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Single Season Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.Barry Sanders 2628 1988 Oklahoma State
2.Melvin Gordon* 2587 2014 Wisconsin
3.Kevin Smith* 2567 2007 Central Florida
4.Marcus Allen* 2427 1981 Southern California
5.Derrick Henry 2219 2015 Alabama
6.Troy Davis 2185 1996 Iowa State
7.Andre Williams* 2177 2013 Boston College
8.LaDainian Tomlinson 2158 2000 Texas Christian
9.Tony Dorsett 2150 1976 Pittsburgh
10.Mike Rozier 2148 1983 Nebraska
11.Matt Forte 2127 2007 Tulane
12.Ricky Williams 2124 1998 Texas
13.Ron Dayne* 2109 1996 Wisconsin
14.Larry Johnson* 2087 2002 Penn State
15.Donald Brown* 2083 2008 Connecticut
16.Lorenzo White* 2066 1985 Michigan State
17.Damien Anderson* 2063 2000 Northwestern
18.Rashaan Salaam 2055 1994 Colorado
19.Charles White* 2050 1979 Southern California
20.Tevin Coleman 2036 2014 Indiana
21.Ron Dayne 2034 1999 Wisconsin
22.Christian McCaffrey 2019 2015 Stanford
23.J.J. Arrington* 2018 2004 California
24.Ray Rice* 2012 2007 Rutgers
25.Troy Davis 2010 1995 Iowa State
26.Byron Hanspard 2000 1996 Texas Tech
27.Darren Sproles* 1986 2003 Kansas State
28.LeShon Johnson 1976 1993 Northern Illinois
29.LaDainian Tomlinson* 1974 1999 Texas Christian
30.DeAngelo Williams* 1964 2005 Memphis
31.Ricky Bell* 1957 1975 Southern California
32.Leonard Fournette 1953 2015 Louisiana State
33.DeAngelo Williams* 1948 2004 Memphis
34.Ka'Deem Carey* 1929 2012 Arizona
35.Garrett Wolfe* 1928 2006 Northern Illinois
36.Eddie George* 1927 1995 Ohio State
37.Adrian Peterson* 1925 2004 Oklahoma
38.Montee Ball* 1923 2011 Wisconsin
39.Jordan Lynch* 1920 2013 Northern Illinois
40.Michael Turner 1915 2002 Northern Illinois
41.Wasean Tait 1905 1995 Toledo
42.Jerome Harrison 1900 2005 Washington State
43.Ricky Williams 1893 1997 Texas
44.Herschel Walker 1891 1981 Georgia
45.Brian Pruitt 1890 1994 Central Michigan
46.Ka'Deem Carey* 1885 2013 Arizona
47.Quentin Griffin* 1884 2002 Oklahoma
48.Stefphon Jefferson* 1883 2012 Nevada
49.Ed Marinaro 1881 1971 Cornell
50.O.J. Simpson* 1880 1968 Southern California
51.Ezekiel Elliott* 1878 2014 Ohio State
52.Ahman Green 1877 1997 Nebraska
 Ernest Anderson 1877 1982 Oklahoma State
54.Toby Gerhart* 1871 2009 Stanford
55.Bishop Sankey* 1870 2013 Washington
56.Donnel Pumphrey* 1867 2014 San Diego State
57.Paul Palmer 1866 1986 Temple
58.Don McCauley* 1863 1970 North Carolina
59.Charles White* 1859 1978 Southern California
60.Shonn Greene* 1850 2008 Iowa
61.George Jones 1842 1995 San Diego State
62.Chris Brown* 1841 2002 Colorado
63.Royce Freeman 1838 2015 Oregon
64.Cedric Benson* 1834 2004 Texas
65.Montee Ball* 1830 2012 Wisconsin
 Darren McFadden* 1830 2007 Arkansas
67.Jay Ajayi* 1823 2014 Boise State
68.Ezekiel Elliott 1821 2015 Ohio State
69.Tre Mason* 1816 2013 Auburn
70.Jordan Lynch* 1815 2012 Northern Illinois
71.Ryan Mathews* 1808 2009 Fresno State
72.LaMichael James* 1805 2011 Oregon
 Vaughn Dunbar* 1805 1991 Indiana
74.Jamario Thomas* 1801 2004 North Texas
75.Dion Lewis* 1799 2009 Pittsburgh
76.Thomas Jones 1798 1999 Virginia
77.Ray Rice* 1794 2006 Rutgers
78.Le'Veon Bell* 1793 2012 Michigan State
 Anthony Thompson 1793 1989 Indiana
80.Craig Heyward* 1791 1987 Pittsburgh
81.Obie Graves 1789 1978 Cal State Fullerton
82.Travis Prentice 1787 1998 Miami (OH)
83.Bo Jackson 1786 1985 Auburn
84.Darnell Autry* 1785 1995 Northwestern
85.George Rogers 1781 1980 South Carolina
86.Ryan Moats 1774 2004 Louisiana Tech
87.Devon Johnson* 1767 2014 Marshall
 Kenjon Barner* 1767 2012 Oregon
89.James Conner* 1765 2014 Pittsburgh
90.Keith Byars* 1764 1984 Ohio State
91.Billy Sims 1762 1978 Oklahoma
92.Greg Pruitt* 1760 1971 Oklahoma
93.Robert Newhouse* 1757 1971 Houston
94.Willis McGahee* 1753 2002 Miami (FL)
95.Bam Morris 1752 1993 Texas Tech
 Herschel Walker 1752 1982 Georgia
97.Scott Harley 1745 1996 East Carolina
98.Steve Slaton* 1744 2006 West Virginia
 Earl Campbell 1744 1977 Texas
100.Kapri Bibbs* 1741 2013 Colorado State