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
6Jonathan Taylor*617420172020Wisconsin
7DeAngelo Williams*602620022005Memphis
8Royce Freeman*562120142017Oregon
9Travis Prentice559619961999Miami (OH)
10Archie Griffin*558919721975Ohio State
11Cedric Benson*554020012004Texas
12Justin Jackson*544020142017Northwestern
13LaDainian Tomlinson*538719972000TCU
14Myles Gaskin*532320152018Washington
15Damion Fletcher*530220062009Southern Mississippi
16Anthony Thompson*529919861989Indiana
17Herschel Walker525919801982Georgia
18Garrett Wolfe*516420042006Northern Illinois
19Montee Ball*514020092012Wisconsin
20George Rogers*509119771980South Carolina
21LaMichael James*508220092011Oregon
22Ken Simonton*504419982001Oregon State
23Michael Hart*504020042007Michigan
24Avon Cobourne*503919992002West Virginia
25Darren Lewis501219871990Texas A&M
26Darren Sproles*497920012004Kansas State
27Dontrell Moore*495620022005New Mexico
28Travis Etienne*495220172020Clemson
29Trevor Cobb494819891992Rice
30Kareem Hunt*494520132016Toledo
31Michael Turner494120002003Northern Illinois
32Ray Rice*492620052007Rutgers
33Melvin Gordon*491520112014Wisconsin
34Paul Palmer489519831986Temple
35Lorenzo White*488719841987Michigan State
36Jarvion Franklin*486720142017Western Michigan
37Thurman Thomas*484719841987Oklahoma State
38Steve Bartalo481319831986Colorado State
39Marcus Allen*481019781981USC
40Montel Harris*478920082012Temple
41Mike Rozier478019811983Nebraska
42Nick Chubb*476920142017Georgia
43Terry Miller*475419741977Oklahoma State
44Ed Marinaro471519691971Cornell
45Denvis Manns469219951998New Mexico State
46Kevin Smith*467920052007UCF
47Anthony Davis*467620012004Wisconsin
48Robbie Rouse*464720092012Fresno State
49Tyrell Fenroy464620052008Louisiana
Chester Taylor464619982001Toledo
51Ted Brown460219751978North Carolina State
52Mohamed Ibrahim*459720182022Minnesota
53Darren McFadden*459020052007Arkansas
54Marshall Faulk458919911993San Diego State
55Ameer Abdullah*458820112014Nebraska
Vai Taua*458820072010Nevada
57Keenan Reynolds*455920122015Navy
58Jahwan Edwards*455820112014Ball State
Larry Rose III*455820142017New Mexico State
60Kevin Faulk455719951998LSU
61Bobby Rainey454220082011Western Kentucky
62Ito Smith*453820142017Southern Mississippi
63Darrell Thompson451819861989Minnesota
64Denard Robinson*449520092012Michigan
65Damien Anderson*448519982001Northwestern
66Kenneth Dixon*448320122015Louisiana Tech
67Pat White*448020052008West Virginia
68Xazavian Valladay*446620182022Arizona State
69Dalvin Cook*446420142016Florida State
70J.K. Dobbins*445920172019Ohio State
71Eric Dickerson445019791982SMU
72Earl Campbell444319741977Texas
73Johnathan Franklin*440320092012UCLA
74Kalvin McRae*439820042007Ohio
Javon Ringer*439820052008Michigan State
76Jamie Morris*439219841987Michigan
77Amos Lawrence439119771980North Carolina
78Troy Davis438219941996Iowa State
AJ Dillon*438220172019Boston College
80Deland McCullough436819921995Miami (OH)
81Mewelde Moore*436420002003Tulane
82Malcolm Perry*435920162019Navy
83Jordan Lynch*434320102013Northern Illinois
84Autry Denson*431819951998Notre Dame
David Thompson431819931996Oklahoma State
86Noel Devine*431520072010West Virginia
87Bo Jackson430319821985Auburn
88Elijah McGuire*430120132016Louisiana
89Stepfan Taylor*430020092012Stanford
90Mike Mayweather429919871990Army
Joe Morris429919781981Syracuse
92Brian Hill*428720142016Wyoming
Devin Singletary*428720162018Florida Atlantic
94Matt Forte426520042007Tulane
95Chris Lemon424619961999Nevada
96Reggie Taylor424219831986Cincinnati
97Ka'Deem Carey*423920112013Arizona
98Lance Dunbar422420082011North Texas
99Shock Linwood*421320132016Baylor
100Tico Duckett*421219891992Michigan State
101Charles Williams420120162021UNLV
102Brad Smith*419320022005Missouri
103Jerome Persell419019761978Western Michigan
104Zach Line*418520092012SMU
105Ian Johnson*418320052008Boise State
106Kendall Hunter*418120072010Oklahoma State
107Napoleon McCallum417919811985Navy
108Ralph Webb*417820142017Vanderbilt
Tyrone Wheatley*417819911994Michigan
110George Swarn*417219831986Miami (OH)
111Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
112Curtis Adams416219811984Central Michigan
113Wasean Tait415319931998Toledo
114Lamont Jordan414719972000Maryland
115Byron Hanspard413519941996Texas Tech
116Lamar Jackson*413220152017Louisville
117Allen Pinkett413119821985Notre Dame
118Rodney Smith*412520142019Minnesota
119Samaje Perine*412220142016Oklahoma
120Aaron Jones*411420132016UTEP
121Colin Kaepernick*411220072010Nevada
122Robert Holcombe410519941997Illinois
123Anthony Thomas409819972000Michigan
124Amos Zereoue*408619961998West Virginia
125Ray Lawry*408020142017Old Dominion
126Zack Moss*406720162019Utah
127James Gray406619861989Texas Tech
Robert Lavette406619811984Georgia Tech
