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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.Percy Harvin* 9.20 2007 Florida
5.Dri Archer* 8.99 2012 Kent State
6.Greg Pruitt* 8.98 1971 Oklahoma
7.Billy Walik 8.89 1969 Villanova
8.Felix Jones* 8.74 2007 Arkansas
9.Reggie Bush* 8.70 2005 Southern California
10.Mike Brown 8.53 1983 Air Force
11.Onterio McCalebb* 8.53 2010 Auburn
12.Chuck Weatherspoon 8.51 1988 Houston
13.Robert Farmer 8.46 1996 Notre Dame
14.Tommy Lorino 8.44 1956 Auburn
15.Tom Larscheid 8.42 1960 Utah State
16.Calvin Jones 8.33 1991 Nebraska
17.Brent Fullwood 8.33 1986 Auburn
18.Shun White* 8.27 2008 Navy
19.Benny Malone 8.24 1971 Arizona State
20.Santonio Beard 8.22 2001 Alabama
21.Alex Green* 8.21 2010 Hawaii
22.Rashard Mendenhall 8.21 2006 Illinois
23.David Sims 8.19 1975 Georgia Tech
24.Jahvid Best* 8.14 2008 California
25.Luke Staley 8.14 2001 Brigham Young
26.Henry Josey* 8.06 2011 Missouri
27.Reggie Brooks 8.04 1992 Notre Dame
28.Kevin Lowe 8.01 1984 Wyoming
29.Wilbur Jackson 7.92 1973 Alabama
30.James Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
31.Gerry Gdowski 7.91 1989 Nebraska
32.Ja'Terian Douglas* 7.88 2011 Tulsa
33.Henry White 7.88 1977 Colgate
34.Kenny King 7.87 1978 Oklahoma
35.George Stripling* 7.86 2005 Louisville
36.Clendon Thomas 7.86 1956 Oklahoma
37.Marcus Dupree* 7.84 1982 Oklahoma
38.Ernie Davis 7.83 1960 Syracuse
39.Vai Taua* 7.82 2009 Nevada
40.Mike Rozier 7.81 1983 Nebraska
41.Billy Brown 7.79 1959 New Mexico
42.Kenton Keith 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
 Keith Kenton 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
44.Dwight Ford* 7.79 1977 Southern California
45.Leonard Henry 7.78 2001 East Carolina
46.Ki-Jana Carter 7.77 1994 Penn State
47.Gwain Durden 7.76 1979 Chattanooga
 Gralyn Wyatt 7.76 1974 Texas
49.Robert Parham* 7.76 1977 Grambling State
50.Lache Seastrunk* 7.73 2012 Baylor
51.Luke Lippincott* 7.72 2009 Nevada
52.Joshua Cribbs 7.72 2002 Kent State
53.Harry Jones 7.71 1965 Arkansas
54.Ahman Green 7.70 1995 Nebraska
55.Larry Johnson* 7.70 2002 Penn State
56.Lewis Walker 7.68 1979 Utah
57.Bo Jackson 7.68 1983 Auburn
58.Tony Lorick 7.67 1963 Arizona State
59.Buster Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
60.MacArthur Lane 7.64 1966 Utah State
61.Barry Sanders 7.64 1988 Oklahoma State
62.Kenneth Davis 7.64 1984 Texas Christian
63.Patrick Collins 7.63 1987 Oklahoma
64.Michael Smith* 7.63 2011 Utah State
65.Billy Sims 7.63 1978 Oklahoma
66.De'Anthony Thomas* 7.62 2012 Oregon
67.Jerry Eckwood 7.62 1975 Arkansas
68.Lamar Smith 7.61 1992 Houston
69.Felix Jones* 7.58 2006 Arkansas
70.Deandra Cobb 7.58 2004 Michigan State
71.Justin Forsett* 7.57 2005 California
72.Nate Ilaoa 7.56 2005 Hawaii
73.Nate Ilaoa* 7.56 2006 Hawaii
74.Chris Thompson* 7.55 2012 Florida State
75.Mike Gaddis 7.54 1989 Oklahoma
76.Darin Brightmon 7.53 1989 Nevada-Las Vegas
77.Kermit Johnson 7.53 1973 UCLA
78.Elijah Williams 7.53 1995 Florida
79.Jeff Demps* 7.53 2009 Florida
80.Brothel Cole 7.51 1979 Furman
81.Michael Gunter 7.51 1982 Tulsa
82.David Eldridge 7.50 1988 Arizona
83.Matt Jones 7.49 2004 Arkansas
84.Warrick Dunn 7.48 1995 Florida State
85.Dee Dowis 7.48 1989 Air Force
86.Pervis Atkins 7.47 1959 New Mexico State
87.Tom Rathman 7.47 1985 Nebraska
88.Charles Sims* 7.46 2011 Houston
89.Brent Fullwood 7.43 1985 Auburn
90.Lamont Zachery 7.42 1996 Arkansas State
91.Gene Ryzewicz 7.41 1966 Dartmouth
92.James Brooks 7.41 1979 Auburn
93.Dabby Dawson* 7.41 1988 Wyoming
94.Kevin McDougal 7.41 1997 Colorado State
95.Joe McKnight* 7.40 2008 Southern California
96.Vince Young* 7.39 2003 Texas
97.Ron Mills 7.39 1956 West Texas A&M
98.Larry Ferguson 7.39 1960 Iowa
99.Pat White* 7.39 2006 West Virginia
100.Jamaal Charles* 7.38 2005 Texas