14. Ricky Williams (1998)
To this day, former University of Texas running back Ricky Williams holds or shares 20 NCAA records, but is best known for break-in the NCAA’s all-time career rushing yards record — which had previously stood for 19 years — when he compiled 6,592 yards over four seasons in Austin. In his senior season, Williams ran for 2,327 yards and 29 touchdowns, which included three different games with 250 or more yards rushing.
Even fast forwarding 20 years later, Williams’ career total remains the fourth-most yards of all time. If you have any question of how revered he was during his time in college, all you have to know is that he has a statue beside NFL Hall of Fame running back (and fellow Longhorns alum) Earl Campbell.