Career Leaders and Records for Yards From Scrimmage

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Donnel Pumphrey*744420132016San Diego State
2Ron Dayne*742919961999Wisconsin
3Ricky Williams720619951998Texas
4Tony Dorsett*694119731976Pittsburgh
5Charles White*678619761979Southern California
6DeAngelo Williams*674920022005Memphis
7Mewelde Moore*642320002003Tulane
8Darrin Nelson640119771981Stanford
9Damion Fletcher*620620062009Southern Mississippi
10Cedric Benson*616120012004Texas
11Travis Prentice611819961999Miami (OH)
12Anthony Thompson*605419861989Indiana
13Archie Griffin*593919721975Ohio State
14Steve Bartalo589219831986Colorado State
15Trevor Cobb584019891992Rice
16Dontrell Moore*580020022005New Mexico
17Garrett Wolfe*575220042006Northern Illinois
18Montee Ball*573820092012Wisconsin
19Elijah McGuire*569520132016Louisiana-Lafayette
20LaMichael James*566820092011Oregon
21LaDainian Tomlinson*565419972000Texas Christian
22Marcus Allen*561119781981Southern California
23Michael Hart*560620042007Michigan
24Paul Palmer560419831986Temple
25Darren Sproles*558820012004Kansas State
26Charles Sims*557320092013West Virginia
27Marshall Faulk556219911993San Diego State
28Ken Simonton*551619982001Oregon State
29Herschel Walker550219801982Georgia
30Kareem Hunt*550020132016Toledo
31Avon Cobourne*549819992002West Virginia
32George Rogers*548019771980South Carolina
33Kenneth Dixon*545220122015Louisiana Tech
34Thurman Thomas*544519841987Oklahoma State
35Robbie Rouse*544120092012Fresno State
36Dalvin Cook*539920142016Florida State
37Errict Rhett539319891993Florida
38Michael Turner539220002003Northern Illinois
39Ted Brown536219751978North Carolina State
40Denvis Manns531219951998New Mexico State
41Taurean Henderson*529920022005Texas Tech
42Corey Davis*529120132016Western Michigan
43Ameer Abdullah*527820112014Nebraska
44Warrick Dunn527319931996Florida State
45Ray Rice*526020052007Rutgers
46Lance Dunbar525720082011North Texas
47Montel Harris*525620082012Temple
Demarco Murray*525620072010Oklahoma
49Matt Forte525020042007Tulane
50Tyrell Fenroy523120052008Louisiana-Lafayette
51George Swarn*522919831986Miami (OH)
52Bobby Rainey522420082011Western Kentucky
53Kalvin McRae*522220042007Ohio
54Brock Forsey*522019992002Boise State
55Chester Taylor520019982001Toledo
56Dalton Hilliard518319821985Louisiana State
57Vai Taua*515920072010Nevada
58Kevin Faulk515719951998Louisiana State
59Lorenzo White*515219841987Michigan State
60Jamie Morris*514819841987Michigan
61Melvin Gordon*514320112014Wisconsin
62Darren Lewis513819871990Texas A&M
63Tyrell Sutton*513020052008Northwestern
64Christian McCaffrey*512820142016Stanford
65Kevin Smith*512320052007Central Florida
66Javon Ringer*511720052008Michigan State
67Stepfan Taylor*507820092012Stanford
68Quentin Griffin*503619992002Oklahoma
69Byron Hanspard503119941996Texas Tech
70Noel Devine*502520072010West Virginia
71Reggie Taylor501819831986Cincinnati
72Mike Rozier499619811983Nebraska
73Trevor Insley498819961999Nevada
74Damien Anderson*498719982001Northwestern
75Leon Johnson498119931996North Carolina
76Demario Brown497819961999Utah State
77Napoleon McCallum497519811985Navy
78C.J. Spiller*496720062009Clemson
79Darren McFadden*495520052007Arkansas
80Ed Marinaro494719691971Cornell
81Jacquizz Rodgers*493320082010Oregon State
82Robert Lavette492819811984Georgia Tech
