Wisconsin football’s all-time leading rushers

If the Wisconsin football program is known for one thing, it’s running backs. The program boasts some of the best in college football history and has sent stars at the position on to have massive success in the NFL.

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When Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball, Jonathan Taylor or Braelon Allen leave the program, the question is always ‘who’s next.’ It’s a line of star talent that seems to never end.

Next up for the Badgers this year is Chez Mellusi and Oklahoma transfer Tawee Walker. Mellusi has shown the talent during his time at Wisconsin, yet has struggled to stay healthy. The 1-2 punch of him and Walker should work well in year two of Phil Longo’s offense.

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As we enter this season and a new crop of running back talent emerges behind the top two starters, it’s time to look back at the program’s all-time leaders in rushing yards. Plus, there is a new entry to the list since this piece was done a few years ago.

It’s quite the list:

Larry Canada

Years at Wisconsin: 1973-1976

Rushing Yards: 1,714 (4.8 yards per carry, eight touchdowns)

Michael Bennett

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Years at Wisconsin: 1999-2000

Rushing Yards: 1,890 (5.4 yards per carry, 14 touchdowns)

Marvin Artley

Old School Badger Football 🏈 from 1985-90, my teammate and college roommate All Big Ten RB Marvin “Miko” Artley #34! and me TE #87! pic.twitter.com/fQ47X6pDeX

— Daniel L. Howell Jr. (@dan87howell) July 19, 2023

Years at Wisconsin: 1985-1988

Rushing Yards: 1,991 (5.0 yards per carry, 14 touchdowns)

Alan Thompson

Years at Wisconsin: 1969-1971

Rushing Yards: 2,005 (4.3 yards per carry, 19 touchdowns)

Carl McCullough

Years at Wisconsin: 1993-1997

Rushing Yards: 2,052 (4.5 yards per carry, 9…
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