Purest running back these eyes have ever seen live. I didn't get to watch Payton, Sanders, or Tomlinson live.
|4||Barry Sanders +||15,269||1989-1998||det|
|6||Curtis Martin +||14,101||1995-2005||2TM|
Exactly! I was just gonna post this till I saw yours. People forget about the two major knee injuries in college. The guy heals like wolverine, it’s like he’s a freakin mutant! Unfortunately that first knee injury cost us the 2002 NC as we really fell off on the ground when Mcgahee went down when we were really starting to wear down that OSU defense and run all over them. Payton just didn’t have the talent to keep it going but if frank was healthy we would have blown them out in the second half even with mcgahee going down.Two surgically repaired knees and still the GOAT. The universe knew that Frank with healthy knees was just too unfair.
# 3 All Time, #1 Active. Look at the company he keeps.
Rank Player Yds Years Tm 1 Emmitt Smith+ 18,355 1990-2004 2TM 2 Walter Payton+ 16,726 1975-1987 chi 3 Frank Gore 15,371 2005-2020 5TM 4 Barry Sanders + 15,269 1989-1998 det 5 Adrian Peterson 14,309 2007-2020 5TM 6 Curtis Martin + 14,101 1995-2005 2TM 7 LaDainian Tomlinson+ 13,684 2001-2011 2TM 8 Jerome Bettis+ 13,662 1993-2005 2TM 9 Eric Dickerson+ 13,259 1983-1993 4TM 10 Tony Dorsett+ 12,739 1977-1988 2TM