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Career Leaders and Records for Yards From Scrimmage

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Ron Dayne* 7429 1996 1999 Wisconsin
2.Ricky Williams 7206 1995 1998 Texas
3.Tony Dorsett* 6941 1973 1976 Pittsburgh
4.Charles White* 6786 1976 1979 Southern California
5.DeAngelo Williams* 6749 2002 2005 Memphis
6.Mewelde Moore* 6423 2000 2003 Tulane
7.Darrin Nelson 6401 1977 1981 Stanford
8.Damion Fletcher* 6206 2006 2009 Southern Mississippi
9.Cedric Benson* 6161 2001 2004 Texas
10.Travis Prentice 6118 1996 1999 Miami (OH)
11.Anthony Thompson* 6054 1986 1989 Indiana
12.Archie Griffin* 5939 1972 1975 Ohio State
13.Steve Bartalo 5892 1983 1986 Colorado State
14.Trevor Cobb 5840 1989 1992 Rice
15.Dontrell Moore* 5800 2002 2005 New Mexico
16.Garrett Wolfe* 5752 2004 2006 Northern Illinois
17.Montee Ball* 5738 2009 2012 Wisconsin
18.LaMichael James* 5668 2009 2011 Oregon
19.LaDainian Tomlinson* 5654 1997 2000 Texas Christian
20.Marcus Allen* 5611 1978 1981 Southern California
21.Michael Hart* 5606 2004 2007 Michigan
22.Paul Palmer 5604 1983 1986 Temple
23.Darren Sproles* 5588 2001 2004 Kansas State
24.Marshall Faulk 5562 1991 1993 San Diego State
25.Ken Simonton* 5516 1998 2001 Oregon State
26.Herschel Walker 5502 1980 1982 Georgia
27.Avon Cobourne* 5498 1999 2002 West Virginia
28.George Rogers* 5480 1977 1980 South Carolina
29.Thurman Thomas* 5445 1984 1987 Oklahoma State
30.Robbie Rouse* 5441 2009 2012 Fresno State
31.Errict Rhett 5393 1989 1993 Florida
32.Michael Turner 5392 2000 2003 Northern Illinois
33.Ted Brown 5362 1975 1978 North Carolina State
34.Denvis Manns 5312 1995 1998 New Mexico State
35.Taurean Henderson* 5299 2002 2005 Texas Tech
36.Ameer Abdullah* 5278 2011 2014 Nebraska
37.Warrick Dunn 5273 1993 1996 Florida State
38.Ray Rice* 5260 2005 2007 Rutgers
39.Lance Dunbar 5257 2008 2011 North Texas
40.Montel Harris* 5256 2008 2012 Temple
 Demarco Murray* 5256 2007 2010 Oklahoma
42.Matt Forte 5250 2004 2007 Tulane
43.Tyrell Fenroy 5231 2005 2008 Louisiana-Lafayette
44.George Swarn* 5229 1983 1986 Miami (OH)
45.Bobby Rainey 5224 2008 2011 Western Kentucky
46.Kalvin McRae* 5222 2004 2007 Ohio
47.Brock Forsey* 5220 1999 2002 Boise State
48.Chester Taylor 5200 1998 2001 Toledo
49.Dalton Hilliard 5183 1982 1985 Louisiana State
50.Vai Taua* 5159 2007 2010 Nevada
51.Kevin Faulk 5157 1995 1998 Louisiana State
52.Lorenzo White* 5152 1984 1987 Michigan State
53.Jamie Morris* 5148 1984 1987 Michigan
54.Melvin Gordon* 5143 2011 2014 Wisconsin
55.Darren Lewis 5138 1987 1990 Texas A&M
56.Tyrell Sutton* 5130 2005 2008 Northwestern
57.Kevin Smith* 5123 2005 2007 Central Florida
58.Javon Ringer* 5117 2005 2008 Michigan State
59.Stepfan Taylor* 5078 2009 2012 Stanford
60.Quentin Griffin* 5036 1999 2002 Oklahoma
