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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Rushing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 6.25 rush attempts per school game.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Season Player Avg School
2012 Dri Archer* 8.99 Kent State
2011 Henry Josey* 8.06 Missouri
2010 Onterio McCalebb* 8.53 Auburn
2009 Vai Taua* 7.82 Nevada
2008 Shun White* 8.27 Navy
2007 Percy Harvin* 9.20 Florida
2006 Anthony Alridge* 10.09 Houston
2005 Reggie Bush* 8.70 Southern California
2004 Deandra Cobb 7.58 Michigan State
2003 Vince Young* 7.39 Texas
2002 Joshua Cribbs 7.72 Kent State
2001 Santonio Beard 8.22 Alabama
2000 Kenton Keith 7.79 New Mexico State
  Keith Kenton 7.79 New Mexico State
1999 Levron Williams 6.92 Indiana
1998 Reuben Droughns* 7.36 Oregon
1997 Kevin McDougal 7.41 Colorado State
1996 Robert Farmer 8.46 Notre Dame
1995 Ahman Green 7.70 Nebraska
1994 Ki-Jana Carter 7.77 Penn State
1993 Charlie Garner 7.30 Tennessee
1992 Reggie Brooks 8.04 Notre Dame
1991 Calvin Jones 8.33 Nebraska
1990 Nikki Fisher 7.01 Virginia
1989 Chuck Weatherspoon 9.63 Houston
1988 Chuck Weatherspoon 8.51 Houston
1987 Patrick Collins 7.63 Oklahoma
1986 Brent Fullwood 8.33 Auburn
1985 Tom Rathman 7.47 Nebraska
1984 Kevin Lowe 8.01 Wyoming
1983 Mike Brown 8.53 Air Force
1982 Marcus Dupree* 7.84 Oklahoma
1981 Tim Martin 6.78 Appalachian State
1980 Buster Rhymes 7.66 Oklahoma
1979 Gwain Durden 7.76 Chattanooga
1978 Kenny King 7.87 Oklahoma
1977 Henry White 7.88 Colgate
1976 Scott McConnell 6.85 Appalachian State
1975 David Sims 8.19 Georgia Tech
1974 Gralyn Wyatt 7.76 Texas
1973 Wilbur Jackson 7.92 Alabama
1972 Wilbur Jackson 7.08 Alabama
1971 Greg Pruitt* 8.98 Oklahoma
1970 Fred Henry 7.34 New Mexico
1969 Billy Walik 8.89 Villanova
1968 Fred Willis 7.32 Boston College
1967 Duane Thomas* 7.18 West Texas A&M
1966 MacArthur Lane 7.64 Utah State
1965 Harry Jones 7.71 Arkansas
1964 Tom Brown 6.44 Villanova
1963 Tony Lorick 7.67 Arizona State
1962 Gale Sayers 7.12 Kansas
1961 James Saxton 7.91 Texas
1960 Tom Larscheid 8.42 Utah State
1959 Billy Brown 7.79 New Mexico
1958 Bob Jeter* 7.22 Iowa
1957 Leon Burton 9.62 Arizona State
1956 Tommy Lorino 8.44 Auburn