All-Time Freshman Rushing Yardage Leaders

All-Time Freshman Rushing Yardage Leaders


January 16, 2020
Zach Charbonnet (image via Wolverines Wire)
  1. 1,455 yards (Mike Hart, 2004)
  2. 748 yards (Ricky Powers, 1990)
  3. 726 yards (Zach Charbonnet, 2019)
  4. 614 yards (Chris Evans, 2016)
  5. 573 yards (Jamie Morris, 1984)
  6. 552 yards (Rick Leach, 1975)*
  7. 549 yards (Anthony Thomas, 1997)
  8. 548 yards (Tyrone Wheatley, 1991)
  9. 417 yards (Chris Perry, 2000)
  10. 351 yards (Denard Robinson, 2009)*

*Quarterbacks

6 comments

  1. gobluetwo
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    gobluetwo
    Nov 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    At this rate, he would project out to 746 yards for the regular season, just behind Ricky Powers, who played 12 games, including the bowl. Add in a bowl game and Charbonnet would have sole possession of 2nd place on the list.

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    To say Mike Hart stood out on this list would be quite an understatement. A mantra I’ve repeated over the last…damn almost 15 years now… there is no NEXT MIKE HART coming. Just a unique player with unique skills. Deveon Smith was the closest we’ve gotten in terms of breaking tackles but he was more power than agility, and obviously not as productive at Hart.

  3. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Despite a few exceptions (Powers, Evans), there’s a strong correlation here between freshman year success and career productivity.

    That’s a very encouraging sign for ZC. Bright future ahead.

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    Julio
    Jan 16, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Where’s Hassan Haskins? Redshirt freshman this past year, right?

    https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/hassan-haskins-1.html

    • Thunder
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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 17, 2020 at 8:08 AM

      As a redshirt freshman, he doesn’t count for this list.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Jan 17, 2020 at 9:49 AM

        Bravo!

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