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*538719972000Texas Christian
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
52Darren McFadden*459020052007Arkansas
53Marshall Faulk458919911993San Diego State
54Ameer Abdullah*458820112014Nebraska
Vai Taua*458820072010Nevada
56Keenan Reynolds*455920122015Navy
57Jahwan Edwards*455820112014Ball State
Larry Rose III*455820142017New Mexico State
59Kevin Faulk455719951998LSU
60Bobby Rainey454220082011Western Kentucky
61Ito Smith*453820142017Southern Mississippi
62Darrell Thompson451819861989Minnesota
63Denard Robinson*449520092012Michigan
64Damien Anderson*448519982001Northwestern
65Kenneth Dixon*448320122015Louisiana Tech
66Pat White*448020052008West Virginia
67Dalvin Cook*446420142016Florida State
68J.K. Dobbins*445920172019Ohio State
69Eric Dickerson445019791982SMU
70Earl Campbell444319741977Texas
71Johnathan Franklin*440320092012UCLA
72Kalvin McRae*439820042007Ohio
Javon Ringer*439820052008Michigan State
74Jamie Morris*439219841987Michigan
75Amos Lawrence439119771980North Carolina
76Troy Davis438219941996Iowa State
AJ Dillon*438220172019Boston College
78Deland McCullough436819921995Miami (OH)
79Mewelde Moore*436420002003Tulane
80Malcolm Perry*435920162019Navy
81Jordan Lynch*434320102013Northern Illinois
82Autry Denson*431819951998Notre Dame
David Thompson431819931996Oklahoma State
84Noel Devine*431520072010West Virginia
85Bo Jackson430319821985Auburn
86Elijah McGuire*430120132016Louisiana
87Stepfan Taylor*430020092012Stanford
88Mike Mayweather429919871990Army
Joe Morris429919781981Syracuse
90Brian Hill*428720142016Wyoming
Devin Singletary*428720162018Florida Atlantic
92Matt Forte426520042007Tulane
93Chris Lemon424619961999Nevada
94Reggie Taylor424219831986Cincinnati
95Ka'Deem Carey*423920112013Arizona
96Lance Dunbar422420082011North Texas
97Shock Linwood*421320132016Baylor
98Tico Duckett*421219891992Michigan State
99Brad Smith*419320022005Missouri
100Jerome Persell419019761978Western Michigan
101Zach Line*418520092012SMU
102Ian Johnson*418320052008Boise State
103Kendall Hunter*418120072010Oklahoma State
104Napoleon McCallum417919811985Navy
105Ralph Webb*417820142017Vanderbilt
Tyrone Wheatley*417819911994Michigan
107George Swarn*417219831986Miami (OH)
108Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
109Curtis Adams416219811984Central Michigan
110Wasean Tait415319931998Toledo
111Lamont Jordan414719972000Maryland
112Byron Hanspard413519941996Texas Tech
113Lamar Jackson*413220152017Louisville
114Allen Pinkett413119821985Notre Dame
115Rodney Smith*412520142019Minnesota
116Samaje Perine*412220142016Oklahoma
117Aaron Jones*411420132016UTEP
118Colin Kaepernick*411220072010Nevada
119Robert Holcombe410519941997Illinois
120Anthony Thomas409819972000Michigan
121Amos Zereoue*408619961998West Virginia
122Ray Lawry*408020142017Old Dominion
123Zack Moss*406720162019Utah
124James Gray406619861989Texas Tech
Robert Lavette406619811984Georgia Tech
126Stump Mitchell406219771980Citadel
127Mike Voight*406119731976North Carolina
128Demario Brown405319961999Utah State
129Dalton Hilliard405019821985LSU
130Branden Oliver*404920102013Buffalo
Chris Polk*404920082011Washington
132Brock Forsey*404519992002Boise State
133Napoleon Kaufman404119911994Washington
Adrian Peterson*404120042006Oklahoma
135Charles Alexander403519751978LSU
136Darrin Nelson403319771981Stanford
137Chris Barclay*403220022005Wake Forest
138James White*401520102013Wisconsin
139Spencer Brown*401120172020UAB
140Marcus Merriweather400219992002Ball State
141Thomas Jones399819961999Virginia
142Joe Washington399519721975Oklahoma
143Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
144Astron Whatley398919941997Kent State
145Steve Hookfin397219951998Ohio
146Raymond Priester*396619941997Clemson
147Ezekiel Elliott*396120132015Ohio State
148Warrick Dunn395919931996Florida State
149P.J. Hill*394220062008Wisconsin
150Eric Bieniemy394019871990Colorado
