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Single Season Leaders and Records for Rush Attempts

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Since 1956

Rank Player Att Season School
1.Kevin Smith* 450 2007 Central Florida
2.Marcus Allen* 433 1981 Southern California
3.Lorenzo White* 419 1985 Michigan State
4.Troy Davis 402 1996 Iowa State
5.Shawn Faulkner 394 1983 Western Michigan
6.Javon Ringer* 390 2008 Michigan State
7.Darnell Autry* 387 1995 Northwestern
 Craig Heyward* 387 1987 Pittsburgh
9.Herschel Walker 385 1981 Georgia
 Ricky Bell* 385 1975 Southern California
11.O.J. Simpson* 383 1968 Southern California
12.Le'Veon Bell* 382 2012 Michigan State
13.Ray Rice* 380 2007 Rutgers
14.Stefphon Jefferson* 375 2012 Nevada
15.Billy Smith 374 1991 Central Michigan
 Charles White* 374 1978 Southern California
17.Tony Dorsett 370 1976 Pittsburgh
18.Bobby Rainey 369 2011 Western Kentucky
 LaDainian Tomlinson 369 2000 Texas Christian
20.Donald Brown* 367 2008 Connecticut
21.Travis Prentice 365 1998 Miami (OH)
22.Vaughn Dunbar* 364 1991 Indiana
23.Steve Bartalo 362 1986 Colorado State
24.Matt Forte 361 2007 Tulane
 Ricky Williams 361 1998 Texas
26.Trevor Cobb 360 1991 Rice
 Don McCauley* 360 1970 North Carolina
28.Anthony Thompson 358 1989 Indiana
 Steve Owens 358 1969 Oklahoma
30.Wasean Tait 357 1995 Toledo
 Lorenzo White* 357 1987 Michigan State
 Steve Owens 357 1968 Oklahoma
33.Montee Ball* 356 2012 Wisconsin
 Ed Marinaro 356 1971 Cornell
35.Andre Williams 355 2013 Boston College
 Anthony Thompson* 355 1988 Indiana
37.Travis Prentice 354 1999 Miami (OH)
 Marcus Allen 354 1980 Southern California
39.Ernest Anderson 353 1982 Oklahoma State
40.Steven Jackson* 350 2003 Oregon State
 Leon Burns 350 1969 Long Beach State
42.Ka'Deem Carey 349 2013 Arizona
43.Brian Calhoun* 348 2005 Wisconsin
44.Jay Ajayi 347 2014 Boise State
 Cecil Sapp* 347 2002 Colorado State
46.Paul Palmer 346 1986 Temple
47.Troy Davis 345 1995 Iowa State
48.Barry Sanders 344 1988 Oklahoma State
 Gary Kosins 344 1970 Dayton
50.Melvin Gordon 343 2014 Wisconsin
 Toby Gerhart* 343 2009 Stanford
52.Bobby Rainey 340 2010 Western Kentucky
 Carlester Crumpler 340 1972 East Carolina
54.Adrian Peterson* 339 2004 Oklahoma
55.Chris Perry* 338 2003 Michigan
 Anthony Sherrell 338 2003 Eastern Michigan
 Michael Turner 338 2002 Northern Illinois
 Steve Bartalo 338 1985 Colorado State
59.Ron Dayne* 337 1999 Wisconsin
60.Keith Byars* 336 1984 Ohio State
 Steve Morgan* 336 1984 Toledo
62.Ray Rice* 335 2006 Rutgers
 Avon Cobourne* 335 2002 West Virginia
 Herschel Walker 335 1982 Georgia
 Barry Redden 335 1981 Richmond
66.Jordan Todman* 334 2010 Connecticut
 Thomas Jones 334 1999 Virginia
 Charlie Wysocki 334 1980 Maryland
69.Marcus Merriweather 332 2002 Ball State
 Charles White* 332 1979 Southern California
71.Napoleon McCallum 331 1983 Navy
72.Tyler Gaffney 330 2013 Stanford
73.Robbie Rouse 329 2011 Fresno State
 Louie Giammona 329 1974 Utah State
75.Eddie George* 328 1995 Ohio State
76.Bishop Sankey 327 2013 Washington
 Keylon Kincade 327 2002 Southern Methodist
 LeShon Johnson 327 1993 Northern Illinois
 Thurman Thomas* 327 1985 Oklahoma State
80.Cedric Benson* 326 2004 Texas
 Bob Hitchens 326 1972 Miami (OH)
82.Dion Lewis* 325 2009 Pittsburgh
 Darren McFadden* 325 2007 Arkansas
 Ron Dayne* 325 1996 Wisconsin
 Cyrus Lawrence 325 1981 Virginia Tech
86.Rudi Johnson 324 2000 Auburn
 Dave Preston 324 1974 Bowling Green State
88.Stepfan Taylor* 322 2012 Stanford
 Miquale Lewis* 322 2008 Ball State
 Blake Ezor* 322 1988 Michigan State
91.Derrick Knight* 321 2003 Boston College
 Deland McCullough 321 1995 Miami (OH)
93.Steven Jackson* 319 2002 Oregon State
94.Michael Hart* 318 2006 Michigan
 Tony Dorsett* 318 1973 Pittsburgh
96.Tre Mason 317 2013 Auburn
 Collin Klein* 317 2011 Kansas State
 Keylon Kincade 317 2003 Southern Methodist
99.John White* 316 2011 Utah
 Joffrey Reynolds 316 2002 Houston