Career Leaders and Records for Rush Attempts

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Att From To School
1Ron Dayne*122019961999Wisconsin
2Steve Bartalo121119831986Colorado State
3Tony Dorsett*116319731976Pittsburgh
4Anthony Thompson*116119861989Indiana
5Charles White*114719761979Southern California
6Travis Prentice113819961999Miami (OH)
7Cedric Benson*111220012004Texas
8Trevor Cobb109119891992Rice
9Lorenzo White*108219841987Michigan State
10Ken Simonton*104119982001Oregon State
11Avon Cobourne*102319992002West Virginia
12Michael Hart*101520042007Michigan
13Dontrell Moore*101420022005New Mexico
14Ricky Williams*101119951998Texas
15Damion Fletcher*100920062009Southern Mississippi
16Herschel Walker*99419801982Georgia
17Keenan Reynolds*97720122015Navy
18Montel Harris*97320082012Temple
19DeAngelo Williams*96920022005Memphis
20Thurman Thomas*95619841987Oklahoma State
21Damien Anderson*95319982001Northwestern
22Deland McCullough94919921995Miami (OH)
23Paul Palmer94419831986Temple
24Robert Holcombe*94319941997Illinois
LaDainian Tomlinson*94319972000Texas Christian
26Michael Turner94020002003Northern Illinois
27Marcus Allen*93219781981Southern California
28George Rogers*92719771980South Carolina
29Montee Ball*92420092012Wisconsin
Archie Griffin*92419721975Ohio State
31Steve Owens*92219671969Oklahoma
32BenJarvus Green-Ellis92020032007Mississippi
33Ed Marinaro91819691971Cornell
34Robert Lavette91419811984Georgia Tech
35Darrell Thompson*91119861989Minnesota
36Anthony Dixon*91020062009Mississippi State
Ray Rice*91020052007Rutgers
38Darren Lewis*90919871990Texas A&M
Mewelde Moore*90920002003Tulane
40Anthony Davis*90820012004Wisconsin
Napoleon McCallum*90819811985Navy
42Kevin Smith*90520052007Central Florida
43Chris Lemon*90419961999Nevada
44Kalvin McRae*90320042007Ohio
45Robbie Rouse*89820092012Fresno State
46Bobby Rainey89520082011Western Kentucky
47Denvis Manns88919951998New Mexico State
Allen Pinkett*88919821985Notre Dame
49Kareem Wilson88519951998Ohio
50Jahwan Edwards*88420112014Ball State
51Thomas Hamner*88219961999Minnesota
Dalton Hilliard*88219821985Louisiana State
53Amos Lawrence*88119771980North Carolina
George Swarn*88119831986Miami (OH)
55James McDougald*88019761979Wake Forest
56Astron Whatley87819941997Kent State
57Yvenson Bernard*87620042007Oregon State
Reggie Taylor87619831986Cincinnati
59Errict Rhett*87319891993Florida
60Terry Miller*87119741977Oklahoma State
61Allen Ross86719771980Northern Illinois
62Branden Oliver*86620102013Buffalo
63Floyd Allen86019781981Virginia Military Institute
Ted Brown*86019751978North Carolina State
65Antwaan Randle El85719982001Indiana
Mike Williams85719751978New Mexico
67Kevin Faulk*85619951998Louisiana State
68Charles Alexander*85519751978Louisiana State
69Autry Denson*85419951998Notre Dame
70Mike Mayweather*85319871990Army
71Marcus Merriweather85119992002Ball State
72Anthony Thomas*84619972000Michigan
David Thompson84619931996Oklahoma State
74Cyrus Lawrence*84319791982Virginia Tech
Javon Ringer*84320052008Michigan State
Stepfan Taylor*84320092012Stanford
Mike Voight*84319731976North Carolina
78Jerome Persell84219761978Western Michigan
79Chris Barclay*84020022005Wake Forest
80Tico Duckett*83619891992Michigan State
81Matt Forte83320042007Tulane
