ALL-TIME LEADERS IN RUSHING YARDS – NUMBER 15: DEREK BROWN (2,699)
Nebraska Running Back from 1990-1992
Derek Brown spent time with the Huskers in the early 1990s and took over as the main running back in 1991 and 1992. His rushing abilities helped the Huskers win the Big 8 in both of those years, but they’d lose in both of their bowl games.
In total, Brown had 458 carries for 2,699 yards and 23 touchdowns. His best season came in 1991 when he carried the ball 230 times for 1,313 yards and 14 touchdowns. Brown totaled just under 1,400 yards from scrimmage that season.
In 1992, Brown had a lot less carries with 169, but still went over the 1,000 yard mark. He finished his final year at Nebraska with 1,011 yards and four touchdowns. It wasn’t as impressive as his 1991 campaign, but Brown still was solid.
Brown entered the draft after the 1992 season and was a fourth round pick by the New Orleans Saints. He’d spent four years in New Orleans and his NFL career was a wrap after that. He totaled 1,383 rushing yards in the pros.
While his NFL career didn’t go as long as Brown had hoped, he’s still in the top 15 all-time for the Cornhuskers when it comes to running the football.