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
16Garrett Wolfe*516420042006Northern Illinois
17Montee Ball*514020092012Wisconsin
18George Rogers*509119771980South Carolina
19LaMichael James*508220092011Oregon
20Ken Simonton*504419982001Oregon State
21Michael Hart*504020042007Michigan
22Avon Cobourne*503919992002West Virginia
23Darren Lewis501219871990Texas A&M
24Darren Sproles*497920012004Kansas State
25Dontrell Moore*495620022005New Mexico
26Trevor Cobb494819891992Rice
27Kareem Hunt*494520132016Toledo
28Michael Turner494120002003Northern Illinois
29Ray Rice*492620052007Rutgers
30Melvin Gordon*491520112014Wisconsin
31Paul Palmer489519831986Temple
32Lorenzo White*488719841987Michigan State
33Jarvion Franklin*486720142017Western Michigan
34Thurman Thomas*484719841987Oklahoma State
35Steve Bartalo481319831986Colorado State
36Marcus Allen*481019781981USC
37Montel Harris*478920082012Temple
38Mike Rozier478019811983Nebraska
39Nick Chubb*476920142017Georgia
40Terry Miller*475419741977Oklahoma State
41Ed Marinaro471519691971Cornell
42Denvis Manns469219951998New Mexico State
43Kevin Smith*467920052007UCF
44Myles Gaskin*467820152018Washington
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
86Matt Forte426520042007Tulane
87Chris Lemon424619961999Nevada
88Reggie Taylor424219831986Cincinnati
89Ka'Deem Carey*423920112013Arizona
90Lance Dunbar422420082011North Texas
91Shock Linwood*421320132016Baylor
92Tico Duckett*421219891992Michigan State
93Brad Smith*419320022005Missouri
94Jerome Persell419019761978Western Michigan
95Zach Line*418520092012SMU
96Ian Johnson*418320052008Boise State
97Kendall Hunter*418120072010Oklahoma State
98Napoleon McCallum417919811985Navy
99Ralph Webb*417820142017Vanderbilt
Tyrone Wheatley*417819911994Michigan
101George Swarn*417219831986Miami (OH)
102Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
103Curtis Adams416219811984Central Michigan
104Wasean Tait415319931998Toledo
105Lamont Jordan414719972000Maryland
106Byron Hanspard413519941996Texas Tech
107Lamar Jackson*413220152017Louisville
108Allen Pinkett413119821985Notre Dame
109Samaje Perine*412220142016Oklahoma
110Aaron Jones*411420132017UTEP
111Colin Kaepernick*411220072010Nevada
112Robert Holcombe410519941997Illinois
113Anthony Thomas409819972000Michigan
114Amos Zereoue*408619961998West Virginia
115Ray Lawry*408020142017Old Dominion
116James Gray406619861989Texas Tech
Robert Lavette406619811984Georgia Tech
118Stump Mitchell406219771980Citadel
119Mike Voight*406119731976North Carolina
120Demario Brown405319961999Utah State
121Dalton Hilliard405019821985LSU
122Branden Oliver*404920102013Buffalo
Chris Polk*404920082011Washington
124Brock Forsey*404519992002Boise State
125Napoleon Kaufman404119911994Washington
Adrian Peterson*404120042006Oklahoma
127Charles Alexander403519751978LSU
128Darrin Nelson403319771981Stanford
129Chris Barclay*403220022005Wake Forest
130James White*401520102013Wisconsin
131Marcus Merriweather400219992002Ball State
132Thomas Jones399819961999Virginia
133Joe Washington399519721975Oklahoma
134Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
135Astron Whatley398919941997Kent State
136Steve Hookfin397219951998Ohio
137Raymond Priester*396619941997Clemson
138Ezekiel Elliott*396120132015Ohio State
139Warrick Dunn395919931996Florida State
140P.J. Hill*394220062008Wisconsin
141Eric Bieniemy394019871990Colorado
142Reggie Arnold393320062009Arkansas State
Laurence Maroney*393320032005Minnesota
Abu Wilson393319921996Utah State
145Evan Royster*393220072010Penn State
146Steve Owens*392819671969Oklahoma
Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
148Steve Slaton*392320052007West Virginia
149Christian McCaffrey*392220142016Stanford
150D'Angelo Brewer*391720142017Tulsa
151Patrick Cobbs*391120012005North Texas
152Sedrick Shaw*390819931996Iowa
153Jamaal Williams*390120122016Brigham Young
