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
11DeWayne McBride*7.320202022UAB
12Travis Etienne*7.220172020Clemson
13Dri Archer*7.220092013Kent State
14Ki-Jana Carter7.219921994Penn State
15Mike Rozier7.219811983Nebraska
16Brent Fullwood7.219831986Auburn
17Anthony Alridge*7.120052007Houston
18Tevin Coleman7.120122014Indiana
19Malcolm Perry*7.120162019Navy
20Kennedy Brooks*720182021Oklahoma
21Billy Sims*719751979Oklahoma
22Henry Josey*720102013Missouri
23Tom Larscheid719591961Utah State
24Jhurell Pressley*6.920122015New Mexico
25Matt Breida*6.920142016Georgia Southern
26Warrick Dunn6.919931996Florida State
27Colin Kaepernick*6.920072010Nevada
28Boom Williams*6.820142016Kentucky
29Levron Williams6.819982001Indiana
30Vince Young*6.820032005Texas
31Calvin Jones6.819911993Nebraska
32Gwain Durden6.819771980Chattanooga
33Tyjae Spears*6.820192022Tulane
34Anthony Wales*6.820132016Western Kentucky
35Pete Pedro6.819611963West Texas A&M
36Barry Sanders6.819861988Oklahoma State
37Bryce Love*6.820152018Stanford
38Eddie Lacy*6.820102012Alabama
39Ahman Green6.819951997Nebraska
40Joe Mixon*6.820152016Oklahoma
41Kermit Johnson6.719711973UCLA
42Jeff Demps*6.720082011Florida
43Benny Malone6.719711973Arizona State
44Gordon Brown6.719841985Tulsa
45Jeremiah Johnson*6.720052008Oregon
46Kevin Lowe6.719811984Wyoming
47Ezekiel Elliott*6.720132015Ohio State
48Duke Johnson*6.720122014Miami (FL)
49Kendre Miller*6.720202022TCU
50Charlie Garner6.719921993Tennessee
51Josh Adams*6.720152017Notre Dame
52Michael Gordon*6.720122015Arkansas State
53Jonathan Taylor*6.720172020Wisconsin
54Dee Dowis6.719861989Air Force
55Marcus Mariota*6.620122014Oregon
56Matt Jones*6.620012004Arkansas
57J.J. Arrington*6.620032004California
58Ernie Davis6.619591961Syracuse
59Jon Hall6.619701972The Citadel
60Michael Carter*6.620172020North Carolina
61Bo Jackson6.619821985Auburn
62Ron Rivers*6.619911993Fresno State
63Ryan Benjamin6.619901992Pacific
64Marshawn Lynch*6.620042006California
65LaMichael James*6.620092011Oregon
66Kerwynn Williams*6.620092012Utah State
67Jordan Lynch*6.620102013Northern Illinois
68Teriyon Gipson*6.620132016New Mexico
69D'Andre Swift*6.620172019Georgia
70Pat White*6.520052008West Virginia
71Rashard Mendenhall*6.520052007Illinois
72Laverne Smith*6.519731976Kansas
73Keaton Mitchell*6.520202022East Carolina
74Derrius Guice*6.520152017LSU
75Jordan Huff*6.520132017Northern Illinois
76Trung Canidate6.519961999Arizona
77Dalvin Cook*6.520142016Florida State
78Gale Sayers6.519621964Kansas
79Jarvis Redwine*6.519761980Nebraska
80Fred Henry6.519701972New Mexico
81Trey Sermon*6.520172020Ohio State
82Greg McCrae*6.520172020UCF
83Vai Taua*6.520072010Nevada
84Tony Nathan6.419751978Alabama
85Todd Gurley*6.420122014Georgia
86Mercury Morris*6.419661968West Texas A&M
87Devon Achane*6.420202022Texas A&M
88D'Onta Foreman*6.420142016Texas
89Damien Harris*6.420152018Alabama
90Dexter McCluster*6.420062009Ole Miss
91Robert Newhouse*6.419691971Houston
92Larry Johnson*6.419992002Penn State
93Michael Desormeaux6.420052008Louisiana
94Tyler Allgeier*6.420182021Brigham Young
95Garrett Wolfe*6.420042006Northern Illinois
96J.J. Flannigan6.419871989Colorado
97Dabby Dawson*6.419881989Wyoming
98Joe McKnight*6.420072009USC
99Stacey Robinson6.419881990Northern Illinois
100Glynn Harrison6.419731975Georgia
101Onterio McCalebb*6.420092012Auburn
102Eddie Hicks6.419751978East Carolina
103Artie Owens*6.419721975West Virginia
104Elijah Williams6.419941997Florida
105Justin Crawford*6.320162017West Virginia
106Bijan Robinson*6.320202022Texas
107Jeff Smith6.319801984Nebraska
108Kareem Hunt*6.320132016Toledo
109Kenny King*6.319751978Oklahoma
110Ed Wesley*6.320092011TCU
111Lamar Jackson*6.320152017Louisville
112Travis Sims6.319891992Hawaii
113Reggie Corbin*6.320152019Illinois
114Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
115Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
116Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
117Javonte Williams*6.320182020North Carolina
118Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
119Aaron Jones*6.320132016UTEP
120Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
121Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
122Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
123Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
124James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
125Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
126Khalil Tate*6.220162019Arizona
127Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
128Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
129Michael Gunter6.219801983Tulsa
130Kenjon Barner*6.220092012Oregon
131Chris Rainey*6.220072011Florida
132Camerun Peoples*6.220182022Appalachian State
133DeAngelo Williams*6.220022005Memphis
134I'Tavius Mathers*6.220122016Middle Tennessee State
135Leonard Fournette*6.220142016LSU
136Denard Robinson*6.220092012Michigan
137Ricky Williams6.219951998Texas
