Wisconsin football’s all-time leaders in rushing yards

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Throughout the Big Ten and college football, Wisconsin is known for producing great running backs. The Badgers’ running back alum includes numerous record-breakers, Doak Walker Award winners and Heisman Trophy winners.

Many of these legends are represented in the top 10 in career rushing yards in Wisconsin program history including Ron Dayne, Jonathan Taylor, Melvin Gordon, P.J. Hill, Montee Ball and Billy Marek.

Some notable players that fell just outside the top 10 in career rushing yards include current New York Giants running back Corey Clement, Heisman trophy winner Alan Ameche and John Clay.

Below are the top 10 in career rushing yards in Wisconsin program history:

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10. Terrell Fletcher, 1991-1994, 3,414 career rushing yards

15 Oct 1994: Tailback Terrell Fletcher of the Wisconsin Bagders runs down the field during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Dyche Stadium in Evanston, Illinois. Wisconsin won the game 46-14.

9. Brent Moss, 1991-1994, 3,428 career rushing yards

Running back Brent Moss of the Wisconsin Badgers scores a touchdown during the Rose Bowl against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Wisconsin won the game 21-16.

8. Billy Marek, 1972-1975, 3,709 career rushing yards

Nov 11, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; The Wisconsin logo at mid field prior to the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

7. P.J. Hill, 2006-2008, 3,942 career rushing yards

Jan 1, 2008; Tampa, FL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back P.J. Hill (39) carries the ball as Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Jerod Mayo (7) attempts to make the tackle during the second half during the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee won the game 21-17. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

6. James White, 2010-2013, 4,015 career rushing yards

Oct 15, 2011; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back James White (20) rushes with the football as Wisconsin Badgers defensive back Michael Caputo (37) defends during the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Indiana 59-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

5. Anthony Davis, 2001-2004, 4,676 career rushing yards

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 9: Anthony Davis #28 of Wisconsin runs with the ball against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on October 9, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

4. Melvin Gordon, 2011-2014, 4,915 career rushing yards

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon (25) finds a large hole during the first half of their game Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin beat Nebraska 59-24. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM
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3. Montee Ball, 2009-2012, 5,140 career rushing yards

Jan 1, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) makes a touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal during the 2013 Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2. Jonathan Taylor, 2017-2019, 6,174 career rushing yards

Nov 18, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor runs to the 28 yard line for a first down during Wisconsin's 24-10 win over Michigan at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports

1. Ron Dayne, 1996-1999, 7,125 career rushing yards

Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport

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