tony Dorsett *
12
12,739
3,554
-
-
-
33
16,326
14 (13) Henry Ellard
16
50
13,777
-
1,527
364
-
15,718
15 (14) Irving Fryar
17
242
12,785
-
2,055
505
7
15,594
16 (15) Jim Brown *
9
12,312
2,499
-
-
648
-
15,459
17 (16) Eric Dickerson *
11
13,259
2,137
-
-
-
15
15,411
18 (17) Glyn Milburn
9
817
1,322
-
2,984
9,788
-
14,911
19 (18) James Brooks
12
7,962
3,621
-
565
2,762
-
14,910
20 (19) Ricky Watters
10
10,643
4,248
-
-
-
-
14,891
 
2004 Notes:
No new players entered the Top 20 during the 2004 NFL Season.
Next in Line:
Players active in 2004 who rank closest to a Top Twenty ranking: JEROME BETTIS (14,705), TIKI BARBER (12,842), and EDDIE GEORGE (12,669).
 
ACTIVE IN 2004
* Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
( ) - indicates rank at the start of the 2004 season

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