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Career Leaders and Records for Rush Attempts

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Since 1956

Rank Player Att From To Last School
1.Ron Dayne* 1220 1996 1999 Wisconsin
2.Steve Bartalo 1211 1983 1986 Colorado State
3.Tony Dorsett* 1163 1973 1976 Pittsburgh
4.Anthony Thompson* 1161 1986 1989 Indiana
5.Charles White* 1147 1976 1979 Southern California
6.Travis Prentice 1138 1996 1999 Miami (OH)
7.Cedric Benson* 1112 2001 2004 Texas
8.Trevor Cobb 1091 1989 1992 Rice
9.Lorenzo White* 1082 1984 1987 Michigan State
10.Ken Simonton* 1041 1998 2001 Oregon State
11.Avon Cobourne* 1023 1999 2002 West Virginia
12.Michael Hart* 1015 2004 2007 Michigan
13.Dontrell Moore* 1014 2002 2005 New Mexico
14.Ricky Williams 1011 1995 1998 Texas
15.Damion Fletcher* 1009 2006 2009 Southern Mississippi
16.Herschel Walker 994 1980 1982 Georgia
17.Keenan Reynolds* 977 2012 2015 Navy
18.Montel Harris* 973 2008 2012 Temple
19.DeAngelo Williams* 969 2002 2005 Memphis
20.Thurman Thomas* 956 1984 1987 Oklahoma State
21.Damien Anderson* 953 1998 2001 Northwestern
22.Deland McCullough 949 1992 1995 Miami (OH)
23.Paul Palmer 944 1983 1986 Temple
24.Robert Holcombe 943 1994 1997 Illinois
 LaDainian Tomlinson* 943 1997 2000 Texas Christian
26.Michael Turner 940 2000 2003 Northern Illinois
27.Marcus Allen* 932 1978 1981 Southern California
28.George Rogers* 927 1977 1980 South Carolina
29.Montee Ball* 924 2009 2012 Wisconsin
 Archie Griffin* 924 1972 1975 Ohio State
31.Steve Owens* 922 1967 1969 Oklahoma
32.BenJarvus Green-Ellis 920 2003 2007 Mississippi
33.Ed Marinaro 918 1969 1971 Cornell
34.Robert Lavette 914 1981 1984 Georgia Tech
35.Darrell Thompson 911 1986 1989 Minnesota
36.Anthony Dixon* 910 2006 2009 Mississippi State
 Ray Rice* 910 2005 2007 Rutgers
38.Darren Lewis 909 1987 1990 Texas A&M
 Mewelde Moore* 909 2000 2003 Tulane
40.Anthony Davis* 908 2001 2004 Wisconsin
 Napoleon McCallum 908 1981 1985 Navy
42.Kevin Smith* 905 2005 2007 Central Florida
43.Chris Lemon 904 1996 1999 Nevada
44.Kalvin McRae* 903 2004 2007 Ohio
45.Robbie Rouse* 898 2009 2012 Fresno State
46.Bobby Rainey 895 2008 2011 Western Kentucky
47.Denvis Manns 889 1995 1998 New Mexico State
 Allen Pinkett 889 1982 1985 Notre Dame
49.Kareem Wilson 885 1995 1998 Ohio
50.Jahwan Edwards* 884 2011 2014 Ball State
51.Thomas Hamner* 882 1996 1999 Minnesota
 Dalton Hilliard 882 1982 1985 Louisiana State
53.Amos Lawrence 881 1977 1980 North Carolina
 George Swarn* 881 1983 1986 Miami (OH)
55.James McDougald 880 1976 1979 Wake Forest
56.Astron Whatley 878 1994 1997 Kent State
57.Yvenson Bernard* 876 2004 2007 Oregon State
 Reggie Taylor 876 1983 1986 Cincinnati
59.Errict Rhett 873 1989 1993 Florida
60.Terry Miller* 871 1974 1977 Oklahoma State