151Reggie Arnold393320062009Arkansas State
Laurence Maroney*393320032005Minnesota
Abu Wilson393319921996Utah State
154Evan Royster*393220072010Penn State
155Steve Owens*392819671969Oklahoma
Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
157Steve Slaton*392320052007West Virginia
158Christian McCaffrey*392220142016Stanford
159D'Angelo Brewer*391720142017Tulsa
160Patrick Cobbs*391120012005North Texas
161Sedrick Shaw*390819931996Iowa
162Jamaal Williams*390120122016Brigham Young
163Antwaan Randle El389519982001Indiana
164Tyrell Sutton*388620052008Northwestern
165Jaret Patterson*388420182020Buffalo
166James Davis*388120052008Clemson
167Ahman Green388019951997Nebraska
168Jacquizz Rodgers*387720082010Oregon State
169Benjamin Snell Jr.*387320162018Kentucky
170BenJarvus Green-Ellis386920032007Ole Miss
171Bryce Love*386520152018Stanford
172Yvenson Bernard*386220042007Oregon State
Mike Williams386219751978New Mexico
174Butch Woolfolk*386119781981Michigan
175Marcus Cox*385820142016Appalachian State
176Travis Greene*385120122015Bowling Green State
177Saquon Barkley*384320152017Penn State
Najee Harris*384320172020Alabama
179June Henley384119931996Kansas
180Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
181Carnell Williams*383120012004Auburn
182Leonard Fournette*383020142016LSU
Eric Wilkerson383019851988Kent State
184A.J. Ouellette*382920142018Ohio
185Billy Sims*382019751979Oklahoma
186James McDougald381119761979Wake Forest
187Thomas Hamner*381019961999Minnesota
188Donald Brown*380020062008Connecticut
189Jay Ajayi*379620122014Boise State
Quentin Griffin*379619992002Oklahoma
191Darnell Autry*379319941996Northwestern
192Chance Kretschmer378220012004Nevada
193Tony Sands377719881991Kansas
194Phillip Lindsay*377520142017Colorado
195Reggie Dupard377219821985SMU
196Greg Allen376919811984Florida State
197Eddie George*376819921995Ohio State
198Cyrus Lawrence376719791982Virginia Tech
199Darren Davis376319961999Iowa State
200Woody Green375419711973Arizona State
201Blake Ezor*374919861989Michigan State
Tony Jeffery374919841987Texas Christian
203Miquale Lewis*374820062010Ball State
204Junior Smith374519911994East Carolina
205Craig James374219791982SMU
206Matt Breida*374020142016Georgia Southern
207Andre Williams*373920102013Boston College
208James Conner*373320132016Pitt
Tim Cornett*373320102013UNLV
210Derrick Knight*372520002003Boston College
211Anthony Davis*372419721974USC
212LeVante Bellamy*372020152019Western Michigan
Eugene Jarvis372020062010Kent State
Larry Rountree III*372020172020Missouri
215James Butler*371220142017Iowa
216Billy Marek370919721975Wisconsin
217Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
Curtis Dickey370319761979Texas A&M
219Troy Stradford*370019821986Boston College
220Jerry Mays369919851989Georgia Tech
221Leon Johnson369319931996North Carolina
Brian Pruitt369319921994Central Michigan
223Ricky Bell*368919741976USC
224Ladell Betts*368619982001Iowa
Gwain Durden368619771980Chattanooga
226Demarco Murray*368520072010Oklahoma
227Jordan Howard*368120132015Indiana
228Walter Abercrombie*367419781981Baylor
Antonio Andrews*367420102013Western Kentucky
230Ernest Anderson*367219791983Oklahoma State
Quinton Flowers*367220142017South Florida
232Brandon West*367120062009Western Michigan
233Joshua Cribbs367020012004Kent State
234Chris Perry*365720002003Michigan
235Rashaad Penny*365620142017San Diego State
Ricky Williams365619972001Texas Tech
237Charles Williams365420162021UNLV
238Tarrion Adams*365120052008Tulsa
239Joe McIntosh364219811984North Carolina State
240Ketric Sanford363619961999Houston
241Mike Alstott363519921995Purdue
242Marquis Young363120152018Massachusetts
243Trung Canidate362619961999Arizona
244Steven Jackson*362520012003Oregon State
245Kenjon Barner*362320092012Oregon
246Ronald Jones*361920152017USC
247Trayveon Williams*361520162018Texas A&M
248Dwone Hicks361319992002Middle Tennessee State
Sony Michel*361320142017Georgia
250Dee Dowis361219861989Air Force