The Baltimore Ravens’ all-time rushing yards leaders include the team’s current one-two punch of Ray Rice and Willis McGahee. McGahee joined the Ravens in 2007 and Rice in 2008. The two Pro Bowlers have combined to run for more than 5,800 yards with 43 touchdowns for the franchise through the 2010 season.
5. Chester Taylor: 1,599 yards
Chester Taylor was draft by Baltimore in 2002 and he ranks fifth on the list of Ravens’ all-time rushing yards leaders. Taylor spent four seasons as backup to Jamal Lewis, reaching as high as 714 rushing yards in 2004. While in Baltimore, he split time between the backfield and returning kickoffs, starting eight games as a running back in four years. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry on 373 rushes. After leaving Baltimore, Taylor ran for a career-high 1,216 yards for the Vikings in 2006.
4. Priest Holmes: 2,102 yards
Three-time All-Pro running back Priest Holmes sits fourth among the Baltimore Ravens’ all-time rushing yards leaders. Holmes started his NFL career in Baltimore in 1997 and he made 19 starts over four seasons with the team. In 1998, he registered his first 1,000 yard season before rushing for 500-plus in each of his last two years with the Ravens. Holmes did his best work as a pro from 2001 to 2003 with the Chiefs when he ran for an average of 1,500 yards per season. In 2003, he set a single-season record with 27 rushing touchdowns, though that record has since been broken.
3. Willis McGahee: 2,802 yards*
Active part-time running back Willis McGahee has climbed to third on the list of Baltimore Ravens’ all-time rushing yards leaders. McGahee began his NFL career with the Bills in 2004, posting back-to-back 1,000 rushing yard seasons. When he joined the Ravens in 2007, he earned his first Pro Bowl selection with 1,207 yards on the ground with seven touchdowns. McGahee has spent the last three seasons in a part-time role. He has an average of 4.2 yards per carry as a Raven.
2. Ray Rice: 3,013 yards*
Current starter Ray Rice is up to second on the Baltimore Ravens’ all-time rushing yards leaders list. Since Rice became the primary running back in 2008, the Ravens have made the playoffs three straight times. In 2009, he ran for 1,339 yards and reached the end zone seven times en route to his first Pro Bowl. Through three seasons, Rice has run for more than 1,000 yards twice and he has added more than 500 receiving yards twice. He currently has a career average of 4.5 yards per run.
1. Jamal Lewis: 7,801 yards
The Baltimore Ravens’ all-time passing yards leader is former All-Pro Jamal Lewis. Lewis was Baltimore’s top draft pick in 2000 and he spent six years as their starting running back. As a rookie, he ran for 1,364 yards, the first of seven 1,000 yard seasons in his career. In 2003, Lewis ran for 2,066 yards, the second highest single-season total in NFL history; he was named Offensive Player of the Year by the AP. Lewis is also the Ravens’ all-time rushing touchdowns leader with 45 scores on the ground. In nine NFL seasons from 2000 to 2009, he totaled 10,607 rushing yards for an average of 81.0 per game.
*Indicates player is still active with the team
Baltimore Ravens Rushing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com