61.Allen Ross 867 1977 1980 Northern Illinois
62.Branden Oliver* 866 2010 2013 Buffalo
63.Floyd Allen 860 1978 1981 Virginia Military Institute
 Ted Brown 860 1975 1978 North Carolina State
65.Antwaan Randle El 857 1998 2001 Indiana
 Mike Williams 857 1975 1978 New Mexico
67.Kevin Faulk 856 1995 1998 Louisiana State
68.Charles Alexander 855 1975 1978 Louisiana State
69.Autry Denson* 854 1995 1998 Notre Dame
70.Mike Mayweather 853 1987 1990 Army
71.Marcus Merriweather 851 1999 2002 Ball State
72.Anthony Thomas 846 1997 2000 Michigan
 David Thompson 846 1993 1996 Oklahoma State
74.Cyrus Lawrence 843 1979 1982 Virginia Tech
 Javon Ringer* 843 2005 2008 Michigan State
 Stepfan Taylor* 843 2009 2012 Stanford
 Mike Voight* 843 1973 1976 North Carolina
78.Jerome Persell 842 1976 1978 Western Michigan
79.Chris Barclay* 840 2002 2005 Wake Forest
80.Tico Duckett* 836 1989 1992 Michigan State
81.Matt Forte 833 2004 2007 Tulane
 Carlton Jones 833 2002 2005 Army
83.Ladell Betts* 832 1998 2001 Iowa
84.Dave Preston 830 1973 1976 Bowling Green State
85.Darren Davis 823 1996 1999 Iowa State
 June Henley 823 1993 1996 Kansas
87.Wasean Tait 816 1993 1998 Toledo
88.Darren Sproles* 815 2001 2004 Kansas State
89.Derek Loville* 814 1986 1989 Oregon
90.Ameer Abdullah* 813 2011 2014 Nebraska
 Brock Forsey* 813 1999 2002 Boise State
 Joe Morris 813 1978 1981 Syracuse
93.Walter Peacock 811 1972 1975 Louisville
94.Thomas Jones 809 1996 1999 Virginia
 Rodney Stewart 809 2008 2011 Colorado
96.Tyrell Fenroy 808 2005 2008 Louisiana-Lafayette
97.Lamont Jordan 807 1997 2000 Maryland
 Garrett Wolfe* 807 2004 2006 Northern Illinois
99.Jamie Morris* 806 1984 1987 Michigan
100.Bernie Parmalee 805 1987 1990 Ball State
 Raymond Priester* 805 1994 1997 Clemson
102.Chester Taylor 803 1998 2001 Toledo
103.Kenneth Dixon* 802 2012 2015 Louisiana Tech
104.Blake Ezor* 800 1986 1989 Michigan State
105.Chris Polk* 799 2008 2011 Washington
106.James Sims 798 2010 2013 Kansas
107.Leon Johnson 797 1993 1996 North Carolina
 Demarco McCleskey* 797 1998 2002 Cincinnati
109.Sedrick Shaw* 796 1993 1996 Iowa
110.Chris Perry* 794 2000 2003 Michigan
111.Demario Brown 792 1996 1999 Utah State
 Abu Wilson 792 1992 1996 Utah State
113.Patrick Cobbs* 791 2001 2005 North Texas
114.Eric Dickerson 790 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
115.Ricky Williams 789 1997 2001 Texas Tech
116.Johnathan Franklin* 788 2009 2012 UCLA
 Jacquizz Rodgers* 788 2008 2010 Oregon State
118.Darnell Autry* 787 1994 1996 Northwestern
119.Amos Zereoue* 786 1996 1998 West Virginia
120.Darren McFadden* 785 2005 2007 Arkansas
121.Anthony Davis* 784 1972 1974 Southern California
122.Troy Davis 782 1994 1996 Iowa State
 Lance Dunbar 782 2008 2011 North Texas
 Rick Parros 782 1976 1979 Utah State
125.Gary Kosins 779 1969 1971 Dayton
