FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

                  Career All-Purpose Yards

Rank REC* RTC^ Name School Yards Years
1 1 1 Damaris Johnson Tulsa 7,796 2008 - 2010
2 1 1 Brandon West Western Michigan 7,764 2006 - 2009
3 2 2 C.J. Spiller Clemson 7,588 2006 - 2009
4 1 1 DeAngelo Williams Memphis 7,573 2002 - 2005
5 5 1 T.Y. Hilton FIU 7,498 2008 - 2011
6 6 1 Tyron Carrier Houston 7,490 2008 - 2011
7 7 1 Tavon Austin West Virginia 7,284 2009 - 2012
8 1 1 Ricky Williams Texas 7,206 1995 - 1998
9 9 1 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska 7,186 2011 - 2014
10 1 1 Napoleon McCallum Navy 7,172 1981 - 1985
11 6 3 Antonio Brown Central Michigan 7,164 2007 - 2009
12 4 1 Chris Johnson East Carolina 6,993 2004 - 2007
13 12 2 Kerwynn Williams Utah State 6,928 2009 - 2012
14 11 3 Bobby Rainey Western Kentucky 6,909 2008 - 2011
15 1 1 Darrin Nelson Stanford 6,885 1977 - 1981
16 4 2 Kevin Faulk LSU 6,833 1995 - 1998
17 5 1 Darren Sproles Kansas State 6,812 2001 - 2004
18 17 1 Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky 6,799 2010 - 2013
19 12 2 DeMarco Murray Oklahoma 6,718 2006 - 2010
20 5 1 Ron Dayne Wisconsin 6,701 1996 - 1999
21 3 1 Terance Mathis New Mexico 6,691 1985 - 1989
22 7 1 Brock Forsey Boise State 6,670 1999 - 2002
23 1 1 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 6,615 1973 - 1976
24 4 1 Paul Palmer Temple 6,609 1983 - 1986
25 25 2 Tyler Lockett Kansas State 6,586 2011 - 2014
26 2 1 Charles White USC 6,545 1976 - 1979
27 7 1 Trevor Cobb Rice 6,512 1989 - 1992
28 12 1 Mewelde Moore Tulane 6,505 2000 - 2003
29 16 2 Kevin Robinson Utah State 6,479 2004 - 2007
30 25 4 Cyrus Gray Texas A&M 6,423 2008 - 2011
31 22 3 Dwayne Harris East Carolina 6,380 2007 - 2010
32 27 5 James Rodgers Oregon State 6,373 2007 - 2011
33 11 1 LaDainian Tomlinson TCU 6,337 1997 - 2000
34 21 4 Damion Fletcher Southern Miss 6,253 2006 - 2009
35 33 2 Trey Watts Tulsa 6,246 2010 - 2013
36 18 3 Dorien Bryant Purdue 6,219 2004 - 2007
37 15 2 Cedric Benson Texas 6,161 2001 - 2004
38 16 2 Howard Jackson UTEP 6,153 2001 - 2004
39 11 2 Travis Prentice Miami (Oh) 6,118 1996 - 1999
40 7 2 Anthony Thompson Indiana 6,090 1986 - 1989
41 1 1 Archie Griffin Ohio State 6,083 1972 - 1975
42 36 6 Eric Page Toledo 6,047 2009 - 2011
43 17 2 Michael Turner Northern Illinois 6,038 2000 - 2003
44 12 3 Troy Edwards Louisiana Tech 6,031 1996 - 1998
45 7 1 Eric Wilkerson Kent State 6,026 1985 - 1988
46 40 7 Ryan Broyles Oklahoma 5,990 2007 - 2011
47 34 4 Jerrel Jernigan Troy 5,985 2007 - 2010
48 24 1 Garrett Wolfe Northern Illinois 5,983 2004 - 2006
49 7 2 Steve Bartalo Colorado State 5,982 1983 - 1986
50 1 1 Ron James New Mexico State 5,957 1968 - 1971
51 26 2 DonTrell Moore New Mexico 5,947 2002 - 2005
52 35 5 Mardy Gilyard Cincinnati 5,945 2005 - 2009
53 27 3 Jovon Bouknight Wyoming 5,921 2002 - 2005
54 32 4 Darren McFadden Arkansas 5,881 2005 - 2007
55 53 3 Isaiah Burse Fresno State 5,873 2010 - 2013
56 19 1 Emmett White Utah State 5,872 1998 - 2001
57 50 8 LaMichael James Oregon 5,869 2009 - 2011
58 13 2 Glyn Milburn Stanford 5,857 1990 - 1992
59 24 3 Derek Abney Kentucky 5,856 2000 - 2003
60 31 4 Brandon Williams Wisconsin 5,852 2002 - 2005
61 56 3 Kenjon Barner Oregon 5,848 2009 - 2012
