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Career Leaders and Records for Plays From Scrimmage

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Since 1956

Rank Player Plays From To Last School
1.Steve Bartalo 1343 1983 1986 Colorado State
2.Anthony Thompson* 1263 1986 1989 Indiana
3.Ron Dayne* 1251 1996 1999 Wisconsin
4.Charles White* 1206 1976 1979 Southern California
5.Tony Dorsett* 1205 1973 1976 Pittsburgh
6.Travis Prentice 1192 1996 1999 Miami (OH)
7.Trevor Cobb 1185 1989 1992 Rice
8.Cedric Benson* 1181 2001 2004 Texas
9.Lorenzo White* 1119 1984 1987 Michigan State
10.Damion Fletcher* 1118 2006 2009 Southern Mississippi
11.Dontrell Moore* 1103 2002 2005 New Mexico
12.Ken Simonton* 1099 1998 2001 Oregon State
13.Mewelde Moore* 1098 2000 2003 Tulane
14.Ricky Williams 1096 1995 1998 Texas
15.Avon Cobourne* 1082 1999 2002 West Virginia
 Michael Hart* 1082 2004 2007 Michigan
17.Thurman Thomas* 1040 1984 1987 Oklahoma State
18.DeAngelo Williams* 1039 2002 2005 Memphis
19.Montel Harris* 1032 2008 2012 Temple
20.Deland McCullough 1031 1992 1995 Miami (OH)
 Paul Palmer 1031 1983 1986 Temple
22.Robert Lavette 1028 1981 1984 Georgia Tech
23.Errict Rhett 1026 1989 1993 Florida
24.Herschel Walker 1020 1980 1982 Georgia
25.Marcus Allen* 1018 1978 1981 Southern California
26.Robert Holcombe 1015 1994 1997 Illinois
27.Damien Anderson* 1011 1998 2001 Northwestern
28.Robbie Rouse* 1008 2009 2012 Fresno State
29.Napoleon McCallum 1004 1981 1985 Navy
30.Dalton Hilliard 1002 1982 1985 Louisiana State
31.George Swarn* 998 1983 1986 Miami (OH)
32.Yvenson Bernard* 994 2004 2007 Oregon State
33.Kalvin McRae* 987 2004 2007 Ohio
34.LaDainian Tomlinson* 986 1997 2000 Texas Christian
35.Montee Ball* 983 2009 2012 Wisconsin
 Michael Turner 983 2000 2003 Northern Illinois
37.Reggie Taylor 981 1983 1986 Cincinnati
38.Bobby Rainey 975 2008 2011 Western Kentucky
39.George Rogers* 970 1977 1980 South Carolina
40.Anthony Dixon* 966 2006 2009 Mississippi State
 Astron Whatley 966 1994 1997 Kent State
42.Allen Pinkett 962 1982 1985 Notre Dame
43.Ricky Williams 961 1997 2001 Texas Tech
44.Kevin Smith* 960 2005 2007 Central Florida
45.BenJarvus Green-Ellis 959 2003 2007 Mississippi
46.Chris Lemon 958 1996 1999 Nevada
 Darrell Thompson 958 1986 1989 Minnesota
48.Archie Griffin* 954 1972 1975 Ohio State
49.Denvis Manns 952 1995 1998 New Mexico State
50.Leon Johnson 948 1993 1996 North Carolina
51.Ray Rice* 947 2005 2007 Rutgers
52.Thomas Hamner* 944 1996 1999 Minnesota
53.Ted Brown 942 1975 1978 North Carolina State
54.Ed Marinaro 941 1969 1971 Cornell
 James McDougald 941 1976 1979 Wake Forest
 Branden Oliver 941 2010 2013 Buffalo
57.Stepfan Taylor* 940 2009 2012 Stanford
58.Steve Owens* 939 1967 1969 Oklahoma
