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Adrian Peterson is 16th on NFL's all-time rushing list

Star back could easily move past seven runners this season

Adrian Peterson, who signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, is in 16th place on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 11,747 yards from 2007-2016. The Texas native could easily move past seven runners in 2017 with a reasonable season by his standards.

The top rushers in NFL history and their totals:

  1. Emmitt Smith, 18,355
  2. Walter Payton, 16,726
  3. Barry Sanders, 15,269
  4. Curtis Martin, 14,101
  5. LaDainian Tomlinson, 13,684
  6. Jerome Bettis, 13,662
  7. Eric Dickerson, 13,259
  8. Frank Gore, 13,065
  9. Tony Dorsett, 12,739
  10. Jim Brown, 12,312
  11. Marshall Faulk, 12,279
  12. Edgerrin James, 12,246
  13. Marcus Allen, 12,243
  14. Franco Harris, 12,120
  15. Thurman Thomas, 12,074
  16. Adrian Peterson, 11,747

Photos of new Saints running back Adrian Peterson.

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