FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

                  Season Rushing Yards

Rank RES* RTS^ CL Name School Yards Year
1 1 1 3 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State 2,628 1988
2 2 1 3 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin 2,587 2014
3 2 1 3 Kevin Smith UCF 2,567 2007
4 1 1 4 Marcus Allen USC 2,342 1981
5 3 1 3 Troy Davis Iowa State 2,185 1996
6 5 1 4 Andre Williams Boston College 2,177 2013
7 4 1 4 LaDainian Tomlinson TCU 2,158 2000
8 2 1 4 Mike Rozier Nebraska 2,148 1983
9 7 2 4 Matt Forte Tulane 2,127 2007
10 5 1 4 Ricky Williams Texas 2,124 1998
11 7 1 4 Larry Johnson Penn State 2,087 2002
12 5 2 3 Byron Hanspard Texas Tech 2,084 1996
13 11 1 3 Donald Brown Connecticut 2,083 2008
14 4 1 3 Rashaan Salaam Colorado 2,055 1994
15 15 2 3 Tevin Coleman Indiana 2,036 2014
16 10 1 4 J.J. Arrington California 2,018 2004
17 13 3 3 Ray Rice Rutgers 2,012 2007
18 5 1 2 Troy Davis Iowa State 2,010 1995
19 11 1 3 Darren Sproles Kansas State 1,986 2003
20 4 1 4 LeShon Johnson Northern Illinois 1,976 1993
21 14 1 4 DeAngelo Williams Memphis 1,964 2005
22 1 1 4 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 1,948 1976
23 14 2 3 DeAngelo Williams Memphis 1,948 2004
24 21 1 2 Ka'Deem Carey Arizona 1,929 2012
25 17 1 4 Garrett Wolfe Northern Illinois 1,928 2006
26 16 3 0 Adrian Peterson Oklahoma 1,925 2004
27 23 1 3 Montee Ball Wisconsin 1,923 2011
28 26 2 4 Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 1,920 2013
29 13 2 3 Michael Turner Northern Illinois 1,915 2002
30 12 2 3 Damien Anderson Northwestern 1,914 2000
31 4 1 2 Lorenzo White Michigan State 1,908 1985
32 9 2 3 Wasean Tait Toledo 1,905 1995
33 22 2 4 Jerome Harrison Washington State 1,900 2005
34 12 1 3 Ricky Williams Texas 1,893 1997
35 3 2 2 Herschel Walker Georgia 1,891 1981
36 9 2 4 Brian Pruitt Central Michigan 1,890 1994
37 35 3 3 Ka'Deem Carey Arizona 1,885 2013
38 20 3 4 Quentin Griffin Oklahoma 1,884 2002
39 34 2 3 Stefphon Jefferson Nevada 1,883 2012
40 1 1 4 Ed Marinaro Cornell 1,881 1971
41 41 3 2 Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State 1,878 2014
42 5 1 3 Ernest Anderson Oklahoma State 1,877 1982
43 16 2 3 Ahman Green Nebraska 1,877 1997
44 2 1 3 Ricky Bell USC 1,875 1975
45 36 1 4 Toby Gerhart Stanford 1,871 2009
46 43 4 3 Bishop Sankey Washington 1,870 2013
47 47 4 2 Donnel Pumphrey San Diego State 1,867 2014
48 9 1 4 Paul Palmer Temple 1,866 1986
49 18 3 0 Ron Dayne Wisconsin 1,863 1996
50 22 1 3 LaDainian Tomlinson TCU 1,850 1999
51 38 2 3 Shonn Greene Iowa 1,850 2008
52 16 3 3 George Jones San Diego State 1,842 1995
53 29 4 3 Chris Brown Colorado 1,841 2002
54 24 2 4 Ron Dayne Wisconsin 1,834 1999
55 34 4 4 Cedric Benson Texas 1,834 2004
56 42 4 3 Darren McFadden Arkansas 1,830 2007
57 48 3 4 Montee Ball Wisconsin 1,830 2012
58 17 4 4 Eddie George Ohio State 1,826 1995
59 59 5 3 Jay Ajayi Boise State 1,823 2014
60 55 5 3 Tre Mason Auburn 1,816 2013
61 51 4 3 Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 1,815 2012
62 47 2 3 Ryan Mathews Fresno State 1,808 2009
63 49 2 3 LaMichael James Oregon 1,805 2011
64 4 1 4 Charles White USC 1,803 1979
65 38 5 0 Jamario Thomas North Texas 1,801 2004
66 50 3 1 Dion Lewis Pittsburgh 1,799 2009
67 27 3 4 Thomas Jones Virginia 1,798 1999
68 43 2 2 Ray Rice Rutgers 1,794 2006
69 12 1 4 Anthony Thompson Indiana 1,793 1989
