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
22Kennedy Brooks*6.920182021Oklahoma
23Jhurell Pressley*6.920122015New Mexico
24Matt Breida*6.920142016Georgia Southern
25Warrick Dunn6.919931996Florida State
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
Jonathan Taylor*6.720172020Wisconsin
51Dee Dowis6.719861989Air Force
52Marcus Mariota*6.620122014Oregon
53Matt Jones*6.620012004Arkansas
54Christopher Rodriguez Jr.*6.620182021Kentucky
55J.J. Arrington*6.620032004California
56Ernie Davis6.619591961Syracuse
57Jon Hall6.619701972The Citadel
58Michael Carter*6.620172020North Carolina
59Bo Jackson6.619821985Auburn
60Ron Rivers*6.619911993Fresno State
61Ryan Benjamin6.619901992Pacific
62Marshawn Lynch*6.620042006California
63LaMichael James*6.620092011Oregon
64Kerwynn Williams*6.620092012Utah State
65Jordan Lynch*6.620102013Northern Illinois
66Teriyon Gipson*6.620132016New Mexico
67D'Andre Swift*6.620172019Georgia
68Pat White*6.520052008West Virginia
69Rashard Mendenhall*6.520052007Illinois
70Laverne Smith*6.519731976Kansas
71Derrius Guice*6.520152017LSU
72Jordan Huff*6.520132017Northern Illinois
73Trung Canidate6.519961999Arizona
74Dalvin Cook*6.520142016Florida State
75Gale Sayers6.519621964Kansas
76Jarvis Redwine*6.519761980Nebraska
77Fred Henry6.519701972New Mexico
78Trey Sermon*6.520172020Ohio State
79Greg McCrae*6.520172020UCF
80Vai Taua*6.520072010Nevada
81Tony Nathan6.419751978Alabama
82Todd Gurley*6.420122014Georgia
83Mercury Morris*6.419661968West Texas A&M
84D'Onta Foreman*6.420142016Texas
85Damien Harris*6.420152018Alabama
86Dexter McCluster*6.420062009Ole Miss
87Robert Newhouse*6.419691971Houston
88Larry Johnson*6.419992002Penn State
89Michael Desormeaux6.420052008Louisiana
90Garrett Wolfe*6.420042006Northern Illinois
91J.J. Flannigan6.419871989Colorado
92Tyler Allgeier*6.420182021Brigham Young
93Dabby Dawson*6.419881989Wyoming
94Joe McKnight*6.420072009USC
95Stacey Robinson6.419881990Northern Illinois
96Glynn Harrison6.419731975Georgia
97Onterio McCalebb*6.420092012Auburn
98Eddie Hicks6.419751978East Carolina
99Artie Owens*6.419721975West Virginia
100Elijah Williams6.419941997Florida
101Justin Crawford*6.320162017West Virginia
102Jeff Smith6.319801984Nebraska
103Kareem Hunt*6.320132016Toledo
104Kenny King*6.319751978Oklahoma
105Ed Wesley*6.320092011Texas Christian
106Lamar Jackson*6.320152017Louisville
107Travis Sims6.319891992Hawaii
108Reggie Corbin*6.320152019Illinois
109Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
110Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
111Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
112Javonte Williams*6.320182020North Carolina
113Johnny Ford*6.320182021Florida Atlantic
114Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
115Aaron Jones*6.320132016UTEP
116Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
117Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
118Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
119Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
120James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
121Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
122Khalil Tate*6.220162019Arizona
123Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
124Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
125Camerun Peoples*6.220182021Appalachian State
126Michael Gunter6.219801983Tulsa
127Kenjon Barner*6.220092012Oregon
128Chris Rainey*6.220072011Florida
129DeAngelo Williams*6.220022005Memphis
130I'Tavius Mathers*6.220122016Middle Tennessee State
131Leonard Fournette*6.220142016LSU
132Denard Robinson*6.220092012Michigan
133Ricky Williams6.219951998Texas
134Christian McCaffrey*6.220142016Stanford
135Elijah Mitchell*6.220172020Louisiana
136Mike Gaddis6.219881991Oklahoma
137Nathan Rourke*6.220172019Ohio
138Obie Graves6.219771978Cal State Fullerton
139Paul Gipson6.219661968Houston
140Ray Lawry*6.220142017Old Dominion
141Lawrence Phillips6.219931995Nebraska
142Josh Robinson*6.220122014Mississippi State
143Adonis Thomas*6.220082011Toledo
144Sammie Smith6.219851988Florida State
145Marlon Mack*6.220142016South Florida
146Kevin McDougal6.219961999Colorado State
147Elvis Peacock*6.219741977Oklahoma
148J.K. Dobbins*6.220172019Ohio State
149Ken Clark6.119871989Nebraska
150Khalil Herbert6.120162020Virginia Tech
151Ryan Mathews*6.120072009Fresno State
152Quinton Flowers*6.120142017South Florida
