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
3Travis Etienne*7.820172018Clemson
4Melvin Gordon*7.820112014Wisconsin
5Devon Johnson*7.820122015Marshall
6Felix Jones*7.720052007Arkansas
7Ty Johnson*7.620152018Maryland
8Rashaad Penny*7.520142017San Diego State
9Greg Pruitt*7.519701972Oklahoma
10Malcolm Perry*7.320162018Navy
11Jahvid Best*7.320072009California
12Reggie Bush*7.320032005USC
13Dri Archer*7.220092013Kent State
14Ki-Jana Carter7.219921994Penn State
15Mike Rozier7.219811983Nebraska
16Brent Fullwood7.219831986Auburn
17Anthony Alridge*7.120052007Houston
18Tevin Coleman7.120122014Indiana
19Billy Sims*719751979Oklahoma
20Henry Josey*720102013Missouri
21Tom Larscheid719591961Utah State
22Jhurell Pressley*6.920122015New Mexico
23Matt Breida*6.920142016Georgia Southern
24Warrick Dunn6.919931996Florida State
25Jonathan Taylor*6.920172018Wisconsin
26Colin Kaepernick*6.920072010Nevada
27Boom Williams*6.820142016Kentucky
28Levron Williams6.819982001Indiana
29Vince Young*6.820032005Texas
30Calvin Jones6.819911993Nebraska
31Gwain Durden6.819771980Chattanooga
32Anthony Wales*6.820132016Western Kentucky
33Pete Pedro6.819611963West Texas A&M
34Barry Sanders6.819861988Oklahoma State
35Bryce Love*6.820152018Stanford
36Eddie Lacy*6.820102012Alabama
37Ahman Green6.819951997Nebraska
38Joe Mixon*6.820152016Oklahoma
39Kermit Johnson6.719711973UCLA
40Jeff Demps*6.720082011Florida
41Benny Malone6.719711973Arizona State
42Gordon Brown6.719841985Tulsa
43Jeremiah Johnson*6.720052008Oregon
44Kevin Lowe6.719811984Wyoming
45Ezekiel Elliott*6.720132015Ohio State
46Duke Johnson*6.720122014Miami (FL)
47Charlie Garner6.719921993Tennessee
48Josh Adams*6.720152017Notre Dame
49Michael Gordon*6.720122015Arkansas State
50Dee Dowis6.719861989Air Force
51Marcus Mariota*6.620122014Oregon
52Matt Jones*6.620012004Arkansas
53J.J. Arrington*6.620032004California
54Ernie Davis6.619591961Syracuse
55Jon Hall6.619701972Citadel
56Bo Jackson6.619821985Auburn
57Ron Rivers*6.619911993Fresno State
58Ryan Benjamin6.619901992Pacific
59Marshawn Lynch*6.620042006California
60LaMichael James*6.620092011Oregon
61Kerwynn Williams*6.620092012Utah State
62Jordan Lynch*6.620102013Northern Illinois
63Teriyon Gipson*6.620132016New Mexico
64Pat White*6.520052008West Virginia
65Rashard Mendenhall*6.520052007Illinois
66Laverne Smith*6.519731976Kansas
67Derrius Guice*6.520152017LSU
68Jordan Huff*6.520132017Northern Illinois
69Trung Canidate6.519961999Arizona
70Dalvin Cook*6.520142016Florida State
71Gale Sayers6.519621964Kansas
72Jarvis Redwine*6.519761980Nebraska
73Fred Henry6.519701972New Mexico
74Vai Taua*6.520072010Nevada
75Tony Nathan6.419751978Alabama
76Todd Gurley*6.420122014Georgia
77Mercury Morris*6.419661968West Texas A&M
78D'Onta Foreman*6.420142016Texas
79Damien Harris*6.420152018Alabama
80Dexter McCluster*6.420062009Ole Miss
81Robert Newhouse*6.419691971Houston
82Larry Johnson*6.419992002Penn State
83Michael Desormeaux6.420052008Louisiana
84LeVante Bellamy*6.420152018Western Michigan
85Garrett Wolfe*6.420042006Northern Illinois
86J.J. Flannigan6.419871989Colorado
87Dabby Dawson*6.419881989Wyoming
88Joe McKnight*6.420072009USC
89Stacey Robinson6.419881990Northern Illinois
90Glynn Harrison6.419731975Georgia
91Onterio McCalebb*6.420092012Auburn
92Eddie Hicks6.419751978East Carolina
93Artie Owens*6.419721975West Virginia
94Anthony Allen*6.420092010Georgia Tech
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
103Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
104Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
105Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
106Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
107Aaron Jones*6.320132017UTEP
108Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
109Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
110Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
111Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
112James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
113Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
114Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
115Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
116Michael Gunter6.219801983Tulsa
117Kenjon Barner*6.220092012Oregon
118Chris Rainey*6.220072011Florida
119DeAngelo Williams*6.220022005Memphis
120I'Tavius Mathers*6.220122016Middle Tennessee State
121Leonard Fournette*6.220142016LSU
122Denard Robinson*6.220092012Michigan
123Ricky Williams6.219951998Texas
124Christian McCaffrey*6.220142016Stanford
125Mike Gaddis6.219881991Oklahoma
126Obie Graves6.219771978Cal State Fullerton
127Paul Gipson6.219661968Houston
128Ray Lawry*6.220142017Old Dominion
129Lawrence Phillips6.219931995Nebraska
130Josh Robinson*6.220122014Mississippi State
131Adonis Thomas*6.220082011Toledo
132Sammie Smith6.219851988Florida State
133Marlon Mack*6.220142016South Florida
134Kevin McDougal6.219961999Colorado State
135Elvis Peacock*6.219741977Oklahoma
136Ken Clark6.119871989Nebraska
137Ryan Mathews*6.120072009Fresno State
