LaMichael James and 9 other rushing leaders in Oregon football history

Let's run through the Oregon Ducks' all-time leaders in rushing yards.

Jan 2, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks running back LaMichael James (21) carries the ball.
Jan 2, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks running back LaMichael James (21) carries the ball. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2014-17 | 5,621 career rushing yards. . 515. . . Royce Freeman. player. royce. Royce Freeman. 1

Not only does he top the Ducks’ chart, Royce Freeman is the Pac-12’s all-time leading rusher. 

Playing in 51 games over four years didn’t hurt Freeman’s chances of breaking records. Especially when one of those seasons included the Ducks going all the way to the National Championship game.

Freeman ran for 1,365 yards in his freshman year alone and came back with a jaw-dropping 1,836 yards in year two. Falling just short of four 1000-yard seasons, Freeman battled an ankle injury his junior year but still ran for 945 yards on the ground.

Royce Freeman
Arizona v Oregon / Steve Dykes/GettyImages

The former Duck had 79 catches for 814 yards through the air and four touchdowns. He had 60 touchdowns on the ground. To top it all off, he even had one completed pass for the Ducks which turned into a 26-yard touchdown.

At the end of his four years with Oregon, Freeman had 65 touchdowns for 384 points. He had 5,621 career rushing yards and will almost certainly be atop this list for quite some time.

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