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Single Season Leaders and Records for Rushing Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Rank Player TD Season School
1.Barry Sanders 37 1988 Oklahoma State
2.Montee Ball* 33 2011 Wisconsin
3.Kapri Bibbs 31 2013 Colorado State
 Keenan Reynolds 31 2013 Navy
5.Melvin Gordon 29 2014 Wisconsin
 Kevin Smith* 29 2007 Central Florida
 Mike Rozier 29 1983 Nebraska
8.Jay Ajayi 28 2014 Boise State
 Toby Gerhart* 28 2009 Stanford
 Willis McGahee* 28 2002 Miami (FL)
 Terry Metcalf 28 1971 Long Beach State
12.Kenneth Dixon 27 2012 Louisiana Tech
 Collin Klein* 27 2011 Kansas State
 Bernard Pierce* 27 2011 Temple
 Ricky Dobbs* 27 2009 Navy
 Lee Suggs 27 2000 Virginia Tech
 Ricky Williams 27 1998 Texas
18.James Conner 26 2014 Pittsburgh
 Brock Forsey* 26 2002 Boise State
 Anthony Thompson* 26 1988 Indiana
 Lydell Mitchell 26 1971 Penn State
 Leon Burns 26 1969 Long Beach State
23.Ian Johnson* 25 2006 Boise State
 Travis Prentice 25 1997 Miami (OH)
 Ricky Williams 25 1997 Texas
 Pete Johnson* 25 1975 Ohio State
 Howie Williams 25 1969 Stanford
28.Jarvion Franklin 24 2014 Western Michigan
 Stefphon Jefferson* 24 2012 Nevada
 Alex Singleton* 24 2012 Tulsa
 Joseph Randle* 24 2011 Oklahoma State
 Ray Rice* 24 2007 Rutgers
 Lendale White* 24 2005 Southern California
 Luke Staley 24 2001 Brigham Young
 Eddie George* 24 1995 Ohio State
 Rashaan Salaam 24 1994 Colorado
 Anthony Thompson 24 1989 Indiana
 Ed Marinaro 24 1971 Cornell
39.Keenan Reynolds 23 2014 Navy
 Jordan Lynch 23 2013 Northern Illinois
 Tre Mason 23 2013 Auburn
 Ka'Deem Carey* 23 2012 Arizona
 Collin Klein* 23 2012 Kansas State
 Matt Forte 23 2007 Tulane
 Tim Tebow* 23 2007 Florida
 Michael Bush* 23 2005 Louisville
 Damien Anderson* 23 2000 Northwestern
 George Jones 23 1995 San Diego State
 Ki-Jana Carter 23 1994 Penn State
 Terry Miller* 23 1976 Oklahoma State
 Steve Owens 23 1969 Oklahoma
 O.J. Simpson* 23 1968 Southern California
 Bob Gaiters 23 1960 New Mexico State
54.Kenneth Dixon 22 2014 Louisiana Tech
 Jeremy Langford 22 2014 Michigan State
 Montee Ball* 22 2012 Wisconsin
 Chad Spann* 22 2010 Northern Illinois
 Miquale Lewis* 22 2008 Ball State
 Javon Ringer* 22 2008 Michigan State
 Brian Calhoun* 22 2005 Wisconsin
 DeAngelo Williams* 22 2004 Memphis
 Chance Harridge* 22 2002 Air Force
 Lee Suggs* 22 2002 Virginia Tech
 LaDainian Tomlinson 22 2000 Texas Christian
 Ahman Green 22 1997 Nebraska
 Skip Hicks* 22 1997 UCLA
 Corey Dillon 22 1996 Washington
 Bam Morris 22 1993 Texas Tech
 Tommy Vardell* 22 1991 Stanford
 Keith Byars* 22 1984 Ohio State
 Marcus Allen* 22 1981 Southern California
 Billy Sims 22 1979 Oklahoma
 Tony Dorsett 22 1976 Pittsburgh
 Keith Barnette 22 1974 Boston College
 Don McCauley* 22 1970 North Carolina
76.Samaje Perine 21 2014 Oklahoma
 Tyler Gaffney 21 2013 Stanford
 Kenjon Barner* 21 2012 Oregon
 Johnny Manziel* 21 2012 Texas A&M
 Terrance Ganaway* 21 2011 Baylor
 Terrance Ganaway* 21 2011 Baylor
 Trent Richardson* 21 2011 Alabama
 LaMichael James* 21 2010 Oregon
 Jacquizz Rodgers* 21 2009 Oregon State
 Ryan Williams* 21 2009 Virginia Tech
 Lesean McCoy* 21 2008 Pittsburgh
 Jehuu Caulcrick* 21 2007 Michigan State
 Cedric Benson* 21 2003 Texas
 Kevin Jones* 21 2003 Virginia Tech
 Calvin Branch 21 1996 Colorado State
 Troy Davis 21 1996 Iowa State
 Ron Dayne* 21 1996 Wisconsin
 Marshall Faulk 21 1993 San Diego State
 Marshall Faulk 21 1991 San Diego State
 J.J. Jennings 21 1973 Rutgers
 Steve Owens 21 1968 Oklahoma
 Pete Pedro 21 1961 West Texas A&M
98.Donnel Pumphrey 20 2014 San Diego State
 Bishop Sankey 20 2013 Washington
 Tevin Washington* 20 2012 Georgia Tech
 Colin Kaepernick* 20 2010 Nevada
 Cam Newton* 20 2010 Auburn
 Chris Brown* 20 2008 Oklahoma
 Shonn Greene* 20 2008 Iowa
 Ray Rice* 20 2006 Rutgers
 Eric Shelton* 20 2004 Louisville
 Eric Shelton* 20 2004 Louisville
 Walter Reyes 20 2003 Syracuse
 Jason Wright* 20 2003 Northwestern
 Josh Harris 20 2002 Bowling Green State
 Larry Johnson* 20 2002 Penn State
 Dwone Hicks 20 2001 Middle Tennessee State
 Chester Taylor 20 2001 Toledo
 Eric Crouch 20 2000 Nebraska
 Ron Dayne* 20 1999 Wisconsin
 LaDainian Tomlinson* 20 1999 Texas Christian
 Chris McCoy 20 1997 Navy
 Wasean Tait 20 1995 Toledo
 Brian Pruitt 20 1994 Central Michigan
 Keith Byars* 20 1983 Ohio State
 Greg Allen 20 1982 Florida State
 Sammy Winder 20 1980 Southern Mississippi
 Billy Sims 20 1978 Oklahoma
 Champ Henson* 20 1972 Ohio State
 Jack Mildren* 20 1971 Oklahoma
 Mack Herron 20 1969 Kansas State