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Green Bay Packers’ All-Time Rushing Yardage Leaders

Updated on March 15, 2011

Jim Taylor

Ahman Green

John Brockington

The Green Bay Packers are one of the NFL’s greatest, most storied franchises and began play in 1921. They have won 12 championships, including 3 in the Super Bowl era, and have fielded some great players in their history. Not surprisingly, the Packers have most always had a good running game, and here is a list of their all-time Top 10 in rushing yards:

Jim Taylor (8207)—Jim Taylor was with the Packers from 1958 to 1966, which may be considered their “glory years” as they won four titles including Super Bowl I. Taylor leads the Packers all-time with 8207 rushing yards. Taylor made the Pro Bowl five times, including first team All Pro in 1962, his best season. That year, Taylor rushed for career highs in yards (1474) and rushing touchdowns (19), adding 22 catches for 106 yards out of the backfield.

Ahman Green (8162)—Ahman Green was one of the best running backs in the NFL in his prime, and he played for the Packers from 2000 to 2006. Green ranks second in Packers’ history with 8162 rushing yards and went to the Pro Bowl four straight seasons from 2001 to 2004. His best overall season was 2003, when Green rushed for career best numbers in rushing yards (1883) and rushing TDs (15), and added 50 catches for 367 yards and 5 more TDs as a receiver.

John Brockington (5024)—Fullback John Brockington played most of his career in Green Bay, from 1971 to 1977, and ranks third in team history with 5024 rushing yards. Brockington had his best season in 1973, one of three Pro Bowl seasons, with a career high 1144 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. He also added 16 catches for 128 yards that season.

Tony Canadeo (4197)—Tony Canadeo played for the Packers from 1941 to 1952, his entire career, and ranks fourth in franchise history with 4197 rushing yards. Canadeo had his best season in 1949, with a career high 1052 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs (tied career best).

Dorsey Levens (3937)—Dorsey Levens was the Packers’ running back when they won their most recent Super Bowl, following the 1996 season, and played for them from 1994 to 2001. Levens ranks fifth in team history with 3937 rushing yards, and his best season was his lone Pro Bowl year of 1997. That year, Levens rushed for a career high 1435 yards with 7 rushing touchdowns, and added 53 catches for 370 yards and 5 more TDs out of the backfield.

Clarke Hinkle (3860)—Fullback Clarke Hinkle played his entire career in Green Bay, from 1932 to 1941, and ranks sixth in Packers’ history with 3860 rushing yards. Hinkle made the Pro Bowl six times, including first team All Pro four of those seasons. His best year was 1937, with career highs in rushing yards (552) and rushing touchdowns (5), adding 8 catches for 116 yards and two more scores as a receiver.

Gerry Ellis (3826)—Gerry Ellis played his entire career for the Packers, from 1980 to 1986 and ranks seventh in team history with 3826 rushing yards. Ellis’ best season was 1981, when he rushed for a career high 860 yards with 4 rushing TDs, and added 65 catches for 499 yards and 3 more scores.

Paul Hornung (3711)—Paul Hornung played his whole career in Green Bay, from 1957 to 1966, and ranks eighth in franchise history with 3711 rushing yards. Hornung made the Pro Bowl three times, including twice as first team All Pro. Hornung had a career high 681 rushing yards in 1959, but his best overall season was 1960. That year, Hornung rushed for 671 yards with a career best 13 rushing TDs, adding 28 catches for 257 yards and 2 more touchdowns out of the backfield.

Edgar Bennett (3353)—Edgar Bennett played most of his career in Green Bay, from 1992 to 1996, and ranks ninth in their history with 3353 rushing yards. Bennett had his best season in 1995 when he rushed for a career high 1067 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns, adding 61 catches for 648 yards (also a career best) with 4 receiving TDs.

Donny Anderson (3165)—Donny Anderson played most of his career in Green Bay, from 1966 to 1971, with one Pro Bowl season of 1968. Anderson’s best season was 1970, when he rushed for a career best 853 yards with 5 rushing touchdowns, adding 36 catches for 414 yards as a receiver.


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