 Javon Ringer* 939 2005 2008 Michigan State
 Jacquizz Rodgers* 939 2008 2010 Oregon State
61.Matt Forte 936 2004 2007 Tulane
62.Darren Lewis 934 1987 1990 Texas A&M
63.Anthony Davis* 930 2001 2004 Wisconsin
64.Carlton Jones 926 2002 2005 Army
65.Anthony Thomas 924 1997 2000 Michigan
66.Darrin Nelson 917 1977 1981 Stanford
67.Amos Lawrence 916 1977 1980 North Carolina
 Demarco Murray* 916 2007 2010 Oklahoma
69.Brock Forsey* 914 1999 2002 Boise State
70.Allen Ross 913 1977 1980 Northern Illinois
71.Kevin Faulk 909 1995 1998 Louisiana State
72.Autry Denson* 907 1995 1998 Notre Dame
73.Derek Loville* 906 1986 1989 Oregon
74.Jamie Morris* 905 1984 1987 Michigan
75.Charles Alexander 904 1975 1978 Louisiana State
 Ladell Betts* 904 1998 2001 Iowa
77.Chris Barclay* 902 2002 2005 Wake Forest
 Rodney Stewart 902 2008 2011 Colorado
 Mike Williams 902 1975 1978 New Mexico
80.Brad Muster* 901 1984 1987 Stanford
 Bernie Parmalee 901 1987 1990 Ball State
82.Darren Davis 897 1996 1999 Iowa State
83.Floyd Allen 895 1978 1981 Virginia Military Institute
84.Taurean Henderson* 890 2002 2005 Texas Tech
85.Ameer Abdullah* 886 2011 2014 Nebraska
 Marcus Merriweather 886 1999 2002 Ball State
 Wasean Tait 886 1993 1998 Toledo
88.Brian Leonard* 885 2003 2006 Rutgers
 David Thompson 885 1993 1996 Oklahoma State
 Kareem Wilson 885 1995 1998 Ohio
91.June Henley 884 1993 1996 Kansas
92.Lamont Jordan 883 1997 2000 Maryland
93.Demario Brown 882 1996 1999 Utah State
94.Darren Sproles* 881 2001 2004 Kansas State
95.Thomas Jones 880 1996 1999 Virginia
 Tyrell Sutton* 880 2005 2008 Northwestern
97.Lance Dunbar 879 2008 2011 North Texas
98.Chris Polk* 878 2008 2011 Washington
99.Tico Duckett* 877 1989 1992 Michigan State
100.Terry Miller* 876 1974 1977 Oklahoma State
101.Abu Wilson 874 1992 1996 Utah State
102.James Sims 870 2010 2013 Kansas
103.Tyrell Fenroy 868 2005 2008 Louisiana-Lafayette
104.Quentin Griffin* 865 1999 2002 Oklahoma
 Garrett Wolfe* 865 2004 2006 Northern Illinois
106.Antwaan Randle El 864 1998 2001 Indiana
 Chester Taylor 864 1998 2001 Toledo
108.Sedrick Irvin* 863 1996 1998 Michigan State
109.Michael Ramseur 862 1982 1985 Wake Forest
110.Mike Mayweather 861 1987 1990 Army
111.Jerome Persell 859 1976 1978 Western Michigan
 Dave Preston 859 1973 1976 Bowling Green State
113.Miquale Lewis* 858 2006 2010 Ball State
 Chris Perry* 858 2000 2003 Michigan
 Brandon West* 858 2006 2009 Western Michigan
116.Wali Lundy* 856 2002 2005 Virginia
117.Demarco McCleskey* 854 1998 2002 Cincinnati
118.Zach Line* 853 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
 Mike Voight* 853 1973 1976 North Carolina
120.Rick Parros 852 1976 1979 Utah State
121.Cyrus Lawrence 850 1979 1982 Virginia Tech
 Raymond Priester* 850 1994 1997 Clemson
123.Marshall Faulk 848 1991 1993 San Diego State
