FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

                    Career Rushing Yards

Rank REC*  RTC^ Name  School  Yards  Years 
1 1 1 Ron Dayne Wisconsin 6,397 1996 - 1999
2 1 1 Ricky Williams Texas 6,279 1995 - 1998
3 1 1 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 6,082 1973 - 1976
4 4 1 DeAngelo Williams Memphis 6,026 2002 - 2005
5 2 1 Charles White USC 5,598 1976 - 1979
6 5 2 Travis Prentice Miami (Oh) 5,596 1996 - 1999
7 6 1 Cedric Benson Texas 5,540 2001 - 2004
8 8 1 Damion Fletcher Southern Miss 5,302 2006 - 2009
9 6 1 LaDainian Tomlinson TCU 5,263 1997 - 2000
10 3 1 Herschel Walker Georgia 5,259 1980 - 1982
11 1 1 Archie Griffin Ohio State 5,177 1972 - 1975
12 9 1 Avon Cobourne West Virginia 5,164 1999 - 2002
12 11 1 Garrett Wolfe Northern Illinois 5,164 2004 - 2006
14 14 1 Montee Ball Wisconsin 5,140 2009 - 2012
15 14 1 LaMichael James Oregon 5,082 2009 - 2011
16 13 1 Mike Hart Michigan 5,040 2004 - 2007
17 5 1 Darren Lewis Texas A&M 5,012 1987 - 1990
18 12 2 Darren Sproles Kansas State 4,979 2001 - 2004
19 14 2 DonTrell Moore New Mexico 4,973 2002 - 2005
20 5 1 Anthony Thompson Indiana 4,965 1986 - 1989
21 4 1 George Rogers South Carolina 4,958 1977 - 1980
22 8 1 Trevor Cobb Rice 4,948 1989 - 1992
23 14 1 Michael Turner Northern Illinois 4,941 2000 - 2003
24 21 2 Ray Rice Rutgers 4,926 2005 - 2007
25 25 1 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin 4,915 2012 - 2014
26 6 1 Paul Palmer Temple 4,895 1983 - 1986
27 7 2 Steve Bartalo Colorado State 4,813 1983 - 1986
28 15 1 Ken Simonton Oregon State 4,802 1998 - 2001
29 6 1 Mike Rozier Nebraska 4,780 1981 - 1983
30 1 1 Ed Marinaro Cornell 4,715 1969 - 1971
31 14 2 Denvis Manns New Mexico State 4,692 1995 - 1998
32 6 1 Marcus Allen USC 4,682 1978 - 1981
33 29 3 Kevin Smith UCF 4,679 2005 - 2007
34 24 3 Anthony Davis Wisconsin 4,676 2001 - 2004
35 20 2 Chester Taylor Toledo 4,659 1998 - 2001
36 35 2 Robbie Rouse Fresno State 4,647 2009 - 2012
37 32 1 Tyrell Fenroy UL-Lafayette 4,646 2005 - 2008
38 4 1 Ted Brown N.C. State 4,602 1975 - 1978
39 12 1 Thurman Thomas Oklahoma State 4,595 1984 - 1987
40 34 4 Darren McFadden Arkansas 4,594 2005 - 2007
41 16 1 Marshall Faulk San Diego State 4,589 1991 - 1993
42 38 1 Vai Taua Nevada 4,588 2007 - 2010
42 42 2 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska 4,588 2011 - 2014
44 4 1 Terry Miller Oklahoma State 4,582 1974 - 1977
45 45 3 Jahwan Edwards Ball State 4,558 2011 - 2014
46 20 3 Kevin Faulk LSU 4,557 1995 - 1998
47 42 2 Bobby Rainey W Kentucky 4,542 2008 - 2011
48 15 2 Darrell Thompson Minnesota 4,518 1986 - 1989
49 14 2 Lorenzo White Michigan State 4,513 1984 - 1987
50 47 3 Denard Robinson Michigan 4,495 2009 - 2012
51 33 3 Damien Anderson Northwestern 4,485 1998 - 2001
52 42 2 Pat White West Virginia 4,480 2005 - 2008
53 9 2 Eric Dickerson SMU 4,450 1979 - 1982
54 5 2 Earl Campbell Texas 4,443 1974 - 1977