Carlton Jones83320022005Army
83Ladell Betts*83219982001Iowa
84Dave Preston83019731976Bowling Green State
85Darren Davis82319961999Iowa State
June Henley*82319931996Kansas
87Wasean Tait*81619931998Toledo
88Darren Sproles*81520012004Kansas State
89Derek Loville*81419861989Oregon
90Ameer Abdullah*81320112014Nebraska
Brock Forsey*81319992002Boise State
Joe Morris*81319781981Syracuse
93Walter Peacock81119721975Louisville
94Thomas Jones*80919961999Virginia
Rodney Stewart80920082011Colorado
96Tyrell Fenroy80820052008Louisiana-Lafayette
97Lamont Jordan80719972000Maryland
Garrett Wolfe*80720042006Northern Illinois
99Jamie Morris*80619841987Michigan
100Bernie Parmalee*80519871990Ball State
Raymond Priester*80519941997Clemson
102Chester Taylor*80319982001Toledo
103Kenneth Dixon*80220122015Louisiana Tech
104Blake Ezor*80019861989Michigan State
105Chris Polk*79920082011Washington
106James Sims79820102013Kansas
107Leon Johnson*79719931996North Carolina
Demarco McCleskey*79719982002Cincinnati
109Sedrick Shaw*79619931996Iowa
110Chris Perry*79420002003Michigan
111Demario Brown*79219961999Utah State
Abu Wilson79219921996Utah State
113Patrick Cobbs*79120012005North Texas
114Eric Dickerson*79019791982Southern Methodist
115Ricky Williams*78919972001Texas Tech
116Johnathan Franklin*78820092012UCLA
Jacquizz Rodgers*78820082010Oregon State
118Darnell Autry*78719941996Northwestern
119Amos Zereoue*78619961998West Virginia
120Darren McFadden*78520052007Arkansas
121Anthony Davis*78419721974Southern California
122Donnel Pumphrey*78320132016San Diego State
123Troy Davis78219941996Iowa State
Lance Dunbar78220082011North Texas
Rick Parros78219761979Utah State
126Gary Kosins77919691971Dayton
Brad Smith*77920022005Missouri
128Rodney Ferguson*77820042008New Mexico
Zach Line*77820092012Southern Methodist
130Sonny Collins77719721975Kentucky
Tony Sands77719881991Kansas
132Craig James*77519791982Southern Methodist
133Bob Hitchens*77319711973Miami (OH)
134Trent Steelman*77220092012Army
135Trayion Durham*77120112015Kent State
LaMichael James*77120092011Oregon
137P.J. Hill*77020062008Wisconsin
138Tim Cornett*76920102013Nevada-Las Vegas
Charlie Wysocki*76919781981Maryland
140Derrick Nix*76819982002Southern Mississippi
141Steve Hookfin76719951998Ohio
Paul Miles76719711973Bowling Green State
143Marshall Faulk*76619911993San Diego State
144Earl Campbell*76519741977Texas
Larry Ned*76519982001San Diego State
146Curtis Adams76119811984Central Michigan
Shawn Faulkner76119801983Western Michigan
Miquale Lewis*76120062010Ball State
149Ron Harris76019741977Colorado State
150Dexter Green*75919751978Iowa State
Demarco Murray*75920072010Oklahoma
152Louie Giammona75619731975Utah State
Stump Mitchell75619771980Citadel
154Sedrick Irvin*75519961998Michigan State
155Ontiwaun Carter*75419911994Arizona
Keylon Kincade75420002003Southern Methodist
157James Davis*75320052008Clemson
Ian Johnson*75320052008Boise State
Michael Ramseur75319821985Wake Forest
160Tim Curtis75019901993Ohio
Chance Kretschmer75020012004Nevada
162Adrian Peterson*74820042006Oklahoma
163Ka'Deem Carey*74320112013Arizona
Steven Jackson*74320012003Oregon State
Ketric Sanford*74319961999Houston
166James Gray*74219861989Texas Tech
Alex Haynes74220012004Central Florida
Wali Lundy*74220022005Virginia
