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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | October 21, 2017

Oregon RB Royce Freeman joins exclusive club of 5K rushers

  Oregon running back Royce Freeman broke the 5,000-career rushing yard mark on Saturday.

Oregon running back Royce Freeman joined an exclusive club during the Ducks' game against UCLA on Saturday. The senior eclipsed the 5,000-rushing yard mark for his career, becoming just the 19th player in FBS history to do so.

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Freeman is on the verge of surpassing fellow Ducks running back LaMichael James, who played for Oregon from 2009-11, in career rushing yards. Depending on how the rest of his season plays out, Freeman could finish as high as seventh all-time in career rushing yards.

Here is the list of FBS players to reach the 5,000-yard mark. Reminder: Bowl stats were not included in career totals until 2002.

FBS career rushing leaders    
Player School Rushing yards
Donnel Pumphrey San Diego State 6,405
Ron Dayne Wisconsin 6,397
Ricky Williams Texas 6,279
Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 6,082
DeAngelo Williams Memphis 6,026
Charles White USC 5,598
Travis Prentice Miami (OH) 5,596
Cedric Benson Texas 5,540
Damion Fletcher Southern Miss 5,302
LaDanian Tomlinson TCU 5,263
Herschel Walker Georgia 5,259
Archie Griffin Ohio State 5,177
Avon Cobourne West Virginia 5,164
Garrett Wolfe Northern Illinois 5,164
Montee Ball Wisconsin 5,140
Royce Freeman Oregon 5,103 (and counting)
LaMichael James Oregon 5,082
Mike Hart Michigan 5,040
Darren Lewis Texas A&M 5,012

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