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Big Ten Conference Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards

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Since 1956

Year Player Yds School
2014 Melvin Gordon 2587 Wisconsin
2013 Ameer Abdullah 1690 Nebraska
2012 Montee Ball* 1830 Wisconsin
2011 Montee Ball* 1923 Wisconsin
2010 Denard Robinson* 1702 Michigan
2009 John Clay* 1517 Wisconsin
2008 Shonn Greene* 1850 Iowa
2007 Rashard Mendenhall* 1681 Illinois
2006 P.J. Hill* 1569 Wisconsin
2005 Brian Calhoun* 1636 Wisconsin
2004 Michael Hart* 1455 Michigan
2003 Chris Perry* 1674 Michigan
2002 Larry Johnson* 2087 Penn State
2001 Anthony Davis 1466 Wisconsin
2000 Damien Anderson* 2063 Northwestern
1999 Ron Dayne* 2034 Wisconsin
1998 Ron Dayne* 1525 Wisconsin
1997 Tavian Banks 1639 Iowa
1996 Ron Dayne* 2109 Wisconsin
1995 Eddie George* 1927 Ohio State
1994 Ki-Jana Carter 1539 Penn State
1993 Brent Moss* 1637 Wisconsin
1992 Tyrone Wheatley* 1357 Michigan
1991 Vaughn Dunbar* 1805 Indiana
1990 Tico Duckett* 1394 Michigan State
1989 Anthony Thompson 1793 Indiana
1988 Anthony Thompson* 1686 Indiana
1987 Jamie Morris* 1703 Michigan
1986 Darrell Thompson 1240 Minnesota
1985 Lorenzo White* 2066 Michigan State
1984 Keith Byars* 1764 Ohio State
1983 Keith Byars* 1199 Ohio State
1982 Tim Spencer* 1538 Ohio State
1981 Butch Woolfolk* 1459 Michigan
1980 Calvin Murray* 1267 Ohio State
1979 Dennis Mosley 1267 Iowa
1978 Marion Barber 1210 Minnesota
1977 Ron Springs* 1166 Ohio State
1976 Rob Lytle* 1469 Michigan
1975 Archie Griffin* 1450 Ohio State
1974 Archie Griffin* 1695 Ohio State
1973 Archie Griffin* 1577 Ohio State
1972 Otis Armstrong 1361 Purdue
1971 Eric Allen 1494 Michigan State
1970 Mike Adamle 1255 Northwestern
1969 John Isenbarger 1217 Indiana
1968 Ron Johnson 1391 Michigan
1967 Ron Johnson 1005 Michigan
1966 Clinton Jones 784 Michigan State
1965 Jim Grabowski 1258 Illinois
1964 Jim Grabowski 1004 Illinois
1963 Tom Nowatzke 756 Indiana
1962 George Saimes 642 Michigan State
1961 Bob Ferguson 938 Ohio State
1960 Bob Ferguson 853 Ohio State
1959 Bob Jeter 609 Iowa
1958 Bob White 859 Ohio State
1957 Don Clark* 737 Ohio State
1956 Melvin Dillard 873 Purdue