70 59 5 3 Le'Veon Bell Michigan State 1,793 2012
71 4 1 4 Obie Graves Cal St Fullerton 1,789 1978
72 27 2 3 Travis Prentice Miami (Oh) 1,787 1998
73 11 2 4 Bo Jackson Auburn 1,786 1985
74 6 1 4 George Rogers South Carolina 1,781 1980
75 45 6 3 Ryan Moats Lousiana Tech 1,774 2004
76 66 6 4 Kenjon Barner Oregon 1,767 2012
77 77 6 3 Devon Johnson Marshall 1,767 2014
78 78 7 2 James Connor Pittsburgh 1,765 2014
79 5 2 3 Billy Sims Oklahoma 1,762 1978
80 6 3 3 Charles White USC 1,760 1978
81 2 2 4 Robert Newhouse Houston 1,757 1971
82 42 5 2 Willis McGahee Miami (Fl) 1,753 2002
83 13 2 3 Herschel Walker Georgia 1,752 1982
84 20 2 4 Byron Morris Texas Tech 1,752 1993
85 31 4 3 Scott Harley East Carolina 1,745 1996
86 5 1 4 Earl Campbell Texas 1,744 1977
87 57 3 2 Steve Slaton West Virginia 1,744 2006
88 81 6 2 Kapri Bibbs Colorado State 1,741 2013
89 65 3 3 MiQuale Lewis Ball State 1,736 2008
90 77 7 4 Johnathan Franklin UCLA 1,734 2012
91 42 1 1 Chance Kretschmer Nevada 1,732 2001
92 70 1 2 LaMichael James Oregon 1,731 2010
93 86 7 4 Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky 1,730 2013
94 80 8 3 Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky 1,728 2012
95 21 2 4 Mike Pringle Cal St Fullerton 1,727 1989
96 38 3 4 Mike Cloud Boston College 1,726 1998
97 30 5 3 Tim Biakabutuka Michigan 1,724 1995
98 26 3 2 Lawrence Phillips Nebraska 1,722 1994
99 67 5 3 Jonathan Stewart Oregon 1,722 2007
100 53 2 4 Derrick Knight Boston College 1,721 2003
101 1 1 4 Don McCauley North Carolina 1,720 1970
102 4 1 4 Mark Kellar Northern Illinois 1,719 1973
103 67 4 2 Ian Johnson Boise State 1,713 2006
104 104 8 0 Samaje Perine Oklahoma 1,713 2014
105 82 3 2 Ronnie Hillman San Diego State 1,711 2011
106 54 6 4 Avon Cobourne West Virginia 1,710 2002
107 1 1 4 O.J. Simpson USC 1,709 1968
108 84 4 3 David Wilson Virginia Tech 1,709 2011
108 99 8 4 Tyler Gaffney Stanford 1,709 2013
110 82 2 2 Denard Robinson Michigan 1,702 2010
111 25 1 4 Vaughn Dunbar Indiana 1,699 1991
112 84 3 3 Mikel Leshoure Illinois 1,697 2010
113 85 4 3 Jordan Todman Connecticut 1,695 2010
114 89 5 4 Bobby Rainey Western Kentucky 1,695 2011
115 23 2 2 Darren Lewis Texas A&M 1,692 1988
116 26 2 3 Trevor Cobb Rice 1,692 1991
117 26 1 4 Darren Lewis Texas A&M 1,691 1990
118 60 7 2 Steven Jackson Oregon State 1,690 2002
119 110 9 3 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska 1,690 2013
120 18 3 3 Mike Rozier Nebraska 1,689 1982
121 9 2 3 Charles Alexander LSU 1,686 1977
122 82 6 3 Rashard Mendenhall Illinois 1,681 2007
123 10 3 4 Terry Miller Oklahoma State 1,680 1977
124 65 3 3 Patrick Cobbs North Texas 1,680 2003
125 100 6 3 Trent Richardson Alabama 1,679 2011
126 42 6 2 Darnell Autry Northwestern 1,675 1995
127 68 4 4 Chris Perry Michigan 1,674 2003
128 87 7 2 Eugene Jarvis Kent State 1,669 2007
129 22 2 4 Shawn Faulkner Western Michigan 1,668 1983
130 5 3 3 Greg Pruitt Oklahoma 1,665 1971
131 57 4 4 Travis Prentice Miami (Oh) 1,659 1999
132 27 1 4 Ickey Woods UNLV 1,658 1987
133 97 4 2 Mark Ingram Alabama 1,658 2009
134 79 7 2 Garrett Wolfe Northern Illinois 1,656 2004
135 24 1 3 Keith Byars Ohio State 1,655 1984
136 28 2 4 Craig Heyward Pittsburgh 1,655 1987
136 100 5 1 Ryan Williams Virginia Tech 1,655 2009
138 138 9 3 Duke Johnson Miami (Fl) 1,652 2014
139 107 5 3 Bobby Rainey Western Kentucky 1,649 2010
