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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.Percy Harvin* 9.20 2007 Florida
6.Dri Archer* 8.99 2012 Kent State
7.Greg Pruitt* 8.98 1971 Oklahoma
8.Billy Walik 8.89 1969 Villanova
9.Felix Jones* 8.74 2007 Arkansas
10.Reggie Bush* 8.70 2005 Southern California
11.Matt Breida 8.68 2014 Georgia Southern
12.Devon Johnson* 8.58 2014 Marshall
13.Mike Brown 8.53 1983 Air Force
14.Onterio McCalebb* 8.53 2010 Auburn
15.Chuck Weatherspoon 8.51 1988 Houston
16.Robert Farmer 8.46 1996 Notre Dame
17.Tommy Lorino 8.44 1956 Auburn
18.Tom Larscheid 8.42 1960 Utah State
19.Elijah McGuire* 8.38 2013 Louisiana-Lafayette
20.Calvin Jones 8.33 1991 Nebraska
21.Brent Fullwood 8.33 1986 Auburn
22.Shun White* 8.27 2008 Navy
23.Benny Malone 8.24 1971 Arizona State
24.Santonio Beard 8.22 2001 Alabama
25.Alex Green* 8.21 2010 Hawaii
26.Rashard Mendenhall 8.21 2006 Illinois
27.David Sims 8.19 1975 Georgia Tech
28.Jahvid Best* 8.14 2008 California
29.Luke Staley 8.14 2001 Brigham Young
30.Nick Chubb* 8.12 2015 Georgia
31.Henry Josey* 8.06 2011 Missouri
32.Reggie Brooks 8.04 1992 Notre Dame
33.Karlos Williams* 8.02 2013 Florida State
34.Kevin Lowe 8.01 1984 Wyoming
35.Kareem Hunt* 7.96 2014 Toledo
36.Matt Breida* 7.93 2015 Georgia Southern
37.Wilbur Jackson 7.92 1973 Alabama
38.James Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
 Jimmy Saxton 7.91 1961 Texas
40.Gerry Gdowski 7.91 1989 Nebraska
41.Terry Baggett 7.89 2013 Army
42.Ja'Terian Douglas* 7.88 2011 Tulsa
43.Henry White 7.88 1977 Colgate
44.Kenny King 7.87 1978 Oklahoma
45.George Stripling* 7.86 2005 Louisville
46.Clendon Thomas 7.86 1956 Oklahoma
47.Marcus Dupree* 7.84 1982 Oklahoma
48.Ernie Davis 7.83 1960 Syracuse
49.Vai Taua* 7.82 2009 Nevada
50.Mike Rozier 7.81 1983 Nebraska
51.Melvin Gordon* 7.81 2013 Wisconsin
52.Billy Brown 7.79 1959 New Mexico
53.Kenton Keith 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
 Keith Kenton 7.79 2000 New Mexico State
55.Dwight Ford* 7.79 1977 Southern California
56.Leonard Henry 7.78 2001 East Carolina
57.Ki-Jana Carter 7.77 1994 Penn State
58.Gwain Durden 7.76 1979 Chattanooga
 Gralyn Wyatt 7.76 1974 Texas
60.Robert Parham* 7.76 1977 Grambling State
61.Lache Seastrunk* 7.73 2012 Baylor
62.Luke Lippincott* 7.72 2009 Nevada
63.Joshua Cribbs 7.72 2002 Kent State
64.Harry Jones 7.71 1965 Arkansas
65.Ahman Green 7.70 1995 Nebraska
66.Larry Johnson* 7.70 2002 Penn State
67.Lewis Walker 7.68 1979 Utah
68.Bo Jackson 7.68 1983 Auburn
69.Tony Lorick 7.67 1963 Arizona State
70.Buster Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
 George Rhymes 7.66 1980 Oklahoma
72.MacArthur Lane 7.64 1966 Utah State
73.Barry Sanders 7.64 1988 Oklahoma State
74.Marcus Marshall 7.64 2015 Georgia Tech
75.Kenneth Davis 7.64 1984 Texas Christian
76.Patrick Collins 7.63 1987 Oklahoma
77.Michael Smith* 7.63 2011 Utah State
78.Billy Sims 7.63 1978 Oklahoma
79.De'Anthony Thomas* 7.62 2012 Oregon
80.Jerry Eckwood 7.62 1975 Arkansas
81.Elijah McGuire* 7.61 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette
82.Lamar Smith 7.61 1992 Houston
83.Felix Jones* 7.58 2006 Arkansas
84.Deandra Cobb 7.58 2004 Michigan State
85.Justin Forsett* 7.57 2005 California
86.Nate Ilaoa 7.56 2005 Hawaii
87.Nate Ilaoa* 7.56 2006 Hawaii
88.Chris Thompson* 7.55 2012 Florida State
89.Kenyan Drake* 7.54 2013 Alabama
90.Melvin Gordon* 7.54 2014 Wisconsin
91.Tevin Coleman 7.54 2014 Indiana
92.Mike Gaddis 7.54 1989 Oklahoma
93.Darin Brightmon 7.53 1989 Nevada-Las Vegas
94.Kermit Johnson 7.53 1973 UCLA
95.Elijah Williams 7.53 1995 Florida
96.Jeff Demps* 7.53 2009 Florida
97.Brothel Cole 7.51 1979 Furman
98.Michael Gunter 7.51 1982 Tulsa
99.David Eldridge 7.50 1988 Arizona
100.Matt Jones 7.49 2004 Arkansas