Rushing Yards Per Attempt Career Leaders and Records

Minimum 300 rush attempts.
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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Darrell Henderson*8.220162018Memphis
2Chuck Weatherspoon8.219871990Houston
3Melvin Gordon*7.820112014Wisconsin
4Devon Johnson*7.820122015Marshall
5Felix Jones*7.720052007Arkansas
6Ty Johnson*7.620152018Maryland
7Rashaad Penny*7.520142017San Diego State
8Greg Pruitt*7.519701972Oklahoma
9Jahvid Best*7.320072009California
10Reggie Bush*7.320032005USC
11Travis Etienne*7.320172020Clemson
12Dri Archer*7.220092013Kent State
13Ki-Jana Carter7.219921994Penn State
14Mike Rozier7.219811983Nebraska
15Brent Fullwood7.219831986Auburn
16Anthony Alridge*7.120052007Houston
17Tevin Coleman7.120122014Indiana
18Malcolm Perry*7.120162019Navy
19Billy Sims*719751979Oklahoma
20Henry Josey*720102013Missouri
21Tom Larscheid719591961Utah State
22Jhurell Pressley*6.920122015New Mexico
23Matt Breida*6.920142016Georgia Southern
24Warrick Dunn6.919931996Florida State
25Colin Kaepernick*6.920072010Nevada
26Boom Williams*6.820142016Kentucky
27Levron Williams6.819982001Indiana
28Vince Young*6.820032005Texas
29Calvin Jones6.819911993Nebraska
30Gwain Durden6.819771980Chattanooga
31Anthony Wales*6.820132016Western Kentucky
32Pete Pedro6.819611963West Texas A&M
33Barry Sanders6.819861988Oklahoma State
34Bryce Love*6.820152018Stanford
35Eddie Lacy*6.820102012Alabama
36Ahman Green6.819951997Nebraska
37Joe Mixon*6.820152016Oklahoma
38Kermit Johnson6.719711973UCLA
39Jeff Demps*6.720082011Florida
40Benny Malone6.719711973Arizona State
41Gordon Brown6.719841985Tulsa
42Jeremiah Johnson*6.720052008Oregon
43Kevin Lowe6.719811984Wyoming
44Ezekiel Elliott*6.720132015Ohio State
45Duke Johnson*6.720122014Miami (FL)
46Charlie Garner6.719921993Tennessee
47Josh Adams*6.720152017Notre Dame
48Michael Gordon*6.720122015Arkansas State
Jonathan Taylor*6.720172020Wisconsin
50Greg McCrae*6.720172020UCF
51Dee Dowis6.719861989Air Force
52Marcus Mariota*6.620122014Oregon
53Matt Jones*6.620012004Arkansas
54J.J. Arrington*6.620032004California
55Ernie Davis6.619591961Syracuse
56Jon Hall6.619701972Citadel
57Bo Jackson6.619821985Auburn
58Ron Rivers*6.619911993Fresno State
59Ryan Benjamin6.619901992Pacific
60Marshawn Lynch*6.620042006California
61LaMichael James*6.620092011Oregon
62Kerwynn Williams*6.620092012Utah State
63Jordan Lynch*6.620102013Northern Illinois
64Teriyon Gipson*6.620132016New Mexico
65D'Andre Swift*6.620172019Georgia
66Pat White*6.520052008West Virginia
67Rashard Mendenhall*6.520052007Illinois
68Laverne Smith*6.519731976Kansas
69Derrius Guice*6.520152017LSU
70Jordan Huff*6.520132017Northern Illinois
71Trung Canidate6.519961999Arizona
72Dalvin Cook*6.520142016Florida State
73Gale Sayers6.519621964Kansas
74Jarvis Redwine*6.519761980Nebraska
75Fred Henry6.519701972New Mexico
76Vai Taua*6.520072010Nevada
77Tony Nathan6.419751978Alabama
78Todd Gurley*6.420122014Georgia
79Mercury Morris*6.419661968West Texas A&M
80D'Onta Foreman*6.420142016Texas
81Damien Harris*6.420152018Alabama
82Dexter McCluster*6.420062009Ole Miss
83Robert Newhouse*6.419691971Houston
84Larry Johnson*6.419992002Penn State
85Michael Desormeaux6.420052008Louisiana
86Garrett Wolfe*6.420042006Northern Illinois
87J.J. Flannigan6.419871989Colorado
88Dabby Dawson*6.419881989Wyoming
89Joe McKnight*6.420072009USC
90Stacey Robinson6.419881990Northern Illinois
91Glynn Harrison6.419731975Georgia
92Onterio McCalebb*6.420092012Auburn
93Eddie Hicks6.419751978East Carolina
94Artie Owens*6.419721975West Virginia
95Elijah Williams6.419941997Florida
96Justin Crawford*6.320162017West Virginia
97Jeff Smith6.319801984Nebraska
98Kareem Hunt*6.320132016Toledo
99Kenny King*6.319751978Oklahoma
100Ed Wesley*6.320092011Texas Christian
101Lamar Jackson*6.320152017Louisville
102Travis Sims6.319891992Hawaii
103Reggie Corbin*6.320152019Illinois
104Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
105Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
106Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
107Michael Carter*6.320172020North Carolina
108Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
109Aaron Jones*6.320132016UTEP
110Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
111Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
112Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
113Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
114James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
115Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
116Khalil Tate*6.220162019Arizona
117Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
118Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
119Michael Gunter6.219801983Tulsa
120Kenjon Barner*6.220092012Oregon
121Chris Rainey*6.220072011Florida
122DeAngelo Williams*6.220022005Memphis
123I'Tavius Mathers*6.220122016Middle Tennessee State
124Leonard Fournette*6.220142016LSU
125Denard Robinson*6.220092012Michigan
126Ricky Williams6.219951998Texas
127Christian McCaffrey*6.220142016Stanford
128Mike Gaddis6.219881991Oklahoma
129Nathan Rourke*6.220172019Ohio
130Obie Graves6.219771978Cal State Fullerton
131Paul Gipson6.219661968Houston
