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
5Percy Harvin*9.202007Florida
6Ty Johnson9.132016Maryland
7Dri Archer*8.992012Kent State
8Greg Pruitt*8.981971Oklahoma
9Billy Walik8.891969Villanova
10Teriyon Gipson8.752016New Mexico
11Felix Jones*8.742007Arkansas
12Reggie Bush*8.702005Southern California
13Matt Breida8.682014Georgia Southern
14Devon Johnson*8.582014Marshall
15Timothy McVey8.532016Air Force
16Mike Brown8.531983Air Force
17Onterio McCalebb*8.532010Auburn
18Chuck Weatherspoon8.511988Houston
19Robert Farmer8.461996Notre Dame
20Tommy Lorino8.441956Auburn
21Tom Larscheid8.421960Utah State
22Elijah McGuire*8.382013Louisiana-Lafayette
23Calvin Jones8.331991Nebraska
24Brent Fullwood8.331986Auburn
25Shun White*8.272008Navy
26Benny Malone8.241971Arizona State
27Santonio Beard8.222001Alabama
28Alex Green*8.212010Hawaii
29Rashard Mendenhall8.212006Illinois
30David Sims8.191975Georgia Tech
31Jahvid Best*8.142008California
32Luke Staley8.142001Brigham Young
33Nick Chubb*8.122015Georgia
34Henry Josey*8.062011Missouri
35Reggie Brooks8.041992Notre Dame
36Karlos Williams*8.022013Florida State
37Kevin Lowe8.011984Wyoming
38Tyrone Owens8.012016New Mexico
39Kareem Hunt*7.962014Toledo
40Curtis Samuel7.952016Ohio State
41Matt Breida*7.932015Georgia Southern
42Wilbur Jackson7.921973Alabama
43Jimmy Saxton7.911961Texas
44Gerry Gdowski7.911989Nebraska
45Terry Baggett7.892013Army
46Ja'Terian Douglas*7.882011Tulsa
47Henry White7.881977Colgate
48Kenny King7.871978Oklahoma
49George Stripling*7.862005Louisville
50Clendon Thomas7.861956Oklahoma
51Marcus Dupree*7.841982Oklahoma
52Ernie Davis7.831960Syracuse
53Vai Taua*7.822009Nevada
54Mike Rozier7.811983Nebraska
55Melvin Gordon*7.812013Wisconsin
56Billy Brown7.791959New Mexico
57Kenton Keith7.792000New Mexico State
58Dwight Ford*7.791977Southern California
59Leonard Henry7.782001East Carolina
60Ki-Jana Carter7.771994Penn State
61Gwain Durden7.761979Chattanooga
Gralyn Wyatt7.761974Texas
63Robert Parham*7.761977Grambling State
64Aaron Jones7.742016Texas-El Paso
65Quinton Flowers7.732016South Florida
66Lache Seastrunk*7.732012Baylor
67Luke Lippincott*7.722009Nevada
68Joshua Cribbs7.722002Kent State
69Harry Jones7.711965Arkansas
70Ahman Green7.701995Nebraska
71Larry Johnson*7.702002Penn State
72Lewis Walker7.681979Utah
73Bo Jackson7.681983Auburn
74Tony Lorick7.671963Arizona State
75Buster Rhymes7.661980Oklahoma
76MacArthur Lane7.641966Utah State
77Barry Sanders7.641988Oklahoma State
78Marcus Marshall7.642015Georgia Tech
79Kenneth Davis7.641984Texas Christian
80Patrick Collins7.631987Oklahoma
81Tony Brooks-James7.632016Oregon
82Michael Smith*7.632011Utah State
83Billy Sims7.631978Oklahoma
84De'Anthony Thomas*7.622012Oregon
85Jerry Eckwood7.621975Arkansas
86Elijah McGuire*7.612014Louisiana-Lafayette
87Lamar Smith7.611992Houston
88Felix Jones*7.582006Arkansas
89Deandra Cobb7.582004Michigan State
90Derrius Guice7.582016Louisiana State
91Justin Forsett*7.572005California
92Nate Ilaoa7.562005Hawaii
93Nate Ilaoa*7.562006Hawaii
94Chris Thompson*7.552012Florida State
95Kenyan Drake*7.542013Alabama
96Melvin Gordon*7.542014Wisconsin
97Tevin Coleman7.542014Indiana
98Mike Gaddis7.541989Oklahoma
99Darin Brightmon7.531989Nevada-Las Vegas
100Kermit Johnson7.531973UCLA

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