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. LaMichael James. 2. LaMichael James. 2009-11 | 5,082 career rushing yards. lamike. . . player.

Arguably the most well-known player on this list, LaMichael “LaMike” James was, is, and will be an Oregon hero.

Breaking the 5,000-yard mark during his final year for the Ducks, James was the stand-out player on the roster. In just three years on the team, he averaged 137.4 rushing yards per game and scored 57 total touchdowns.

Earning 5,082 yards on just 771 carries, James averaged 6.6 yards per attempt while also having 51 receptions for 586 yards.

LaMichael James
Oregon State v Oregon / Steve Dykes/GettyImages

His career-longest run was a 90-yard touchdown sprint against Missouri State in 2011. James was a finalist for the Doak Walker and the Paul Hornung awards that year. He was also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and was named to two All-American lists in his final season.

James was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2023 and has been in the Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame since 2022.

LaMike sits second on this list well ahead of those trailing him.