Rushing Yards Per Attempt Career Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Darrell Henderson*8.220162018Memphis
2Chuck Weatherspoon8.219871990Houston
3Travis Etienne*7.820172019Clemson
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
10Jahvid Best*7.320072009California
11Reggie Bush*7.320032005USC
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*6.720172019Wisconsin
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
64D'Andre Swift*6.620172019Georgia
65Pat White*6.520052008West Virginia
66Rashard Mendenhall*6.520052007Illinois
67Laverne Smith*6.519731976Kansas
68Derrius Guice*6.520152017LSU
69Jordan Huff*6.520132017Northern Illinois
70Trung Canidate6.519961999Arizona
71Dalvin Cook*6.520142016Florida State
72Gale Sayers6.519621964Kansas
73Jarvis Redwine*6.519761980Nebraska
74Fred Henry6.519701972New Mexico
75Vai Taua*6.520072010Nevada
76Tony Nathan6.419751978Alabama
77Todd Gurley*6.420122014Georgia
78Mercury Morris*6.419661968West Texas A&M
79D'Onta Foreman*6.420142016Texas
80Damien Harris*6.420152018Alabama
81Dexter McCluster*6.420062009Ole Miss
82Robert Newhouse*6.419691971Houston
83Larry Johnson*6.419992002Penn State
84Michael Desormeaux6.420052008Louisiana
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
94Elijah Williams6.419941997Florida
95Justin Crawford*6.320162017West Virginia
96Jeff Smith6.319801984Nebraska
97Kareem Hunt*6.320132016Toledo
98Kenny King*6.319751978Oklahoma
99Ed Wesley*6.320092011Texas Christian
100Lamar Jackson*6.320152017Louisville
101Travis Sims6.319891992Hawaii
102Reggie Corbin*6.320152019Illinois
103Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
104Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
105Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
106Chuba Hubbard*6.320182019Oklahoma State
107Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
108Aaron Jones*6.320132016UTEP
109Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
110Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
111Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
112Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
113James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
114Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
115Khalil Tate*6.220162019Arizona
116Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
117Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
118Michael Gunter6.219801983Tulsa
119Kenjon Barner*6.220092012Oregon
120Chris Rainey*6.220072011Florida
121DeAngelo Williams*6.220022005Memphis
122I'Tavius Mathers*6.220122016Middle Tennessee State
123Leonard Fournette*6.220142016LSU
124Denard Robinson*6.220092012Michigan
125Ricky Williams6.219951998Texas
126Christian McCaffrey*6.220142016Stanford
127Mike Gaddis6.219881991Oklahoma
128Nathan Rourke*6.220172019Ohio
129Obie Graves6.219771978Cal State Fullerton
130Paul Gipson6.219661968Houston
131Ray Lawry*6.220142017Old Dominion
132Elijah Mitchell*6.220172019Louisiana
133Lawrence Phillips6.219931995Nebraska
134Josh Robinson*6.220122014Mississippi State
135Adonis Thomas*6.220082011Toledo
136Sammie Smith6.219851988Florida State
137Marlon Mack*6.220142016South Florida
138Kevin McDougal6.219961999Colorado State
139Elvis Peacock*6.219741977Oklahoma
140J.K. Dobbins*6.220172019Ohio State
141Ken Clark6.119871989Nebraska
142Ryan Mathews*6.120072009Fresno State
143Najee Harris*6.120172019Alabama
144Quinton Flowers*6.120142017South Florida
145Jalin Moore*6.120152018Appalachian State
146Sean Jackson6.119901993Florida State
147Trey Sermon*6.120172019Oklahoma
148Sony Michel*6.120142017Georgia
149Ronald Jones*6.120152017USC
150Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
151Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
152Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
153Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
154Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
155Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
156Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
157Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
158Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
159Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
160Rakeem Boyd6.120182019Arkansas
161Kenneth Davis6.119821985Texas Christian
162Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
163Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
164Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
165Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
166Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
167Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
168Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
169Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
170Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
171Bryant Koback*620182019Toledo
172Trey Ragas*620172019Louisiana
173Adrian Killins*620162019UCF
174Greg Allen619811984Florida State
175Michael Morton619781981UNLV
176Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
177Michael Carter*620172019North Carolina
Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
179LeVante Bellamy*620152019Western Michigan
180Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
181Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
182Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
183Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
184Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
185Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
186Pooka Williams620182019Kansas
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
195Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
196Darrynton Evans*620162019Appalachian State
197Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
198Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
199Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
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
225Gerold Bright*5.920152019Utah State
226Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
227Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia
228Kendall Hunter*5.920072010Oklahoma State
229Terry Kirby5.919891992Virginia
230Bubba Bean5.919721975Texas A&M
231Leroy Keyes5.919661968Purdue
232Dennis Johnson*5.920082012Arkansas
233Vernand Morency*5.920022004Oklahoma State
234Kolby Smith*5.920032006Louisville
235Derek Brown5.919901992Nebraska
236Roy Helu Jr.*5.920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.919961998Oklahoma
238Luke Lippincott*5.920062009Nevada
239Willard Harrell5.919721974Pacific
240Calvin Murray*5.919771980Ohio State
Mike Weber*5.920152018Ohio State
242Marcus Cox*5.920142016Appalachian State
243Jason Huntley*5.920162019New Mexico State
244Ickey Woods*5.919841987UNLV
245Robert Turbin*5.920072011Utah State
246Quinton Smith5.920032006Rice
247Giovani Bernard*5.920112012North Carolina
248Terry Swanson*5.920142017Toledo
249Tarrion Adams*5.920052008Tulsa
250Scott McConnell5.919751978Appalachian State
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