61.Byron Hanspard 5031 1994 1996 Texas Tech
62.Noel Devine* 5025 2007 2010 West Virginia
63.Reggie Taylor 5018 1983 1986 Cincinnati
64.Mike Rozier 4996 1981 1983 Nebraska
65.Trevor Insley 4988 1996 1999 Nevada
66.Damien Anderson* 4987 1998 2001 Northwestern
67.Leon Johnson 4981 1993 1996 North Carolina
68.Demario Brown 4978 1996 1999 Utah State
69.Napoleon McCallum 4975 1981 1985 Navy
70.C.J. Spiller* 4967 2006 2009 Clemson
71.Darren McFadden* 4955 2005 2007 Arkansas
72.Ed Marinaro 4947 1969 1971 Cornell
73.Jacquizz Rodgers* 4933 2008 2010 Oregon State
74.Robert Lavette 4928 1981 1984 Georgia Tech
75.Johnathan Franklin* 4920 2009 2012 UCLA
76.Ka'Deem Carey* 4918 2011 2013 Arizona
77.Troy Stradford* 4912 1982 1986 Boston College
78.Allen Pinkett 4905 1982 1985 Notre Dame
79.Lamont Jordan 4884 1997 2000 Maryland
80.Anthony Davis* 4874 2001 2004 Wisconsin
81.Darrell Thompson 4855 1986 1989 Minnesota
82.Deland McCullough 4854 1992 1995 Miami (OH)
83.Wasean Tait 4850 1993 1998 Toledo
84.Anthony Thomas 4848 1997 2000 Michigan
85.Ian Johnson* 4825 2005 2008 Boise State
86.Ricky Williams 4807 1997 2001 Texas Tech
87.Tarrion Adams* 4800 2005 2008 Tulsa
88.Troy Edwards 4799 1996 1998 Louisiana Tech
89.Amos Lawrence 4784 1977 1980 North Carolina
 Zach Line* 4784 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
91.James Gray 4781 1986 1989 Texas Tech
92.Chris Lemon 4779 1996 1999 Nevada
93.Terry Miller* 4763 1974 1977 Oklahoma State
94.Autry Denson* 4750 1995 1998 Notre Dame
95.Brad Muster* 4732 1984 1987 Stanford
 Chris Polk* 4732 2008 2011 Washington
97.Steve Slaton* 4728 2005 2007 West Virginia
98.Robert Holcombe 4724 1994 1997 Illinois
99.Mike Alstott 4710 1992 1995 Purdue
100.Branden Oliver 4704 2010 2013 Buffalo
101.Kendall Hunter* 4700 2007 2010 Oklahoma State
102.Tyrone Wheatley* 4688 1991 1994 Michigan
103.James White* 4685 2010 2013 Wisconsin
104.Ryan Broyles* 4683 2008 2011 Oklahoma
105.Trey Watts* 4667 2010 2013 Tulsa
106.Abu Wilson 4658 1992 1996 Utah State
107.Yvenson Bernard* 4652 2004 2007 Oregon State
108.David Thompson 4647 1993 1996 Oklahoma State
109.Brian Leonard* 4643 2003 2006 Rutgers
110.Troy Davis 4640 1994 1996 Iowa State
 Eric Dickerson 4640 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
112.Antonio Andrews* 4637 2010 2013 Western Kentucky
113.Brandon West* 4629 2006 2009 Western Michigan
114.Chuck Weatherspoon 4622 1987 1990 Houston
115.Terance Mathis 4583 1985 1989 New Mexico
116.Joe Morris 4577 1978 1981 Syracuse
117.Bo Jackson 4575 1982 1985 Auburn
118.Astron Whatley 4574 1994 1997 Kent State
119.Earl Campbell 4571 1974 1977 Texas
120.Thomas Jones 4569 1996 1999 Virginia
121.Jerry Mays 4568 1985 1989 Georgia Tech
122.Jay Ajayi* 4567 2012 2014 Boise State
 Rodney Stewart 4567 2008 2011 Colorado
124.Patrick Edwards* 4556 2008 2011 Houston
