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Single Season Leaders and Records for Yards From Scrimmage

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.Kevin Smith* 2809 2007 Central Florida
2.Melvin Gordon* 2740 2014 Wisconsin
3.Barry Sanders 2734 1988 Oklahoma State
4.Marcus Allen* 2683 1981 Southern California
5.Christian McCaffrey 2664 2015 Stanford
6.Larry Johnson* 2436 2002 Penn State
7.Matt Forte 2409 2007 Tulane
8.Ricky Williams 2386 1998 Texas
9.Jay Ajayi* 2358 2014 Boise State
10.Rashaan Salaam 2349 1994 Colorado
11.Eddie George* 2344 1995 Ohio State
12.Derrick Henry 2310 2015 Alabama
13.Darren Sproles* 2273 2003 Kansas State
14.Mike Rozier 2254 1983 Nebraska
15.Ray Rice* 2251 2007 Rutgers
16.Troy Davis 2249 1996 Iowa State
17.Keith Byars* 2243 1984 Ohio State
18.Ron Dayne* 2242 1996 Wisconsin
19.Ka'Deem Carey* 2232 2012 Arizona
20.Montee Ball* 2229 2011 Wisconsin
21.Troy Edwards 2223 1998 Louisiana Tech
22.Reggie Bush* 2218 2005 Southern California
23.Tony Dorsett 2217 1976 Pittsburgh
24.Kerwynn Williams* 2209 2012 Utah State
25.Antonio Andrews 2208 2013 Western Kentucky
 Donald Brown* 2208 2008 Connecticut
27.Brian Calhoun* 2207 2005 Wisconsin
28.Leonard Fournette 2206 2015 Louisiana State
29.LaDainian Tomlinson 2198 2000 Texas Christian
30.Damien Anderson* 2195 2000 Northwestern
 Charles White* 2195 1979 Southern California
32.Ryan Benjamin 2194 1991 Pacific
33.Byron Hanspard 2192 1996 Texas Tech
34.Royce Freeman 2186 2015 Oregon
35.Tevin Coleman 2177 2014 Indiana
 Andre Williams* 2177 2013 Boston College
 Garrett Wolfe* 2177 2006 Northern Illinois
 Mewelde Moore 2177 2001 Tulane
39.Bishop Sankey* 2174 2013 Washington
 Marshall Faulk 2174 1993 San Diego State
41.Troy Davis 2169 1995 Iowa State
42.Antonio Andrews* 2160 2012 Western Kentucky
43.DeAngelo Williams* 2158 2004 Memphis
44.Quentin Griffin* 2148 2002 Oklahoma
45.J.J. Arrington* 2139 2004 California
46.Willis McGahee* 2108 2002 Miami (FL)
47.Jerome Harrison 2106 2005 Washington State
48.Steve Slaton* 2104 2006 West Virginia
49.Ezekiel Elliott* 2098 2014 Ohio State
 Don McCauley* 2098 1970 North Carolina
51.Lorenzo White* 2094 1985 Michigan State
52.O.J. Simpson* 2091 1968 Southern California
53.Wasean Tait 2088 1995 Toledo
54.LeShon Johnson 2082 1993 Northern Illinois
55.Duke Johnson* 2073 2014 Miami (FL)
56.Vaughn Dunbar* 2068 1991 Indiana
57.Donnel Pumphrey 2067 2015 San Diego State
58.Trevor Insley 2065 1999 Nevada
59.Miquale Lewis* 2061 2008 Ball State
60.Ka'Deem Carey* 2058 2013 Arizona
 LaDainian Tomlinson* 2058 1999 Texas Christian
62.Johnathan Franklin* 2057 2012 UCLA
 Ricky Bell* 2057 1975 Southern California
64.Bobby Rainey 2056 2011 Western Kentucky
65.Stefphon Jefferson* 2053 2012 Nevada
66.Charles White* 2052 1978 Southern California
67.Donald Buckram 2047 2009 Texas-El Paso
68.Ron Dayne* 2043 1999 Wisconsin
 Ricky Williams 2043 1997 Texas
70.DeAngelo Williams* 2042 2005 Memphis
71.Chris Perry* 2041 2003 Michigan
72.Thomas Jones 2037 1999 Virginia
73.Toby Gerhart* 2028 2009 Stanford
74.Ezekiel Elliott 2027 2015 Ohio State
 Donnel Pumphrey* 2027 2014 San Diego State
76.Anthony Alridge 2025 2007 Houston
77.Kenjon Barner* 2023 2012 Oregon
78.Leon Allen* 2018 2014 Western Kentucky
79.Trent Richardson* 2017 2011 Alabama
80.Andre Davis 2016 1994 Texas Christian
81.LaMichael James* 2015 2011 Oregon
 Steven Jackson* 2015 2003 Oregon State
 Michael Turner 2015 2002 Northern Illinois
84.Cedric Benson* 2013 2004 Texas
85.Chad Hall* 2002 2007 Air Force
86.Rashard Mendenhall* 1999 2007 Illinois
87.Craig Heyward* 1998 1987 Pittsburgh
88.Darren McFadden* 1994 2007 Arkansas
 Anthony Thompson 1994 1989 Indiana
90.Mark Ingram* 1992 2009 Alabama
91.Dri Archer* 1990 2012 Kent State
92.Dion Lewis* 1988 2009 Pittsburgh
93.Ahman Green 1982 1997 Nebraska
94.Ronnie Hillman* 1981 2011 San Diego State
95.Ernest Anderson 1980 1982 Oklahoma State
96.Tre Mason* 1979 2013 Auburn
97.Mike Pringle 1976 1989 Cal State Fullerton
 Paul Palmer 1976 1986 Temple
99.Eugene Jarvis 1975 2007 Kent State
 Herschel Walker 1975 1981 Georgia