140 75 5 4 Michael Turner Northern Illinois 1,648 2003
141 17 2 4 Stump Mitchell Citadel 1,647 1980
142 76 6 3 Kevin Jones Virginia Tech 1,647 2003
142 89 5 2 Darren McFadden Arkansas 1,647 2006
144 36 2 4 Gerald Hudson Oklahoma State 1,642 1990
145 56 3 4 Tavian Banks Iowa 1,639 1997
146 26 2 3 Rueben Mayes Washington State 1,637 1984
147 104 4 4 Javon Ringer Michigan State 1,637 2008
148 90 4 3 Brian Calhoun Wisconsin 1,636 2005
149 65 5 3 Lamont Jordan Maryland 1,632 1999
150 150 10 2 Kareem Hunt Toledo 1,631 2014
151 40 1 2 Marshall Faulk San Diego State 1,630 1992
152 20 3 4 Barry Redden Richmond 1,629 1981
153 39 3 4 Eric Bieniemy Colorado 1,628 1990
154 54 7 4 Deland McCullough Miami (Oh) 1,627 1995
155 155 11 4 David Cobb Minnesota 1,626 2014
156 7 1 3 Archie Griffin Ohio State 1,620 1974
157 109 8 3 Jamaal Charles Texas 1,619 2007
158 81 8 4 Marcus Merriweather Ball State 1,618 2002
159 25 4 4 Eric Dickerson SMU 1,617 1982
160 19 3 0 Herschel Walker Georgia 1,616 1980
161 36 3 4 Thurman Thomas Oklahoma State 1,613 1987
162 31 3 3 Kenneth Davis TCU 1,611 1984
163 85 9 4 Brock Forsey Boise State 1,611 2002
163 163 12 4 Ameer Abdullah Nebraska 1,611 2014
165 130 6 4 Vai Taua Nevada 1,610 2010
166 116 9 2 Chris Wells Ohio State 1,609 2007
167 154 10 2 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin 1,609 2013
168 168 13 4 Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn 1,608 2014
169 146 9 3 Beau Blankenship Ohio 1,604 2012
170 75 6 4 Trung Canidate Arizona 1,602 1999
171 88 10 4 Cecil Sapp Colorado State 1,601 2002
172 60 8 3 Moe Williams Kentucky 1,600 1995
173 42 3 3 Emmitt Smith Florida 1,599 1989
174 80 3 3 Michael Bennett Wisconsin 1,598 2000
175 122 10 4 Anthony Alridge Houston 1,597 2007
176 9 2 4 Herb Lusk Long Beach State 1,596 1975
177 133 6 3 Donald Buckram UTEP 1,594 2009
178 164 11 2 Travis Greene Bowling Green 1,594 2013
179 10 3 4 Andre Herrera Southern Ill. 1,588 1975
180 31 3 3 Napoleon McCallum Navy 1,587 1983
181 181 14 2 Jordan Howard UAB 1,587 2014
182 7 2 0 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 1,586 1973
183 95 11 3 Rodney Davis Fresno State 1,586 2002
183 126 11 2 Damion Fletcher Southern Miss 1,586 2007
185 145 7 4 Daniel Thomas Kansas State 1,585 2010
186 76 4 2 Ricky Williams Texas Tech 1,582 1998
187 86 2 3 Luke Staley BYU 1,582 2001
188 52 3 3 Ryan Benjamin Pacific 1,581 1991
189 116 5 3 Garrett Wolfe Northern Illinois 1,580 2005
190 136 5 2 Jahvid Best California 1,580 2008
191 78 5 4 Devin West Missouri 1,578 1998
192 88 4 3 Deonce Whitaker San Jose State 1,577 2000
193 193 15 3 Paul Perkins UCLA 1,575 2014
194 2 2 4 Eugene Morris West Texas State 1,571 1968
195 89 5 4 Robert Sanford Western Michigan 1,571 2000
196 1 1 4 Fred Wendt UTEP 1,570 1948
197 127 6 1 P.J. Hill Wisconsin 1,569 2006
198 8 4 4 Lydell Mitchell Penn State 1,567 1971
199 92 6 3 Rudi Johnson Auburn 1,567 2000
200 26 4 3 Marcus Allen USC 1,563 1980
201 22 4 4 Eddie Lee Ivery Georgia Tech 1,562 1978
202 131 7 3 Mike Hart Michigan 1,562 2006
203 98 3 3 William Green Boston College 1,559 2001
204 2 1 4 Ollie Matson San Francisco 1,556 1951
205 77 5 3 Corey Dillon Washington 1,555 1996
206 111 12 2 Anthony Davis Wisconsin 1,555 2002
206 141 6 2 Kendall Hunter Oklahoma State 1,555 2008
208 44 3 2 Thurman Thomas Oklahoma State 1,553 1985
209 167 8 3 Lance Dunbar North Texas 1,553 2010
