Kansas State Football: All-Time Leaders in Rushing Yards

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Kansas State football has had some great running backs over the years. Which guys are at the top of the leaderboard for the Wildcats as far as rushing yards go?

With college football still a few months away, Kansas State Wildcats fans are eagerly counting down the days until their beloved school kicks things off for the 2017 season.

Over the years, K-State football has become a fierce rushing team. From guys like Darren Sproles to John Hubert to even some of their quarterbacks like Collin Klein and Ell Roberson, the Wildcats are always a team on the verge of making a huge play on the ground.

To pass the time between now and the start of the 2017 season, here are the all-time leaders in rushing yards for Kansas State football.

All stats courtesy of Sports Reference.

Kansas State all-time leaders in rushing yards: 15. L.J. Brown (1,580)

Kicking off the list at number 15 is L.J. Brown, who amassed 1,580 rushing yards over three seasons in Manhattan. Brown was at Kansas State from 1978-1980, but never had a 1,000 yard season.

Brown’s 1978 season saw him run the football 62 times for 337 yards and only one touchdown. He improved in 1979, where he had 148 carries for 668 yards and five touchdowns. His final season in 1980 was his most in touchdowns with six, but he had 575 yards on the ground.

Brown’s 1,580 rushing yards are still good for 15th all-time in Kansas football history. He recorded 13 total touchdowns (12 rushing, one receiving) over three years as a Wildcat.

L.J. Brown isn’t a big name to Kansas State fans, as he played with the team during some bad seasons, but he is still hanging onto his spot in the top 15 all-time rushers for the school!