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.
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|
|Donnel Pumphrey||San Diego State||6,405|
|Travis Prentice||Miami (OH)||5,596|
|Damion Fletcher||Southern Miss||5,302|
|Archie Griffin||Ohio State||5,177|
|Avon Cobourne||West Virginia||5,164|
|Garrett Wolfe||Northern Illinois||5,164|
|Royce Freeman||Oregon||5,103 (and counting)|
|Darren Lewis||Texas A&M||5,012|