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*7.220172020Clemson
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
50Dee Dowis6.719861989Air Force
51Marcus Mariota*6.620122014Oregon
52Matt Jones*6.620012004Arkansas
53J.J. Arrington*6.620032004California
54Ernie Davis6.619591961Syracuse
55Jon Hall6.619701972Citadel
56Michael Carter*6.620172020North Carolina
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
76Trey Sermon*6.520172020Ohio State
77Greg McCrae*6.520172020UCF
78Vai Taua*6.520072010Nevada
79Tony Nathan6.419751978Alabama
80Todd Gurley*6.420122014Georgia
81Mercury Morris*6.419661968West Texas A&M
82D'Onta Foreman*6.420142016Texas
83Damien Harris*6.420152018Alabama
84Dexter McCluster*6.420062009Ole Miss
85Robert Newhouse*6.419691971Houston
86Larry Johnson*6.419992002Penn State
87Michael Desormeaux6.420052008Louisiana
88Garrett Wolfe*6.420042006Northern Illinois
89J.J. Flannigan6.419871989Colorado
90Dabby Dawson*6.419881989Wyoming
91Joe McKnight*6.420072009USC
92Stacey Robinson6.419881990Northern Illinois
93Glynn Harrison6.419731975Georgia
94Onterio McCalebb*6.420092012Auburn
95Eddie Hicks6.419751978East Carolina
96Artie Owens*6.419721975West Virginia
97Elijah Williams6.419941997Florida
98Justin Crawford*6.320162017West Virginia
99Jeff Smith6.319801984Nebraska
100Kareem Hunt*6.320132016Toledo
101Kenny King*6.319751978Oklahoma
102Ed Wesley*6.320092011Texas Christian
103Lamar Jackson*6.320152017Louisville
104Travis Sims6.319891992Hawaii
105Reggie Corbin*6.320152019Illinois
106Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
107Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
108Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
109Javonte Williams*6.320182020North Carolina
110Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
111Aaron Jones*6.320132016UTEP
112Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
113Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
114Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
115Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
116James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
117Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
118Khalil Tate*6.220162019Arizona
119Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
120Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
121Michael Gunter6.219801983Tulsa
122Kenjon Barner*6.220092012Oregon
123Chris Rainey*6.220072011Florida
124DeAngelo Williams*6.220022005Memphis
125I'Tavius Mathers*6.220122016Middle Tennessee State
126Leonard Fournette*6.220142016LSU
127Denard Robinson*6.220092012Michigan
128Ricky Williams6.219951998Texas
129Christian McCaffrey*6.220142016Stanford
130Elijah Mitchell*6.220172020Louisiana
131Mike Gaddis6.219881991Oklahoma
132Nathan Rourke*6.220172019Ohio
133Obie Graves6.219771978Cal State Fullerton
134Paul Gipson6.219661968Houston
135Ray Lawry*6.220142017Old Dominion
136Lawrence Phillips6.219931995Nebraska
137Josh Robinson*6.220122014Mississippi State
138Adonis Thomas*6.220082011Toledo
139Sammie Smith6.219851988Florida State
140Marlon Mack*6.220142016South Florida
141Kevin McDougal6.219961999Colorado State
142Elvis Peacock*6.219741977Oklahoma
143J.K. Dobbins*6.220172019Ohio State
144Ken Clark6.119871989Nebraska
145Khalil Herbert6.120162020Virginia Tech
146Ryan Mathews*6.120072009Fresno State
147Quinton Flowers*6.120142017South Florida
148Jalin Moore*6.120152018Appalachian State
149Sean Jackson6.119901993Florida State
150Sony Michel*6.120142017Georgia
151Ronald Jones*6.120152017USC
152Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
153Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
154Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
155Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
156Jaret Patterson*6.120182020Buffalo
157Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
158Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
159Otis Anderson*6.120172020UCF
160Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
161Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
162Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
163Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
164Kenneth Davis6.119821985Texas Christian
165Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
166Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
167Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
168Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
169Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
170Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
171Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
172Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
173Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
174Adrian Killins*620162019UCF
175Greg Allen619811984Florida State
176Michael Morton619781981UNLV
177Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
178Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
179LeVante Bellamy*620152019Western Michigan
180Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
181Najee Harris*620172020Alabama
182Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
183Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
184Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
185Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
186Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
187Devin Singletary*620162018Florida Atlantic
188Robert Smith*619901992Ohio State
189Nick Fitzgerald*620152018Mississippi State
190Elijah Hood*620142016North Carolina
David Sims619741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*620152016Utah
193Luke Staley619992001Brigham Young
194Dantrell Savage*620062007Oklahoma State
195Trey Ragas*620172020Louisiana
196Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
197Darrynton Evans*620162019Appalachian State
198Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
199Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
200Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
201Duane Thomas*619661969West Texas A&M
202Chuckie Dukes619911992Boston College
203Greg Johnson619861989Air Force
204Derrick Henry*620132015Alabama
205Tavian Banks619941997Iowa
206Laurence Maroney*620032005Minnesota
207Ciatrick Fason*620022004Florida
208Raymond Maples*620102014Army
209Edgerrin James*619961998Miami (FL)
Lampford Mark*620082011Nevada
211Garrison Hearst619901992Georgia
212Leonard Henry619982001East Carolina
213David Fluellen*5.920102013Toledo
214Antonio Andrews*5.920102013Western Kentucky
215Reggie Dupard5.919821985SMU
216William Green5.919992001Boston College
217Royce Freeman*5.920142017Oregon
218Travis Dye*5.920182020Oregon
219Noel Devine*5.920072010West Virginia
220Damarea Crockett*5.920162018Missouri
221Andre Richardson5.919941996Oklahoma State
222Shonn Greene*5.920052008Iowa
223Lionel James5.919801983Auburn
224Willis McGahee*5.920012002Miami (FL)
225Larry Rose III*5.920142017New Mexico State
226Curtis Steele*5.920082009Memphis
227Chuba Hubbard*5.920182020Oklahoma State
228Gerold Bright*5.920152019Utah State
229Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
230Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia
231Kendall Hunter*5.920072010Oklahoma State
232Terry Kirby5.919891992Virginia
233Bubba Bean5.919721975Texas A&M
234Leroy Keyes5.919661968Purdue
235Javian Hawkins*5.920182020Louisville
236Dennis Johnson*5.920082012Arkansas
237Vernand Morency*5.920022004Oklahoma State
238Kolby Smith*5.920032006Louisville
239Derek Brown5.919901992Nebraska
240Roy Helu Jr.*5.920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.919961998Oklahoma
242Luke Lippincott*5.920062009Nevada
243Willard Harrell5.919721974Pacific
244Calvin Murray*5.919771980Ohio State
Mike Weber*5.920152018Ohio State
246Marcus Cox*5.920142016Appalachian State
247Jason Huntley*5.920162019New Mexico State
248Ickey Woods*5.919841987UNLV
249Robert Turbin*5.920072011Utah State
250Quinton Smith5.920032006Rice