138Christian McCaffrey*6.220142016Stanford
139Elijah Mitchell*6.220172020Louisiana
140Mike Gaddis6.219881991Oklahoma
141Nathan Rourke*6.220172019Ohio
142Obie Graves6.219771978Cal State Fullerton
143Paul Gipson6.219661968Houston
144Ray Lawry*6.220142017Old Dominion
145Lawrence Phillips6.219931995Nebraska
146Josh Robinson*6.220122014Mississippi State
147Adonis Thomas*6.220082011Toledo
148Sammie Smith6.219851988Florida State
149Marlon Mack*6.220142016South Florida
150Christopher Rodriguez Jr.*6.220182022Kentucky
151Kevin McDougal6.219961999Colorado State
152Elvis Peacock*6.219741977Oklahoma
153J.K. Dobbins*6.220172019Ohio State
154Ken Clark6.119871989Nebraska
155Khalil Herbert6.120162020Virginia Tech
156Ryan Mathews*6.120072009Fresno State
157Quinton Flowers*6.120142017South Florida
158Jalin Moore*6.120152018Appalachian State
159Sean Jackson6.119901993Florida State
160Sony Michel*6.120142017Georgia
161Ronald Jones*6.120152017USC
162Jerome Ford*6.120182021Cincinnati
163Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
164Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
165Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
166Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
167Jaret Patterson*6.120182020Buffalo
168Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
169Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
170Otis Anderson*6.120172020UCF
171Nate Noel*6.120202022Appalachian State
172Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
173Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
174Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
175Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
176Kenneth Davis6.119821985TCU
177Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
178Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
179Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
180Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
181Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
182Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
183Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
184Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
185Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
186Adrian Killins*620162019UCF
187Greg Allen619811984Florida State
188Michael Morton619781981UNLV
189Braelon Allen*620212022Wisconsin
190Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
191Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
192LeVante Bellamy*620152019Western Michigan
193Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
194Najee Harris*620172020Alabama
195Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
196Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
197Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
198Raheim Sanders*620212022Arkansas
199Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
200Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
201Devin Singletary*620162018Florida Atlantic
202Robert Smith*619901992Ohio State
203Nick Fitzgerald*620152018Mississippi State
204Elijah Hood*620142016North Carolina
David Sims619741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*620152016Utah
207Travis Dye*620182022USC
208Luke Staley619992001Brigham Young
209Dantrell Savage*620062007Oklahoma State
210Trey Ragas*620172020Louisiana
211Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
212Darrynton Evans*620162019Appalachian State
213Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
214Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
215Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
216Duane Thomas*619661969West Texas A&M
217D'Vonte Price*620172021Florida International
218Blake Corum*620202022Michigan
219Chuckie Dukes619911992Boston College
220Greg Johnson619861989Air Force
221Derrick Henry*620132015Alabama
222Tavian Banks619941997Iowa
223Laurence Maroney*620032005Minnesota
224Ciatrick Fason*620022004Florida
225Raymond Maples*620102014Army
226Edgerrin James*619961998Miami (FL)
227Lampford Mark*620082011Nevada
228Garrison Hearst619901992Georgia
229Leonard Henry619982001East Carolina
230David Fluellen*5.920102013Toledo
231Antonio Andrews*5.920102013Western Kentucky
232Reggie Dupard5.919821985SMU
233William Green5.919992001Boston College
234Royce Freeman*5.920142017Oregon
235Johnny Ford*5.920182022Florida Atlantic
236Bryant Koback*5.920182021Toledo
237Noel Devine*5.920072010West Virginia
238Damarea Crockett*5.920162018Missouri
239Andre Richardson5.919941996Oklahoma State
240Shonn Greene*5.920052008Iowa
241Lionel James5.919801983Auburn
242Willis McGahee*5.920012002Miami (FL)
243Larry Rose III*5.920142017New Mexico State
244Curtis Steele*5.920082009Memphis
245Chuba Hubbard*5.920182020Oklahoma State
246Zach Charbonnet*5.920192022UCLA
247John Rhys Plumlee*5.920192022UCF
248Gerold Bright*5.920152019Utah State
249Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
250Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia