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

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

Season Player Yds School
2014 Melvin Gordon 2740 Wisconsin
2013 Antonio Andrews 2208 Western Kentucky
2012 Ka'Deem Carey* 2232 Arizona
2011 Montee Ball* 2229 Wisconsin
2010 LaMichael James* 1939 Oregon
2009 Donald Buckram 2047 Texas-El Paso
2008 Donald Brown* 2208 Connecticut
2007 Kevin Smith* 2809 Central Florida
2006 Garrett Wolfe* 2177 Northern Illinois
2005 Reggie Bush* 2218 Southern California
2004 DeAngelo Williams* 2158 Memphis
2003 Darren Sproles* 2273 Kansas State
2002 Larry Johnson* 2436 Penn State
2001 Mewelde Moore 2177 Tulane
2000 LaDainian Tomlinson 2198 Texas Christian
1999 Trevor Insley 2065 Nevada
1998 Ricky Williams 2386 Texas
1997 Ricky Williams 2043 Texas
1996 Troy Davis 2249 Iowa State
1995 Eddie George* 2344 Ohio State
1994 Rashaan Salaam 2349 Colorado
1993 Marshall Faulk 2174 San Diego State
1992 Ryan Benjamin 1875 Pacific
1991 Ryan Benjamin 2194 Pacific
1990 Eric Bieniemy 1787 Colorado
1989 Anthony Thompson 1994 Indiana
1988 Barry Sanders 2734 Oklahoma State
1987 Craig Heyward* 1998 Pittsburgh
1986 Paul Palmer 1976 Temple
1985 Lorenzo White* 2094 Michigan State
1984 Keith Byars* 2243 Ohio State
1983 Mike Rozier 2254 Nebraska
1982 Ernest Anderson 1980 Oklahoma State
1981 Marcus Allen* 2683 Southern California
1980 George Rogers 1804 South Carolina
1979 Charles White* 2195 Southern California
1978 Charles White* 2052 Southern California
1977 Earl Campbell 1855 Texas
1976 Tony Dorsett 2217 Pittsburgh
1975 Ricky Bell* 2057 Southern California
1974 Archie Griffin* 1772 Ohio State
1973 Tony Dorsett* 1777 Pittsburgh
1972 Howard Stevens 1515 Louisville
1971 Ed Marinaro 1932 Cornell
1970 Don McCauley* 2098 North Carolina
1969 Leon Burns 1808 Long Beach State
1968 O.J. Simpson* 2091 Southern California
1967 Leroy Keyes 1744 Purdue
1966 Ray McDonald 1384 Idaho
1965 Howard Twilley 1779 Tulsa
1964 Donny Anderson 1362 Texas Tech
1963 Jack Mahone 1072 Marshall
  Gale Sayers 1072 Kansas
1962 Preacher Pilot 1273 New Mexico State
1961 Preacher Pilot 1298 New Mexico State
1960 Bob Gaiters 1338 New Mexico State
1959 Pervis Atkins 1272 New Mexico State
1958 Dick Bass 1482 Pacific
1957 Leon Burton 1320 Arizona State
1956 Jim Swink* 1156 Texas Christian