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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Plays From Scrimmage

  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Season Player Plays School
2014 Jay Ajayi 397 Boise State
2013 Ka'Deem Carey 375 Arizona
2012 Le'Veon Bell* 414 Michigan State
2011 Bobby Rainey 405 Western Kentucky
2010 Bobby Rainey 369 Western Kentucky
2009 Toby Gerhart* 354 Stanford
2008 Javon Ringer* 418 Michigan State
2007 Kevin Smith* 474 Central Florida
2006 Yvenson Bernard* 339 Oregon State
  Ray Rice* 339 Rutgers
2005 Brian Calhoun* 401 Wisconsin
2004 Cedric Benson* 348 Texas
2003 Steven Jackson* 394 Oregon State
2002 Cecil Sapp* 359 Colorado State
2001 Mewelde Moore 327 Tulane
  Larry Ned 327 San Diego State
2000 LaDainian Tomlinson 379 Texas Christian
1999 Travis Prentice 373 Miami (OH)
1998 Ricky Williams 385 Texas
1997 Robert Holcombe 329 Illinois
1996 Troy Davis 415 Iowa State
1995 Darnell Autry* 414 Northwestern
1994 Rashaan Salaam 322 Colorado
1993 Marshall Faulk 347 San Diego State
1992 Corey Croom 328 Ball State
1991 Vaughn Dunbar* 393 Indiana
1990 Sheldon Canley 327 San Jose State
1989 Anthony Thompson 393 Indiana
1988 Anthony Thompson* 386 Indiana
1987 Craig Heyward* 409 Pittsburgh
1986 Steve Bartalo 402 Colorado State
1985 Lorenzo White* 425 Michigan State
1984 Keith Byars* 378 Ohio State
1983 Shawn Faulkner 423 Western Michigan
1982 Ernest Anderson 374 Oklahoma State
1981 Marcus Allen* 467 Southern California
1980 Marcus Allen 384 Southern California
1979 Charles White* 354 Southern California
1978 Charles White* 396 Southern California
1977 Charles Alexander 323 Louisiana State
1976 Tony Dorsett 378 Pittsburgh
1975 Ricky Bell* 389 Southern California
1974 Louie Giammona 341 Utah State
1973 Tony Dorsett* 332 Pittsburgh
1972 Carlester Crumpler 342 East Carolina
1971 Ed Marinaro 362 Cornell
1970 Don McCauley* 375 North Carolina
1969 Steve Owens 362 Oklahoma
1968 O.J. Simpson* 409 Southern California
1967 O.J. Simpson* 301 Southern California
1966 Don Fitzgerald 297 Kent State
1965 Mike Garrett 276 Southern California
1964 Brian Piccolo 257 Wake Forest
1963 Dave Casinelli 221 Memphis
1962 Preacher Pilot 212 New Mexico State
1961 Dave Hoppmann 229 Iowa State
1960 Bobby Thompson 208 Arizona
1959 Dwight Nichols 207 Iowa State
1958 Dwight Nichols 220 Iowa State
1957 Dwight Nichols 211 Iowa State
1956 Jim Bakhtiar 205 Virginia