Yards From Scrimmage Year-by-Year Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player Yds School
2017Rashaad Penny1966San Diego State
2016Donnel Pumphrey*2364San Diego State
2015Christian McCaffrey*2664Stanford
2014Melvin Gordon*2740Wisconsin
2013Antonio Andrews2208Western Kentucky
2012Ka'Deem Carey*2232Arizona
2011Montee Ball*2229Wisconsin
2010LaMichael James*1939Oregon
2009Donald Buckram2047Texas-El Paso
2008Donald Brown*2208Connecticut
2007Kevin Smith*2809Central Florida
2006Garrett Wolfe*2177Northern Illinois
2005Reggie Bush*2218Southern California
2004DeAngelo Williams*2158Memphis
2003Darren Sproles*2273Kansas State
2002Larry Johnson*2436Penn State
2001Mewelde Moore2177Tulane
2000LaDainian Tomlinson2198Texas Christian
1999Trevor Insley2065Nevada
1998Ricky Williams2386Texas
1997Ricky Williams2043Texas
1996Troy Davis2249Iowa State
1995Eddie George*2344Ohio State
1994Rashaan Salaam2349Colorado
1993Marshall Faulk2174San Diego State
1992Ryan Benjamin1875Pacific
1991Ryan Benjamin2194Pacific
1990Eric Bieniemy1787Colorado
1989Anthony Thompson1994Indiana
1988Barry Sanders2734Oklahoma State
1987Craig Heyward*1998Pittsburgh
1986Paul Palmer1976Temple
1985Lorenzo White*2094Michigan State
1984Keith Byars*2243Ohio State
1983Mike Rozier2254Nebraska
1982Ernest Anderson1980Oklahoma State
1981Marcus Allen*2683Southern California
1980George Rogers1804South Carolina
1979Charles White*2195Southern California
1978Charles White*2052Southern California
1977Earl Campbell1855Texas
1976Tony Dorsett2217Pittsburgh
1975Ricky Bell*2057Southern California
1974Archie Griffin*1772Ohio State
1973Tony Dorsett*1777Pittsburgh
1972Howard Stevens1515Louisville
1971Ed Marinaro1932Cornell
1970Don McCauley*2098North Carolina
1969Leon Burns1808Long Beach State
1968O.J. Simpson*2091Southern California
1967Leroy Keyes1744Purdue
1966Ray McDonald1384Idaho
1965Howard Twilley1779Tulsa
1964Donny Anderson1362Texas Tech
1963Jack Mahone1072Marshall
1963Gale Sayers1072Kansas
1962Preacher Pilot1273New Mexico State
1961Preacher Pilot1298New Mexico State
1960Bob Gaiters1338New Mexico State
1959Pervis Atkins1272New Mexico State
1958Dick Bass1482Pacific
1957Leon Burton1320Arizona State
1956Jim Swink*1156Texas Christian

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