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
7Travis Prentice559619961999Miami (OH)
8Archie Griffin*558919721975Ohio State
9Cedric Benson*554020012004Texas
10Royce Freeman*549920142017Oregon
11LaDainian Tomlinson*538719972000Texas Christian
12Damion Fletcher*530220062009Southern Mississippi
13Anthony Thompson*529919861989Indiana
14Herschel Walker525919801982Georgia
15Garrett Wolfe*516420042006Northern Illinois
16Montee Ball*514020092012Wisconsin
17Justin Jackson*513920142017Northwestern
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
33Thurman Thomas*484719841987Oklahoma State
34Jarvion Franklin*481520142017Western Michigan
35Steve Bartalo481319831986Colorado State
36Marcus Allen*481019781981USC
37Montel Harris*478920082012Temple
38Mike Rozier478019811983Nebraska
39Terry Miller*475419741977Oklahoma State
40Ed Marinaro471519691971Cornell
41Denvis Manns469219951998New Mexico State
42Kevin Smith*467920052007UCF
43Anthony Davis*467620012004Wisconsin
44Robbie Rouse*464720092012Fresno State
45Tyrell Fenroy464620052008Louisiana-Lafayette
Chester Taylor464619982001Toledo
47Ted Brown460219751978North Carolina State
48Darren McFadden*459020052007Arkansas
49Marshall Faulk458919911993San Diego State
50Ameer Abdullah*458820112014Nebraska
Vai Taua*458820072010Nevada
52Keenan Reynolds*455920122015Navy
53Jahwan Edwards*455820112014Ball State
54Kevin Faulk455719951998LSU
55Bobby Rainey454220082011Western Kentucky
56Darrell Thompson451819861989Minnesota
57Denard Robinson*449520092012Michigan
58Damien Anderson*448519982001Northwestern
59Kenneth Dixon*448320122015Louisiana Tech
60Pat White*448020052008West Virginia
61Nick Chubb*446920142017Georgia
62Dalvin Cook*446420142016Florida State
63Eric Dickerson445019791982SMU
64Earl Campbell444319741977Texas
65Johnathan Franklin*440320092012UCLA
66Kalvin McRae*439820042007Ohio
Javon Ringer*439820052008Michigan State
68Jamie Morris*439219841987Michigan
69Amos Lawrence439119771980North Carolina
70Troy Davis438219941996Iowa State
71Deland McCullough436819921995Miami (OH)
72Mewelde Moore*436420002003Tulane
73Jordan Lynch*434320102013Northern Illinois
74Autry Denson*431819951998Notre Dame
David Thompson431819931996Oklahoma State
76Noel Devine*431520072010West Virginia
77Bo Jackson430319821985Auburn
78Elijah McGuire*430120132016Louisiana-Lafayette
79Stepfan Taylor*430020092012Stanford
80Mike Mayweather429919871990Army
Joe Morris429919781981Syracuse
82Ito Smith*429420142017Southern Mississippi
83Brian Hill*428720142016Wyoming
84Matt Forte426520042007Tulane
85Larry Rose III426420142017New Mexico State
86Chris Lemon424619961999Nevada
87Reggie Taylor424219831986Cincinnati
88Ka'Deem Carey*423920112013Arizona
89Lance Dunbar422420082011North Texas
90Shock Linwood*421320132016Baylor
91Tico Duckett*421219891992Michigan State
92Brad Smith*419320022005Missouri
93Jerome Persell419019761978Western Michigan
94Zach Line*418520092012SMU
95Ian Johnson*418320052008Boise State
96Kendall Hunter*418120072010Oklahoma State
97Napoleon McCallum417919811985Navy
98Tyrone Wheatley*417819911994Michigan
99George Swarn*417219831986Miami (OH)
100Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
101Curtis Adams416219811984Central Michigan
102Wasean Tait415319931998Toledo
103Lamont Jordan414719972000Maryland
104Byron Hanspard413519941996Texas Tech
105Allen Pinkett413119821985Notre Dame
106Samaje Perine*412220142016Oklahoma
107Aaron Jones*411420132017UTEP
108Colin Kaepernick*411220072010Nevada
109Robert Holcombe410519941997Illinois
110Anthony Thomas409819972000Michigan
111Amos Zereoue*408619961998West Virginia
112James Gray406619861989Texas Tech
Robert Lavette406619811984Georgia Tech
114Stump Mitchell406219771980Citadel
115Mike Voight*406119731976North Carolina
116Demario Brown405319961999Utah State
117Dalton Hilliard405019821985LSU
118Branden Oliver*404920102013Buffalo
Chris Polk*404920082011Washington
120Brock Forsey*404519992002Boise State
121Napoleon Kaufman404119911994Washington
Adrian Peterson*404120042006Oklahoma
123Charles Alexander403519751978LSU
124Darrin Nelson403319771981Stanford
125Chris Barclay*403220022005Wake Forest
126Ralph Webb*401520142017Vanderbilt
James White*401520102013Wisconsin
128Marcus Merriweather400219992002Ball State
129Thomas Jones399819961999Virginia
130Joe Washington399519721975Oklahoma
131Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
132Astron Whatley398919941997Kent State
133Ray Lawry*398320142017Old Dominion
134Steve Hookfin397219951998Ohio
135Raymond Priester*396619941997Clemson
136Ezekiel Elliott*396120132015Ohio State
