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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.Montel Harris* 973 2008 2012 Temple
18.DeAngelo Williams* 969 2002 2005 Memphis
19.Thurman Thomas* 956 1984 1987 Oklahoma State
20.Damien Anderson* 953 1998 2001 Northwestern
21.Deland McCullough 949 1992 1995 Miami (OH)
22.Paul Palmer 944 1983 1986 Temple
23.Robert Holcombe 943 1994 1997 Illinois
 LaDainian Tomlinson* 943 1997 2000 Texas Christian
25.Michael Turner 940 2000 2003 Northern Illinois
26.Marcus Allen* 932 1978 1981 Southern California
27.George Rogers* 927 1977 1980 South Carolina
28.Montee Ball* 924 2009 2012 Wisconsin
 Archie Griffin* 924 1972 1975 Ohio State
30.Steve Owens* 922 1967 1969 Oklahoma
31.BenJarvus Green-Ellis 920 2003 2007 Mississippi
32.Ed Marinaro 918 1969 1971 Cornell
33.Robert Lavette 914 1981 1984 Georgia Tech
34.Darrell Thompson 911 1986 1989 Minnesota
35.Anthony Dixon* 910 2006 2009 Mississippi State
 Ray Rice* 910 2005 2007 Rutgers
37.Darren Lewis 909 1987 1990 Texas A&M
 Mewelde Moore* 909 2000 2003 Tulane
39.Anthony Davis* 908 2001 2004 Wisconsin
 Napoleon McCallum 908 1981 1985 Navy
41.Kevin Smith* 905 2005 2007 Central Florida
42.Chris Lemon 904 1996 1999 Nevada
43.Kalvin McRae* 903 2004 2007 Ohio
44.Robbie Rouse* 898 2009 2012 Fresno State
45.Bobby Rainey 895 2008 2011 Western Kentucky
46.Denvis Manns 889 1995 1998 New Mexico State
 Allen Pinkett 889 1982 1985 Notre Dame
48.Kareem Wilson 885 1995 1998 Ohio
49.Thomas Hamner* 882 1996 1999 Minnesota
 Dalton Hilliard 882 1982 1985 Louisiana State
51.Amos Lawrence 881 1977 1980 North Carolina
 George Swarn* 881 1983 1986 Miami (OH)
53.James McDougald 880 1976 1979 Wake Forest
54.Astron Whatley 878 1994 1997 Kent State
55.Yvenson Bernard* 876 2004 2007 Oregon State
 Reggie Taylor 876 1983 1986 Cincinnati
57.Errict Rhett 873 1989 1993 Florida
58.Terry Miller* 871 1974 1977 Oklahoma State
59.Allen Ross 867 1977 1980 Northern Illinois
60.Branden Oliver 866 2010 2013 Buffalo
61.Floyd Allen 860 1978 1981 Virginia Military Institute
 Ted Brown 860 1975 1978 North Carolina State
63.Antwaan Randle El 857 1998 2001 Indiana
 Mike Williams 857 1975 1978 New Mexico
65.Kevin Faulk 856 1995 1998 Louisiana State
66.Charles Alexander 855 1975 1978 Louisiana State
67.Autry Denson* 854 1995 1998 Notre Dame
68.Mike Mayweather 853 1987 1990 Army
69.Marcus Merriweather 851 1999 2002 Ball State
70.Anthony Thomas 846 1997 2000 Michigan
 David Thompson 846 1993 1996 Oklahoma State
72.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
76.Jerome Persell 842 1976 1978 Western Michigan
77.Chris Barclay* 840 2002 2005 Wake Forest
78.Tico Duckett* 836 1989 1992 Michigan State
79.Matt Forte 833 2004 2007 Tulane
 Carlton Jones 833 2002 2005 Army
81.Ladell Betts* 832 1998 2001 Iowa
82.Dave Preston 830 1973 1976 Bowling Green State
83.Darren Davis 823 1996 1999 Iowa State
 June Henley 823 1993 1996 Kansas
85.Wasean Tait 816 1993 1998 Toledo
86.Darren Sproles* 815 2001 2004 Kansas State
87.Derek Loville* 814 1986 1989 Oregon
88.Ameer Abdullah* 813 2011 2014 Nebraska
 Brock Forsey* 813 1999 2002 Boise State
 Joe Morris 813 1978 1981 Syracuse
91.Walter Peacock 811 1972 1975 Louisville
92.Thomas Jones 809 1996 1999 Virginia