 Brad Smith* 779 2002 2005 Missouri
127.Rodney Ferguson* 778 2004 2008 New Mexico
 Zach Line* 778 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
129.Sonny Collins 777 1972 1975 Kentucky
 Tony Sands 777 1988 1991 Kansas
131.Craig James 775 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
132.Bob Hitchens 773 1971 1973 Miami (OH)
133.Trent Steelman* 772 2009 2012 Army
134.Trayion Durham* 771 2011 2015 Kent State
 LaMichael James* 771 2009 2011 Oregon
136.P.J. Hill* 770 2006 2008 Wisconsin
137.Tim Cornett* 769 2010 2013 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Charlie Wysocki 769 1978 1981 Maryland
139.Derrick Nix* 768 1998 2002 Southern Mississippi
140.Steve Hookfin 767 1995 1998 Ohio
 Paul Miles 767 1971 1973 Bowling Green State
142.Marshall Faulk 766 1991 1993 San Diego State
143.Earl Campbell 765 1974 1977 Texas
 Larry Ned 765 1998 2001 San Diego State
145.Curtis Adams 761 1981 1984 Central Michigan
 Shawn Faulkner 761 1980 1983 Western Michigan
 Miquale Lewis* 761 2006 2010 Ball State
148.Ron Harris 760 1974 1977 Colorado State
149.Dexter Green* 759 1975 1978 Iowa State
 Demarco Murray* 759 2007 2010 Oklahoma
151.Louie Giammona 756 1973 1975 Utah State
 Stump Mitchell 756 1977 1980 Citadel
153.Sedrick Irvin* 755 1996 1998 Michigan State
154.Ontiwaun Carter 754 1991 1994 Arizona
 Keylon Kincade 754 2000 2003 Southern Methodist
156.James Davis* 753 2005 2008 Clemson
 Ian Johnson* 753 2005 2008 Boise State
 Michael Ramseur 753 1982 1985 Wake Forest
159.Tim Curtis 750 1990 1993 Ohio
 Chance Kretschmer 750 2001 2004 Nevada
161.Adrian Peterson* 748 2004 2006 Oklahoma
162.Ka'Deem Carey* 743 2011 2013 Arizona
 Steven Jackson* 743 2001 2003 Oregon State
 Ketric Sanford 743 1996 1999 Houston
165.James Gray 742 1986 1989 Texas Tech
 Alex Haynes 742 2001 2004 Central Florida
 Wali Lundy* 742 2002 2005 Virginia
168.Carnell Williams* 741 2001 2004 Auburn
169.Walter Abercrombie* 740 1978 1981 Baylor
 Ernest Anderson* 740 1979 1983 Oklahoma State
171.Eric Wilkerson 739 1985 1988 Kent State
172.Reggie Arnold 737 2006 2009 Arkansas State
 Eric Flowers 737 1996 1999 Central Michigan
174.Jason Cooper 736 1991 1994 Louisiana Tech
 Dennis Lundy 736 1991 1994 Northwestern
 Sammy Winder 736 1978 1981 Southern Mississippi
177.Alfred Morris 733 2008 2011 Florida Atlantic
178.Byron Hanspard 732 1994 1996 Texas Tech
 Junior Smith 732 1991 1994 East Carolina
 Brandon West* 732 2006 2009 Western Michigan
181.Tyrell Sutton* 731 2005 2008 Northwestern
182.Joe McIntosh 729 1981 1984 North Carolina State
 Mike Strachan* 729 1972 1974 Iowa State
184.Noel Devine* 728 2007 2010 West Virginia
 Kevin Parks* 728 2011 2014 Virginia
186.Shaun Alexander 727 1996 1999 Alabama
187.Eugene Jarvis 724 2006 2010 Kent State
188.Ben Garry 723 1974 1977 Southern Mississippi
