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Single Season Leaders and Records for Plays From Scrimmage

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Since 1956

Rank Player Plays Season School
1.Kevin Smith* 474 2007 Central Florida
2.Marcus Allen* 467 1981 Southern California
3.Lorenzo White* 425 1985 Michigan State
4.Shawn Faulkner 423 1983 Western Michigan
5.Javon Ringer* 418 2008 Michigan State
6.Troy Davis 415 1996 Iowa State
7.Le'Veon Bell* 414 2012 Michigan State
 Darnell Autry* 414 1995 Northwestern
9.Craig Heyward* 409 1987 Pittsburgh
 O.J. Simpson* 409 1968 Southern California
11.Derrick Henry 406 2015 Alabama
12.Bobby Rainey 405 2011 Western Kentucky
 Ray Rice* 405 2007 Rutgers
14.Steve Bartalo 402 1986 Colorado State
15.Brian Calhoun* 401 2005 Wisconsin
16.Herschel Walker 399 1981 Georgia
17.Jay Ajayi* 397 2014 Boise State
 Stefphon Jefferson* 397 2012 Nevada
19.Charles White* 396 1978 Southern California
20.Steven Jackson* 394 2003 Oregon State
21.Matt Forte 393 2007 Tulane
 Vaughn Dunbar* 393 1991 Indiana
 Anthony Thompson 393 1989 Indiana
24.Billy Smith 390 1991 Central Michigan
25.Ricky Bell* 389 1975 Southern California
26.Donald Brown* 388 2008 Connecticut
27.Anthony Thompson* 386 1988 Indiana
28.Ricky Williams 385 1998 Texas
29.Marcus Allen 384 1980 Southern California
30.Christian McCaffrey 382 2015 Stanford
 Chris Perry* 382 2003 Michigan
 Anthony Sherrell 382 2003 Eastern Michigan
33.LaDainian Tomlinson 379 2000 Texas Christian
34.Steve Bartalo 378 1985 Colorado State
 Keith Byars* 378 1984 Ohio State
 Tony Dorsett 378 1976 Pittsburgh
37.Travis Prentice 376 1998 Miami (OH)
 Wasean Tait 376 1995 Toledo
39.Ka'Deem Carey* 375 2013 Arizona
 Eddie George* 375 1995 Ohio State
 Don McCauley* 375 1970 North Carolina
42.Trevor Cobb 374 1991 Rice
 Ernest Anderson 374 1982 Oklahoma State
44.Travis Prentice 373 1999 Miami (OH)
45.Steve Morgan* 372 1984 Toledo
46.Bobby Rainey 369 2010 Western Kentucky
 Lorenzo White* 369 1987 Michigan State
48.Gerald Willhite* 367 1981 San Jose State
 Steve Owens 367 1968 Oklahoma
50.Montee Ball* 366 2012 Wisconsin
51.Stepfan Taylor* 363 2012 Stanford
 Barry Sanders 363 1988 Oklahoma State
53.Melvin Gordon* 362 2014 Wisconsin
 Ed Marinaro 362 1971 Cornell
 Steve Owens 362 1969 Oklahoma
56.Robbie Rouse 361 2011 Fresno State
57.Leon Burns 360 1969 Long Beach State
58.Cecil Sapp* 359 2002 Colorado State
 Troy Davis 359 1995 Iowa State
60.Paul Palmer 358 1986 Temple
61.Miquale Lewis* 357 2008 Ball State
62.Thomas Jones 356 1999 Virginia
63.Bishop Sankey* 355 2013 Washington
 Andre Williams* 355 2013 Boston College
 Napoleon McCallum 355 1983 Navy
66.Toby Gerhart* 354 2009 Stanford
 Marcus Merriweather 354 2002 Ball State
 Charles White* 354 1979 Southern California
69.Demarco Murray* 353 2010 Oklahoma
 Jordan Todman* 353 2010 Connecticut
 George Swarn 353 1985 Miami (OH)
72.Thurman Thomas* 352 1985 Oklahoma State
73.Jacquizz Rodgers* 351 2009 Oregon State
74.Dion Lewis* 350 2009 Pittsburgh
 Avon Cobourne* 350 2002 West Virginia
 Barry Redden 350 1981 Richmond
77.Brett Biggs* 349 2005 Akron
 Gary Kosins 349 1970 Dayton
79.Cedric Benson* 348 2004 Texas
 Michael Turner 348 2002 Northern Illinois
81.Derrick Knight* 347 2003 Boston College
 Keylon Kincade 347 2002 Southern Methodist
 Demarco McCleskey* 347 2002 Cincinnati
 Marshall Faulk 347 1993 San Diego State
85.Darren McFadden* 346 2007 Arkansas
86.Tyler Gaffney* 345 2013 Stanford
 Robbie Rouse* 345 2012 Fresno State
88.Branden Oliver 344 2011 Buffalo
 Adrian Peterson* 344 2004 Oklahoma
90.LeShon Johnson 343 1993 Northern Illinois
91.Carlester Crumpler 342 1972 East Carolina
92.Antonio Andrews* 341 2012 Western Kentucky
 Louie Giammona 341 1974 Utah State
94.Lesean McCoy* 340 2008 Pittsburgh
 Mewelde Moore* 340 2002 Tulane
 Deland McCullough 340 1995 Miami (OH)
 Herschel Walker 340 1982 Georgia
98.Tyler Ervin 339 2015 San Jose State
 Ka'Deem Carey* 339 2012 Arizona
 Yvenson Bernard* 339 2006 Oregon State
 Ray Rice* 339 2006 Rutgers
 Ron Dayne* 339 1996 Wisconsin