Career Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Ron Dayne*712519961999Wisconsin
2Tony Dorsett*652619731976Pittsburgh
3Donnel Pumphrey*640520132016San Diego State
4Ricky Williams627919951998Texas
5Charles White*624519761979Southern California
6DeAngelo Williams*602620022005Memphis
7Travis Prentice559619961999Miami (OH)
8Archie Griffin*558919721975Ohio State
9Cedric Benson*554020012004Texas
10LaDainian Tomlinson*538719972000Texas Christian
11Damion Fletcher*530220062009Southern Mississippi
12Anthony Thompson*529919861989Indiana
13Herschel Walker525919801982Georgia
14Garrett Wolfe*516420042006Northern Illinois
15Montee Ball*514020092012Wisconsin
16George Rogers*509119771980South Carolina
17LaMichael James*508220092011Oregon
18Ken Simonton*504419982001Oregon State
19Michael Hart*504020042007Michigan
20Avon Cobourne*503919992002West Virginia
21Darren Lewis501219871990Texas A&M
22Darren Sproles*497920012004Kansas State
23Dontrell Moore*495620022005New Mexico
24Trevor Cobb494819891992Rice
25Kareem Hunt*494520132016Toledo
26Michael Turner494120002003Northern Illinois
27Ray Rice*492620052007Rutgers
28Melvin Gordon*491520112014Wisconsin
29Paul Palmer489519831986Temple
30Lorenzo White*488719841987Michigan State
31Thurman Thomas*484719841987Oklahoma State
32Steve Bartalo481319831986Colorado State
33Marcus Allen*481019781981Southern California
34Montel Harris*478920082012Temple
35Mike Rozier478019811983Nebraska
36Terry Miller*475419741977Oklahoma State
37Ed Marinaro471519691971Cornell
38Denvis Manns469219951998New Mexico State
39Kevin Smith*467920052007Central Florida
40Anthony Davis*467620012004Wisconsin
41Robbie Rouse*464720092012Fresno State
42Tyrell Fenroy464620052008Louisiana-Lafayette
Chester Taylor464619982001Toledo
44Ted Brown460219751978North Carolina State
45Darren McFadden*459020052007Arkansas
46Marshall Faulk458919911993San Diego State
47Ameer Abdullah*458820112014Nebraska
Vai Taua*458820072010Nevada
49Keenan Reynolds*455920122015Navy
50Jahwan Edwards*455820112014Ball State
51Kevin Faulk455719951998Louisiana State
52Bobby Rainey454220082011Western Kentucky
53Darrell Thompson451819861989Minnesota
54Denard Robinson*449520092012Michigan
55Damien Anderson*448519982001Northwestern
56Kenneth Dixon*448320122015Louisiana Tech
57Pat White*448020052008West Virginia
58Dalvin Cook*446420142016Florida State
59Eric Dickerson445019791982Southern Methodist
60Earl Campbell444319741977Texas
61Johnathan Franklin*440320092012UCLA
62Kalvin McRae*439820042007Ohio
Javon Ringer*439820052008Michigan State
64Jamie Morris*439219841987Michigan
65Amos Lawrence439119771980North Carolina
66Troy Davis438219941996Iowa State
67Deland McCullough436819921995Miami (OH)
68Mewelde Moore*436420002003Tulane
69Jordan Lynch*434320102013Northern Illinois
70Autry Denson*431819951998Notre Dame
David Thompson431819931996Oklahoma State
72Noel Devine*431520072010West Virginia
73Bo Jackson430319821985Auburn
74Elijah McGuire*430120132016Louisiana-Lafayette
75Stepfan Taylor*430020092012Stanford
76Mike Mayweather429919871990Army
Joe Morris429919781981Syracuse
78Brian Hill428720142016Wyoming
79Matt Forte426520042007Tulane
80Chris Lemon424619961999Nevada
81Reggie Taylor424219831986Cincinnati
82Ka'Deem Carey*423920112013Arizona
83Lance Dunbar422420082011North Texas
84Shock Linwood*421320132016Baylor
85Tico Duckett*421219891992Michigan State
