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Single Season Leaders and Records for Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Rank Player TD Season School
1.Jared Goff 43 2015 California
2.Montee Ball* 39 2011 Wisconsin
 Barry Sanders 39 1988 Oklahoma State
4.Sean Mannion* 37 2013 Oregon State
5.Jared Goff 35 2014 California
6.Connor Halliday* 34 2013 Washington State
 Keenan Reynolds* 34 2013 Navy
8.Kapri Bibbs* 33 2013 Colorado State
9.Melvin Gordon* 32 2014 Wisconsin
 Connor Halliday 32 2014 Washington State
 Brock Forsey* 32 2002 Boise State
12.Troy Edwards 31 1998 Louisiana Tech
13.Jay Ajayi* 30 2014 Boise State
 Kevin Smith* 30 2007 Central Florida
15.Kenneth Dixon* 29 2014 Louisiana Tech
 Mike Rozier 29 1983 Nebraska
 Terry Metcalf 29 1971 Long Beach State
 Lydell Mitchell 29 1971 Penn State
 Howie Williams 29 1969 Stanford
20.Derrick Henry 28 2015 Alabama
 A.J. McCarron* 28 2013 Alabama
 Kenneth Dixon 28 2012 Louisiana Tech
 Toby Gerhart* 28 2009 Stanford
 Willis McGahee* 28 2002 Miami (FL)
 Luke Staley 28 2001 Brigham Young
 Lee Suggs 28 2000 Virginia Tech
 Ricky Williams 28 1998 Texas
28.Cooper Rush* 27 2014 Central Michigan
 Tommy Rees* 27 2013 Notre Dame
 Collin Klein* 27 2011 Kansas State
 Bernard Pierce* 27 2011 Temple
 Ricky Dobbs* 27 2009 Navy
 Leon Burns 27 1969 Long Beach State
34.Kenneth Dixon 26 2015 Louisiana Tech
 Jeremy McNichols 26 2015 Boise State
 James Conner* 26 2014 Pittsburgh
 Joseph Randle* 26 2011 Oklahoma State
 Lendale White* 26 2005 Southern California
 Skip Hicks* 26 1997 UCLA
 Randy Moss* 26 1997 Marshall
 Anthony Thompson* 26 1988 Indiana
 Pete Johnson* 26 1975 Ohio State
43.Jarvion Franklin* 25 2014 Western Michigan
 Stedman Bailey* 25 2012 West Virginia
 Stefphon Jefferson* 25 2012 Nevada
 Alex Singleton* 25 2012 Tulsa
 Ray Rice* 25 2007 Rutgers
 Ian Johnson* 25 2006 Boise State
 Travis Prentice 25 1997 Miami (OH)
 Ricky Williams 25 1997 Texas
 Eddie George* 25 1995 Ohio State
 Anthony Thompson 25 1989 Indiana
53.Connor Cook 24 2015 Michigan State
 Keenan Reynolds 24 2015 Navy
 Davante Adams* 24 2013 Fresno State
 Jordan Lynch* 24 2013 Northern Illinois
 Tre Mason* 24 2013 Auburn
 Ka'Deem Carey* 24 2012 Arizona
 Trent Richardson* 24 2011 Alabama
 LaMichael James* 24 2010 Oregon
 Chris Johnson* 24 2007 East Carolina
 Michael Bush* 24 2005 Louisville
 Brian Calhoun* 24 2005 Wisconsin
 Brian Calhoun* 24 2005 Wisconsin
 Lee Suggs* 24 2002 Virginia Tech
 Dwone Hicks 24 2001 Middle Tennessee State
 Shaun Alexander 24 1999 Alabama
 Rashaan Salaam 24 1994 Colorado
 Marshall Faulk 24 1993 San Diego State
 Paul Hewitt 24 1987 San Diego State
 Keith Byars* 24 1984 Ohio State
 Ed Marinaro 24 1971 Cornell
 Don McCauley* 24 1970 North Carolina
74.Ezekiel Elliott 23 2015 Ohio State
 Leonard Fournette 23 2015 Louisiana State
 Chase Litton 23 2015 Marshall
 Blake Frohnapfel 23 2014 Massachusetts
 Kenny Hill* 23 2014 Texas A&M
 Keenan Reynolds* 23 2014 Navy
 Dri Archer* 23 2012 Kent State
 Kenjon Barner* 23 2012 Oregon
 Collin Klein* 23 2012 Kansas State
 Robert Turbin* 23 2011 Utah State
 Matt Forte 23 2007 Tulane
 Tim Tebow* 23 2007 Florida
 DeAngelo Williams* 23 2004 Memphis
 Larry Johnson* 23 2002 Penn State
 Chester Taylor 23 2001 Toledo
 Damien Anderson* 23 2000 Northwestern
 Corey Dillon 23 1996 Washington
 George Jones 23 1995 San Diego State
 Ki-Jana Carter 23 1994 Penn State
 Marshall Faulk 23 1991 San Diego State
 Desmond Howard* 23 1991 Michigan
 Marcus Allen* 23 1981 Southern California
 Tony Dorsett 23 1976 Pittsburgh
 Terry Miller* 23 1976 Oklahoma State
 Steve Owens 23 1969 Oklahoma
 O.J. Simpson* 23 1968 Southern California
 Bob Gaiters 23 1960 New Mexico State