Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Points

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  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player Pts School
2016Jeremy McNichols162Boise State
2015Derrick Henry*168Alabama
2014Jay Ajayi*192Boise State
2014Melvin Gordon*192Wisconsin
2013Kapri Bibbs*186Colorado State
2013Keenan Reynolds*186Navy
2012Kenneth Dixon168Louisiana Tech
2011Montee Ball*234Wisconsin
2010Dan Bailey*149Oklahoma State
2009Toby Gerhart*168Stanford
2008Jeff Wolfert*133Missouri
2007Kevin Smith*180Central Florida
2006Ian Johnson*150Boise State
2005Lendale White*156Southern California
2004Tyler Jones*141Boise State
2003Cedric Benson*132Texas
2003Larry Fitzgerald*132Pittsburgh
2003Steven Jackson*132Oregon State
2003Tyler Jones*132Boise State
2002Brock Forsey*192Boise State
2001Luke Staley*168Brigham Young
2000Lee Suggs*168Virginia Tech
1999Shaun Alexander*144Alabama
1998Troy Edwards186Louisiana Tech
1997Skip Hicks*156UCLA
1997Randy Moss*156Marshall
1996Corey Dillon*138Washington
1995Eddie George*150Ohio State
1994Rashaan Salaam*144Colorado
1993Marshall Faulk144San Diego State
1992Garrison Hearst*126Georgia
1991Marshall Faulk*138San Diego State
1991Desmond Howard*138Michigan
1990Roman Anderson115Houston
1989Anthony Thompson150Indiana
1988Barry Sanders*234Oklahoma State
1987Paul Hewitt144San Diego State
1986Steve Bartalo114Colorado State
1985Bernard White*114Bowling Green State
1984Keith Byars*144Ohio State
1983Mike Rozier*174Nebraska
1982Greg Allen*126Florida State
1981Marcus Allen*138Southern California
1980Sammy Winder*120Southern Mississippi
1979Billy Sims*132Oklahoma
1978Billy Sims*120Oklahoma
1977Earl Campbell*114Texas
1976Tony Dorsett*138Pittsburgh
1976Terry Miller*138Oklahoma State
1975Pete Johnson*156Ohio State
1974Keith Barnette132Boston College
1973J.J. Jennings126Rutgers
1972Champ Henson*120Ohio State
1971Terry Metcalf174Long Beach State
1971Lydell Mitchell*174Penn State
1970Don McCauley*144North Carolina
1969Leon Burns162Long Beach State
1968O.J. Simpson*138Southern California
1967Leroy Keyes114Purdue
1966Lee Jones96Buffalo
1965Dave Alexander*108East Carolina
1964Brian Piccolo102Wake Forest
1963Darryl Hill90Maryland
1962Cotton Clark*90Alabama
1962Preacher Pilot90New Mexico State
1961Pete Pedro126West Texas A&M
1960Bob Gaiters*138New Mexico State
1959Pervis Atkins*96New Mexico State
1958Dick Bass96Pacific
1957Leon Burton96Arizona State
1956Clendon Thomas102Oklahoma

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