 Rodney Stewart 809 2008 2011 Colorado
94.Tyrell Fenroy 808 2005 2008 Louisiana-Lafayette
95.Lamont Jordan 807 1997 2000 Maryland
 Garrett Wolfe* 807 2004 2006 Northern Illinois
97.Jamie Morris* 806 1984 1987 Michigan
98.Bernie Parmalee 805 1987 1990 Ball State
 Raymond Priester* 805 1994 1997 Clemson
100.Chester Taylor 803 1998 2001 Toledo
101.Blake Ezor* 800 1986 1989 Michigan State
102.Chris Polk* 799 2008 2011 Washington
103.James Sims 798 2010 2013 Kansas
104.Leon Johnson 797 1993 1996 North Carolina
 Demarco McCleskey* 797 1998 2002 Cincinnati
106.Sedrick Shaw* 796 1993 1996 Iowa
107.Chris Perry* 794 2000 2003 Michigan
108.Demario Brown 792 1996 1999 Utah State
 Abu Wilson 792 1992 1996 Utah State
110.Patrick Cobbs* 791 2001 2005 North Texas
111.Eric Dickerson 790 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
112.Ricky Williams 789 1997 2001 Texas Tech
113.Johnathan Franklin* 788 2009 2012 UCLA
 Jacquizz Rodgers* 788 2008 2010 Oregon State
115.Darnell Autry* 787 1994 1996 Northwestern
116.Amos Zereoue* 786 1996 1998 West Virginia
117.Darren McFadden* 785 2005 2007 Arkansas
118.Anthony Davis* 784 1972 1974 Southern California
119.Troy Davis 782 1994 1996 Iowa State
 Lance Dunbar 782 2008 2011 North Texas
 Rick Parros 782 1976 1979 Utah State
122.Gary Kosins 779 1969 1971 Dayton
 Brad Smith* 779 2002 2005 Missouri
124.Rodney Ferguson* 778 2004 2008 New Mexico
 Zach Line* 778 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
126.Sonny Collins 777 1972 1975 Kentucky
 Tony Sands 777 1988 1991 Kansas
128.Craig James 775 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
129.Bob Hitchens 773 1971 1973 Miami (OH)
130.Trent Steelman* 772 2009 2012 Army
131.LaMichael James* 771 2009 2011 Oregon
132.P.J. Hill* 770 2006 2008 Wisconsin
133.Tim Cornett 769 2010 2013 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Charlie Wysocki 769 1978 1981 Maryland
135.Derrick Nix* 768 1998 2002 Southern Mississippi
136.Steve Hookfin 767 1995 1998 Ohio
 Paul Miles 767 1971 1973 Bowling Green State
138.Marshall Faulk 766 1991 1993 San Diego State
139.Earl Campbell 765 1974 1977 Texas
 Larry Ned 765 1998 2001 San Diego State
141.Curtis Adams 761 1981 1984 Central Michigan
 Shawn Faulkner 761 1980 1983 Western Michigan
 Miquale Lewis* 761 2006 2010 Ball State
144.Ron Harris 760 1974 1977 Colorado State
145.Dexter Green* 759 1975 1978 Iowa State
 Demarco Murray* 759 2007 2010 Oklahoma
147.Louie Giammona 756 1973 1975 Utah State
 Stump Mitchell 756 1977 1980 Citadel
149.Sedrick Irvin* 755 1996 1998 Michigan State
150.Ontiwaun Carter 754 1991 1994 Arizona
 Keylon Kincade 754 2000 2003 Southern Methodist
152.James Davis* 753 2005 2008 Clemson
 Ian Johnson* 753 2005 2008 Boise State
 Michael Ramseur 753 1982 1985 Wake Forest
155.Tim Curtis 750 1990 1993 Ohio
 Chance Kretschmer 750 2001 2004 Nevada
157.Adrian Peterson* 748 2004 2006 Oklahoma
158.Ka'Deem Carey* 743 2011 2013 Arizona
 Steven Jackson* 743 2001 2003 Oregon State
 Ketric Sanford 743 1996 1999 Houston
161.James Gray 742 1986 1989 Texas Tech
 Alex Haynes 742 2001 2004 Central Florida
 Wali Lundy* 742 2002 2005 Virginia
164.Carnell Williams* 741 2001 2004 Auburn
165.Walter Abercrombie* 740 1978 1981 Baylor
 Ernest Anderson* 740 1979 1983 Oklahoma State
