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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Rush Attempts

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Since 1956

Season Player Att School
2014 Jay Ajayi 347 Boise State
2013 Andre Williams 355 Boston College
2012 Le'Veon Bell* 382 Michigan State
2011 Bobby Rainey 369 Western Kentucky
2010 Bobby Rainey 340 Western Kentucky
2009 Toby Gerhart* 343 Stanford
2008 Javon Ringer* 390 Michigan State
2007 Kevin Smith* 450 Central Florida
2006 Ray Rice* 335 Rutgers
2005 Brian Calhoun* 348 Wisconsin
2004 Adrian Peterson* 339 Oklahoma
2003 Steven Jackson* 350 Oregon State
2002 Cecil Sapp* 347 Colorado State
2001 Larry Ned 311 San Diego State
2000 LaDainian Tomlinson 369 Texas Christian
1999 Travis Prentice 354 Miami (OH)
1998 Travis Prentice 365 Miami (OH)
1997 Travis Prentice 296 Miami (OH)
1996 Troy Davis 402 Iowa State
1995 Darnell Autry* 387 Northwestern
1994 Ryan Christopherson 300 Wyoming
1993 LeShon Johnson 327 Northern Illinois
1992 Corey Croom 301 Ball State
1991 Billy Smith 374 Central Michigan
1990 Sheldon Canley 296 San Jose State
1989 Anthony Thompson 358 Indiana
1988 Anthony Thompson* 355 Indiana
1987 Craig Heyward* 387 Pittsburgh
1986 Steve Bartalo 362 Colorado State
1985 Lorenzo White* 419 Michigan State
1984 Keith Byars* 336 Ohio State
  Steve Morgan* 336 Toledo
1983 Shawn Faulkner 394 Western Michigan
1982 Ernest Anderson 353 Oklahoma State
1981 Marcus Allen* 433 Southern California
1980 Marcus Allen 354 Southern California
1979 Charles White* 332 Southern California
1978 Charles White* 374 Southern California
1977 Terry Miller 314 Oklahoma State
1976 Tony Dorsett 370 Pittsburgh
1975 Ricky Bell* 385 Southern California
1974 Louie Giammona 329 Utah State
1973 Tony Dorsett* 318 Pittsburgh
1972 Carlester Crumpler 340 East Carolina
1971 Ed Marinaro 356 Cornell
1970 Don McCauley* 360 North Carolina
1969 Steve Owens 358 Oklahoma
1968 O.J. Simpson* 383 Southern California
1967 O.J. Simpson* 291 Southern California
1966 Don Fitzgerald 296 Kent State
1965 Mike Garrett 267 Southern California
1964 Brian Piccolo 252 Wake Forest
1963 Dave Casinelli 219 Memphis
1962 Preacher Pilot 208 New Mexico State
1961 Dave Hoppmann 229 Iowa State
1960 Bob Gaiters 197 New Mexico State
1959 Dwight Nichols 207 Iowa State
1958 Dwight Nichols 220 Iowa State
1957 Dwight Nichols 211 Iowa State
1956 Jim Bakhtiar 203 Virginia