NFL: Running Backs with the Most Career Receiving Yards

Surely, Marshall Faulk Had A Lot Of Yards After The Catch

Surely, Marshall Faulk Had A Lot Of Yards After The Catch

Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk not only ran for over 12,000 yards – he also caught for nearly 6,900 yards, most ever for an RB.

He just eclipses none other than Larry Centers, less than 100 yards away.

These two are in a class of their own.

Add Ronnie Harmon and longtime Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore and there you have the only four running backs with 6,000 yards receiving, too.

Not an active player on this list, so anywhere from 11-up (that is 5,000 yards receiving and up) is going to stick for a while.

RUNNING BACK RECEIVING YARDS TEAM(S) CAREER SPAN GAMES PLAYED
1. Marshall Faulk 6,875 Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams 1994-2005 176
2. Larry Centers 6,797 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots 1990-2003 198
3. Ronnie Harmon 6,076 Buffalo Bulls, San Diego Chargers, Houston/Tennessee Oilers, Chicago Bears 1986-1997 181
4. Lenny Moore 6,039 Baltimore Colts 1956-1967 143
5. Keith Byars 5,661 Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets 1986-1998 189
6. Eric Metcalf 5,572 Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers 1989-2002 179
7. Ray Renfro 5,508 Cleveland Browns 1952-1963 142
8. Bernie Casey 5,444 San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams 1961-1968 105
9. Frank Gifford 5,434 New York Giants 1952-1964 136
10. Marcus Allen 5,411 Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs 1982-1997 222
11. Tiki Barber 5,183 New York Giants 1997-2006 154
12. Joe Morrison 4,993 New York Giants 1959-1972 184
13. Roger Craig 4,911 San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, Minnesota Vikings 1983-1993 165
14. Herschel Walker 4,859 Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants 1986-1997 187
15. LaDainian Tomlinson 4,772 San Diego Chargers, New York Jets 2001-2011 170
16. John Williams 4,656 Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers 1986-1995 149
17. Earnest Byner 4,605 Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens 1984-1997 211
18. Walter Payton 4,538 Chicago Bears 1975-1987 190
19. Thurman Thomas 4,458 Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins 1988-2000 182
20. Warrick Dunn 4,339 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons 1997-2008 181

Photo: AP via philly.com

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