210 99 7 4 Anthony Thomas Michigan 1,551 2000
211 211 16 0 Jarvion Franklin Western Michigan 1,551 2014
212 5 3 4 Paul Gipson Houston 1,550 1968
213 83 4 2 Travis Prentice Miami (Oh) 1,549 1997
214 104 4 4 Larry Ned San Diego State 1,549 2001
214 177 7 3 Robbie Rouse Fresno State 1,549 2011
216 26 2 3 George Rogers South Carolina 1,548 1979
217 173 9 4 Kendall Hunter Oklahoma State 1,548 2010
218 63 2 3 Garrison Hearst Georgia 1,547 1992
219 182 8 4 Terrance Ganaway Baylor 1,547 2011
219 219 17 0 Nick Chubb Georgia 1,547 2014
221 53 3 3 Anthony Thompson Indiana 1,546 1988
222 155 12 4 Justin Forsett California 1,546 2007
222 167 7 0 LaMichael James Oregon 1,546 2009
224 38 5 3 Sam Dejarnette Southern Miss 1,545 1982
225 121 13 4 Joffrey Reynolds Houston 1,545 2002
225 127 7 3 Steven Jackson Oregon State 1,545 2003
227 17 4 3 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 1,544 1975
228 84 6 3 Silas Massey Central Michigan 1,544 1996
229 229 18 3 Leon Allen Western Kentucky 1,542 2014
230 19 2 3 Terry Miller Oklahoma State 1,541 1976
231 81 9 3 Charles Talley Northern Illinois 1,540 1995
232 73 4 3 Ki-Jana Carter Penn State 1,539 1994
233 6 4 3 Steve Owens Oklahoma 1,536 1968
234 104 7 4 Demario Brown Utah State 1,536 1999
235 217 12 4 Branden Oliver Buffalo 1,535 2013
236 15 2 3 Louie Giammona Utah State 1,534 1974
237 53 2 4 Kelvin Farmer Toledo 1,532 1986
238 190 10 1 Ronnie Hillman San Diego State 1,532 2010
239 139 8 2 Anthony Sherrell Eastern Michigan 1,531 2003
240 73 3 3 Marshall Faulk San Diego State 1,530 1993
241 210 10 4 Stepfan Taylor Stanford 1,530 2012
242 92 7 4 David Thompson Oklahoma State 1,524 1996
243 7 1 4 Steve Owens Oklahoma 1,523 1969
244 160 8 3 Ahmad Bradshaw Marshall 1,523 2006
244 178 7 4 Tarrion Adams Tulsa 1,523 2008
246 15 3 4 John Cappelletti Penn State 1,522 1973
247 247 19 4 Jeremy Langford Michigan State 1,522 2014
248 182 8 2 Vai Taua Nevada 1,521 2008
249 229 13 4 Carlos Hyde Ohio State 1,521 2013
250 208 9 3 John White IV Utah 1,519 2011
251 190 8 2 John Clay Wisconsin 1,517 2009
252 209 10 3 Robert Turbin Utah State 1,517 2011
253 54 4 3 Paul Palmer Temple 1,516 1985
254 65 4 3 Blaise Bryant Iowa State 1,516 1989
255 223 11 4 Kerwynn Williams Utah State 1,512 2012
256 256 20 3 Devontae Booker Utah 1,512 2014
257 55 5 3 George Swarn Miami (Oh) 1,511 1985
258 177 13 4 Jalen Parmele Toledo 1,511 2007
259 68 5 4 James Gray Texas Tech 1,509 1989
260 92 10 3 David Thompson Oklahoma State 1,509 1995
261 45 6 4 Carl Monroe Utah 1,507 1982
262 33 3 4 Billy Sims Oklahoma 1,506 1979
263 24 3 1 Jerome Persell Western Michigan 1,505 1976
264 107 5 2 Amos Zereoue West Virginia 1,505 1997
265 2 1 4 Wilford White Arizona State 1,502 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*RES = the player's rank at the end of the listed season

^RTS = the player's national ranking for that season

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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.

Some defensive stats are marked with a single asterisk (*). This means that bowl games were included in the statistics reported by the school, therefore, the player's per game average has been subtracted for each bowl game played.

Other defensive stats are marked with two asterisks (**). This means the value is only approximated, based on the statistics that could be found.