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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.Nick Chubb 8.12 2015 Georgia
34.Henry Josey* 8.06 2011 Missouri
35.Reggie Brooks 8.04 1992 Notre Dame
36.Karlos Williams* 8.02 2013 Florida State
37.Kevin Lowe 8.01 1984 Wyoming
38.Matt Jones 8.00 2001 Arkansas
39.Kareem Hunt* 7.96 2014 Toledo
40.Matt Breida 7.93 2015 Georgia Southern
41.Wilbur Jackson 7.92 1973 Alabama
42.James Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
 Jimmy Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
44.Gerry Gdowski 7.91 1989 Nebraska
45.Terry Baggett 7.89 2013 Army
46.Ja'Terian Douglas* 7.88 2011 Tulsa
47.Henry White 7.88 1977 Colgate
48.Kenny King 7.87 1978 Oklahoma
49.George Stripling* 7.86 2005 Louisville
50.Clendon Thomas 7.86 1956 Oklahoma
51.Marcus Dupree* 7.84 1982 Oklahoma
52.Ernie Davis 7.83 1960 Syracuse
53.Vai Taua* 7.82 2009 Nevada
54.Mike Rozier 7.81 1983 Nebraska
55.Melvin Gordon* 7.81 2013 Wisconsin
56.Billy Brown 7.79 1959 New Mexico
57.Kenton Keith 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
 Keith Kenton 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
59.Dwight Ford* 7.79 1977 Southern California
60.Leonard Henry 7.78 2001 East Carolina
61.Ki-Jana Carter 7.77 1994 Penn State
62.Gwain Durden 7.76 1979 Chattanooga
 Gralyn Wyatt 7.76 1974 Texas
64.Robert Parham* 7.76 1977 Grambling State
65.Lache Seastrunk* 7.73 2012 Baylor
66.Luke Lippincott* 7.72 2009 Nevada
67.Joshua Cribbs 7.72 2002 Kent State
68.Harry Jones 7.71 1965 Arkansas
69.Lawrence Phillips 7.70 1995 Nebraska
70.Ahman Green 7.70 1995 Nebraska
71.Larry Johnson* 7.70 2002 Penn State
72.Lewis Walker 7.68 1979 Utah
73.Bo Jackson 7.68 1983 Auburn
74.Tony Lorick 7.67 1963 Arizona State
75.Buster Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
 George Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
77.Shaun Alexander 7.65 1996 Alabama
78.MacArthur Lane 7.64 1966 Utah State
79.Barry Sanders 7.64 1988 Oklahoma State
80.Marcus Marshall 7.64 2015 Georgia Tech
81.Kenneth Davis 7.64 1984 Texas Christian
82.Patrick Collins 7.63 1987 Oklahoma
83.Michael Smith* 7.63 2011 Utah State
84.Billy Sims 7.63 1978 Oklahoma
85.De'Anthony Thomas* 7.62 2012 Oregon
86.Jerry Eckwood 7.62 1975 Arkansas
87.Elijah McGuire* 7.61 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette
88.Lamar Smith 7.61 1992 Houston
89.Felix Jones* 7.58 2006 Arkansas
90.Deandra Cobb 7.58 2004 Michigan State
91.Justin Forsett* 7.57 2005 California
92.Nate Ilaoa 7.56 2005 Hawaii
93.Nate Ilaoa* 7.56 2006 Hawaii
94.Chris Thompson* 7.55 2012 Florida State
95.Ernest Blackwell 7.55 1997 Missouri
96.Kenyan Drake* 7.54 2013 Alabama
97.Melvin Gordon* 7.54 2014 Wisconsin
98.Tevin Coleman 7.54 2014 Indiana
99.Mike Gaddis 7.54 1989 Oklahoma
100.Jake Campbell 7.53 1995 Air Force