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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.Bobby Rainey 405 2011 Western Kentucky
 Ray Rice* 405 2007 Rutgers
13.Steve Bartalo 402 1986 Colorado State
14.Brian Calhoun* 401 2005 Wisconsin
15.Herschel Walker 399 1981 Georgia
16.Jay Ajayi 397 2014 Boise State
 Stefphon Jefferson* 397 2012 Nevada
18.Charles White* 396 1978 Southern California
19.Steven Jackson* 394 2003 Oregon State
20.Matt Forte 393 2007 Tulane
 Vaughn Dunbar* 393 1991 Indiana
 Anthony Thompson 393 1989 Indiana
23.Billy Smith 390 1991 Central Michigan
24.Ricky Bell* 389 1975 Southern California
25.Donald Brown* 388 2008 Connecticut
26.Anthony Thompson* 386 1988 Indiana
27.Ricky Williams 385 1998 Texas
28.Marcus Allen 384 1980 Southern California
29.Chris Perry* 382 2003 Michigan
 Anthony Sherrell 382 2003 Eastern Michigan
31.LaDainian Tomlinson 379 2000 Texas Christian
32.Steve Bartalo 378 1985 Colorado State
 Keith Byars* 378 1984 Ohio State
 Tony Dorsett 378 1976 Pittsburgh
35.Travis Prentice 376 1998 Miami (OH)
 Wasean Tait 376 1995 Toledo
37.Ka'Deem Carey 375 2013 Arizona
 Eddie George* 375 1995 Ohio State
 Don McCauley* 375 1970 North Carolina
40.Trevor Cobb 374 1991 Rice
 Ernest Anderson 374 1982 Oklahoma State
42.Travis Prentice 373 1999 Miami (OH)
43.Steve Morgan* 372 1984 Toledo
44.Bobby Rainey 369 2010 Western Kentucky
 Lorenzo White* 369 1987 Michigan State
46.Gerald Willhite* 367 1981 San Jose State
 Steve Owens 367 1968 Oklahoma
48.Montee Ball* 366 2012 Wisconsin
49.Stepfan Taylor* 363 2012 Stanford
 Barry Sanders 363 1988 Oklahoma State
51.Melvin Gordon 362 2014 Wisconsin
 Ed Marinaro 362 1971 Cornell
 Steve Owens 362 1969 Oklahoma
54.Robbie Rouse 361 2011 Fresno State
55.Leon Burns 360 1969 Long Beach State
56.Cecil Sapp* 359 2002 Colorado State
 Troy Davis 359 1995 Iowa State
58.Paul Palmer 358 1986 Temple
59.Miquale Lewis* 357 2008 Ball State
60.Thomas Jones 356 1999 Virginia
61.Bishop Sankey 355 2013 Washington
 Andre Williams 355 2013 Boston College
 Napoleon McCallum 355 1983 Navy
64.Toby Gerhart* 354 2009 Stanford
 Marcus Merriweather 354 2002 Ball State
 Charles White* 354 1979 Southern California
67.Demarco Murray* 353 2010 Oklahoma
 Jordan Todman* 353 2010 Connecticut
 George Swarn 353 1985 Miami (OH)
70.Thurman Thomas* 352 1985 Oklahoma State
71.Jacquizz Rodgers* 351 2009 Oregon State
72.Dion Lewis* 350 2009 Pittsburgh
 Avon Cobourne* 350 2002 West Virginia
 Barry Redden 350 1981 Richmond
75.Brett Biggs* 349 2005 Akron
 Gary Kosins 349 1970 Dayton
77.Cedric Benson* 348 2004 Texas
 Michael Turner 348 2002 Northern Illinois
79.Derrick Knight* 347 2003 Boston College
 Keylon Kincade 347 2002 Southern Methodist
 Demarco McCleskey* 347 2002 Cincinnati
 Marshall Faulk 347 1993 San Diego State
83.Darren McFadden* 346 2007 Arkansas
84.Tyler Gaffney 345 2013 Stanford
 Robbie Rouse* 345 2012 Fresno State
86.Branden Oliver 344 2011 Buffalo
 Adrian Peterson* 344 2004 Oklahoma
88.LeShon Johnson 343 1993 Northern Illinois
89.Carlester Crumpler 342 1972 East Carolina
90.Antonio Andrews* 341 2012 Western Kentucky
 Louie Giammona 341 1974 Utah State
92.Lesean McCoy* 340 2008 Pittsburgh
 Mewelde Moore* 340 2002 Tulane
 Deland McCullough 340 1995 Miami (OH)
 Herschel Walker 340 1982 Georgia
96.Ka'Deem Carey* 339 2012 Arizona
 Yvenson Bernard* 339 2006 Oregon State
 Ray Rice* 339 2006 Rutgers
 Ron Dayne* 339 1996 Wisconsin
100.Tanardo Sharps 338 2002 Temple
 Ron Dayne* 338 1999 Wisconsin
 Charlie Wysocki 338 1980 Maryland