Rush Attempts Single Season Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Att Year School
1Kevin Smith*4502007UCF
2Marcus Allen*4331981USC
3Lorenzo White*4191985Michigan State
4Troy Davis4021996Iowa State
5Derrick Henry*3952015Alabama
6Shawn Faulkner3941983Western Michigan
7Javon Ringer*3902008Michigan State
8Darnell Autry*3871995Northwestern
Craig Heyward*3871987Pitt
10Herschel Walker3851981Georgia
Ricky Bell*3851975USC
12O.J. Simpson*3831968USC
13Le'Veon Bell*3822012Michigan State
14Ray Rice*3802007Rutgers
15Stefphon Jefferson*3752012Nevada
16Billy Smith3741991Central Michigan
Charles White*3741978USC
18Tony Dorsett3701976Pitt
19Bobby Rainey3692011Western Kentucky
LaDainian Tomlinson3692000Texas Christian
21Donald Brown*3672008Connecticut
22Travis Prentice3651998Miami (OH)
23Vaughn Dunbar*3641991Indiana
24Steve Bartalo3621986Colorado State
25Matt Forte3612007Tulane
Ricky Williams3611998Texas
27Trevor Cobb3601991Rice
Don McCauley*3601970North Carolina
29Anthony Thompson3581989Indiana
Steve Owens3581969Oklahoma
31Wasean Tait3571995Toledo
Lorenzo White*3571987Michigan State
Steve Owens3571968Oklahoma
34Montee Ball*3562012Wisconsin
Ed Marinaro3561971Cornell
36Andre Williams*3552013Boston College
Anthony Thompson*3551988Indiana
38Travis Prentice3541999Miami (OH)
Marcus Allen3541980USC
40Ernest Anderson3531982Oklahoma State
41Steven Jackson*3502003Oregon State
Leon Burns3501969Long Beach State
43Brian Hill3492016Wyoming
Donnel Pumphrey3492016San Diego State
Ka'Deem Carey*3492013Arizona
46Brian Calhoun*3482005Wisconsin
47Jay Ajayi*3472014Boise State
Cecil Sapp*3472002Colorado State
49Paul Palmer3461986Temple
50Troy Davis3451995Iowa State
51Barry Sanders3441988Oklahoma State
Gary Kosins3441970Dayton
53Melvin Gordon*3432014Wisconsin
Toby Gerhart*3432009Stanford
55Bobby Rainey3402010Western Kentucky
Carlester Crumpler3401972East Carolina
57Adrian Peterson*3392004Oklahoma
58Chris Perry*3382003Michigan
Anthony Sherrell3382003Eastern Michigan
Michael Turner3382002Northern Illinois
Steve Bartalo3381985Colorado State
62Christian McCaffrey*3372015Stanford
Ron Dayne3371999Wisconsin
64Keith Byars*3361984Ohio State
Steve Morgan*3361984Toledo
66Ray Rice*3352006Rutgers
Avon Cobourne*3352002West Virginia
Herschel Walker3351982Georgia
Barry Redden3351981Richmond
70Jordan Todman*3342010Connecticut
Thomas Jones3341999Virginia
Charlie Wysocki3341980Maryland
73Marcus Merriweather3322002Ball State
Charles White*3321979USC
75Napoleon McCallum3311983Navy
76Tyler Gaffney*3302013Stanford
77Robbie Rouse3292011Fresno State
Louie Giammona3291974Utah State
79Eddie George*3281995Ohio State
80Bishop Sankey*3272013Washington
Keylon Kincade3272002SMU
LeShon Johnson3271993Northern Illinois
Thurman Thomas*3271985Oklahoma State
84Cedric Benson*3262004Texas
Bob Hitchens3261972Miami (OH)
86Dion Lewis*3252009Pitt
Darren McFadden*3252007Arkansas
Ron Dayne*3251996Wisconsin
Cyrus Lawrence3251981Virginia Tech
90Rudi Johnson3242000Auburn
Dave Preston3241974Bowling Green State
92D'Onta Foreman3232016Texas
93Stepfan Taylor*3222012Stanford
Miquale Lewis*3222008Ball State
Blake Ezor*3221988Michigan State
96Derrick Knight*3212003Boston College
Deland McCullough3211995Miami (OH)
98Steven Jackson*3192002Oregon State
99Michael Hart*3182006Michigan
Tony Dorsett*3181973Pitt

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