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