Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson led the NFL in TDs as he scored a career-high 18 touchdowns. Meanwhile, LaDainian Tomlinson added 12 touchdowns to his career total to jump past Terrell Owens and Marcus Allen* into third place. The only players to score more TDs than Tomlinson are Class of 2010 enshrinees Jerry Rice* and Emmitt Smith*.
Season at a glance:
2009 LEADER: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (18 TDs, all rushing)
SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers (31 TDs - 28 rushing, 3 receiving - in 2006)
* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Italics - players active during 2009 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau
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