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Emmitt Smith and the Most Rushing Touchdowns in Playoff History

Emmitt Smith Is the NFL's All-Time Postseason Rushing TD Leader

Emmitt Smith Is the NFL's All-Time Postseason Rushing TD Leader (nydailynews.com)

Sports List of the Day has been checking out some NFL postseason records lately, thanks to Tom Brady.  He’s been hitting the record book these past couple of weeks:

Most Passing Touchdowns in Playoff History

Most Passing Touchdowns in a Single Playoff Game

What about rushing, though?

Here are the players (not all are running backs) with the most rushing touchdowns in playoff history.

Emmitt Smith, the NFL‘s all-time leading rusher of the early ’90s Dallas Cowboys holds yet another record.  Not only does he have the most regular season rushing touchdowns, but also the most postseason ones.

Hey, how did John Elway get in there?  On a sneak, undoubtedly.

GAMES

TOUCHDOWNS

1. Emmitt Smith 17 19
2. Franco Harris 19 16
2. Thurman Thomas 21 16
4. Terrell Davis 8 12
4. John Riggins 9 12
6. Marcus Allen 16 11
7. Jerome Bettis 14 9
7. Larry Csonka 12 9
7. Tony Dorsett 17 9
10. Shaun Alexander 9 8
10. Curtis Martin 10 8
10. Ricky Watters 11 8
10. Steve Young 20 8
14. Mike Alstott 10 7
14. Roger Craig 18 7
14. Kenneth Davis 13 7
14. Chuck Foreman 13 7
18. John Elway 22 6
18. Marshall Faulk 12 6
18. Edgerrin James 13 6
18. Jim Kiick 11 6
18. Steve McNair 10 6
18. Wilbert Montgomery 7 6
18. Gerald Riggs 6 6
18. LaDainian Tomlinson 10 6
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