Career Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards Per Attempt

Minimum 300 rush attempts.
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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Chuck Weatherspoon8.2219871990Houston
2Melvin Gordon*7.7920112014Wisconsin
3Devon Johnson*7.7820122016Marshall
4Felix Jones*7.6620052007Arkansas
5Greg Pruitt*7.4819701972Oklahoma
6Jahvid Best*7.3320072009California
7Reggie Bush*7.3220032005Southern California
8Dri Archer*7.2120092013Kent State
9Ki-Jana Carter7.1619921994Penn State
10Mike Rozier7.1619811983Nebraska
11Brent Fullwood7.1519831986Auburn
12Anthony Alridge*7.1520052007Houston
13Tevin Coleman7.1220122014Indiana
14Billy Sims*7.0219751979Oklahoma
15Henry Josey*7.0220102013Missouri
16Tom Larscheid6.9819591961Utah State
17Jhurell Pressley*6.9220122015New Mexico
18Matt Breida*6.9020142016Georgia Southern
19Warrick Dunn6.8919931996Florida State
20Colin Kaepernick*6.8520072010Nevada
21Stanley Boom Williams6.8520142016Kentucky
22Levron Williams6.8519982001Indiana
23Vince Young*6.8420032005Texas
24Calvin Jones6.8419911993Nebraska
25Gwain Durden6.8319771980Chattanooga
26Anthony Wales*6.8120132016Western Kentucky
27Pete Pedro6.8019611963West Texas A&M
28Barry Sanders6.8019861988Oklahoma State
29Eddie Lacy*6.7720102012Alabama
30Ahman Green6.7619951997Nebraska
31Joe Mixon*6.7620152016Oklahoma
32Kermit Johnson6.7419711973UCLA
33Jeff Demps*6.7320082011Florida
34Benny Malone6.7119711973Arizona State
35Gordon Brown6.7019841985Tulsa
36Jeremiah Johnson*6.6920052008Oregon
37Kevin Lowe6.6919811984Wyoming
38Ezekiel Elliott*6.6920132015Ohio State
39Duke Johnson*6.6920122014Miami (FL)
40Charlie Garner6.6719921993Tennessee
41Michael Gordon*6.6720122015Arkansas State
42Dee Dowis6.6519861989Air Force
43Marcus Mariota*6.6420122014Oregon
44Matt Jones*6.6420012004Arkansas
45J.J. Arrington*6.6320032004California
46Ernie Davis6.6319591961Syracuse
47Jon Hall6.6319701972Citadel
48Bo Jackson6.6219821985Auburn
49Ron Rivers*6.6219911993Fresno State
50Ryan Benjamin6.5919901992Pacific
51Marshawn Lynch*6.5920042006California
52LaMichael James*6.5920092011Oregon
53Kerwynn Williams*6.5820092012Utah State
54Jordan Lynch*6.5620102013Northern Illinois
55Teriyon Gipson*6.5620132016New Mexico
56Pat White*6.5520052008West Virginia
57Rashard Mendenhall*6.5420052007Illinois
58Laverne Smith*6.5419731976Kansas
59Trung Canidate6.5019961999Arizona
60Dalvin Cook*6.5020142016Florida State
61Gale Sayers6.4919621964Kansas
62Jarvis Redwine*6.4819761980Nebraska
63Fred Henry6.4819701972New Mexico
64Vai Taua*6.4520072010Nevada
65Quinton Flowers*6.4520142016South Florida
66Tony Nathan6.4419751978Alabama
67Todd Gurley*6.4420122014Georgia
68Mercury Morris*6.4419661968West Texas A&M
69D'Onta Foreman*6.4420142016Texas
70Dexter McCluster*6.4320062009Mississippi
71Robert Newhouse*6.4219691971Houston
72Larry Johnson*6.4219992002Penn State
73Michael Desormeaux6.4220052008Louisiana-Lafayette
74Nick Chubb*6.4020142016Georgia
75Garrett Wolfe*6.4020042006Northern Illinois
76J.J. Flannigan6.3919871989Colorado
77Dabby Dawson*6.3819881989Wyoming
78Joe McKnight*6.3820072009Southern California
79Stacey Robinson6.3719881990Northern Illinois
80Glynn Harrison6.3719731975Georgia
81Onterio McCalebb*6.3720092012Auburn
82Eddie Hicks6.3719751978East Carolina
83Artie Owens*6.3719721975West Virginia
84Anthony Allen*6.3620092010Georgia Tech