83Johnathan Franklin*492020092012UCLA
84Jahwan Edwards*491920112014Ball State
85Ka'Deem Carey*491820112013Arizona
86Troy Stradford*491219821986Boston College
87Allen Pinkett490519821985Notre Dame
88Lamont Jordan488419972000Maryland
89Anthony Davis*487420012004Wisconsin
90Darrell Thompson485519861989Minnesota
91Deland McCullough485419921995Miami (OH)
92Wasean Tait485019931998Toledo
93Anthony Thomas484819972000Michigan
94Ian Johnson*482520052008Boise State
95D.J. Foster*481320122015Arizona State
96Ricky Williams480719972001Texas Tech
97Tarrion Adams*480020052008Tulsa
98Troy Edwards479919961998Louisiana Tech
99Royce Freeman*479820142016Oregon
100Amos Lawrence478419771980North Carolina
Zach Line*478420092012Southern Methodist
102James Gray478119861989Texas Tech
103Chris Lemon477919961999Nevada
104Terry Miller*476319741977Oklahoma State
105Aaron Jones*476020132016Texas-El Paso
106Autry Denson*475019951998Notre Dame
107Brad Muster*473219841987Stanford
Chris Polk*473220082011Washington
109Steve Slaton*472820052007West Virginia
110Robert Holcombe472419941997Illinois
111Justin Jackson*471120142016Northwestern
112Mike Alstott471019921995Purdue
113Branden Oliver*470420102013Buffalo
114Kendall Hunter*470020072010Oklahoma State
115Brian Hill469020142016Wyoming
116Tyrone Wheatley*468819911994Michigan
117James White*468520102013Wisconsin
118Ryan Broyles*468320082011Oklahoma
119Trey Watts*466720102013Tulsa
120Abu Wilson465819921996Utah State
121Yvenson Bernard*465220042007Oregon State
122David Thompson464719931996Oklahoma State
123Brian Leonard*464320032006Rutgers
124Troy Davis464019941996Iowa State
Eric Dickerson464019791982Southern Methodist
126Antonio Andrews*463720102013Western Kentucky
127Brandon West*462920062009Western Michigan
128Chuck Weatherspoon462219871990Houston
129Keenan Reynolds*460620122015Navy
130Terance Mathis458319851989New Mexico
131Joe Morris457719781981Syracuse
132Bo Jackson457519821985Auburn
133Astron Whatley457419941997Kent State
134Earl Campbell457119741977Texas
135Thomas Jones456919961999Virginia
136Jerry Mays456819851989Georgia Tech
137Jay Ajayi*456720122014Boise State
Rodney Stewart456720082011Colorado
139Patrick Edwards*455620082011Houston
140Curtis Brown*455020022006Brigham Young
141Justin Hardy*454820112014East Carolina
142Miquale Lewis*454120062010Ball State
143Harvey Unga*454020062009Brigham Young
144Marcus Harris453119931996Wyoming
145Denard Robinson*452620092012Michigan
146Eugene Jarvis451520062010Kent State
147Deandre Washington*450220112015Texas Tech
148Evan Royster*449420072010Penn State
149Mike Mayweather448019871990Army
Pat White*448020052008West Virginia
151Tico Duckett*447819891992Michigan State
152Reggie Bush*447020032005Southern California
153Jamaal Williams*446820122016Brigham Young
154Charles Alexander446619751978Louisiana State
155Napoleon Kaufman446519911994Washington
156June Henley446319931996Kansas
157Amos Zereoue*446019961998West Virginia
158Tavon Austin*444620092012West Virginia
159Anthony Dixon*444320062009Mississippi State
Samaje Perine*444320142016Oklahoma
161Kendall Wright*442920082011Baylor
162Derrick Knight*442520002003Boston College
163Travis Greene*441820122015Bowling Green State
164Rashaun Woods*441420002003Oklahoma State
165Chris Barclay*441320022005Wake Forest
166Darren Davis441219961999Iowa State
167Ezekiel Elliott*441020132015Ohio State
168Shock Linwood*439920132016Baylor
