Single Season Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards Per Attempt

Minimum 300 rush attempts.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Leaders

  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 6.25 rush attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Anthony Alridge*10.092006Houston
2Chuck Weatherspoon9.631989Houston
3Leon Burton9.621957Arizona State
4Jhurell Pressley9.502014New Mexico
5Teriyon Gipson9.232016New Mexico
6Percy Harvin*9.202007Florida
7Dri Archer*8.992012Kent State
8Greg Pruitt*8.981971Oklahoma
9Ty Johnson8.892016Maryland
10Billy Walik8.891969Villanova
11Felix Jones*8.742007Arkansas
12Reggie Bush*8.702005Southern California
13Matt Breida8.682014Georgia Southern
14Devon Johnson*8.582014Marshall
15Mike Brown*8.531983Air Force
16Onterio McCalebb*8.532010Auburn
17Chuck Weatherspoon*8.511988Houston
18Robert Farmer8.461996Notre Dame
19Tommy Lorino8.441956Auburn
20Tom Larscheid*8.421960Utah State
21Elijah McGuire*8.382013Louisiana-Lafayette
22Timothy McVey8.342016Air Force
23Calvin Jones*8.331991Nebraska
24Brent Fullwood*8.331986Auburn
25Shun White*8.272008Navy
26Benny Malone*8.241971Arizona State
27Santonio Beard*8.222001Alabama
28Alex Green*8.212010Hawaii
29Rashard Mendenhall8.212006Illinois
30David Sims8.191975Georgia Tech
31Jahvid Best*8.142008California
32Luke Staley*8.142001Brigham Young
33Nick Chubb*8.122015Georgia
34Tyrone Owens8.092016New Mexico
35Henry Josey*8.062011Missouri
36Quinton Flowers8.052016South Florida
37Reggie Brooks*8.041992Notre Dame
38Karlos Williams*8.022013Florida State
39Kevin Lowe8.011984Wyoming
40Kareem Hunt*7.962014Toledo
41Derrius Guice7.962016Louisiana State
42Matt Breida*7.932015Georgia Southern
43Wilbur Jackson*7.921973Alabama
44James Saxton*7.911961Texas
Jimmy Saxton*7.911961Texas
46Gerry Gdowski*7.911989Nebraska
47Rashaad Penny7.902016San Diego State
48Terry Baggett7.892013Army
49Ja'Terian Douglas*7.882011Tulsa
50Henry White7.881977Colgate
51Kenny King*7.871978Oklahoma
52George Stripling*7.862005Louisville
53Clendon Thomas7.861956Oklahoma
54Marcus Dupree*7.841982Oklahoma
55Ernie Davis7.831960Syracuse
56Vai Taua*7.822009Nevada
57Lavon Coleman7.812016Washington
58Mike Rozier*7.811983Nebraska
59Melvin Gordon*7.812013Wisconsin
60Billy Brown7.791959New Mexico
61Kenton Keith7.792000New Mexico State
Keith Kenton7.792000New Mexico State
63Dwight Ford*7.791977Southern California
64Leonard Henry*7.782001East Carolina
65Ki-Jana Carter*7.771994Penn State
66Gwain Durden7.761979Chattanooga
Gralyn Wyatt*7.761974Texas
68Robert Parham7.761977Grambling State
69Aaron Jones7.742016Texas-El Paso
70Curtis Samuel7.742016Ohio State
71Lache Seastrunk*7.732012Baylor
72Luke Lippincott*7.722009Nevada
73Joshua Cribbs7.722002Kent State
74Harry Jones*7.711965Arkansas
75Ahman Green*7.701995Nebraska
76Larry Johnson*7.702002Penn State
77Lewis Walker7.681979Utah
78Bo Jackson*7.681983Auburn
79Tony Lorick7.671963Arizona State
80Buster Rhymes*7.661980Oklahoma
George Rhymes*7.661980Oklahoma
82MacArthur Lane7.641966Utah State
83Barry Sanders*7.641988Oklahoma State
84Marcus Marshall7.642015Georgia Tech
85Kenneth Davis*7.641984Texas Christian
86Patrick Collins*7.631987Oklahoma
87Tony Brooks-James7.632016Oregon
88Michael Smith*7.632011Utah State
89Billy Sims*7.631978Oklahoma
90De'Anthony Thomas*7.622012Oregon
91Jerry Eckwood*7.621975Arkansas
92Elijah McGuire*7.612014Louisiana-Lafayette
93Lamar Smith7.611992Houston
94Felix Jones*7.582006Arkansas
95Deandra Cobb7.582004Michigan State
96Justin Forsett*7.572005California
97Nate Ilaoa7.562005Hawaii
98Nate Ilaoa*7.562006Hawaii
99Chris Thompson*7.552012Florida State
100Kenyan Drake*7.542013Alabama

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