137Warrick Dunn395919931996Florida State
138P.J. Hill*394220062008Wisconsin
139Eric Bieniemy394019871990Colorado
140Reggie Arnold393320062009Arkansas State
Laurence Maroney*393320032005Minnesota
Abu Wilson393319921996Utah State
143Evan Royster*393220072010Penn State
144Steve Owens*392819671969Oklahoma
Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
146Steve Slaton*392320052007West Virginia
147Christian McCaffrey*392220142016Stanford
148Patrick Cobbs*391120012005North Texas
149Sedrick Shaw*390819931996Iowa
150Jamaal Williams*390120122016Brigham Young
151Antwaan Randle El389519982001Indiana
152Tyrell Sutton*388620052008Northwestern
153James Davis*388120052008Clemson
154Ahman Green388019951997Nebraska
155Jacquizz Rodgers*387720082010Oregon State
156BenJarvus Green-Ellis386920032007Ole Miss
157Yvenson Bernard*386220042007Oregon State
Mike Williams386219751978New Mexico
159Butch Woolfolk*386119781981Michigan
160Marcus Cox*385820142016Appalachian State
161Travis Greene*385120122015Bowling Green State
162June Henley384119931996Kansas
163Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
164Carnell Williams*383120012004Auburn
165Leonard Fournette*383020142016LSU
Eric Wilkerson383019851988Kent State
167Billy Sims*382019751979Oklahoma
168Lamar Jackson*381820152017Louisville
169James McDougald381119761979Wake Forest
170Thomas Hamner*381019961999Minnesota
171Donald Brown*380020062008Connecticut
172Jay Ajayi*379620122014Boise State
Quentin Griffin*379619992002Oklahoma
174Darnell Autry*379319941996Northwestern
175Chance Kretschmer378220012004Nevada
176Tony Sands377719881991Kansas
177Reggie Dupard377219821985SMU
178Greg Allen376919811984Florida State
179Eddie George*376819921995Ohio State
180Cyrus Lawrence376719791982Virginia Tech
181Myles Gaskin*376520152017Washington
182Darren Davis376319961999Iowa State
183Woody Green375419711973Arizona State
184Blake Ezor*374919861989Michigan State
Tony Jeffery374919841987Texas Christian
186Miquale Lewis*374820062010Ball State
187Junior Smith374519911994East Carolina
188Craig James374219791982SMU
189Matt Breida*374020142016Georgia Southern
190Andre Williams*373920102013Boston College
191James Conner*373320132016Pitt
Tim Cornett*373320102013UNLV
193Derrick Knight*372520002003Boston College
194Anthony Davis*372419721974USC
195Eugene Jarvis372020062010Kent State
196Billy Marek370919721975Wisconsin
197Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
Curtis Dickey370319761979Texas A&M
Phillip Lindsay*370320142017Colorado
200Troy Stradford*370019821986Boston College
201Jerry Mays369919851989Georgia Tech
202Leon Johnson369319931996North Carolina
Brian Pruitt369319921994Central Michigan
204Ricky Bell*368919741976USC
205Ladell Betts*368619982001Iowa
Gwain Durden368619771980Chattanooga
207Demarco Murray*368520072010Oklahoma
208Jordan Howard*368120132015Indiana
209Walter Abercrombie*367419781981Baylor
Antonio Andrews*367420102013Western Kentucky
211Ernest Anderson*367219791983Oklahoma State
212Brandon West*367120062009Western Michigan
213Joshua Cribbs367020012004Kent State
214D'Angelo Brewer*366220142017Tulsa
215Chris Perry*365720002003Michigan
216Ricky Williams365619972001Texas Tech
217Tarrion Adams*365120052008Tulsa
218James Butler*364420142017Iowa
219Joe McIntosh364219811984North Carolina State
220Ketric Sanford363619961999Houston
221Mike Alstott363519921995Purdue
222Saquon Barkley*362920152017Penn State
223Trung Canidate362619961999Arizona
224Steven Jackson*362520012003Oregon State
225Kenjon Barner*362320092012Oregon
226Dwone Hicks361319992002Middle Tennessee State
227Dee Dowis361219861989Air Force
228Marlon Mack*360920142016South Florida
229Rodney Stewart359820082011Colorado
230Mike Cloud359719951998Boston College
Kareem Wilson359719951998Ohio
232Ben Garry359519741977Southern Mississippi
233Asher Clark*359420082011Air Force
234James Sims359220102013Kansas
235Derrick Henry*359120132015Alabama
236Gaston Green*358719841987UCLA
237Dexter Green*358519751978Iowa State
238Derrick Nix*358419982002Southern Mississippi
239John Harvey*357619851988UTEP
240Ben Cowins357019751978Arkansas
Bernard Pierce*357020092011Temple
242Floyd Allen356919781981Virginia Military Institute
243Shaun Alexander356519961999Alabama
244Rodney Ferguson*356420042008New Mexico
245Larry Ned356219982001San Diego State
246Mercury Morris*356119661968West Texas A&M
247Demarco McCleskey*355919982002Cincinnati
248Barry Sanders355619861988Oklahoma State
249Tim Spencer*355319791982Ohio State
Tremayne Stephens355319941997North Carolina State

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