 Denard Robinson* 723 2009 2012 Michigan
 Alex Smith 723 1994 1996 Indiana
191.Corey Croom 722 1989 1992 Ball State
192.Billy Marek 719 1972 1975 Wisconsin
193.Mike Harkrader* 718 1976 1980 Indiana
 Butch Woolfolk* 718 1978 1981 Michigan
195.Paul Jones* 715 1975 1979 California
196.Quentin Griffin* 713 1999 2002 Oklahoma
197.Vai Taua* 711 2007 2010 Nevada
198.Ricky Bell* 710 1974 1976 Southern California
 Napoleon Kaufman 710 1991 1994 Washington
 Donnel Pumphrey* 710 2013 2015 San Diego State
201.Kendall Hunter* 708 2007 2010 Oklahoma State
 Derrick Knight* 708 2000 2003 Boston College
203.P.J. Daniels* 707 2002 2005 Georgia Tech
 Barry Redden 707 1978 1981 Richmond
205.Alexander Robinson* 705 2007 2010 Iowa State
206.Alonzo Harris* 704 2011 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Andre Williams* 704 2010 2013 Boston College
208.Brad Muster* 703 1984 1987 Stanford
 Darrin Nelson 703 1977 1981 Stanford
210.Kenneth Darby* 702 2003 2006 Alabama
 Harold Green* 702 1986 1989 South Carolina
 Gary Patton* 702 1984 1987 Eastern Michigan
 Jay Peterson 702 1980 1983 Miami (OH)
214.Jawon Chisholm 701 2011 2014 Akron
215.Emmitt Smith 700 1987 1989 Florida
216.Eric Bieniemy 699 1987 1990 Colorado
217.Donald Brown* 698 2006 2008 Connecticut
 James Starks* 698 2006 2008 Buffalo
219.Tashard Choice* 697 2004 2007 Georgia Tech
 Curtis Dickey 697 1976 1979 Texas A&M
221.Deshaun Foster* 696 1998 2001 UCLA
 Harvey Unga* 696 2006 2009 Brigham Young
223.Chris Douglas 695 2000 2003 Duke
 Jerry Mays 695 1985 1989 Georgia Tech
225.Brent Moss* 694 1991 1994 Wisconsin
226.Darius Walker* 693 2004 2006 Notre Dame
227.Tim Tebow* 692 2006 2009 Florida
228.Ottis Anderson 691 1975 1978 Miami (FL)
 Winslow Oliver 691 1992 1995 New Mexico
230.Tyrone Wheatley* 688 1991 1994 Michigan
231.Ricky Dobbs* 687 2008 2010 Navy
 Gaston Green* 687 1984 1987 UCLA
 Tanardo Sharps 687 1999 2002 Temple
234.Brock Olivo 686 1994 1997 Missouri
 Evan Royster* 686 2007 2010 Penn State
 Travis Zachery* 686 1998 2001 Clemson
237.Bill Hurley 685 1975 1979 Syracuse
238.Pat White* 684 2005 2008 West Virginia
239.Eddie George* 683 1992 1995 Ohio State
 Steve Jones 683 1970 1972 Duke
 Charles Pierre 683 2005 2008 Florida Atlantic
242.Travis Greene* 682 2012 2015 Bowling Green State
 Po James 682 1968 1971 New Mexico State
 Chris McCoy 682 1995 1997 Navy
 Troy Stradford* 682 1982 1986 Boston College
246.Craig Heyward* 681 1984 1987 Pittsburgh
247.Tremayne Stephens 680 1994 1997 North Carolina State
248.Mike Bell 679 2002 2005 Arizona
249.Jay Ajayi* 678 2012 2014 Boise State
 John Harvey* 678 1985 1988 Texas-El Paso
 Joe Igber 678 1999 2002 California
 Brian Leonard* 678 2003 2006 Rutgers
 Brian Mitchell 678 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Ben Tate* 678 2006 2009 Auburn