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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 300 rush attempts.
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Since 1977

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Stacey Robinson 6.37 1988 1990 Northern Illinois
2.Sammie Smith 6.18 1985 1988 Florida State
3.Greg Allen 6.04 1981 1984 Florida State
4.Michael Morton 6.04 1978 1981 Nevada-Las Vegas
5.Larry Dixon 6.04 2011 2014 Army
6.Tony Collins 6.01 1977 1980 East Carolina
7.Terry Caulley 6.00 2002 2006 Connecticut
8.Raymond Maples* 5.96 2010 2014 Army
9.Nathan Poole* 5.88 1975 1978 Louisville
10.Eddie Lee Ivery 5.86 1975 1978 Georgia Tech
11.Lee Becton 5.85 1991 1994 Notre Dame
12.Bobby Ray Tell 5.77 1996 1999 Louisiana Tech
13.Robert Drummond 5.71 1985 1988 Syracuse
14.Randy Kinder 5.68 1993 1996 Notre Dame
15.Jerome Bettis 5.67 1990 1992 Notre Dame
16.Noah Copeland* 5.62 2011 2014 Navy
17.Thomas Dendy* 5.60 1982 1985 South Carolina
18.Ricky Watters 5.58 1987 1990 Notre Dame
19.Mark Bright 5.55 1976 1979 Temple
20.Kent Hagood* 5.52 1981 1985 South Carolina
21.Taysom Hill* 5.52 2012 2014 Brigham Young
22.George Rogers* 5.49 1977 1980 South Carolina
23.Derrick Ellison 5.47 1985 1988 Tulsa
24.Dexter Carter 5.47 1986 1989 Florida State
25.Scott Harley 5.46 1995 1997 East Carolina
26.Blair Thomas 5.45 1985 1989 Penn State
27.Cierre Wood* 5.44 2010 2012 Notre Dame
28.Dewhitt Betterson 5.43 2001 2004 Troy
29.Troy Stradford* 5.43 1982 1986 Boston College
30.Earnest Byner 5.42 1980 1983 East Carolina
31.Maurice Williams 5.42 1983 1986 Virginia Tech
32.Eddie Hunter 5.41 1983 1986 Virginia Tech
33.Curvin Richards 5.41 1988 1990 Pittsburgh
34.Kenny Lewis 5.39 1977 1979 Virginia Tech
35.Theodore Sutton 5.38 1977 1980 East Carolina
36.Tony Brooks 5.38 1987 1991 Notre Dame
37.Lamont Zachery 5.38 1996 1999 Arkansas State
38.Jason Davis 5.36 1989 1992 Louisiana Tech
39.Eric Kettani* 5.29 2005 2008 Navy
40.Joe Morris 5.29 1978 1981 Syracuse
41.Vagas Ferguson 5.27 1976 1979 Notre Dame
42.Willie McMillian 5.26 1988 1991 Army
43.Adam Ballard* 5.26 2005 2007 Navy
44.Bernard Jackson 5.26 1978 1980 North Texas
45.Curt Warner 5.24 1979 1982 Penn State
46.Alexander Teich* 5.23 2008 2011 Navy
47.Spencer Clark* 5.21 1976 1979 South Carolina
48.Warren Williams 5.21 1984 1987 Miami (FL)
49.Paul Palmer 5.19 1983 1986 Temple
50.Mark Green 5.18 1985 1988 Notre Dame