All-Time Season Rushing Touchdown Leaders

All-Time Season Rushing Touchdown Leaders


January 11, 2020

A few weeks ago, I posted the top career rushing touchdowns leaders (LINK).

Here are the season leaders:

  1. 19 – Ron Johnson (1968)
  2. 18 – Anthony Thomas (2000)
  3. 18 – Chris Perry (2003)
  4. 17 – Anthony Thomas (1999)
  5. 16 – Denard Robinson (2011)
  6. 15 – Anthony Thomas (1998)
  7. 14 – Tom Harmon (1940)
  8. 14 – Rob Lytle (1976)
  9. 14 – Jamie Morris (1987)
  10. 14 – Chris Perry (2002)
  11. 14 – Mike Hart (2006)
  12. 14 – Mike Hart (2007)
  13. 14 – Denard Robinson (2010)
  14. 13 – Billy Taylor (1971)
  15. 13 – Gordon Bell (1975)
  16. 13 – Butch Woolfolk (1979)
  17. 13 – Tyrone Wheatley (1992)
  18. 13 – Tyrone Wheatley (1993)
  19. 13 – Fitzgerald Toussaint (2013)
  20. 12 – Garvie Craw (1969)
  21. 12 – Rick Leach (1978)
  22. 12 – Steve Smith (1981)
  23. 12 – Tyrone Wheatley (1994)
  24. 12 – Tshimanga Biakabutuka (1995)
  25. 11 – Ed Shuttlesworth (1972)
  26. 11 – Gordon Bell (1974)
  27. 11 – Harlan Huckleby (1976)
  28. 11 – Leroy Hoard (1988)
  29. 11 – Devin Gardner (2013)
  30. 11 – Karan Higdon (2017)
  31. 11 – Zach Charbonnet (2019)

All the players on the list are running backs except Denard Robinson, Rick Leach, Devin Gardner, and Steve Smith.

That 1976 season must have been a heckuva year, considering Lytle (14) and Huckleby (11) are both in the top 30 all-time.

4 comments

  1. GKblue
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    GKblue
    Apr 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    I give Ron Johnson a big place in history as both an athlete and as UM’s first black captain, but only know of his work through highlights in that I really didn’t start following UM football until Bo in 1969.

    I bothers me that people don’t give the A-Train the credit he deserves. He played on some well balanced teams and with some great OL blocking but Coach Carr used him as his go to throughout Thomas’ career.

    If you didn’t get the opportunity to see Biakabutuka, Wheatley, or Butch Woolfolk play you missed the anticipation that on any given play they could go all the way.

    During Michigan’s very dark ages we had Denard Robinson. Along with AC the two players that most make me think of lightning in a bottle.

    • Klctlc
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      Klctlc
      Jan 11, 2020 at 2:15 PM

      Agreed. We must be close in age. For some reason I loved butch Woolfolk. Just loved watching him run. Jarrod Bunch (FB probably but man was he good). Michigan had some studs.

      • GKblue
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        GKblue
        Jan 11, 2020 at 3:02 PM

        A buddy and I ducked work and went to the game against Wisconsin where Woolfolk busted the all time TD run from scrimmage. UM destroyed Whisky that day.

        Our seats were not too far from the field, but at about the five or ten yard line. We were lined up with the hand off. Just prior to it I said to my friend wouldn’t be great to see Butch bust one? Great day, great memory.

    • UM_1973
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      UM_1973
      Jan 12, 2020 at 10:58 AM

      1990s were the Michigan glory days. It seems that Michigan reloads every year with an All American at the skill position.

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