124.Darnell Autry* 847 1994 1996 Northwestern
 Walter Peacock 847 1972 1975 Louisville
126.Johnathan Franklin* 846 2009 2012 UCLA
127.Sedrick Shaw* 845 1993 1996 Iowa
128.Joe Morris 841 1978 1981 Syracuse
 Amos Zereoue* 841 1996 1998 West Virginia
130.Rodney Ferguson* 839 2004 2008 New Mexico
131.Tim Cornett 836 2010 2013 Nevada-Las Vegas
132.Anthony Davis* 831 1972 1974 Southern California
 Darren McFadden* 831 2005 2007 Arkansas
 Kevin Parks* 831 2011 2014 Virginia
135.Alex Haynes 830 2001 2004 Central Florida
136.Patrick Cobbs* 828 2001 2005 North Texas
137.Noel Devine* 826 2007 2010 West Virginia
 Craig James 826 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
139.James Starks* 825 2006 2008 Buffalo
140.LaMichael James* 822 2009 2011 Oregon
141.Ka'Deem Carey* 820 2011 2013 Arizona
142.Paul Jones* 819 1975 1979 California
143.Blake Ezor* 818 1986 1989 Michigan State
 Ron Harris 818 1974 1977 Colorado State
145.Dennis Lundy 816 1991 1994 Northwestern
146.Troy Davis 815 1994 1996 Iowa State
 Derrick Nix* 815 1998 2002 Southern Mississippi
148.Ian Johnson* 813 2005 2008 Boise State
149.Dexter Green* 812 1975 1978 Iowa State
150.Curtis Brown* 810 2002 2006 Brigham Young
 Jerry Mays 810 1985 1989 Georgia Tech
152.Eric Dickerson 809 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
 P.J. Hill* 809 2006 2008 Wisconsin
 Steven Jackson* 809 2001 2003 Oregon State
155.Shawn Faulkner 808 1980 1983 Western Michigan
156.James Gray 807 1986 1989 Texas Tech
157.Ketric Sanford 805 1996 1999 Houston
158.James Davis* 804 2005 2008 Clemson
 Larry Ned 804 1998 2001 San Diego State
 Trey Watts* 804 2010 2013 Tulsa
161.Eugene Jarvis 803 2006 2010 Kent State
 Keylon Kincade 803 2000 2003 Southern Methodist
163.Darius Walker* 802 2004 2006 Notre Dame
164.Gary Kosins 799 1969 1971 Dayton
165.Harvey Unga* 798 2006 2009 Brigham Young
166.Gary Patton* 797 1984 1987 Eastern Michigan
167.Jason Cooper 796 1991 1994 Louisiana Tech
 Harold Green* 796 1986 1989 South Carolina
169.Byron Hanspard 795 1994 1996 Texas Tech
170.Ontiwaun Carter 794 1991 1994 Arizona
171.Curtis Adams 793 1981 1984 Central Michigan
172.Corey Croom 792 1989 1992 Ball State
173.Sonny Collins 791 1972 1975 Kentucky
174.Junior Smith 790 1991 1994 East Carolina
 Travis Zachery* 790 1998 2001 Clemson
176.Shaun Alexander 789 1996 1999 Alabama
 Tony Sands 789 1988 1991 Kansas
178.Alexander Robinson* 788 2007 2010 Iowa State
179.Chance Kretschmer 787 2001 2004 Nevada
 Brad Smith* 787 2002 2005 Missouri
181.Jawon Chisholm 786 2011 2014 Akron
 Carnell Williams* 786 2001 2004 Auburn
183.Ernest Anderson* 785 1979 1983 Oklahoma State
 Tim Curtis 785 1990 1993 Ohio
185.Brandon Bennett 784 1991 1994 South Carolina
 Chris Douglas 784 2000 2003 Duke
