Rushing Yards Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds From To School
1Ron Dayne*712519961999Wisconsin
2Tony Dorsett*652619731976Pitt
3Donnel Pumphrey*640520132016San Diego State
4Ricky Williams627919951998Texas
5Charles White*624519761979USC
6DeAngelo Williams*602620022005Memphis
7Royce Freeman*562120142017Oregon
8Travis Prentice559619961999Miami (OH)
9Archie Griffin*558919721975Ohio State
10Cedric Benson*554020012004Texas
11Justin Jackson*544020142017Northwestern
12LaDainian Tomlinson*538719972000Texas Christian
13Damion Fletcher*530220062009Southern Mississippi
14Anthony Thompson*529919861989Indiana
15Herschel Walker525919801982Georgia
16Myles Gaskin*520220152018Washington
17Garrett Wolfe*516420042006Northern Illinois
18Montee Ball*514020092012Wisconsin
19George Rogers*509119771980South Carolina
20LaMichael James*508220092011Oregon
21Ken Simonton*504419982001Oregon State
22Michael Hart*504020042007Michigan
23Avon Cobourne*503919992002West Virginia
24Darren Lewis501219871990Texas A&M
25Darren Sproles*497920012004Kansas State
26Dontrell Moore*495620022005New Mexico
27Trevor Cobb494819891992Rice
28Kareem Hunt*494520132016Toledo
29Michael Turner494120002003Northern Illinois
30Ray Rice*492620052007Rutgers
31Melvin Gordon*491520112014Wisconsin
32Paul Palmer489519831986Temple
33Lorenzo White*488719841987Michigan State
34Jarvion Franklin*486720142017Western Michigan
35Thurman Thomas*484719841987Oklahoma State
36Steve Bartalo481319831986Colorado State
37Marcus Allen*481019781981USC
38Montel Harris*478920082012Temple
39Mike Rozier478019811983Nebraska
40Nick Chubb*476920142017Georgia
41Terry Miller*475419741977Oklahoma State
42Ed Marinaro471519691971Cornell
43Denvis Manns469219951998New Mexico State
44Kevin Smith*467920052007UCF
45Anthony Davis*467620012004Wisconsin
46Robbie Rouse*464720092012Fresno State
47Tyrell Fenroy464620052008Louisiana
Chester Taylor464619982001Toledo
49Ted Brown460219751978North Carolina State
50Darren McFadden*459020052007Arkansas
51Marshall Faulk458919911993San Diego State
52Ameer Abdullah*458820112014Nebraska
Vai Taua*458820072010Nevada
54Keenan Reynolds*455920122015Navy
55Jahwan Edwards*455820112014Ball State
Larry Rose III*455820142017New Mexico State
57Kevin Faulk455719951998LSU
58Bobby Rainey454220082011Western Kentucky
59Ito Smith*453820142017Southern Mississippi
60Darrell Thompson451819861989Minnesota
61Denard Robinson*449520092012Michigan
62Damien Anderson*448519982001Northwestern
63Kenneth Dixon*448320122015Louisiana Tech
64Pat White*448020052008West Virginia
65Dalvin Cook*446420142016Florida State
66Eric Dickerson445019791982SMU
67Earl Campbell444319741977Texas
68Johnathan Franklin*440320092012UCLA
69Kalvin McRae*439820042007Ohio
Javon Ringer*439820052008Michigan State
71Jamie Morris*439219841987Michigan
72Amos Lawrence439119771980North Carolina
73Troy Davis438219941996Iowa State
74Deland McCullough436819921995Miami (OH)
75Mewelde Moore*436420002003Tulane
76Jordan Lynch*434320102013Northern Illinois
77Autry Denson*431819951998Notre Dame
David Thompson431819931996Oklahoma State
79Noel Devine*431520072010West Virginia
80Bo Jackson430319821985Auburn
81Elijah McGuire*430120132016Louisiana
82Stepfan Taylor*430020092012Stanford
83Mike Mayweather429919871990Army
Joe Morris429919781981Syracuse
85Brian Hill*428720142016Wyoming
Devin Singletary*428720162018Florida Atlantic
87Matt Forte426520042007Tulane
88Chris Lemon424619961999Nevada
89Reggie Taylor424219831986Cincinnati
90Ka'Deem Carey*423920112013Arizona
91Lance Dunbar422420082011North Texas
92Shock Linwood*421320132016Baylor
93Tico Duckett*421219891992Michigan State
94Brad Smith*419320022005Missouri
95Jerome Persell419019761978Western Michigan
96Zach Line*418520092012SMU
97Ian Johnson*418320052008Boise State
98Kendall Hunter*418120072010Oklahoma State
99Napoleon McCallum417919811985Navy
100Ralph Webb*417820142017Vanderbilt
Tyrone Wheatley*417819911994Michigan
102George Swarn*417219831986Miami (OH)
103Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
104Curtis Adams416219811984Central Michigan
105Wasean Tait415319931998Toledo
106Lamont Jordan414719972000Maryland
107Byron Hanspard413519941996Texas Tech
108Lamar Jackson*413220152017Louisville
109Allen Pinkett413119821985Notre Dame
110Samaje Perine*412220142016Oklahoma
111Aaron Jones*411420132017UTEP
112Colin Kaepernick*411220072010Nevada
113Robert Holcombe410519941997Illinois
114Anthony Thomas409819972000Michigan
115Amos Zereoue*408619961998West Virginia
116Ray Lawry*408020142017Old Dominion
117James Gray406619861989Texas Tech
Robert Lavette406619811984Georgia Tech
119Stump Mitchell406219771980Citadel
120Mike Voight*406119731976North Carolina
121Demario Brown405319961999Utah State
122Dalton Hilliard405019821985LSU
123Branden Oliver*404920102013Buffalo
Chris Polk*404920082011Washington
125Brock Forsey*404519992002Boise State
126Napoleon Kaufman404119911994Washington
