Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Rushing Touchdowns

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  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player TD School
2016Lamar Jackson16Louisville
2015Derrick Henry*28Alabama
2014Melvin Gordon*29Wisconsin
2013Kapri Bibbs*31Colorado State
2013Keenan Reynolds*31Navy
2012Kenneth Dixon27Louisiana Tech
2011Montee Ball*33Wisconsin
2010Chad Spann*22Northern Illinois
2009Toby Gerhart*28Stanford
2008Miquale Lewis*22Ball State
2008Javon Ringer*22Michigan State
2007Kevin Smith*29Central Florida
2006Ian Johnson*25Boise State
2005Lendale White*24Southern California
2004DeAngelo Williams*22Memphis
2003Cedric Benson*21Texas
2003Kevin Jones*21Virginia Tech
2002Willis McGahee*28Miami (FL)
2001Luke Staley*24Brigham Young
2000Lee Suggs*27Virginia Tech
1999Ron Dayne*20Wisconsin
1999LaDainian Tomlinson*20Texas Christian
1998Ricky Williams*27Texas
1997Travis Prentice25Miami (OH)
1997Ricky Williams25Texas
1996Corey Dillon*22Washington
1995Eddie George*24Ohio State
1994Rashaan Salaam*24Colorado
1993Bam Morris*22Texas Tech
1992Garrison Hearst*19Georgia
1991Tommy Vardell*22Stanford
1990Stacey Robinson19Northern Illinois
1989Anthony Thompson24Indiana
1988Barry Sanders*37Oklahoma State
1987Paul Hewitt18San Diego State
1986Steve Bartalo19Colorado State
1985Bernard White*18Bowling Green State
1984Keith Byars*22Ohio State
1983Mike Rozier*29Nebraska
1982Greg Allen*20Florida State
1981Marcus Allen*22Southern California
1980Sammy Winder*20Southern Mississippi
1979Billy Sims*22Oklahoma
1978Billy Sims*20Oklahoma
1977Earl Campbell*18Texas
1976Terry Miller*23Oklahoma State
1975Pete Johnson*25Ohio State
1974Keith Barnette22Boston College
1973J.J. Jennings21Rutgers
1972Champ Henson*20Ohio State
1971Terry Metcalf28Long Beach State
1970Don McCauley*22North Carolina
1969Leon Burns26Long Beach State
1968O.J. Simpson*23Southern California
1967Butch Colson15East Carolina
1966Lee Jones16Buffalo
1965Dave Alexander*17East Carolina
1964Brian Piccolo15Wake Forest
1963Dave Casinelli14Memphis
1963Cosmo Iacavazzi14Princeton
1962Preacher Pilot15New Mexico State
1961Pete Pedro21West Texas A&M
1960Bob Gaiters*23New Mexico State
1959Pervis Atkins*13New Mexico State
1958Billy Austin15Rutgers
1958Dick Bass15Pacific
1957Bob Anderson13Army
1956Jim Brown*13Syracuse
1956Clendon Thomas13Oklahoma

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