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Big Eight Conference Career Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 300 rush attempts.
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From 1956 to 1995

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Greg Pruitt* 7.48 1970 1972 Oklahoma
2.Mike Rozier 7.16 1981 1983 Nebraska
3.Billy Sims* 7.02 1975 1979 Oklahoma
4.Jarvis Redwine* 6.91 1976 1980 Nebraska
5.Calvin Jones 6.84 1991 1993 Nebraska
6.Barry Sanders 6.80 1986 1988 Oklahoma State
7.Laverne Smith* 6.54 1973 1976 Kansas
8.Gale Sayers 6.49 1962 1964 Kansas
9.J.J. Flannigan 6.39 1987 1989 Colorado
10.Jeff Smith 6.32 1980 1984 Nebraska
11.Kenny King* 6.32 1975 1978 Oklahoma
12.Rashaan Salaam 6.29 1992 1994 Colorado
13.Keith Jones 6.25 1984 1987 Nebraska
14.Mike Gaddis 6.20 1988 1991 Oklahoma
15.Lawrence Phillips 6.18 1993 1995 Nebraska
16.Elvis Peacock* 6.15 1974 1977 Oklahoma
17.Ken Clark 6.15 1987 1989 Nebraska
18.Doug DuBose 6.09 1982 1985 Nebraska
19.Joe Washington 6.09 1972 1975 Oklahoma
20.Roger Craig* 6.01 1979 1982 Nebraska
21.Derek Brown 5.89 1990 1992 Nebraska
22.Troy Davis 5.78 1994 1996 Iowa State
23.Tommie Frazier 5.72 1992 1995 Nebraska
24.Gerald Hudson 5.69 1988 1990 Oklahoma State
25.Stanley Wilson* 5.68 1979 1982 Oklahoma
26.Eric Bieniemy 5.64 1987 1990 Colorado
27.I.M. Hipp* 5.51 1977 1979 Nebraska
28.Charlie Davis 5.50 1971 1973 Colorado
29.Rick Berns* 5.48 1976 1978 Nebraska
30.Terry Miller* 5.46 1974 1977 Oklahoma State
31.Jerald Moore 5.45 1993 1995 Oklahoma
32.L.T. Levine 5.33 1992 1995 Kansas
33.Spencer Tillman* 5.32 1983 1986 Oklahoma
34.Andra Franklin* 5.27 1977 1980 Nebraska
35.Lydell Carr* 5.27 1984 1987 Oklahoma
36.Jim Grisham 5.15 1962 1964 Oklahoma
37.Dewell Brewer 5.15 1989 1992 Oklahoma
38.John Riggins 5.13 1968 1970 Kansas
39.Terry Kunz 5.12 1972 1975 Colorado
40.Thurman Thomas* 5.07 1984 1987 Oklahoma State
41.Harry Wilson 5.06 1964 1966 Nebraska
42.David Thompson 5.05 1993 1996 Oklahoma State
43.Jamelle Holieway* 5.03 1985 1988 Oklahoma
44.Donnie Shanklin 5.03 1966 1968 Kansas
45.Nolan Cromwell 4.97 1975 1976 Kansas
46.Ernest Anderson* 4.96 1979 1983 Oklahoma State
47.Joe Moore 4.95 1968 1970 Missouri
48.Steve Taylor 4.93 1985 1988 Nebraska
49.Tony Sands 4.86 1988 1991 Kansas
50.Howard Cook 4.86 1956 1958 Colorado