Yards From Scrimmage Single Season Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1Kevin Smith*28092007UCF
2Melvin Gordon*27402014Wisconsin
3Barry Sanders27341988Oklahoma State
4Marcus Allen*26831981USC
5Christian McCaffrey*26642015Stanford
6Larry Johnson*24362002Penn State
7Matt Forte24092007Tulane
8Ricky Williams23861998Texas
9Donnel Pumphrey23642016San Diego State
10Jay Ajayi*23582014Boise State
11Rashaan Salaam23491994Colorado
12Eddie George*23441995Ohio State
13Derrick Henry*23102015Alabama
14Darren Sproles*22732003Kansas State
15Mike Rozier22541983Nebraska
16Dalvin Cook22532016Florida State
17Ray Rice*22512007Rutgers
18Troy Davis22491996Iowa State
19Keith Byars*22431984Ohio State
20Ron Dayne*22421996Wisconsin
21Ka'Deem Carey*22322012Arizona
22Montee Ball*22292011Wisconsin
23Troy Edwards22231998Louisiana Tech
24Reggie Bush*22182005USC
25Tony Dorsett22171976Pitt
26Kerwynn Williams*22092012Utah State
27Antonio Andrews22082013Western Kentucky
Donald Brown*22082008Connecticut
29Brian Calhoun*22072005Wisconsin
30Leonard Fournette*22062015LSU
31LaDainian Tomlinson21982000Texas Christian
32Damien Anderson*21952000Northwestern
Charles White*21951979USC
34I'Tavius Mathers21942016Middle Tennessee State
Ryan Benjamin21941991Pacific
36Byron Hanspard21921996Texas Tech
37Royce Freeman*21862015Oregon
38Jeremy McNichols21832016Boise State
39Tevin Coleman21772014Indiana
Andre Williams*21772013Boston College
Garrett Wolfe*21772006Northern Illinois
Mewelde Moore21772001Tulane
43Bishop Sankey*21742013Washington
Marshall Faulk21741993San Diego State
45Troy Davis21691995Iowa State
46Antonio Andrews*21602012Western Kentucky
47DeAngelo Williams*21582004Memphis
48Quentin Griffin*21482002Oklahoma
49J.J. Arrington*21392004California
50Willis McGahee*21082002Miami (FL)
51Jerome Harrison21062005Washington State
52Steve Slaton*21042006West Virginia
53D'Onta Foreman21032016Texas
54Ezekiel Elliott*20982014Ohio State
Don McCauley*20981970North Carolina
56Lorenzo White*20941985Michigan State
57O.J. Simpson*20911968USC
58Wasean Tait20881995Toledo
59LeShon Johnson20821993Northern Illinois
60Duke Johnson*20732014Miami (FL)
61Vaughn Dunbar*20681991Indiana
62Donnel Pumphrey*20672015San Diego State
63Trevor Insley20651999Nevada
64Miquale Lewis*20612008Ball State
65Ka'Deem Carey*20582013Arizona
LaDainian Tomlinson*20581999Texas Christian
67Johnathan Franklin*20572012UCLA
Ricky Bell*20571975USC
69Bobby Rainey20562011Western Kentucky
70Stefphon Jefferson*20532012Nevada
71Charles White*20521978USC
72Donald Buckram20472009UTEP
73Ron Dayne20431999Wisconsin
Ricky Williams20431997Texas
75DeAngelo Williams*20422005Memphis
76Chris Perry*20412003Michigan
77Thomas Jones20371999Virginia
78Toby Gerhart*20282009Stanford
79Ezekiel Elliott*20272015Ohio State
Donnel Pumphrey*20272014San Diego State
81Anthony Alridge20252007Houston
82Kenjon Barner*20232012Oregon
83Leon Allen*20182014Western Kentucky
84Trent Richardson*20172011Alabama
85Andre Davis20161994Texas Christian
86LaMichael James*20152011Oregon
Steven Jackson*20152003Oregon State
Michael Turner20152002Northern Illinois
89Cedric Benson*20132004Texas
90Aaron Jones20062016UTEP
91Chad Hall*20022007Air Force
92Rashard Mendenhall*19992007Illinois
93Craig Heyward*19981987Pitt
94Darren McFadden*19942007Arkansas
Anthony Thompson19941989Indiana
96Mark Ingram*19922009Alabama
97Dri Archer*19902012Kent State
98Dion Lewis*19882009Pitt
99Ahman Green19821997Nebraska
100Ronnie Hillman*19812011San Diego State

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