138Quinton Flowers*6.120142017South Florida
139Jalin Moore*6.120152018Appalachian State
140Sean Jackson6.119901993Florida State
141Sony Michel*6.120142017Georgia
142Ronald Jones*6.120152017USC
143Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
144Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
145Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
146Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
147Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
148Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
149Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
150Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
151Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
152Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
153Kenneth Davis6.119821985Texas Christian
154Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
155Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
156Ke'Shawn Vaughn*6.120152018Vanderbilt
157Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
158Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
159Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
160Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
161Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
162Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
163Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
164Greg Allen619811984Florida State
165Michael Morton619781981UNLV
166Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
167Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
168Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
169Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
170Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
171Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
172Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
173Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
174Devin Singletary*620162018Florida Atlantic
175Robert Smith*619901992Ohio State
176Nick Fitzgerald*620152018Mississippi State
177Elijah Hood*620142016North Carolina
David Sims619741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*620152016Utah
180Luke Staley619992001Brigham Young
181Dantrell Savage*620062007Oklahoma State
182Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
183Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
184Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
185Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
186Duane Thomas*619661969West Texas A&M
187Chuckie Dukes619911992Boston College
188Greg Johnson619861989Air Force
189Derrick Henry*620132015Alabama
190Tavian Banks619941997Iowa
191Laurence Maroney*620032005Minnesota
192Ciatrick Fason*620022004Florida
193Raymond Maples*620102014Army
194Edgerrin James*619961998Miami (FL)
Lampford Mark*620082011Nevada
196Garrison Hearst619901992Georgia
197Leonard Henry619982001East Carolina
198David Fluellen*5.920102013Toledo
199Antonio Andrews*5.920102013Western Kentucky
200Reggie Dupard5.919821985SMU
201William Green5.919992001Boston College
202Royce Freeman*5.920142017Oregon
203Noel Devine*5.920072010West Virginia
204Damarea Crockett*5.920162018Missouri
205Andre Richardson5.919941996Oklahoma State
206Shonn Greene*5.920052008Iowa
207Lionel James5.919801983Auburn
208Willis McGahee*5.920012002Miami (FL)
209Larry Rose III*5.920142017New Mexico State
210Curtis Steele*5.920082009Memphis
211Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
212Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia
213Kendall Hunter*5.920072010Oklahoma State
214Terry Kirby5.919891992Virginia
215Bubba Bean5.919721975Texas A&M
216Leroy Keyes5.919661968Purdue
217Dennis Johnson*5.920082012Arkansas
218Vernand Morency*5.920022004Oklahoma State
219Kolby Smith*5.920032006Louisville
220Derek Brown5.919901992Nebraska
221Roy Helu Jr.*5.920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.919961998Oklahoma
223Luke Lippincott*5.920062009Nevada
224Willard Harrell5.919721974Pacific
225Calvin Murray*5.919771980Ohio State
Mike Weber*5.920152018Ohio State
227Marcus Cox*5.920142016Appalachian State
228Ickey Woods*5.919841987UNLV
229Robert Turbin*5.920072011Utah State
230Quinton Smith5.920032006Rice
231Giovani Bernard*5.920112012North Carolina
232Terry Swanson*5.920142017Toledo
233Tarrion Adams*5.920052008Tulsa
234Scott McConnell5.919751978Appalachian State
235Mike Cloud5.919951998Boston College
236Lydell Mitchell5.919691971Penn State
237C.J. Spiller*5.920062009Clemson
238Charles Sims*5.920092013West Virginia
239Kevin Ellison*5.820142016Georgia Southern
240Lee Becton5.819911994Notre Dame
241Darren McFadden*5.820052007Arkansas
242Ron Dayne*5.819961999Wisconsin
243Lendale White*5.820032005USC
244Deonce Whitaker5.819982001San Jose State
245Walter Packer5.819731976Mississippi State
246Michael Perry5.819951998Rice
247Xavier Johnson*5.820142017South Alabama
248Jerome Harrison5.820042005Washington State
249Jim Bohl5.819641966New Mexico State
250Earl Campbell5.819741977Texas
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