The Top 25 All Purpose Yards in a Career for the Detroit Lions

  • Kick Returner Mel Gray of the Detroit Lions
    Mel Gray
  • Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions 1989-1998
    Barry Sanders
  • Detroit Lions Hall of Fame Great Doak Walker
    Doak Walker
Rank Player Years Games Touches Total Off Yds Fr Scrm AP Yards Ret Yards
1 Barry Sanders* 1989-1998 153 3414 15280 18190 18308 118
2 Calvin Johnson 2007-2015 135 750 167 11786 11787 0
3 Herman Moore 1991-2001 145 670 0 9174 9174 0
4 Johnnie Morton 1994-2001 126 490 143 6642 7249 607
5 Billy Sims 1980-1984 60 1317 5106 7178 7161 0
6 Mel Gray 1989-1994 84 10 33 122 7040 6905
7 Dexter Bussey 1974-1984 150 1396 5105 6721 6832 111
8 Eddie Drummond 2002-2006 52 12 49 56 6140 6084
9 Altie Taylor 1969-1975 91 1338 4297 5820 6115 295
10 Leonard Thompson 1975-1986 175 341 327 5009 5944 935
11 James Jones 1983-1988 85 1245 3511 5770 5749 0
12 Brett Perriman 1991-1996 94 451 173 5417 5591 174
13 Nick Pietrosante 1959-1965 88 1072 3970 5256 5424 156
14 Doak Walker* 1950-1955 67 461 1595 4059 5371 1252
15 Tom Watkins 1962-1967 64 476 1640 2106 5360 3232
16 Gail Cogdill 1960-1968 103 327 -2 5219 5234 4
17 Pat Studstill 1961-1967 77 157 5 2457 5097 2640
18 Golden Tate 2014-2018 71 445 139 4880 5093 213
19 Terry Barr 1957-1965 102 259 151 3961 4974 917
20 Charlie Sanders* 1968-1977 128 340 -6 4811 4811 0
21 Desmond Howard 1999-2002 41 17 25 172 4725 4553
22 Mel Farr 1967-1973 69 885 3072 4446 4446 0
23 Kevin Jones 2004-2007 53 902 3067 4073 4096 0
24 Howard Cassady 1956-1963 74 412 1223 2636 4040 1404
25 Stefan Logan 2010-2012 48 34 144 191 4035 3840
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