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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515. . 1990-93 | 2,690 career rushing yards. player. burwell. . . Sean Burwell. Sean Burwell. 9

Sean Burwell played for the Ducks around the same time as Whittle, in fact, they shared snaps for a season.

Despite sharing snaps and only playing in seven games during his sophomore season, he finished his collegiate career with 2,690 rushing yards on 645 attempts. He also racked up 19 rushing touchdowns in his time with the Ducks.

Sean Burwell
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Burwell averaged 9.7 yards per carry, just eking out Whittle’s average. He had 3,630 all-purpose yards for a career total of 22 touchdowns.

While still in school, Burwell was No. 3 on the Ducks’ all-time rushing list and second on the all-purpose yards list. Despite dropping to No. 9 over the years, Burwell is an all-time Oregon great at the running back position.