Year-by-Year 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
Year Player Avg School
2016Teriyon Gipson12.15New Mexico
2015Nick Chubb*8.12Georgia
2014Jhurell Pressley9.50New Mexico
2013Elijah McGuire*8.38Louisiana-Lafayette
2012Dri Archer*8.99Kent State
2011Henry Josey*8.06Missouri
2010Onterio McCalebb*8.53Auburn
2009Vai Taua*7.82Nevada
2008Shun White*8.27Navy
2007Percy Harvin*9.20Florida
2006Anthony Alridge*10.09Houston
2005Reggie Bush*8.70Southern California
2004Deandra Cobb7.58Michigan State
2003Vince Young*7.39Texas
2002Joshua Cribbs7.72Kent State
2001Santonio Beard*8.22Alabama
2000Kenton Keith7.79New Mexico State
2000Keith Kenton7.79New Mexico State
1999Levron Williams6.92Indiana
1998Reuben Droughns*7.36Oregon
1997Kevin McDougal*7.41Colorado State
1996Robert Farmer8.46Notre Dame
1995Ahman Green*7.70Nebraska
1994Ki-Jana Carter*7.77Penn State
1993Charlie Garner*7.30Tennessee
1992Reggie Brooks*8.04Notre Dame
1991Calvin Jones*8.33Nebraska
1990Nikki Fisher*7.01Virginia
1989Chuck Weatherspoon9.63Houston
1988Chuck Weatherspoon*8.51Houston
1987Patrick Collins*7.63Oklahoma
1986Brent Fullwood*8.33Auburn
1985Tom Rathman*7.47Nebraska
1984Kevin Lowe8.01Wyoming
1983Mike Brown*8.53Air Force
1982Marcus Dupree*7.84Oklahoma
1981Tim Martin6.78Appalachian State
1980Buster Rhymes*7.66Oklahoma
1980George Rhymes*7.66Oklahoma
1979Gwain Durden7.76Chattanooga
1978Kenny King*7.87Oklahoma
1977Henry White7.88Colgate
1976Scott McConnell6.85Appalachian State
1975David Sims8.19Georgia Tech
1974Gralyn Wyatt*7.76Texas
1973Wilbur Jackson*7.92Alabama
1972Wilbur Jackson*7.08Alabama
1971Greg Pruitt*8.98Oklahoma
1970Fred Henry7.34New Mexico
1969Billy Walik8.89Villanova
1968Fred Willis7.32Boston College
1967Duane Thomas*7.18West Texas A&M
1966MacArthur Lane7.64Utah State
1965Harry Jones*7.71Arkansas
1964Tom Brown6.44Villanova
1963Tony Lorick7.67Arizona State
1962Gale Sayers7.12Kansas
1961James Saxton*7.91Texas
1961Jimmy Saxton*7.91Texas
1960Tom Larscheid*8.42Utah State
1959Billy Brown7.79New Mexico
1958Bob Jeter*7.22Iowa
1957Leon Burton9.62Arizona State
1956Tommy Lorino8.44Auburn

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