86Brad Smith*419320022005Missouri
87Jerome Persell419019761978Western Michigan
88Zach Line*418520092012Southern Methodist
89Ian Johnson*418320052008Boise State
90Kendall Hunter*418120072010Oklahoma State
91Napoleon McCallum417919811985Navy
92Tyrone Wheatley*417819911994Michigan
93George Swarn*417219831986Miami (OH)
94Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
95Curtis Adams416219811984Central Michigan
96Wasean Tait415319931998Toledo
97Royce Freeman*414820142016Oregon
98Lamont Jordan414719972000Maryland
99Byron Hanspard413519941996Texas Tech
100Allen Pinkett413119821985Notre Dame
101Justin Jackson*412920142016Northwestern
102Samaje Perine*412220142016Oklahoma
103Aaron Jones*411420132016Texas-El Paso
104Colin Kaepernick*411220072010Nevada
105Robert Holcombe410519941997Illinois
106Anthony Thomas409819972000Michigan
107Amos Zereoue*408619961998West Virginia
108James Gray406619861989Texas Tech
Robert Lavette406619811984Georgia Tech
110Stump Mitchell406219771980Citadel
111Mike Voight*406119731976North Carolina
112Demario Brown405319961999Utah State
113Dalton Hilliard405019821985Louisiana State
114Branden Oliver*404920102013Buffalo
Chris Polk*404920082011Washington
116Brock Forsey*404519992002Boise State
117Napoleon Kaufman404119911994Washington
Adrian Peterson*404120042006Oklahoma
119Charles Alexander403519751978Louisiana State
120Darrin Nelson403319771981Stanford
121Chris Barclay*403220022005Wake Forest
122James White*401520102013Wisconsin
123Marcus Merriweather400219992002Ball State
124Thomas Jones399819961999Virginia
125Joe Washington399519721975Oklahoma
126Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
127Astron Whatley398919941997Kent State
128Steve Hookfin397219951998Ohio
129Raymond Priester*396619941997Clemson
130Ezekiel Elliott*396120132015Ohio State
131Warrick Dunn395919931996Florida State
132P.J. Hill*394220062008Wisconsin
133Eric Bieniemy394019871990Colorado
134Reggie Arnold393320062009Arkansas State
Laurence Maroney*393320032005Minnesota
Abu Wilson393319921996Utah State
137Evan Royster*393220072010Penn State
138Steve Owens*392819671969Oklahoma
Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
140Steve Slaton*392320052007West Virginia
141Christian McCaffrey*392220142016Stanford
142Patrick Cobbs*391120012005North Texas
143Sedrick Shaw*390819931996Iowa
144Jamaal Williams*390120122016Brigham Young
145Antwaan Randle El389519982001Indiana
146Tyrell Sutton*388620052008Northwestern
147James Davis*388120052008Clemson
148Ahman Green388019951997Nebraska
149Jacquizz Rodgers*387720082010Oregon State
150BenJarvus Green-Ellis386920032007Mississippi
151Yvenson Bernard*386220042007Oregon State
Mike Williams386219751978New Mexico
153Butch Woolfolk*386119781981Michigan
154Marcus Cox*385820142016Appalachian State
155Travis Greene*385120122015Bowling Green State
156June Henley384119931996Kansas
157Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
158Carnell Williams*383120012004Auburn
159Leonard Fournette*383020142016Louisiana State
Eric Wilkerson383019851988Kent State
161Billy Sims*382019751979Oklahoma
162James McDougald381119761979Wake Forest
163Thomas Hamner*381019961999Minnesota
164Donald Brown*380020062008Connecticut
165Jay Ajayi*379620122014Boise State
Quentin Griffin*379619992002Oklahoma
167Darnell Autry*379319941996Northwestern
168Chance Kretschmer378220012004Nevada
169Tony Sands377719881991Kansas