153Jalin Moore*6.120152018Appalachian State
154Sean Jackson6.119901993Florida State
155Sony Michel*6.120142017Georgia
156Ronald Jones*6.120152017USC
157Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
158Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
159Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
160Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
161Jaret Patterson*6.120182020Buffalo
162Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
163Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
164Otis Anderson*6.120172020UCF
165Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
166Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
167Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
168Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
169Kenneth Davis6.119821985Texas Christian
170Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
171Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
172Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
173Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
174Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
175Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
176Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
177Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
178Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
179Adrian Killins*620162019UCF
180Greg Allen619811984Florida State
181Michael Morton619781981UNLV
182Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
183Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
184LeVante Bellamy*620152019Western Michigan
185Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
186Najee Harris*620172020Alabama
187Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
188Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
189Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
190Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
191Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
192Devin Singletary*620162018Florida Atlantic
193Robert Smith*619901992Ohio State
194Nick Fitzgerald*620152018Mississippi State
195Elijah Hood*620142016North Carolina
David Sims619741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*620152016Utah
198Luke Staley619992001Brigham Young
199Dantrell Savage*620062007Oklahoma State
200Trey Ragas*620172020Louisiana
201Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
202Darrynton Evans*620162019Appalachian State
203Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
204Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
205Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
206Duane Thomas*619661969West Texas A&M
207D'Vonte Price*620172021Florida International
208Chuckie Dukes619911992Boston College
209Greg Johnson619861989Air Force
210Derrick Henry*620132015Alabama
211Tavian Banks619941997Iowa
212Laurence Maroney*620032005Minnesota
213Ciatrick Fason*620022004Florida
214Raymond Maples*620102014Army
215Edgerrin James*619961998Miami (FL)
Lampford Mark*620082011Nevada
217Garrison Hearst619901992Georgia
218Leonard Henry619982001East Carolina
219David Fluellen*5.920102013Toledo
220Antonio Andrews*5.920102013Western Kentucky
221Reggie Dupard5.919821985SMU
222William Green5.919992001Boston College
223Royce Freeman*5.920142017Oregon
224Noel Devine*5.920072010West Virginia
225Damarea Crockett*5.920162018Missouri
226Andre Richardson5.919941996Oklahoma State
227Shonn Greene*5.920052008Iowa
228Lionel James5.919801983Auburn
229Willis McGahee*5.920012002Miami (FL)
230Larry Rose III*5.920142017New Mexico State
231Curtis Steele*5.920082009Memphis
232Chuba Hubbard*5.920182020Oklahoma State
233Bryant Koback*5.920182021Toledo
234Gerold Bright*5.920152019Utah State
235Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
236Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia
237Kendall Hunter*5.920072010Oklahoma State
238Terry Kirby5.919891992Virginia
239Bubba Bean5.919721975Texas A&M
240Leroy Keyes5.919661968Purdue
241Javian Hawkins*5.920182020Louisville
242Dennis Johnson*5.920082012Arkansas
243Vernand Morency*5.920022004Oklahoma State
244Kolby Smith*5.920032006Louisville
245Travis Dye*5.920182021Oregon
246Derek Brown5.919901992Nebraska
247Roy Helu Jr.*5.920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.919961998Oklahoma
249Luke Lippincott*5.920062009Nevada
250Willard Harrell5.919721974Pacific