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A comprehensive list of Justin Jackson’s records

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There are a lot of them.

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Northwestern Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

In recent weeks, we here at Inside NU have talked a lot about Justin Jackson’s ascent up the record book. Here are all of his current records.

Rushing Yards (5,139)

Northwestern History: 1st.

Active Players: 2nd. Seems unlikely he will catch Royce Freeman, who is 360 yards ahead of him, with both having 2 games left.

Big Ten History: 5th, literally 1 yard behind Montee Ball and 160 yards behind Anthony Thompson, became the second B1G running back with 1,000 yards in four seasons other than Dayne last week

Major Conference History: 11th, closest to Ball, Thompson, and Herschel Walker (120 yards behind), 9th player ever to have 1,000 yards in four season. (The other ones, in case you were wondering are Tony Dorsett, Amos Lawrence, Denvis Manns, Ron Dayne, Cedric Benson, Dontrell Moore, Tyrell Fenroy, and Damion Fletcher.)

FBS History: 17th. 164 rushing yards in the final two games puts him at 12th, 249 passes LaDainian Tomlinson to slot in at 11th, and if he somehow got to 401 he would slot into the top 10 over Cedric Benson.

Rushing Attempts (1,092)

Northwestern History: 1st.

Active Players: 1st.

Big Ten History: 3rd. 69 carries behind Thompson.

Major Conference History: 6th.

FBS History: 8th. Passes Cedric Benson with 21, Travis Prentice with 47, and Charles White with 56.

Yards From Scrimmage (5,974)

Northwestern History: 1st.

Active Players: 2nd. Royce Freeman is 319 ahead.

Big Ten History: 3rd. Just passed Archie Griffin, just 80 behind Thompson.

Major Conference History: 9th.

FBS History: 14th. Can vault into the top 10 with 233.

(Jackson also sits in 4th in career offensive plays from scrimmage, which is another way of saying touches, or combined rushes and receptions. He is 42 from passing Ron Dayne and 54 from passing Anthony Thompson, which would slot him into 2nd. It seems unlikely that he will get the 134 required to unseat Steve Bartalo for first.)

Northwestern Section

Tied for first in rushing touchdowns with Damian Anderson at 38.

8th in overall touchdowns with 39, 5 behind Dan Persa.

Individual total yards doesn’t officially include receiving, but that seems dumb so I’m including it. Jackson is 7th in Northwestern history in my altered total yards stat with 5,986, passing Trevor Siemian last week and trailing Mike Greenfield for 6th by a probably unreachable 721 yards.

Most chants of “the ball carrier” elicited from a student section: definitely in first place by a wide margin.

Did I leave anything out? Please let me know in the comments.