Adrian Peterson*404120042006Oklahoma
128Charles Alexander403519751978LSU
129Darrin Nelson403319771981Stanford
130Chris Barclay*403220022005Wake Forest
131James White*401520102013Wisconsin
132Marcus Merriweather400219992002Ball State
133Thomas Jones399819961999Virginia
134Joe Washington399519721975Oklahoma
135Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
136Astron Whatley398919941997Kent State
137Steve Hookfin397219951998Ohio
138Raymond Priester*396619941997Clemson
Jonathan Taylor*396620172018Wisconsin
140Ezekiel Elliott*396120132015Ohio State
141Warrick Dunn395919931996Florida State
142P.J. Hill*394220062008Wisconsin
143Eric Bieniemy394019871990Colorado
144Reggie Arnold393320062009Arkansas State
Laurence Maroney*393320032005Minnesota
Abu Wilson393319921996Utah State
147Evan Royster*393220072010Penn State
148Steve Owens*392819671969Oklahoma
Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
150Steve Slaton*392320052007West Virginia
151Christian McCaffrey*392220142016Stanford
152D'Angelo Brewer*391720142017Tulsa
153Patrick Cobbs*391120012005North Texas
154Sedrick Shaw*390819931996Iowa
155Jamaal Williams*390120122016Brigham Young
156Antwaan Randle El389519982001Indiana
157Tyrell Sutton*388620052008Northwestern
158James Davis*388120052008Clemson
159Ahman Green388019951997Nebraska
160Jacquizz Rodgers*387720082010Oregon State
161BenJarvus Green-Ellis386920032007Ole Miss
162Bryce Love*386520152018Stanford
163Yvenson Bernard*386220042007Oregon State
Mike Williams386219751978New Mexico
165Butch Woolfolk*386119781981Michigan
166Marcus Cox*385820142016Appalachian State
167Travis Greene*385120122015Bowling Green State
168Saquon Barkley*384320152017Penn State
169June Henley384119931996Kansas
170Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
171Carnell Williams*383120012004Auburn
172Leonard Fournette*383020142016LSU
Eric Wilkerson383019851988Kent State
174Billy Sims*382019751979Oklahoma
175James McDougald381119761979Wake Forest
176Thomas Hamner*381019961999Minnesota
177Donald Brown*380020062008Connecticut
178Jay Ajayi*379620122014Boise State
Quentin Griffin*379619992002Oklahoma
180Darnell Autry*379319941996Northwestern
181Chance Kretschmer378220012004Nevada
182Tony Sands377719881991Kansas
183Phillip Lindsay*377520142017Colorado
184Reggie Dupard377219821985SMU
185Greg Allen376919811984Florida State
186Eddie George*376819921995Ohio State
187Cyrus Lawrence376719791982Virginia Tech
188Darren Davis376319961999Iowa State
189Woody Green375419711973Arizona State
Benjamin Snell Jr.*375420162018Kentucky
191Blake Ezor*374919861989Michigan State
Tony Jeffery374919841987Texas Christian
193Miquale Lewis*374820062010Ball State
194Junior Smith374519911994East Carolina
195Craig James374219791982SMU
196Matt Breida*374020142016Georgia Southern
197Andre Williams*373920102013Boston College
198James Conner*373320132016Pitt
Tim Cornett*373320102013UNLV
200Derrick Knight*372520002003Boston College
201Anthony Davis*372419721974USC
202Eugene Jarvis372020062010Kent State
203James Butler*371220142017Iowa
204Billy Marek370919721975Wisconsin
205Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
Curtis Dickey370319761979Texas A&M
207Troy Stradford*370019821986Boston College
208Jerry Mays369919851989Georgia Tech
209Leon Johnson369319931996North Carolina
Brian Pruitt369319921994Central Michigan
211Ricky Bell*368919741976USC
212Ladell Betts*368619982001Iowa
Gwain Durden368619771980Chattanooga
214Demarco Murray*368520072010Oklahoma
215Jordan Howard*368120132015Indiana
216Walter Abercrombie*367419781981Baylor
Antonio Andrews*367420102013Western Kentucky
218Ernest Anderson*367219791983Oklahoma State
Quinton Flowers*367220142017South Florida
220Brandon West*367120062009Western Michigan
221Joshua Cribbs367020012004Kent State
222A.J. Ouellette*366520142018Ohio
223Chris Perry*365720002003Michigan
224Rashaad Penny*365620142017San Diego State
Ricky Williams365619972001Texas Tech
226Tarrion Adams*365120052008Tulsa
227Joe McIntosh364219811984North Carolina State
228Ketric Sanford363619961999Houston
229Mike Alstott363519921995Purdue
230Marquis Young363020152018Massachusetts
231Trung Canidate362619961999Arizona
232Steven Jackson*362520012003Oregon State
233Kenjon Barner*362320092012Oregon
234Ronald Jones*361920152017USC
235Dwone Hicks361319992002Middle Tennessee State
Sony Michel*361320142017Georgia
237Dee Dowis361219861989Air Force
238Marlon Mack*360920142016South Florida
239Terry Swanson*360120142017Toledo
240Rodney Stewart359820082011Colorado
241Mike Cloud359719951998Boston College
Kareem Wilson359719951998Ohio
243Ben Garry359519741977Southern Mississippi
244Asher Clark*359420082011Air Force
245James Sims359220102013Kansas
246Derrick Henry*359120132015Alabama
247Gaston Green*358719841987UCLA
248Dexter Green*358519751978Iowa State
249Derrick Nix*358419982002Southern Mississippi
250John Harvey*357619851988UTEP

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