55 52 4 Johnathan Franklin UCLA 4,403 2009 - 2012
56 45 3 Javon Ringer Michigan State 4,398 2005 - 2008
57 43 5 Kalvin McRae Ohio 4,396 2004 - 2007
58 9 2 Amos Lawrence North Carolina 4,391 1977 - 1980
59 22 1 Troy Davis Iowa State 4,382 1994 - 1996
60 23 1 Deland McCullough Miami (Oh) 4,368 1992 - 1995
61 36 2 Mewelde Moore Tulane 4,364 2000 - 2003
62 59 1 Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 4,343 2010 - 2013
63 25 2 David Thompson Oklahoma State 4,318 1993 - 1996
63 29 4 Autry Denson Notre Dame 4,318 1995 - 1998
65 55 2 Noel Devine West Virginia 4,317 2007 - 2010
66 14 1 Bo Jackson Auburn 4,303 1982 - 1985
67 63 5 Stepfan Taylor Stanford 4,300 2009 - 2012
68 10 2 Joe Morris Syracuse 4,299 1978 - 1981
69 47 3 Brad Smith Missouri 4,289 2002 - 2005
70 54 6 Matt Forte Tulane 4,266 2004 - 2007
71 36 3 Chris Lemon Nevada 4,246 1996 - 1999
72 18 3 Reggie Taylor Cincinnati 4,242 1983 - 1986
73 70 2 Ka'Deem Carey Arizona 4,239 2011 - 2013
74 64 3 Lance Dunbar North Texas 4,224 2008 - 2011
75 30 3 Byron Hanspard Texas Tech 4,219 1994 - 1996
75 38 2 Robert Sanford Western Michigan 4,219 1997 - 2000
77 21 2 Mike Mayweather Army 4,212 1987 - 1990
78 7 2 Jerome Persell Western Michigan 4,190 1976 - 1978
79 74 6 Zach Line SMU 4,185 2009 - 2012
80 63 4 Ian Johnson Boise State 4,183 2005 - 2008
81 67 3 Kendall Hunter Oklahoma State 4,181 2007 - 2010
82 17 2 Napoleon McCallum Navy 4,179 1981 - 1985
83 36 2 Tico Duckett Michigan State 4,176 1989 - 1992
84 21 4 George Swarn Miami (Oh) 4,172 1983 - 1986
85 31 2 Errict Rhett Florida 4,163 1990 - 1993
86 14 1 Curtis Adams Central Michigan 4,162 1981 - 1984
87 41 5 Wasean Tait Toledo 4,153 1993 - 1998
88 47 3 LaMont Jordan Maryland 4,147 1997 - 2000
89 19 3 Allen Pinkett Notre Dame 4,131 1982 - 1985
90 76 4 Colin Kaepernick Nevada 4,112 2007 - 2010
91 37 1 Robert Holcombe Illinois 4,105 1994 - 1997
92 49 4 Anthony Thomas Michigan 4,098 1997 - 2000
93 15 2 Robert Lavette Georgia Tech 4,066 1981 - 1984
93 28 3 James Gray Texas Tech 4,066 1986 - 1989
95 11 3 Stump Mitchell The Citadel 4,062 1977 - 1980
96 51 4 Demario Brown Utah State 4,053 1996 - 1999
97 22 4 Dalton Hilliard LSU 4,050 1982 - 1985
97 67 4 Patrick Cobbs North Texas 4,050 2001 - 2005
99 88 4 Chris Polk Washington 4,049 2009 - 2011
99 96 3 Branden Oliver Buffalo 4,049 2010 - 2013
101 60 2 Brock Forsey Boise State 4,045 1999 - 2002
101 70 2 Adrian Peterson Oklahoma 4,045 2004 - 2006
103 34 1 Napoleon Kaufman Washington 4,041 1991 - 1994
104 8 3 Charles Alexander LSU 4,035 1975 - 1978
105 14 3 Darian Nelson Stanford 4,033 1977 - 1981
106 73 5 Chris Barclay Wake Forest 4,032 2002 - 2005
107 104 4 James White Wisconsin 4,015 2010 - 2013
108 64 3 Marcus Merriweather Ball State 4,002 1999 - 2002

 

 

 

 

*REC = the player's rank at the conclusion of his career

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

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