2. Ray Rice – 6,180 career rushing yards
Ray Rice was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Rutgers University and after a rookie season where he only started four games mostly due to injury, he spent the next four-straight seasons rushing for over 1,000 yards each year.
During his time in Baltimore, Rice earned three Pro Bowl nominations and two second-team All-Pro nominations. His best season came in 2011 when he rushed for 1,364 yards and 12 touchdowns on 291 attempts. He also caught 76 balls for 704 yards and three touchdowns.
Rice was fairly prolific as a receiving running back and is currently fifth all-time in career receiving yards in Baltimore Ravens history.
Rice’s career came to an infamous and abrupt end after the 2013 season when a video was released by TMZ of Rice punching his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer in an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The video then showed Rice dragging a seemingly unconscious Palmer out of the elevator.
Initially, Rice was just suspended for two games of the 2014 season, however, commissioner Roger Goodell changed that to an indefinite suspension that was eliminated after Rice challenged the suspension in federal courts.
Despite his reinstatement to the NFL, no team wanted to sign Rice, and he hasn’t played football professionally since.