169Sedrick Irvin*439719961998Michigan State
170Mercury Morris*439319661968West Texas A&M
171Craig James439219791982Southern Methodist
172Emmitt Smith439119871989Florida
173Ladell Betts*438819982001Iowa
174Tony Jeffery438619841987Texas Christian
175Gary Patton*438319841987Eastern Michigan
176Curtis Adams438219811984Central Michigan
177Terry Kirby437019891992Virginia
178Ryan Yarborough*436919901993Wyoming
179Shaun Alexander436319961999Alabama
Thomas Hamner*436319961999Minnesota
181Carlton Jones436220022005Army
Aaron Turner436219891992Pacific
183Jordan Lynch*436020102013Northern Illinois
184Leonard Fournette*435620142016Louisiana State
185John Harvey*435119851988Texas-El Paso
Mike Williams435119751978New Mexico
187Greg Salas*434520072010Hawaii
188Sedrick Shaw*433919931996Iowa
189Eric Wilkerson433619851988Kent State
190Jerome Persell432719761978Western Michigan
191Gary Allen432619781981Hawaii
192Brad Smith*432320022005Missouri
193James Davis*432220052008Clemson
194Eric Bieniemy432019871990Colorado
Rafael Little*432020042007Kentucky
196Stump Mitchell431919771980Citadel
197Marcus Cox*431020142016Appalachian State
198Steven Jackson*430520012003Oregon State
199Eddie George*430219921995Ohio State
200P.J. Hill*430020062008Wisconsin
201Isaiah Jones*429720132016East Carolina
202Bernie Parmalee429519871990Ball State
203Jeremy McNichols*429420142016Boise State
204Dwone Hicks429219992002Middle Tennessee State
205Woody Green429119711973Arizona State
206Taywan Taylor*428320132016Western Kentucky
207Raymond Priester*428219941997Clemson
208Chris Johnson*427820042007East Carolina
209Geoff Noisy427619951998Nevada
210Jarvion Franklin*427420142016Western Michigan
211James McDougald427219761979Wake Forest
212Andre Davis426619921995Texas Christian
213P.J. Pope*426420022005Bowling Green State
214Marcus Merriweather426019992002Ball State
215Patrick Cobbs*425920012005North Texas
Larry Rose III425920142016New Mexico State
217Reggie Arnold424820062009Arkansas State
Joe Washington424819721975Oklahoma
219Jordan White*424320072011Western Michigan
220Darnell Autry*424019941996Northwestern
221Adrian Peterson*423920042006Oklahoma
222Duke Johnson*423820122014Miami (FL)
223Steve Broussard*423319861989Washington State
224Rodney Ferguson*423120042008New Mexico
225Paul Perkins*422720132015UCLA
226Chris Perry*422620002003Michigan
227Ontario Sneed*422020052008Central Michigan
228Darius Watts*421920002003Marshall
229Kenjon Barner*421420092012Oregon
230Curtis Dickey419919761979Texas A&M
231Howard Jackson*419220012004Texas-El Paso
232BenJarvus Green-Ellis418520032007Mississippi
233Andre Callender*418420042007Boston College
Junior Smith418419911994East Carolina
235Ryan Benjamin418319901992Pacific
Levron Williams418319982001Indiana
237Ahman Green418019951997Nebraska
238James Sims417920102013Kansas
Trent Taylor*417920132016Louisiana Tech
240Ito Smith*417320142016Southern Mississippi
Carnell Williams*417320012004Auburn
242Robert Turbin*416020072011Utah State
243Tim Cornett*415720102013Nevada-Las Vegas
244Kory Sheets*415520052008Purdue
245Demarco McCleskey*415019982002Cincinnati
Michael Ramseur415019821985Wake Forest
247Mike Voight*414919731976North Carolina
248Doug Martin*414620072011Boise State
249Greg Allen414519811984Florida State
James Conner*414520132016Pittsburgh

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