125.Curtis Brown* 4550 2002 2006 Brigham Young
126.Justin Hardy* 4548 2011 2014 East Carolina
127.Miquale Lewis* 4541 2006 2010 Ball State
128.Harvey Unga* 4540 2006 2009 Brigham Young
129.Marcus Harris 4531 1993 1996 Wyoming
130.Denard Robinson* 4526 2009 2012 Michigan
131.Eugene Jarvis 4515 2006 2010 Kent State
132.Evan Royster* 4494 2007 2010 Penn State
133.Mike Mayweather 4480 1987 1990 Army
 Pat White* 4480 2005 2008 West Virginia
135.Tico Duckett* 4478 1989 1992 Michigan State
136.Reggie Bush* 4470 2003 2005 Southern California
137.Charles Alexander 4466 1975 1978 Louisiana State
138.Napoleon Kaufman 4465 1991 1994 Washington
139.June Henley 4463 1993 1996 Kansas
140.Amos Zereoue* 4460 1996 1998 West Virginia
141.Tavon Austin* 4446 2009 2012 West Virginia
142.Anthony Dixon* 4443 2006 2009 Mississippi State
143.Kendall Wright* 4429 2008 2011 Baylor
144.Derrick Knight* 4425 2000 2003 Boston College
145.Rashaun Woods* 4414 2000 2003 Oklahoma State
146.Chris Barclay* 4413 2002 2005 Wake Forest
147.Darren Davis 4412 1996 1999 Iowa State
148.Sedrick Irvin* 4397 1996 1998 Michigan State
149.Mercury Morris* 4393 1966 1968 West Texas A&M
150.Craig James 4392 1979 1982 Southern Methodist
151.Emmitt Smith 4391 1987 1989 Florida
152.Ladell Betts* 4388 1998 2001 Iowa
153.Tony Jeffery 4386 1984 1987 Texas Christian
154.Gary Patton* 4383 1984 1987 Eastern Michigan
155.Curtis Adams 4382 1981 1984 Central Michigan
156.Terry Kirby 4370 1989 1992 Virginia
157.Ryan Yarborough* 4369 1990 1993 Wyoming
158.Shaun Alexander 4363 1996 1999 Alabama
 Thomas Hamner* 4363 1996 1999 Minnesota
160.Carlton Jones 4362 2002 2005 Army
 Aaron Turner 4362 1989 1992 Pacific
162.Jordan Lynch* 4360 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
163.John Harvey* 4351 1985 1988 Texas-El Paso
 Mike Williams 4351 1975 1978 New Mexico
165.Greg Salas* 4345 2007 2010 Hawaii
166.Sedrick Shaw* 4339 1993 1996 Iowa
167.Eric Wilkerson 4336 1985 1988 Kent State
168.Jerome Persell 4327 1976 1978 Western Michigan
169.Gary Allen 4326 1978 1981 Hawaii
170.Brad Smith* 4323 2002 2005 Missouri
171.James Davis* 4322 2005 2008 Clemson
172.Eric Bieniemy 4320 1987 1990 Colorado
 Rafael Little* 4320 2004 2007 Kentucky
174.Stump Mitchell 4319 1977 1980 Citadel
175.Steven Jackson* 4305 2001 2003 Oregon State
176.Eddie George* 4302 1992 1995 Ohio State
177.P.J. Hill* 4300 2006 2008 Wisconsin
178.Bernie Parmalee 4295 1987 1990 Ball State
179.Dwone Hicks 4292 1999 2002 Middle Tennessee State
180.Woody Green 4291 1971 1973 Arizona State
181.Raymond Priester* 4282 1994 1997 Clemson
182.Chris Johnson* 4278 2004 2007 East Carolina
183.Geoff Noisy 4276 1995 1998 Nevada
184.James McDougald 4272 1976 1979 Wake Forest
185.Andre Davis 4266 1992 1995 Texas Christian
186.P.J. Pope* 4264 2002 2005 Bowling Green State
187.Marcus Merriweather 4260 1999 2002 Ball State
