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

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player Yds School
2016I'Tavius Mathers707Middle Tennessee State
2015Christian McCaffrey*2664Stanford
2014Melvin Gordon*2740Wisconsin
2013Antonio Andrews2208Western Kentucky
2012Ka'Deem Carey*2232Arizona
2011Montee Ball*2229Wisconsin
2010LaMichael James*1939Oregon
2009Donald Buckram2047Texas-El Paso
2008Donald Brown*2208Connecticut
2007Kevin Smith*2809Central Florida
2006Garrett Wolfe*2177Northern Illinois
2005Reggie Bush*2218Southern California
2004DeAngelo Williams*2158Memphis
2003Darren Sproles*2273Kansas State
2002Larry Johnson*2436Penn State
2001Mewelde Moore2177Tulane
2000LaDainian Tomlinson*2198Texas Christian
1999Trevor Insley2065Nevada
1998Ricky Williams*2386Texas
1997Ricky Williams2043Texas
1996Troy Davis2249Iowa State
1995Eddie George*2344Ohio State
1994Rashaan Salaam*2349Colorado
1993Marshall Faulk2174San Diego State
1992Ryan Benjamin1875Pacific
1991Ryan Benjamin2194Pacific
1990Eric Bieniemy*1787Colorado
1989Anthony Thompson1994Indiana
1988Barry Sanders*2734Oklahoma State
1987Craig Heyward*1998Pittsburgh
1986Paul Palmer1976Temple
1985Lorenzo White*2094Michigan State
1984Keith Byars*2243Ohio State
1983Mike Rozier*2254Nebraska
1982Ernest Anderson1980Oklahoma State
1981Marcus Allen*2683Southern California
1980George Rogers*1804South Carolina
1979Charles White*2195Southern California
1978Charles White*2052Southern California
1977Earl Campbell*1855Texas
1976Tony Dorsett*2217Pittsburgh
1975Ricky Bell*2057Southern California
1974Archie Griffin*1772Ohio State
1973Tony Dorsett*1777Pittsburgh
1972Howard Stevens1515Louisville
1971Ed Marinaro1932Cornell
1970Don McCauley*2098North Carolina
1969Leon Burns1808Long Beach State
1968O.J. Simpson*2091Southern California
1967Leroy Keyes1744Purdue
1966Ray McDonald1384Idaho
1965Howard Twilley*1779Tulsa
1964Donny Anderson*1362Texas Tech
1963Jack Mahone1072Marshall
1963Gale Sayers1072Kansas
1962Preacher Pilot1273New Mexico State
1961Preacher Pilot1298New Mexico State
1960Bob Gaiters*1338New Mexico State
1959Pervis Atkins*1272New Mexico State
1958Dick Bass1482Pacific
1957Leon Burton1320Arizona State
1956Jim Swink*1156Texas Christian

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