Our friends at Auburn Wire gave us a good idea after listing the last 26 1,000-yard seasons.
But to honor the upcoming 2022 college football season, we’re going to list the last 22 1,000-yard rushing seasons from Michigan football’s history book. The Wolverines have had a ton of great running backs in school history, and you’ll see several fullbacks, and one quarterback, have had great seasons while wearing the winged helmet.
Michigan has only had a few 1,000-yard seasons in recent years, but corn and blue certainly had big comebacks in the early 2000s and 1990s.
With the 2022 season fast approaching, Michigan should see another running back reach the 1,000 yard mark with the duo of Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards on the roster. Corum was just under 1,000 yards in 2021 while sharing carries with Hassan Haskins and he even missed a few games through injury.
Here are the last 22 1,000-yard rushing seasons Michigan football has had.
2021 – Hassan Haskins
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2018 – Karan Higdon
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2012 – Denard Robinson
September 8, 2012; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) heads the ball against the Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
2011 – Denard Robinson
September 10, 2011; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) is sacked by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o (5) in the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
2011 – Fitzgerald Toussaint
November 30, 2013; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) heads the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
2010 – Denard Robinson
October 20, 2012; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans linebacker Denicos Allen (28) during the 2nd half at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
2007 – Mike Hart
EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 3: Mike Hart #20 of the Michigan Wolverines talks to a reporter after the win over the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 3, 2007 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan beat Michigan State 28-24. (Photo by: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
2006 – Mike Hart
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2004 – Mike Hart
EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 03: Michigan Wolverines running back Mike Hart #20 waits for the offense to return to the field against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half at Spartan Stadium on November 3, 2007 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan defeated Michigan State 28-24. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
2003 – Chris Perry
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2002 – Chris Perry
November 23, 2002; Columbus, Oh, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Chris Perry (23) takes on the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State defeated Michigan 14-9 and defeated Miami in the Fiesta Bowl to become national champions. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
2000 – Anthony Thomas
January 1, 2001: Anthony Thomas #32 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the ball during the Citrus Bowl Game against the Auburn Tigers at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The Wolverines defeated the Tiger 31-28.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Allsport
1999 – Anthony Thomas
November 4, 2000: Michigan Wolverines’ Anthony Thomas #32 runs with the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 54-51. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
1995 – Tim Biakabutuka
Michigan running back Tim Biakabutuka drives past an Ohio State defender to gain some of his career-high 313 yards in this Nov. 24, 1995 file photo in Ann Arbor, In. Michigan. pick up a 31-23 victory. The teams will meet on Saturday November 17, 2007 in Michigan. (AP Photo/Tom Piggeon)
1994 – Tyrone Wheatley
Michigan running back Tyrone Wheatley (6) gains ground as Ohio State’s Mark Williams (51) comes in to make the tackle in the first quarter of their game in Ann Arbor, Michigan November 20, 1993. Wheatley has gained all of his 105 yards against Ohio State in the first quarter, helping the Wolverines to a 28-0 victory over the Buckeyes. (AP Photo/Donald Pettis)
1993 – Tyrone Wheatley
November 7, 1992: MICHIGAN COURANT BACK RUNNER TYRONE WHEATLEY JUMPS OVER THE LINE OF SCRIME DURING THE WOLVERINES GAME AT THE NORTHWEST WILCATS IN EVANSTON, ILLINOIS.
1992 – Tyrone Wheatley
November 7, 1992: Michigan Wolverines tailback Tyrone Wheatley runs with the ball in a game against the Northwestern Wildcats. Michigan won the game 40-7. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport
1991 – Ricky Powers
November 23, 1991; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; FILE PICTURE; Michigan Wolverines running back Ricky Powers (12) in action against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 1991 season. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
1990 – Jon Vaughn
September 22, 1990: Michigan Wolverines running back Jon Vaughn (center) runs with the ball during a game against the UCLA Bruins. Michigan won the game 38-15. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/Allsport
1988 – Tony Boles
November 19, 1988: Columbus, OH, USA: FILE PHOTO; Michigan Wolverines running back Tony Boles (42) in action against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Michigan beat Ohio State 34-31. Photo: Malcolm Emmons – USA TODAY Sports
1987 – Jamie Morris
Jan. 2, 1988; Tampa, Florida, USA; FILE PICTURE; Michigan Wolverines running back Jamie Morris (23) running the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl at Tampa Stadium. Michigan Wolverines defeated Alabama Crimson Tide 28-24. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
1986 – Jamie Morris
January 1, 1987: Michigan’s Jamie Morris #23 runs with the ball in their 22-15 loss to Arizona State at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell/Allsport