85Elijah Williams6.3619941997Florida
86Jalin Moore*6.3520152016Appalachian State
87Jeff Smith6.3219801984Nebraska
88Kareem Hunt*6.3220132016Toledo
89Ray Lawry6.3220142016Old Dominion
90Kenny King*6.3219751978Oklahoma
91Ed Wesley*6.3120092011Texas Christian
92Travis Sims6.3019891992Hawaii
93Rashaan Salaam6.2919921994Colorado
94Johnny Manziel*6.2920122013Texas A&M
95Ronald Jones*6.2720152016Southern California
96Ja'Terian Douglas*6.2520102013Tulsa
97Aaron Jones*6.2520132016Texas-El Paso
98Keith Jones6.2519841987Nebraska
99Jeremy Hill*6.2520122013Louisiana State
100Roger Lawson6.2519691971Western Michigan
101Woody Green6.2519711973Arizona State
102James White*6.2420102013Wisconsin
103Jamaal Charles*6.2420052007Texas
104Jonathan Dwyer*6.2420072009Georgia Tech
105Ryan Moats6.2420022004Louisiana Tech
106Michael Gunter6.2319801983Tulsa
107Kenjon Barner*6.2320092012Oregon
108Chris Rainey*6.2220072011Florida
109DeAngelo Williams*6.2220022005Memphis
110I'Tavius Mathers*6.2220122016Middle Tennessee State
111Leonard Fournette*6.2220142016Louisiana State
112Denard Robinson*6.2220092012Michigan
113Ricky Williams6.2119951998Texas
114Christian McCaffrey*6.2120142016Stanford
115Larry Rose III6.2120142016New Mexico State
116Mike Gaddis6.2019881991Oklahoma
117Obie Graves6.2019771978Cal State Fullerton
118Paul Gipson6.1919661968Houston
119Lawrence Phillips6.1819931995Nebraska
120Josh Robinson*6.1820122014Mississippi State
121Adonis Thomas*6.1820082011Toledo
122Sammie Smith6.1819851988Florida State
123Marlon Mack*6.1620142016South Florida
124Kevin McDougal6.1519961999Colorado State
125Elvis Peacock*6.1519741977Oklahoma
126Ken Clark6.1519871989Nebraska
127Ryan Mathews*6.1420072009Fresno State
128Sean Jackson6.1319901993Florida State
129Carlos Hyde*6.1120102013Ohio State
130Byron Marshall*6.1120122015Oregon
131Dan Alexander6.1119972000Nebraska
132Darren Sproles*6.1120012004Kansas State
133Correll Buckhalter6.1119972000Nebraska
134Dick Bass6.1019561959Pacific
135Jim Bertelsen6.0919691971Texas
136Doug DuBose6.0919821985Nebraska
137Joe Washington6.0919721975Oklahoma
138Kenneth Davis6.0719821985Texas Christian
139Tyrone Wheatley*6.0719911994Michigan
140Bobby Williams6.0719951998Army
141Preacher Pilot6.0619611963New Mexico State
142Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.0619931995Michigan
143Elijah McGuire*6.0620132016Louisiana-Lafayette
144Larry Dixon6.0620112014Army
145Archie Griffin*6.0519721975Ohio State
146Donnel Pumphrey*6.0520132016San Diego State
147Wendell Tyler*6.0519731976UCLA
148Greg Allen6.0419811984Florida State
149Michael Morton6.0419781981Nevada-Las Vegas
150Isaiah Pead*6.0320082011Cincinnati
151Mikel Leshoure*6.0320082010Illinois
152Dwone Hicks6.0219992002Middle Tennessee State
153Michael Haddix*6.0219791982Mississippi State
154Samaje Perine*6.0220142016Oklahoma
155Terry Swanson*6.0220142016Toledo
156Tony Collins6.0119771980East Carolina
157Roger Craig*6.0119791982Nebraska
158Robert Smith*6.0019901992Ohio State
159Elijah Hood*6.0020142016North Carolina
David Sims6.0019741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*6.0020152016Utah
162Luke Staley6.0019992001Brigham Young
163Dantrell Savage*5.9920062007Oklahoma State
164Marshall Faulk5.9919911993San Diego State
165Lamar Jackson*5.9820152016Louisville
166Myron Hardeman5.9819771978Wyoming
167Rob Lytle*5.9819741976Michigan