187.Paul Miles 783 1971 1973 Bowling Green State
 Eric Wilkerson 783 1985 1988 Kent State
189.Andre Callender* 782 2004 2007 Boston College
190.Louie Giammona 781 1973 1975 Utah State
 Stump Mitchell 781 1977 1980 Citadel
 Troy Stradford* 781 1982 1986 Boston College
 Charlie Wysocki 781 1978 1981 Maryland
194.Derrick Knight* 780 2000 2003 Boston College
195.Bob Hitchens 779 1971 1973 Miami (OH)
196.Sean Burwell* 777 1990 1993 Oregon
 John Harvey* 777 1985 1988 Texas-El Paso
198.Joe McIntosh 776 1981 1984 North Carolina State
199.Napoleon Kaufman 775 1991 1994 Washington
200.Walter Abercrombie* 774 1978 1981 Baylor
 Reggie Arnold 774 2006 2009 Arkansas State
 Eugene Gross* 774 2003 2006 Middle Tennessee State
203.Trent Steelman* 773 2009 2012 Army
204.Ken Darby* 772 2003 2006 Alabama
 Kenneth Darby* 772 2003 2006 Alabama
 Steve Hookfin 772 1995 1998 Ohio
 Adrian Peterson* 772 2004 2006 Oklahoma
 Kory Sheets* 772 2005 2008 Purdue
 LeRoy Smith 772 1989 1992 Bowling Green State
 Vai Taua* 772 2007 2010 Nevada
211.Earl Campbell 771 1974 1977 Texas
 Kendall Hunter* 771 2007 2010 Oklahoma State
213.Travis Minor 770 1997 2000 Florida State
214.Ben Garry 768 1974 1977 Southern Mississippi
215.Winslow Oliver 765 1992 1995 New Mexico
216.Joe Igber 764 1999 2002 California
217.P.J. Daniels* 763 2002 2005 Georgia Tech
 Clark Green* 763 2002 2005 Kansas
 Alfred Morris* 763 2008 2011 Florida Atlantic
220.Ray Robinson 762 1998 2001 North Carolina State
221.Michael Blair 760 1993 1996 Ball State
 Alex Smith 760 1994 1996 Indiana
223.Mike Strachan* 759 1972 1974 Iowa State
224.Jay Peterson 758 1980 1983 Miami (OH)
225.Mike Harkrader* 756 1976 1980 Indiana
 Emmitt Smith 756 1987 1989 Florida
 Butch Woolfolk* 756 1978 1981 Michigan
228.Ontario Sneed* 755 2005 2008 Central Michigan
229.Deshaun Foster* 754 1998 2001 UCLA
230.Jay Ajayi* 751 2012 2014 Boise State
231.Andre Davis 750 1992 1995 Texas Christian
232.Le'Veon Bell* 749 2010 2012 Michigan State
 Eric Flowers 749 1996 1999 Central Michigan
 Chris Johnson* 749 2004 2007 East Carolina
 Brock Olivo 749 1994 1997 Missouri
236.Evan Royster* 747 2007 2010 Penn State
 Sammy Winder 747 1978 1981 Southern Mississippi
238.Ottis Anderson 746 1975 1978 Miami (FL)
 Donald Brown* 746 2006 2008 Connecticut
 Eddie George* 746 1992 1995 Ohio State
241.Terrence Whitehead* 745 2002 2005 Oregon
242.Lakei Heimuli 744 1983 1986 Brigham Young
243.Trinity Dawson* 743 2002 2005 Toledo
244.Craig Heyward* 742 1984 1987 Pittsburgh
 Tony Hunt* 742 2003 2006 Penn State
 Billy Marek 742 1972 1975 Wisconsin
 Tanardo Sharps 742 1999 2002 Temple
248.Jim Vackaro 741 1992 1995 Western Michigan
249.Orleans Darkwa 740 2010 2013 Tulane
 Lyle McCombs 740 2011 2013 Connecticut
 Barry Redden 740 1978 1981 Richmond