154Antwaan Randle El389519982001Indiana
155Tyrell Sutton*388620052008Northwestern
156James Davis*388120052008Clemson
157Ahman Green388019951997Nebraska
158Jacquizz Rodgers*387720082010Oregon State
159BenJarvus Green-Ellis386920032007Ole Miss
160Yvenson Bernard*386220042007Oregon State
Mike Williams386219751978New Mexico
162Butch Woolfolk*386119781981Michigan
163Marcus Cox*385820142016Appalachian State
164Travis Greene*385120122015Bowling Green State
165Saquon Barkley*384320152017Penn State
166June Henley384119931996Kansas
167Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
168Carnell Williams*383120012004Auburn
169Leonard Fournette*383020142016LSU
Eric Wilkerson383019851988Kent State
171Billy Sims*382019751979Oklahoma
172James McDougald381119761979Wake Forest
173Thomas Hamner*381019961999Minnesota
174Donald Brown*380020062008Connecticut
175Jay Ajayi*379620122014Boise State
Quentin Griffin*379619992002Oklahoma
177Darnell Autry*379319941996Northwestern
178Chance Kretschmer378220012004Nevada
179Tony Sands377719881991Kansas
180Phillip Lindsay*377520142017Colorado
181Reggie Dupard377219821985SMU
182Greg Allen376919811984Florida State
183Eddie George*376819921995Ohio State
184Cyrus Lawrence376719791982Virginia Tech
185Darren Davis376319961999Iowa State
186Woody Green375419711973Arizona State
187Blake Ezor*374919861989Michigan State
Tony Jeffery374919841987Texas Christian
189Miquale Lewis*374820062010Ball State
190Junior Smith374519911994East Carolina
191Craig James374219791982SMU
192Matt Breida*374020142016Georgia Southern
193Andre Williams*373920102013Boston College
194James Conner*373320132016Pitt
Tim Cornett*373320102013UNLV
196Derrick Knight*372520002003Boston College
197Anthony Davis*372419721974USC
198Eugene Jarvis372020062010Kent State
199James Butler*371220142017Iowa
200Billy Marek370919721975Wisconsin
201Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
Curtis Dickey370319761979Texas A&M
203Troy Stradford*370019821986Boston College
204Jerry Mays369919851989Georgia Tech
205Leon Johnson369319931996North Carolina
Brian Pruitt369319921994Central Michigan
207Ricky Bell*368919741976USC
208Ladell Betts*368619982001Iowa
Gwain Durden368619771980Chattanooga
210Demarco Murray*368520072010Oklahoma
211Jordan Howard*368120132015Indiana
212Walter Abercrombie*367419781981Baylor
Antonio Andrews*367420102013Western Kentucky
214Ernest Anderson*367219791983Oklahoma State
Quinton Flowers*367220142017South Florida
216Brandon West*367120062009Western Michigan
217Joshua Cribbs367020012004Kent State
218Chris Perry*365720002003Michigan
219Rashaad Penny*365620142017San Diego State
Ricky Williams365619972001Texas Tech
221Tarrion Adams*365120052008Tulsa
222Joe McIntosh364219811984North Carolina State
223Ketric Sanford363619961999Houston
224Mike Alstott363519921995Purdue
225Trung Canidate362619961999Arizona
226Steven Jackson*362520012003Oregon State
227Kenjon Barner*362320092012Oregon
228Ronald Jones*361920152017USC
229Dwone Hicks361319992002Middle Tennessee State
Sony Michel*361320142017Georgia
231Dee Dowis361219861989Air Force
232Marlon Mack*360920142016South Florida
233Terry Swanson*360120142017Toledo
234Rodney Stewart359820082011Colorado
235Mike Cloud359719951998Boston College
Kareem Wilson359719951998Ohio
237Ben Garry359519741977Southern Mississippi
238Asher Clark*359420082011Air Force
239James Sims359220102013Kansas
240Derrick Henry*359120132015Alabama
241Gaston Green*358719841987UCLA
242Dexter Green*358519751978Iowa State
243Derrick Nix*358419982002Southern Mississippi
244John Harvey*357619851988UTEP
245Ben Cowins357019751978Arkansas
Jalin Moore*357020152018Appalachian State
Bernard Pierce*357020092011Temple
248Floyd Allen356919781981Virginia Military Institute
249Devin Singletary*356620162018Florida Atlantic
250Shaun Alexander356519961999Alabama

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