168Duane Thomas*5.9719661969West Texas A&M
169Chuckie Dukes5.9719911992Boston College
170Greg Johnson5.9719861989Air Force
171Derrick Henry*5.9720132015Alabama
172Tavian Banks5.9619941997Iowa
173Laurence Maroney*5.9620032005Minnesota
174Ciatrick Fason*5.9620022004Florida
175Raymond Maples*5.9620102014Army
176Edgerrin James*5.9619961998Miami (FL)
Lampford Mark*5.9620082011Nevada
178Garrison Hearst5.9519901992Georgia
179Leonard Henry5.9519982001East Carolina
180David Fluellen*5.9520102013Toledo
181Antonio Andrews*5.9520102013Western Kentucky
182Reggie Dupard5.9419821985Southern Methodist
183William Green5.9419992001Boston College
184Noel Devine*5.9320072010West Virginia
185Andre Richardson5.9319941996Oklahoma State
186Shonn Greene*5.9320052008Iowa
187Lionel James5.9219801983Auburn
188Willis McGahee*5.9220012002Miami (FL)
189Curtis Steele*5.9220082009Memphis
190Shock Linwood*5.9120132016Baylor
191Steve Slaton*5.9120052007West Virginia
192Kendall Hunter*5.9120072010Oklahoma State
193Terry Kirby5.9019891992Virginia
194Bubba Bean5.9019721975Texas A&M
195Leroy Keyes5.9019661968Purdue
196Xavier Johnson*5.9020142016South Alabama
197Dennis Johnson*5.9020082012Arkansas
198Royce Freeman*5.9020142016Oregon
199Vernand Morency*5.9020022004Oklahoma State
200Kolby Smith*5.9020032006Louisville
201Derek Brown5.8919901992Nebraska
202Roy Helu Jr.*5.8920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.8919961998Oklahoma
204Luke Lippincott*5.8920062009Nevada
205Willard Harrell5.8819721974Pacific
206Calvin Murray*5.8819771980Ohio State
207Marcus Cox*5.8820142016Appalachian State
208Ickey Woods*5.8719841987Nevada-Las Vegas
209Robert Turbin*5.8720072011Utah State
210Quinton Smith5.8720032006Rice
211Giovani Bernard*5.8720112012North Carolina
212Tarrion Adams*5.8620052008Tulsa
213Scott McConnell5.8619751978Appalachian State
214Mike Cloud5.8619951998Boston College
215Lydell Mitchell5.8619691971Penn State
216C.J. Spiller*5.8520062009Clemson
217Charles Sims*5.8520092013West Virginia
218Kevin Ellison*5.8520142016Georgia Southern
219Lee Becton5.8519911994Notre Dame
220Darren McFadden*5.8520052007Arkansas
221Ron Dayne*5.8419961999Wisconsin
222Lendale White*5.8420032005Southern California
223Deonce Whitaker5.8419982001San Jose State
224Walter Packer5.8419731976Mississippi State
225Michael Perry5.8319951998Rice
226Jerome Harrison5.8120042005Washington State
227Jim Bohl5.8119641966New Mexico State
228Earl Campbell5.8119741977Texas
229Marcus Murphy*5.8120102014Missouri
230Joshua Cribbs5.8120012004Kent State
231Jeff Logan*5.8119741977Ohio State
232Jon Cornish*5.8020022006Kansas
233Michael Wiley*5.8019961999Ohio State
234Trent Richardson*5.8020092011Alabama
235Wendell Smallwood*5.7920132015West Virginia
236Jamauri Bogan*5.7920152016Western Michigan
237Damon Washington5.7919951998Colorado State
238Chester Taylor5.7919982001Toledo
239George Jones5.7819951996San Diego State
240Chris Wells*5.7820062008Ohio State
241Chad Hall*5.7820052007Air Force
242Eddie Lee Ivery5.7819751978Georgia Tech
243Khalfani Muhammad*5.7720132016California
244Tim Worley5.7719851988Georgia
245Tre Mason*5.7720112013Auburn
246J.J. Young5.7719911994Oregon State
247Bobby Ray Tell5.7719961999Louisiana Tech
248T.J. Yeldon*5.7720122014Alabama
249Michael Bush*5.7720032006Louisville
250Myles Gaskin*5.7720152016Washington

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