169Carnell Williams*74120012004Auburn
170Walter Abercrombie*74019781981Baylor
Ernest Anderson*74019791983Oklahoma State
172Eric Wilkerson73919851988Kent State
173Reggie Arnold73720062009Arkansas State
Eric Flowers73719961999Central Michigan
175Jason Cooper73619911994Louisiana Tech
Dennis Lundy73619911994Northwestern
Sammy Winder*73619781981Southern Mississippi
178Alfred Morris*73320082011Florida Atlantic
179Byron Hanspard*73219941996Texas Tech
Junior Smith*73219911994East Carolina
Brandon West*73220062009Western Michigan
182Tyrell Sutton*73120052008Northwestern
183Joe McIntosh72919811984North Carolina State
Mike Strachan*72919721974Iowa State
185Noel Devine*72820072010West Virginia
Kevin Parks*72820112014Virginia
187Shaun Alexander*72719961999Alabama
188Eugene Jarvis72420062010Kent State
189Ben Garry72319741977Southern Mississippi
Denard Robinson*72320092012Michigan
Alex Smith72319941996Indiana
192Corey Croom*72219891992Ball State
193Billy Marek71919721975Wisconsin
194Mike Harkrader*71819761980Indiana
Butch Woolfolk*71819781981Michigan
196Paul Jones*71519751979California
197Quentin Griffin*71319992002Oklahoma
198Vai Taua*71120072010Nevada
199Ricky Bell*71019741976Southern California
Napoleon Kaufman*71019911994Washington
201Kendall Hunter*70820072010Oklahoma State
Derrick Knight*70820002003Boston College
203P.J. Daniels*70720022005Georgia Tech
Barry Redden70719781981Richmond
205Alexander Robinson*70520072010Iowa State
206Alonzo Harris*70420112014Louisiana-Lafayette
Andre Williams*70420102013Boston College
208Brad Muster*70319841987Stanford
Darrin Nelson*70319771981Stanford
210Kenneth Darby*70220032006Alabama
Harold Green*70219861989South Carolina
Gary Patton*70219841987Eastern Michigan
Jay Peterson70219801983Miami (OH)
214Jawon Chisholm70120112014Akron
215Emmitt Smith*70019871989Florida
216Eric Bieniemy*69919871990Colorado
217Donald Brown*69820062008Connecticut
James Starks*69820062008Buffalo
219Tashard Choice*69720042007Georgia Tech
Curtis Dickey*69719761979Texas A&M
221Deshaun Foster*69619982001UCLA
Harvey Unga*69620062009Brigham Young
223Chris Douglas69520002003Duke
Jerry Mays*69519851989Georgia Tech
225Brent Moss*69419911994Wisconsin
226Darius Walker*69320042006Notre Dame
227Tim Tebow*69220062009Florida
228Ottis Anderson69119751978Miami (FL)
Winslow Oliver69119921995New Mexico
230Tyrone Wheatley*68819911994Michigan
231Ricky Dobbs*68720082010Navy
Gaston Green*68719841987UCLA
Tanardo Sharps68719992002Temple
234Brock Olivo*68619941997Missouri
Evan Royster*68620072010Penn State
Travis Zachery*68619982001Clemson
237Bill Hurley*68519751979Syracuse
238Pat White*68420052008West Virginia
239Eddie George*68319921995Ohio State
Steve Jones68319701972Duke
Charles Pierre*68320052008Florida Atlantic
242Travis Greene*68220122015Bowling Green State
Po James68219681971New Mexico State
Chris McCoy*68219951997Navy
Troy Stradford*68219821986Boston College
246Craig Heyward*68119841987Pittsburgh
247Tremayne Stephens*68019941997North Carolina State
248Mike Bell67920022005Arizona
249Jay Ajayi*67820122014Boise State
John Harvey*67819851988Texas-El Paso
Joe Igber67819992002California
Brian Leonard*67820032006Rutgers
Brian Mitchell67819861989Louisiana-Lafayette
Ben Tate*67820062009Auburn

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