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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Rushing Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Season Player TD School
2014 Melvin Gordon 29 Wisconsin
2013 Kapri Bibbs 31 Colorado State
  Keenan Reynolds 31 Navy
2012 Kenneth Dixon 27 Louisiana Tech
2011 Montee Ball* 33 Wisconsin
2010 Chad Spann* 22 Northern Illinois
2009 Toby Gerhart* 28 Stanford
2008 Miquale Lewis* 22 Ball State
  Javon Ringer* 22 Michigan State
2007 Kevin Smith* 29 Central Florida
2006 Ian Johnson* 25 Boise State
2005 Lendale White* 24 Southern California
2004 DeAngelo Williams* 22 Memphis
2003 Cedric Benson* 21 Texas
  Kevin Jones* 21 Virginia Tech
2002 Willis McGahee* 28 Miami (FL)
2001 Luke Staley 24 Brigham Young
2000 Lee Suggs 27 Virginia Tech
1999 Ron Dayne* 20 Wisconsin
  LaDainian Tomlinson* 20 Texas Christian
1998 Ricky Williams 27 Texas
1997 Travis Prentice 25 Miami (OH)
  Ricky Williams 25 Texas
1996 Corey Dillon 22 Washington
1995 Eddie George* 24 Ohio State
1994 Rashaan Salaam 24 Colorado
1993 Bam Morris 22 Texas Tech
1992 Garrison Hearst 19 Georgia
1991 Tommy Vardell* 22 Stanford
1990 Stacey Robinson 19 Northern Illinois
1989 Anthony Thompson 24 Indiana
1988 Barry Sanders 37 Oklahoma State
1987 Paul Hewitt 18 San Diego State
1986 Steve Bartalo 19 Colorado State
1985 Bernard White 18 Bowling Green State
1984 Keith Byars* 22 Ohio State
1983 Mike Rozier 29 Nebraska
1982 Greg Allen 20 Florida State
1981 Marcus Allen* 22 Southern California
1980 Sammy Winder 20 Southern Mississippi
1979 Billy Sims 22 Oklahoma
1978 Billy Sims 20 Oklahoma
1977 Earl Campbell 18 Texas
1976 Terry Miller* 23 Oklahoma State
1975 Pete Johnson* 25 Ohio State
1974 Keith Barnette 22 Boston College
1973 J.J. Jennings 21 Rutgers
1972 Champ Henson* 20 Ohio State
1971 Terry Metcalf 28 Long Beach State
1970 Don McCauley* 22 North Carolina
1969 Leon Burns 26 Long Beach State
1968 O.J. Simpson* 23 Southern California
1967 Butch Colson 15 East Carolina
1966 Lee Jones 16 Buffalo
1965 Dave Alexander 17 East Carolina
1964 Brian Piccolo 15 Wake Forest
1963 Dave Casinelli 14 Memphis
  Cosmo Iacavazzi 14 Princeton
1962 Preacher Pilot 15 New Mexico State
1961 Pete Pedro 21 West Texas A&M
1960 Bob Gaiters 23 New Mexico State
1959 Pervis Atkins 13 New Mexico State
1958 Billy Austin 15 Rutgers
  Dick Bass 15 Pacific
1957 Bob Anderson 13 Army
1956 Jim Brown 13 Syracuse
  Clendon Thomas 13 Oklahoma