The College Football Player with the Most Rushing Attempts During Their Career
Running backs seem to be more undervalued in today’s college football, but there have been plenty throughout history that have found a lot of success. Let’s look at the ten college football players with the most rushing attempts during their career.
10.Lorenzo White -1082 Attempts
Lorenzo White was a standout with the Michigan State Spartans in the 1980’s. As a sophomore, he rushed for 419 times for 2,006 yards and 17 touchdowns.
9.Trevor Cobb -1091 Attempts
Trevor Cobb played at Rice so he didn’t get a whole lot of attention, but he had over 1300 rushing yards in three of his four years at the school.
8.Cedric Benson -1112 Attempts
Cedric Benson was one of the best college running backs in the history, and in each of his four years with the Texas Longhorns, he had at least 220 attempts.
7.Travis Prentice -1138 Attempts
Travis Prentice played with the Miami of Ohio Redhawks right before the turn of the century and finished his career with 1,138 attempts.
6.Justin Jackson -1142 Attempts
The most recent player on this list is Justin Jackson who played with the Northwestern Wildcats through the 2017 season. As a sophomore, Jackson had 312 rushing attempts.
5.Charles White -1147 Attempts
Charles White rushed at least 330 times each of his last two seasons with USC Trojans.
4.Anthony Thompson -1161 Attempts
Anthony Thompson was a standout with the Indiana Hoosiers in the late ’80s. As a Senior he rushed 358 times for 1793 yards, and he missed a game that season.
3.Tony Dorsett -1163 Attempts
Tony Dorsett finished his career with the Pitt Panthers rushing 1163 times for 6526 yards and 42 touchdowns. As a senior, he rushed for 2150 yards.
2.Steve Bartalo -1211 Attempts
Steve Bartalo was a standout with the Colorado Buffaloes during the mid 1980’s.in 11 games as a senior, he rushed 362 times.
1.Ron Dayne -1220 Attempts
Ron Dayne is one of the greatest running backs in college football history because of his standout career with the Wisconsin Badgers. As a senior, he rushed 337 times for 2,034 yards and 20 touchdowns.