62 14 1 Leon Johnson North Carolina 5,828 1993 - 1996
63 26 4 Bernard Berrian Fresno State 5,826 1999 - 2003
64 15 2 Mike Adams Texas 5,822 1992 - 1996
65 21 3 Ketric Sanford Houston 5,817 1996 - 1999
66 3 2 Joe Washington Oklahoma 5,808 1972 - 1975
67 51 5 Noel Devine West Virginia 5,761 2007 - 2010
68 7 1 Herschel Walker Georgia 5,749 1980 - 1982
69 31 5 Chris Douglas Duke 5,748 2000 - 2003
70 27 2 Domanick Davis LSU 5,743 1999 - 2002
71 55 6 Phillip Livas Louisiana Tech 5,738 2007 - 2010
71 66 4 Montee Ball Wisconsin 5,738 2009 - 2012
73 33 6 Wes Welker Texas Tech 5,730 2000 - 2003
74 16 1 Napoleon Kaufman Washington 5,728 1991 - 1994
75 11 3 George Swarn Miami (Oh) 5,727 1983 - 1986
76 15 1 Chuck Weatherspoon Houston 5,715 1987 - 1990
77 18 3 Ryan Benjamin Pacific 5,706 1990 - 1992
78 13 2 Eric Metcalf Texas 5,705 1985 - 1988
79 26 4 Denvis Manns New Mexico State 5,696 1995 - 1998
80 6 1 George Rogers South Carolina 5,668 1977 - 1980
81 49 2 Ryne Robinson Miami (Oh) 5,656 2003 - 2006
82 1 1 Wilford White Arizona State 5,654 1947 - 1950
83 14 1 Jamie Morris Michigan 5,630 1984 - 1987
84 56 5 Mike Hart Michigan 5,624 2004 - 2007
85 52 3 Steve Breaston Michigan 5,609 2003 - 2006
85 57 1 Jeremy Maclin Missouri 5,609 2007 - 2008
87 8 2 James Brooks Auburn 5,596 1977 - 1980
87 35 2 Deonce Whitaker San Jose State 5,596 1998 - 2001
89 24 1 Marshall Faulk San Diego State 5,595 1991 - 1993
90 21 2 Mike Mayweather Army 5,594 1987 - 1990
91 3 1 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska 5,586 1970 - 1972
92 34 5 Michael Perry Rice 5,582 1995 - 1998
93 11 2 Joe Morris Syracuse 5,581 1978 - 1981
94 94 3 Jamison Crowder Duke 5,575 2011 - 2014
95 7 1 Ted Brown N.C. State 5,565 1975 - 1978
96 96 4 Duke Johnson Miami (Fl) 5,526 2012 - 2014
97 41 2 Anthony Thomas Michigan 5,518 1997 - 2000
98 94 4 Brelan Chancellor North Texas 5,503 2010 - 2013
99 46 3 Avon Cobourne West Virginia 5,499 1999 - 2002
100 96 5 Ka'Deem Carey Ariziona 5,483 2011 - 2013
101 53 7 Julius Jones Notre Dame 5,462 1999 - 2003
102 57 4 Chad Owens Hawaii 5,461 2001 - 2004
103 99 6 James White Wisconsin 5,450 2010 - 2013
104 14 1 Mike Rozier Nebraska 5,445 1981 - 1983
105 95 5 Robbie Rouse Fresno State 5,441 2009 - 2012
106 72 2 Javon Ringer Michigan State 5,426 2005 - 2008
107 15 1 Robert Lavette Georgia Tech 5,393 1981 - 1984
107 30 2 Errict Rhett Florida 5,393 1990 - 1993
109 43 4 Dennis Northcutt Arizona 5,392 1996 - 1999
110 44 4 Troy Walters Stanford 5,390 1996 - 1999
111 33 1 Winslow Oliver New Mexico 5,375 1992 - 1995
111 96 9 Lance Dunbar North Texas 5,375 2008 - 2011
113 46 6 J.R. Redmond Arizona State 5,358 1996 - 1999
114 77 6 Rafael Little Kentucky 5,343 2004 - 2007
115 85 6 Naaman Roosevelt Buffalo 5,341 2006 - 2009
116 34 2 Terrell Willis Rutgers 5,340 1993 - 1995
117 81 3 Dante Love Ball State 5,337 2005 - 2008
118 108 6 Dennis Johnson Arkansas 5,330 2008 - 2012
119 42 6 Autry Denson Notre Dame 5,327 1995 - 1998
120 17 2 Dalton Hilliard LSU 5,326 1982 - 1985
121 21 4 Reggie Taylor Cincinnati 5,322 1983 - 1986
122 39 3 Warrick Dunn Florida State 5,321 1993 - 1996
122 51 7 Trevor Insley Nevada 5,321 1996 - 1999
124 51 7 Chris Lemon Nevada 5,318 1996 - 1999
125 125 5 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin 5,317 2012 - 2014