170Reggie Dupard377219821985Southern Methodist
171Greg Allen376919811984Florida State
172Eddie George*376819921995Ohio State
173Cyrus Lawrence376719791982Virginia Tech
174Darren Davis376319961999Iowa State
175Woody Green375419711973Arizona State
176Blake Ezor*374919861989Michigan State
Tony Jeffery374919841987Texas Christian
178Miquale Lewis*374820062010Ball State
179Junior Smith374519911994East Carolina
180Craig James374219791982Southern Methodist
181Matt Breida*374020142016Georgia Southern
182Andre Williams*373920102013Boston College
183James Conner*373320132016Pittsburgh
Tim Cornett*373320102013Nevada-Las Vegas
185Derrick Knight*372520002003Boston College
186Anthony Davis*372419721974Southern California
187Eugene Jarvis372020062010Kent State
188Billy Marek370919721975Wisconsin
189Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
Curtis Dickey370319761979Texas A&M
191Troy Stradford*370019821986Boston College
192Jerry Mays369919851989Georgia Tech
193Leon Johnson369319931996North Carolina
Brian Pruitt369319921994Central Michigan
195Ricky Bell*368919741976Southern California
196Ladell Betts*368619982001Iowa
Gwain Durden368619771980Chattanooga
198Demarco Murray*368520072010Oklahoma
199Jordan Howard*368120132015Indiana
200Walter Abercrombie*367419781981Baylor
Antonio Andrews*367420102013Western Kentucky
202Ernest Anderson*367219791983Oklahoma State
203Brandon West*367120062009Western Michigan
204Joshua Cribbs367020012004Kent State
205Chris Perry*365720002003Michigan
206Ricky Williams365619972001Texas Tech
207Tarrion Adams*365120052008Tulsa
208Joe McIntosh364219811984North Carolina State
209Jarvion Franklin*363920142016Western Michigan
210Ketric Sanford363619961999Houston
211Mike Alstott363519921995Purdue
212Trung Canidate362619961999Arizona
213Steven Jackson*362520012003Oregon State
214Larry Rose III362420142016New Mexico State
215Kenjon Barner*362320092012Oregon
216Dwone Hicks361319992002Middle Tennessee State
217Dee Dowis361219861989Air Force
218Marlon Mack*360920142016South Florida
219Rodney Stewart359820082011Colorado
220Mike Cloud359719951998Boston College
Kareem Wilson359719951998Ohio
222Ben Garry359519741977Southern Mississippi
223Asher Clark*359420082011Air Force
224James Sims359220102013Kansas
225Derrick Henry*359120132015Alabama
226Gaston Green*358719841987UCLA
227Dexter Green*358519751978Iowa State
228Derrick Nix*358419982002Southern Mississippi
229John Harvey*357619851988Texas-El Paso
230Ben Cowins357019751978Arkansas
Bernard Pierce*357020092011Temple
232Floyd Allen356919781981Virginia Military Institute
233Shaun Alexander356519961999Alabama
234Rodney Ferguson*356420042008New Mexico
235Larry Ned356219982001San Diego State
236Mercury Morris*356119661968West Texas A&M
237Demarco McCleskey*355919982002Cincinnati
238Barry Sanders355619861988Oklahoma State
239Tim Spencer*355319791982Ohio State
Tremayne Stephens355319941997North Carolina State
241C.J. Spiller*354720062009Clemson
242Bam Morris354519911993Texas Tech
243Bo Robinson354219751978West Texas A&M
244Rick Parros353719761979Utah State
245Michael Gunter353619801983Tulsa
Carlton Jones353620022005Army
247Alfred Morris352920082011Florida Atlantic
248James Brooks352319771980Auburn
249Toby Gerhart*352220062009Stanford
250Duke Johnson*351920122014Miami (FL)
Rueben Mayes351919821985Washington State

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