Lorenzo White, the 5-foot, 11-inch, Michigan State running back from 1984 to 1988 is the all-time leading rusher. His 5,152 all-purpose yards rank second in school history, behind Javon Ringer.
He ended his career with the all-time Big East Conference and WVU rushing record with 5,164 rushing yards, breaking Zereoue's previous record. In all of his four seasons, Cobourne rushed for over 1,000 yards, including his redshirt-freshman season.
Cobourne, Amos Zereoue, and Steve Slaton are often considered the greatest backs in school history. Although Slaton did not surpass Cobourne's career rushing record, he did break numerous school records and achieved greater national attention than Zereoue or Cobourne. Zereoue is often considered the greatest back, due to breaking the school rushing record in only three seasons, rather than the four it took for Cobourne to break Zereoue's mark.
It was on December 27, 2009. Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens rushed for 141 yards on 30 carries at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
The title of all time leading rusher in Division I football is a prestigious one. It is currently held by Ron Dayne from Wisconsin.
Damien Anderson is currently the leading career rusher. Tyrell Sutton has a chance to break the record this year.
The leading rusher for the Redskins in 2000 was Stephen Davis with 1,318 yards. Larry Centers was the second leading rusher with 103 yards.