188.Patrick Cobbs* 4259 2001 2005 North Texas
189.Reggie Arnold 4248 2006 2009 Arkansas State
 Joe Washington 4248 1972 1975 Oklahoma
191.Jordan White* 4243 2007 2011 Western Michigan
192.Darnell Autry* 4240 1994 1996 Northwestern
193.Adrian Peterson* 4239 2004 2006 Oklahoma
194.Steve Broussard* 4233 1986 1989 Washington State
195.Rodney Ferguson* 4231 2004 2008 New Mexico
196.Chris Perry* 4226 2000 2003 Michigan
197.Ontario Sneed* 4220 2005 2008 Central Michigan
198.Darius Watts* 4219 2000 2003 Marshall
199.Kenjon Barner* 4214 2009 2012 Oregon
200.Curtis Dickey 4199 1976 1979 Texas A&M
201.Howard Jackson* 4192 2001 2004 Texas-El Paso
202.BenJarvus Green-Ellis 4185 2003 2007 Mississippi
203.Andre Callender* 4184 2004 2007 Boston College
 Junior Smith 4184 1991 1994 East Carolina
205.Ryan Benjamin 4183 1990 1992 Pacific
 Levron Williams 4183 1998 2001 Indiana
207.Ahman Green 4180 1995 1997 Nebraska
208.James Sims 4179 2010 2013 Kansas
209.Carnell Williams* 4173 2001 2004 Auburn
210.Robert Turbin* 4160 2007 2011 Utah State
211.Tim Cornett 4157 2010 2013 Nevada-Las Vegas
212.Kory Sheets* 4155 2005 2008 Purdue
213.Demarco McCleskey* 4150 1998 2002 Cincinnati
 Michael Ramseur 4150 1982 1985 Wake Forest
215.Mike Voight* 4149 1973 1976 North Carolina
216.Doug Martin* 4146 2007 2011 Boise State
217.Greg Allen 4145 1981 1984 Florida State
218.Chuck Muncie 4137 1973 1975 California
219.Jarett Dillard* 4136 2005 2008 Rice
220.Jim Vackaro 4135 1992 1995 Western Michigan
221.Laurence Maroney* 4130 2003 2005 Minnesota
222.Butch Woolfolk* 4126 1978 1981 Michigan
223.Mike Cloud 4121 1995 1998 Boston College
224.Tony Hunt* 4119 2003 2006 Penn State
225.Colin Kaepernick* 4118 2007 2010 Nevada
226.Dexter Green* 4114 1975 1978 Iowa State
227.Ketric Sanford 4112 1996 1999 Houston
228.Roy Williams* 4109 2000 2003 Texas
229.Rick Parros 4103 1976 1979 Utah State
230.Bryce Beall* 4102 2008 2011 Houston
231.Don McCauley* 4101 1968 1970 North Carolina
232.Alexander Robinson* 4098 2007 2010 Iowa State
233.Trung Canidate 4094 1996 1999 Arizona
234.Wali Lundy* 4088 2002 2005 Virginia
235.Jawon Chisholm 4085 2011 2014 Akron
236.Keith Byars* 4082 1982 1985 Ohio State
237.Charles Sims* 4077 2009 2012 Houston
238.Donald Brown* 4076 2006 2008 Connecticut
 Reggie Dupard 4076 1982 1985 Southern Methodist
240.Winslow Oliver 4075 1992 1995 New Mexico
 Travis Zachery* 4075 1998 2001 Clemson
242.Cyrus Gray* 4074 2008 2011 Texas A&M
243.Terrence Whitehead* 4071 2002 2005 Oregon
244.Ray Graham* 4070 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
245.Vincent Marshall* 4069 2003 2006 Houston
 Steve Owens* 4069 1967 1969 Oklahoma
247.Gwain Durden 4067 1977 1980 Chattanooga
248.Darius Walker* 4065 2004 2006 Notre Dame
 Jamal Willis 4065 1991 1994 Brigham Young
250.Bishop Sankey* 4063 2011 2013 Washington