Rushing Yards Single Season Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1Barry Sanders26281988Oklahoma State
2Melvin Gordon*25872014Wisconsin
3Kevin Smith*25672007UCF
4Marcus Allen*24271981USC
5Rashaad Penny*22482017San Diego State
6Derrick Henry*22192015Alabama
7Troy Davis21851996Iowa State
8Andre Williams*21772013Boston College
9LaDainian Tomlinson21582000Texas Christian
10Tony Dorsett21501976Pitt
11Mike Rozier21481983Nebraska
12Donnel Pumphrey*21332016San Diego State
13Matt Forte21272007Tulane
14Ricky Williams21241998Texas
15Bryce Love*21182017Stanford
16Ron Dayne*21091996Wisconsin
17Larry Johnson*20872002Penn State
18Donald Brown*20832008Connecticut
19Lorenzo White*20661985Michigan State
20Damien Anderson*20632000Northwestern
21Rashaan Salaam20551994Colorado
22Charles White*20501979USC
23Tevin Coleman20362014Indiana
24Ron Dayne20341999Wisconsin
25D'Onta Foreman20282016Texas
26Christian McCaffrey*20192015Stanford
27J.J. Arrington*20182004California
28Ray Rice*20122007Rutgers
29Troy Davis20101995Iowa State
30Byron Hanspard20001996Texas Tech
31Jonathan Taylor19892018Wisconsin
32Darren Sproles*19862003Kansas State
33Jonathan Taylor*19772017Wisconsin
34LeShon Johnson19761993Northern Illinois
35LaDainian Tomlinson*19741999Texas Christian
36DeAngelo Williams*19642005Memphis
37Ricky Bell*19571975USC
38Leonard Fournette*19532015LSU
39DeAngelo Williams*19482004Memphis
40Ka'Deem Carey*19292012Arizona
41Garrett Wolfe*19282006Northern Illinois
42Eddie George*19271995Ohio State
43Adrian Peterson*19252004Oklahoma
44Montee Ball*19232011Wisconsin
45Jordan Lynch*19202013Northern Illinois
46Devin Singletary*19182017Florida Atlantic
47Michael Turner19152002Northern Illinois
48Darrell Henderson19092018Memphis
49Wasean Tait19051995Toledo
50Jerome Harrison19002005Washington State
51Ricky Williams18931997Texas
52Herschel Walker18911981Georgia
53Brian Pruitt18901994Central Michigan
54Ka'Deem Carey*18852013Arizona
55Quentin Griffin*18842002Oklahoma
56Stefphon Jefferson*18832012Nevada
57Ed Marinaro18811971Cornell
58O.J. Simpson*18801968USC
59Ezekiel Elliott*18782014Ohio State
60Ahman Green18771997Nebraska
Ernest Anderson18771982Oklahoma State
62Toby Gerhart*18712009Stanford
63Bishop Sankey*18702013Washington
64Donnel Pumphrey*18672014San Diego State
65Paul Palmer18661986Temple
66Don McCauley*18631970North Carolina
67Brian Hill*18602016Wyoming
68Charles White*18591978USC
69Shonn Greene*18502008Iowa
70George Jones18421995San Diego State
71Chris Brown*18412002Colorado
72Royce Freeman*18362015Oregon
73Cedric Benson*18342004Texas
74Montee Ball*18302012Wisconsin
Darren McFadden*18302007Arkansas
76Jay Ajayi*18232014Boise State
77Ezekiel Elliott*18212015Ohio State
78Tre Mason*18162013Auburn
79Jordan Lynch*18152012Northern Illinois
80Ryan Mathews*18082009Fresno State
81LaMichael James*18052011Oregon
Vaughn Dunbar*18051991Indiana
83Jamario Thomas*18012004North Texas
84Dion Lewis*17992009Pitt
85Thomas Jones17981999Virginia
86Ray Rice*17942006Rutgers
87Le'Veon Bell*17932012Michigan State
Anthony Thompson17931989Indiana
89Craig Heyward*17911987Pitt
90Obie Graves17891978Cal State Fullerton
91Travis Prentice17871998Miami (OH)
92Bo Jackson17861985Auburn
93Darnell Autry*17851995Northwestern
94George Rogers17811980South Carolina
95Ryan Moats17742004Louisiana Tech
96Aaron Jones17732016UTEP
97Devon Johnson*17672014Marshall
Kenjon Barner*17672012Oregon
99Dalvin Cook*17652016Florida State
James Conner*17652014Pitt

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