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Big Eight Conference Career Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards

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From 1956 to 1995

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Thurman Thomas* 4847 1984 1987 Oklahoma State
2.Mike Rozier 4780 1981 1983 Nebraska
3.Terry Miller* 4754 1974 1977 Oklahoma State
4.Joe Washington 3995 1972 1975 Oklahoma
5.Eric Bieniemy 3940 1987 1990 Colorado
6.Steve Owens* 3928 1967 1969 Oklahoma
7.Billy Sims* 3820 1975 1979 Oklahoma
8.Tony Sands 3777 1988 1991 Kansas
9.Ernest Anderson* 3672 1979 1983 Oklahoma State
10.Dexter Green* 3585 1975 1978 Iowa State
11.Barry Sanders 3556 1986 1988 Oklahoma State
12.Laverne Smith* 3192 1973 1976 Kansas
13.Calvin Jones 3153 1991 1993 Nebraska
14.Stanley Wilson* 3068 1979 1982 Oklahoma
15.Mike Strachan* 3058 1972 1974 Iowa State
16.Rashaan Salaam 3057 1992 1994 Colorado
17.Ken Clark 3037 1987 1989 Nebraska
18.Charlie Davis 2958 1971 1973 Colorado
19.I.M. Hipp* 2940 1977 1979 Nebraska
20.Greg Pruitt* 2939 1970 1972 Oklahoma
21.Gerald Hudson 2921 1988 1990 Oklahoma State
22.Lydell Carr* 2878 1984 1987 Oklahoma
23.David Thompson 2794 1993 1996 Oklahoma State
24.Lawrence Phillips 2777 1993 1995 Nebraska
25.Shawn Jones* 2730 1980 1984 Oklahoma State
26.Joe Henderson 2715 1985 1988 Iowa State
27.Jamelle Holieway* 2713 1985 1988 Oklahoma
28.Rick Berns* 2704 1976 1978 Nebraska
29.Derek Brown 2699 1990 1992 Nebraska
30.Gale Sayers 2675 1962 1964 Kansas
31.John Riggins 2659 1968 1970 Kansas
32.Mike Gaddis 2622 1988 1991 Oklahoma
33.Darrell Wallace 2607 1984 1987 Missouri
34.Dave Hoppmann 2562 1960 1962 Iowa State
35.James Mayberry* 2544 1975 1978 Colorado
36.Dwayne Crutchfield 2501 1980 1981 Iowa State
37.June Henley 2492 1993 1996 Kansas
38.Keith Jones 2488 1984 1987 Nebraska
39.Tony Davis* 2466 1972 1975 Nebraska
40.Roger Craig* 2446 1979 1982 Nebraska
41.Spencer Tillman* 2425 1983 1986 Oklahoma
42.Jeff Kinney* 2420 1969 1971 Nebraska
43.Bob Anderson* 2380 1967 1969 Colorado
44.James Wilder 2357 1978 1980 Missouri
45.Kenny King* 2318 1975 1978 Oklahoma
46.Jim Grisham 2297 1962 1964 Oklahoma
47.Lee Rouson 2296 1981 1984 Colorado
48.Monte Anthony* 2274 1974 1977 Nebraska
49.Blaise Bryant 2269 1989 1990 Iowa State
50.George Amundson* 2264 1970 1972 Iowa State