129Stump Mitchell406219771980The Citadel
130Mike Voight*406119731976North Carolina
131Demario Brown405319961999Utah State
132Dalton Hilliard405019821985LSU
133Branden Oliver*404920102013Buffalo
Chris Polk*404920082011Washington
135Brock Forsey*404519992002Boise State
136Napoleon Kaufman404119911994Washington
Adrian Peterson*404120042006Oklahoma
138Charles Alexander403519751978LSU
139Darrin Nelson403319771981Stanford
140Chris Barclay*403220022005Wake Forest
141Bryant Koback*402620182021Toledo
142James White*401520102013Wisconsin
143Spencer Brown*401120172020UAB
144Marcus Merriweather400219992002Ball State
145Thomas Jones399819961999Virginia
146Toa Taua*399720182022Nevada
147Travis Dye*399520182022USC
Joe Washington399519721975Oklahoma
149Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
150Astron Whatley398919941997Kent State
151Steve Hookfin397219951998Ohio
152Raymond Priester*396619941997Clemson
153Ezekiel Elliott*396120132015Ohio State
154Warrick Dunn395919931996Florida State
155P.J. Hill*394220062008Wisconsin
156Breece Hall*394120192021Iowa State
157Eric Bieniemy394019871990Colorado
158Reggie Arnold393320062009Arkansas State
Laurence Maroney*393320032005Minnesota
Abu Wilson393319921996Utah State
161Evan Royster*393220072010Penn State
162Sincere McCormick*392920192021UTSA
163Steve Owens*392819671969Oklahoma
Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
165Steve Slaton*392320052007West Virginia
166Christian McCaffrey*392220142016Stanford
167D'Angelo Brewer*391720142017Tulsa
168Patrick Cobbs*391120012005North Texas
169Sedrick Shaw*390819931996Iowa
170Jamaal Williams*390120122016Brigham Young
171Antwaan Randle El389519982001Indiana
172Tyrell Sutton*388620052008Northwestern
173Jaret Patterson*388420182020Buffalo
174James Davis*388120052008Clemson
175Ahman Green388019951997Nebraska
176Jacquizz Rodgers*387720082010Oregon State
177Benjamin Snell Jr.*387320162018Kentucky
178BenJarvus Green-Ellis386920032007Ole Miss
179Bryce Love*386520152018Stanford
180Yvenson Bernard*386220042007Oregon State
Mike Williams386219751978New Mexico
182Butch Woolfolk*386119781981Michigan
183Marcus Cox*385820142016Appalachian State
184Travis Greene*385120122015Bowling Green State
185Saquon Barkley*384320152017Penn State
Najee Harris*384320172020Alabama
187June Henley384119931996Kansas
188Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
189Cadillac Williams*383120012004Auburn
190Leonard Fournette*383020142016LSU
Eric Wilkerson383019851988Kent State
192A.J. Ouellette*382920142018Ohio
193Billy Sims*382019751979Oklahoma
194James McDougald381119761979Wake Forest
195Thomas Hamner*381019961999Minnesota
196Donald Brown*380020062008Connecticut
197Jay Ajayi*379620122014Boise State
Quentin Griffin*379619992002Oklahoma
199Darnell Autry*379319941996Northwestern
200Chance Kretschmer378220012004Nevada
201Tony Sands377719881991Kansas
202Phillip Lindsay*377520142017Colorado
203Reggie Dupard377219821985SMU
204Greg Allen376919811984Florida State
205Eddie George*376819921995Ohio State
206Cyrus Lawrence376719791982Virginia Tech
207Darren Davis376319961999Iowa State
208Woody Green375419711973Arizona State
209Blake Ezor*374919861989Michigan State
Tony Jeffery374919841987TCU
211Miquale Lewis*374820062010Ball State
212Junior Smith374519911994East Carolina
213Craig James374219791982SMU
214Matt Breida*374020142016Georgia Southern
215Andre Williams*373920102013Boston College
216James Conner*373320132016Pitt
Tim Cornett*373320102013UNLV
218Shamari Brooks*372920172021Tulsa
219Derrick Knight*372520002003Boston College
220Anthony Davis*372419721974USC
221LeVante Bellamy*372020152019Western Michigan
Eugene Jarvis372020062010Kent State
Larry Rountree III*372020172020Missouri
224James Butler*371220142017Iowa
225Billy Marek370919721975Wisconsin
226Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
Curtis Dickey370319761979Texas A&M
228Troy Stradford*370019821986Boston College
229Jerry Mays369919851989Georgia Tech
230Leon Johnson369319931996North Carolina
Brian Pruitt369319921994Central Michigan
232Ricky Bell*368919741976USC
233Ladell Betts*368619982001Iowa
Gwain Durden368619771980Chattanooga
235Demarco Murray*368520072010Oklahoma
236Jordan Howard*368120132015Indiana
237Walter Abercrombie*367419781981Baylor
Antonio Andrews*367420102013Western Kentucky
239Ernest Anderson*367219791983Oklahoma State
Quinton Flowers*367220142017South Florida
241Brandon West*367120062009Western Michigan
242Joshua Cribbs367020012004Kent State
243Chris Perry*365720002003Michigan
244Rashaad Penny*365620142017San Diego State
Ricky Williams365619972001Texas Tech
246Tarrion Adams*365120052008Tulsa
247Christopher Rodriguez Jr.*364320182022Kentucky
248Joe McIntosh364219811984North Carolina State
249Ketric Sanford363619961999Houston
250Mike Alstott363519921995Purdue