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Johnathan Franklin becomes UCLA's all-time leading rusher

Franklin set UCLA's all-time rushing record on a TD scamper on Saturday night.


Johnathan Franklin is now the all-time leading rusher for the UCLA Bruins.

Franklin achieved the feat on a 37-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday night's game against the Arizona Wildcats, scampering down the left sideline for the long score. With his three carries tonight vaulting him to the top of the list, here's a look at how Franklin stacks up against the rest of UCLA's all-time rushing greats.

UCLA All-Time Rushing List
Running Back Years Carries Yards Avg
Johnathan Franklin 2009-12 665 3,758 5.6
Gaston Green 1984-1987 708 3,731 5.3
Freeman McNeil 1977-1980 605 3,195 5.3
DeShaun Foster 1998-2001 722 3,194 4.4

The 5'11" senior from Los Angeles now looks to become the first-ever UCLA running back to reach 4,000 rushing yards in a career. Aside from the three-plus quarters remaining in Saturday's game, Franklin will also have three regular season games and a bowl game to add to his record.