126 76 5 Taurean Henderson Texas Tech 5,308 2002 - 2005
127 61 4 Quentin Griffin Oklahoma 5,275 1999 - 2002
128 117 7 Matt Brown Temple 5,272 2009 - 2012
129 25 3 Kendal Smith Utah State 5,266 1985 - 1988
130 103 7 David Gilreath Wisconsin 5,265 2007 - 2010
131 103 7 Torrey Smith Maryland 5,264 2008 - 2010
132 88 7 Matt Forte Tulane 5,261 2004 - 2007
133 88 7 Ray Rice Rutgers 5,260 2005 - 2007
134 18 3 Allen Pinkett Notre Dame 5,259 1982 - 1985
135 91 9 Kalvin McRae Ohio 5,248 2004 - 2007
136 60 3 Chester Taylor Toledo 5,247 1998 - 2001
137 96 4 Tyrell Fenroy UL-Lafayette 5,231 2005 - 2008
138 120 10 T.J. Graham N.C. State 5,225 2008 - 2011
139 81 6 Patrick Cobbs North Texas 5,222 2001 - 2005
140 6 3 Louie Giammona Utah State 5,203 1973 - 1975
141 15 2 Anthony Carter Michigan 5,194 1979 - 1982
142 142 6 Ty Montgomery Stanford 5,190 2011 - 2014
143 143 7 Jahwan Edwards Ball State 5,177 2011 - 2014
144 44 4 Troy Davis Iowa State 5,174 1994 - 1996
145 101 5 Patrick Jackson Louisiana Tech 5,169 2005 - 2008
145 115 9 Vai Taua Nevada 5,169 2007 - 2010
147 1 1 Glenn Davis Army 5,161 1943 - 1946
148 46 1 June Henley Kansas 5,157 1993 - 1997
149 3 1 Donny Anderson Texas Tech 5,156 1963 - 1965
150 143 7 Marqise Lee USC 5,152 2011 - 2013
151 28 2 Thurman Thomas Oklahoma State 5,146 1984 - 1987
151 35 3 Sheldon Canley San Jose State 5,146 1988 - 1990
153 69 4 Ken Simonton Oregon State 5,145 1998 - 2001
154 34 3 Derek Loville Oregon 5,141 1986 - 1989
155 38 4 Darren Lewis Texas A&M 5,138 1987 - 1990
155 109 6 Tyrell Sutton Northwestern 5,138 2005 - 2008
157 150 8 Sammy Watkins Clemson 5,129 2011 - 2013
158 51 5 Byron Hanspard Texas Tech 5,115 1994 - 1996
159 159 8 Marcus Murphy Missouri 5,112 2010 - 2014
160 73 5 Damien Anderson Northwestern 5,110 1998 - 2001
161 53 2 Astron Whatley Kent State 5,104 1994 - 1997
162 108 10 Felix Jones Arkansas 5,099 2005 - 2007
163 147 8 Stepfan Taylor Stanford 5,095 2009 - 2012
164 96 7 Greg Jennings Western Michigan 5,093 2002 - 2005
165 90 5 Carnell Williams Auburn 5,084 2001 - 2004
166 60 7 Wasean Tait Toledo 5,070 1993 - 1998
167 80 5 Larry Johnson Penn State 5,045 1999 - 2002
168 168 9 Justin Hardy East Carolina 5,043 2011 - 2014
169 88 8 David Mikell Boise State 5,032 2000 - 2003
170 54 3 Tim Brown Notre Dame 5,024 1994 - 1997
170 76 6 Ricky Williams Texas Tech 5,024 1997 - 2001
172 163 9 Cody Hoffman BYU 5,015 2010 - 2013
173 4 1 Don McCauley North Carolina 5,014 1968 - 1970
174 165 10 Bernard Reedy Toledo 5,013 2010 - 2013
175 71 9 Darren Davis Iowa State 5,008 1996 - 1999

 

*REC = the player's rank upon graduation 

^RTC = the player's rank in his graduating class

 

 

 

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This site has the most comprehensive list of all-time college football individual statistical leaders online. Every stat on this site is based on the NCAA official rules, not the school or conference rules (no bowl games prior to 2002). Defensive stats, not including interceptions, did not become official until 2000. That is why you will see two lists; one is the official one since 2000, the other is more inclusive with the start date based on when most schools began reporting defensive stats.

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