132Ray Lawry*6.220142017Old Dominion
133Lawrence Phillips6.219931995Nebraska
134Josh Robinson*6.220122014Mississippi State
135Adonis Thomas*6.220082011Toledo
136Sammie Smith6.219851988Florida State
137Otis Anderson*6.220172020UCF
138Marlon Mack*6.220142016South Florida
139Javonte Williams*6.220182020North Carolina
140Kevin McDougal6.219961999Colorado State
141Elvis Peacock*6.219741977Oklahoma
142J.K. Dobbins*6.220172019Ohio State
143Ken Clark6.119871989Nebraska
144Ryan Mathews*6.120072009Fresno State
145Quinton Flowers*6.120142017South Florida
146Jalin Moore*6.120152018Appalachian State
147Sean Jackson6.119901993Florida State
148Khalil Herbert6.120162020Virginia Tech
149Sony Michel*6.120142017Georgia
150Ronald Jones*6.120152017USC
151Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
152Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
153Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
154Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
155Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
156Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
157Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
158Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
159Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
160Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
161Kenneth Davis6.119821985Texas Christian
162Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
163Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
164Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
165Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
166Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
167Najee Harris*6.120172020Alabama
168Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
169Elijah Mitchell*620172020Louisiana
170Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
171Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
172Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
173Adrian Killins*620162019UCF
174Greg Allen619811984Florida State
175Michael Morton619781981UNLV
176Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
177Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
178LeVante Bellamy*620152019Western Michigan
179Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
180Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
181Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
182Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
183Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
184Trey Sermon*620172020Ohio State
185Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
186Devin Singletary*620162018Florida Atlantic
187Robert Smith*619901992Ohio State
188Nick Fitzgerald*620152018Mississippi State
189Elijah Hood*620142016North Carolina
David Sims619741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*620152016Utah
192Luke Staley619992001Brigham Young
193Dantrell Savage*620062007Oklahoma State
194Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
195Darrynton Evans*620162019Appalachian State
196Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
197Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
198Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
199Trey Ragas*620172020Louisiana
200Duane Thomas*619661969West Texas A&M
201Chuckie Dukes619911992Boston College
202Greg Johnson619861989Air Force
203Derrick Henry*620132015Alabama
204Tavian Banks619941997Iowa
205Laurence Maroney*620032005Minnesota
206Ciatrick Fason*620022004Florida
207Raymond Maples*620102014Army
208Edgerrin James*619961998Miami (FL)
Lampford Mark*620082011Nevada
210Garrison Hearst619901992Georgia
211Leonard Henry619982001East Carolina
212David Fluellen*5.920102013Toledo
213Antonio Andrews*5.920102013Western Kentucky
214Reggie Dupard5.919821985SMU
215William Green5.919992001Boston College
216Royce Freeman*5.920142017Oregon
217Noel Devine*5.920072010West Virginia
218Damarea Crockett*5.920162018Missouri
219Andre Richardson5.919941996Oklahoma State
220Shonn Greene*5.920052008Iowa
221Lionel James5.919801983Auburn
222Willis McGahee*5.920012002Miami (FL)
223Larry Rose III*5.920142017New Mexico State
224Curtis Steele*5.920082009Memphis
225Chuba Hubbard*5.920182020Oklahoma State
226Gerold Bright*5.920152019Utah State
227Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
228Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia
229Kendall Hunter*5.920072010Oklahoma State
230Terry Kirby5.919891992Virginia
231Bubba Bean5.919721975Texas A&M
232Leroy Keyes5.919661968Purdue
233Javian Hawkins*5.920182020Louisville
234Dennis Johnson*5.920082012Arkansas
235Vernand Morency*5.920022004Oklahoma State
236Kolby Smith*5.920032006Louisville
237Derek Brown5.919901992Nebraska
238Roy Helu Jr.*5.920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.919961998Oklahoma
240Luke Lippincott*5.920062009Nevada
241Willard Harrell5.919721974Pacific
242Calvin Murray*5.919771980Ohio State
Mike Weber*5.920152018Ohio State
244Marcus Cox*5.920142016Appalachian State
245Jason Huntley*5.920162019New Mexico State
246Jaret Patterson*5.920182020Buffalo
247Ickey Woods*5.919841987UNLV
248Robert Turbin*5.920072011Utah State
249Quinton Smith5.920032006Rice
250Giovani Bernard*5.920112012North Carolina