167.Eric Wilkerson 739 1985 1988 Kent State
168.Reggie Arnold 737 2006 2009 Arkansas State
 Eric Flowers 737 1996 1999 Central Michigan
170.Jason Cooper 736 1991 1994 Louisiana Tech
 Dennis Lundy 736 1991 1994 Northwestern
 Sammy Winder 736 1978 1981 Southern Mississippi
173.Alfred Morris* 733 2008 2011 Florida Atlantic
174.Byron Hanspard 732 1994 1996 Texas Tech
 Junior Smith 732 1991 1994 East Carolina
 Brandon West* 732 2006 2009 Western Michigan
177.Tyrell Sutton* 731 2005 2008 Northwestern
178.Joe McIntosh 729 1981 1984 North Carolina State
 Mike Strachan* 729 1972 1974 Iowa State
180.Noel Devine* 728 2007 2010 West Virginia
 Kevin Parks* 728 2011 2014 Virginia
182.Shaun Alexander 727 1996 1999 Alabama
183.Eugene Jarvis 724 2006 2010 Kent State
184.Ben Garry 723 1974 1977 Southern Mississippi
 Denard Robinson* 723 2009 2012 Michigan
 Alex Smith 723 1994 1996 Indiana
187.Corey Croom 722 1989 1992 Ball State
188.Billy Marek 719 1972 1975 Wisconsin
189.Mike Harkrader* 718 1976 1980 Indiana
 Butch Woolfolk* 718 1978 1981 Michigan
191.Paul Jones* 715 1975 1979 California
192.Quentin Griffin* 713 1999 2002 Oklahoma
193.Keenan Reynolds* 712 2012 2014 Navy
194.Vai Taua* 711 2007 2010 Nevada
195.Ricky Bell* 710 1974 1976 Southern California
 Napoleon Kaufman 710 1991 1994 Washington
197.Kendall Hunter* 708 2007 2010 Oklahoma State
 Derrick Knight* 708 2000 2003 Boston College
199.P.J. Daniels* 707 2002 2005 Georgia Tech
 Barry Redden 707 1978 1981 Richmond
201.Alexander Robinson* 705 2007 2010 Iowa State
202.Alonzo Harris* 704 2011 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Andre Williams* 704 2010 2013 Boston College
204.Brad Muster* 703 1984 1987 Stanford
 Darrin Nelson 703 1977 1981 Stanford
206.Ken Darby* 702 2003 2006 Alabama
 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)
211.Jawon Chisholm 701 2011 2014 Akron
212.Emmitt Smith 700 1987 1989 Florida
213.Eric Bieniemy 699 1987 1990 Colorado
214.Donald Brown* 698 2006 2008 Connecticut
 James Starks* 698 2006 2008 Buffalo
216.Tashard Choice* 697 2004 2007 Georgia Tech
 Curtis Dickey 697 1976 1979 Texas A&M
218.Deshaun Foster* 696 1998 2001 UCLA
 Harvey Unga* 696 2006 2009 Brigham Young
220.Chris Douglas 695 2000 2003 Duke
 Jerry Mays 695 1985 1989 Georgia Tech
222.Brent Moss* 694 1991 1994 Wisconsin
223.Darius Walker* 693 2004 2006 Notre Dame
224.Tim Tebow* 692 2006 2009 Florida
225.Ottis Anderson 691 1975 1978 Miami (FL)
 Winslow Oliver 691 1992 1995 New Mexico
227.Tyrone Wheatley* 688 1991 1994 Michigan
228.Ricky Dobbs* 687 2008 2010 Navy
 Gaston Green* 687 1984 1987 UCLA
 Tanardo Sharps 687 1999 2002 Temple
231.Brock Olivo 686 1994 1997 Missouri
 Evan Royster* 686 2007 2010 Penn State
 Travis Zachery* 686 1998 2001 Clemson
234.Bill Hurley 685 1975 1979 Syracuse
235.Pat White* 684 2005 2008 West Virginia
236.Eddie George* 683 1992 1995 Ohio State
 Steve Jones 683 1970 1972 Duke
 Charles Pierre* 683 2005 2008 Florida Atlantic
239.Po James 682 1968 1971 New Mexico State
 Chris McCoy 682 1995 1997 Navy
 Troy Stradford* 682 1982 1986 Boston College
242.Craig Heyward* 681 1984 1987 Pittsburgh
243.Tremayne Stephens 680 1994 1997 North Carolina State
244.Mike Bell 679 2002 2005 Arizona
245.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