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Single Season Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 6.25 rush attempts per school game.
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Since 1956

Rank Player Avg Season School
1.Anthony Alridge* 10.09 2006 Houston
2.Chuck Weatherspoon 9.63 1989 Houston
3.Leon Burton 9.62 1957 Arizona State
4.Jhurell Pressley 9.50 2014 New Mexico
5.Pervis Atkins 9.40 1960 New Mexico State
6.Percy Harvin* 9.20 2007 Florida
7.Dri Archer* 8.99 2012 Kent State
8.Greg Pruitt* 8.98 1971 Oklahoma
9.Billy Walik 8.89 1969 Villanova
10.Felix Jones* 8.74 2007 Arkansas
11.Reggie Bush* 8.70 2005 Southern California
12.Matt Breida 8.68 2014 Georgia Southern
13.Devon Johnson* 8.58 2014 Marshall
14.Mike Brown 8.53 1983 Air Force
15.Onterio McCalebb* 8.53 2010 Auburn
16.Leeland McElroy 8.51 1993 Texas A&M
17.Chuck Weatherspoon 8.51 1988 Houston
18.Robert Farmer 8.46 1996 Notre Dame
19.Tommy Lorino 8.44 1956 Auburn
20.Tom Larscheid 8.42 1960 Utah State
21.Elijah McGuire* 8.38 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
22.Calvin Jones 8.33 1991 Nebraska
23.Brent Fullwood 8.33 1986 Auburn
24.Cecil Collins 8.28 1997 Louisiana State
25.Shun White* 8.27 2008 Navy
26.Benny Malone 8.24 1971 Arizona State
27.Santonio Beard 8.22 2001 Alabama
28.Alex Green* 8.21 2010 Hawaii
29.Rashard Mendenhall 8.21 2006 Illinois
30.David Sims 8.19 1975 Georgia Tech
31.Jahvid Best* 8.14 2008 California
32.Luke Staley 8.14 2001 Brigham Young
33.Henry Josey* 8.06 2011 Missouri
34.Reggie Brooks 8.04 1992 Notre Dame
35.Karlos Williams* 8.02 2013 Florida State
36.Kevin Lowe 8.01 1984 Wyoming
37.Matt Jones 8.00 2001 Arkansas
38.Kareem Hunt* 7.96 2014 Toledo
39.Wilbur Jackson 7.92 1973 Alabama
40.James Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
 Jimmy Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
42.Gerry Gdowski 7.91 1989 Nebraska
43.Terry Baggett 7.89 2013 Army
44.Ja'Terian Douglas* 7.88 2011 Tulsa
45.Henry White 7.88 1977 Colgate
46.Kenny King 7.87 1978 Oklahoma
47.George Stripling* 7.86 2005 Louisville
48.Clendon Thomas 7.86 1956 Oklahoma
49.Marcus Dupree* 7.84 1982 Oklahoma
50.Ernie Davis 7.83 1960 Syracuse
51.Vai Taua* 7.82 2009 Nevada
52.Mike Rozier 7.81 1983 Nebraska
53.Melvin Gordon* 7.81 2013 Wisconsin
54.Billy Brown 7.79 1959 New Mexico
55.Kenton Keith 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
 Keith Kenton 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
57.Dwight Ford* 7.79 1977 Southern California
58.Leonard Henry 7.78 2001 East Carolina
59.Ki-Jana Carter 7.77 1994 Penn State
60.Gwain Durden 7.76 1979 Chattanooga
 Gralyn Wyatt 7.76 1974 Texas
62.Robert Parham* 7.76 1977 Grambling State
63.Lache Seastrunk* 7.73 2012 Baylor
64.Luke Lippincott* 7.72 2009 Nevada
65.Joshua Cribbs 7.72 2002 Kent State
66.Harry Jones 7.71 1965 Arkansas
67.Lawrence Phillips 7.70 1995 Nebraska
68.Ahman Green 7.70 1995 Nebraska
69.Larry Johnson* 7.70 2002 Penn State
70.Lewis Walker 7.68 1979 Utah
71.Bo Jackson 7.68 1983 Auburn
72.Tony Lorick 7.67 1963 Arizona State
73.Buster Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
 George Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
75.Shaun Alexander 7.65 1996 Alabama
76.MacArthur Lane 7.64 1966 Utah State
77.Barry Sanders 7.64 1988 Oklahoma State
78.Kenneth Davis 7.64 1984 Texas Christian
79.Patrick Collins 7.63 1987 Oklahoma
80.Michael Smith* 7.63 2011 Utah State
81.Billy Sims 7.63 1978 Oklahoma
82.De'Anthony Thomas* 7.62 2012 Oregon
83.Jerry Eckwood 7.62 1975 Arkansas
84.Elijah McGuire* 7.61 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette
85.Lamar Smith 7.61 1992 Houston
86.Felix Jones* 7.58 2006 Arkansas
87.Deandra Cobb 7.58 2004 Michigan State
88.Justin Forsett* 7.57 2005 California
89.Nate Ilaoa 7.56 2005 Hawaii
90.Nate Ilaoa* 7.56 2006 Hawaii
91.Chris Thompson* 7.55 2012 Florida State
92.Ernest Blackwell 7.55 1997 Missouri
93.Kenyan Drake* 7.54 2013 Alabama
94.Melvin Gordon* 7.54 2014 Wisconsin
95.Tevin Coleman 7.54 2014 Indiana
96.Mike Gaddis 7.54 1989 Oklahoma
97.Jake Campbell 7.53 1995 Air Force
98.Darin Brightmon 7.53 1989 Nevada-Las Vegas
99.Kermit Johnson 7.53 1973 UCLA
100.Elijah Williams 7.53 1995 Florida