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
19Kennedy Brooks*720182022Oklahoma
20Billy Sims*719751979Oklahoma
21Henry Josey*720102013Missouri
22Tom Larscheid719591961Utah State
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
50Jonathan Taylor*6.720172020Wisconsin
51Dee Dowis6.719861989Air Force
52Marcus Mariota*6.620122014Oregon
53Matt Jones*6.620012004Arkansas
54J.J. Arrington*6.620032004California
55Ernie Davis6.619591961Syracuse
56Jon Hall6.619701972The Citadel
57Michael Carter*6.620172020North Carolina
58Bo Jackson6.619821985Auburn
59Ron Rivers*6.619911993Fresno State
60Ryan Benjamin6.619901992Pacific
61Marshawn Lynch*6.620042006California
62LaMichael James*6.620092011Oregon
63Kerwynn Williams*6.620092012Utah State
64Christopher Rodriguez Jr.*6.620182022Kentucky
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
90Tyler Allgeier*6.420182022Brigham Young
91Garrett Wolfe*6.420042006Northern Illinois
92J.J. Flannigan6.419871989Colorado
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
104Camerun Peoples*6.320182022Appalachian State
105Kenny King*6.319751978Oklahoma
106Ed Wesley*6.320092011TCU
107Lamar Jackson*6.320152017Louisville
108Travis Sims6.319891992Hawaii
109Reggie Corbin*6.320152019Illinois
110Nick Chubb*6.320142017Georgia
111Rashaan Salaam6.319921994Colorado
112Johnny Manziel*6.320122013Texas A&M
113Javonte Williams*6.320182020North Carolina
114Johnny Ford*6.320182022Florida Atlantic
115Ja'Terian Douglas*6.320102013Tulsa
116Aaron Jones*6.320132016UTEP
117Keith Jones6.319841987Nebraska
118Jeremy Hill*6.220122013LSU
119Roger Lawson6.219691971Western Michigan
120Woody Green6.219711973Arizona State
121James White*6.220102013Wisconsin
122Jamaal Charles*6.220052007Texas
123Khalil Tate*6.220162019Arizona
124Jonathan Dwyer*6.220072009Georgia Tech
125Ryan Moats6.220022004Louisiana Tech
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
157Jerome Ford*6.120182022Cincinnati
158Carlos Hyde*6.120102013Ohio State
159Byron Marshall*6.120122015Oregon
160Dan Alexander6.119972000Nebraska
161Darren Sproles*6.120012004Kansas State
162Jaret Patterson*6.120182020Buffalo
163Correll Buckhalter6.119972000Nebraska
164Dick Bass6.119561959Pacific
165Otis Anderson*6.120172020UCF
166Jim Bertelsen6.119691971Texas
167Doug DuBose6.119821985Nebraska
168Joe Washington6.119721975Oklahoma
169Taylor Lamb*6.120142017Appalachian State
170Kenneth Davis6.119821985TCU
171Tyrone Wheatley*6.119911994Michigan
172Bobby Williams6.119951998Army
173Preacher Pilot6.119611963New Mexico State
174Tshimanga Biakabutuka*6.119931995Michigan
175Elijah McGuire*6.120132016Louisiana
176Larry Dixon6.120112014Army
177Archie Griffin*619721975Ohio State
178Donnel Pumphrey*620132016San Diego State
179Wendell Tyler*619731976UCLA
180Adrian Killins*620162019UCF
181Greg Allen619811984Florida State
182Michael Morton619781981UNLV
183Isaiah Pead*620082011Cincinnati
184Mikel Leshoure*620082010Illinois
185LeVante Bellamy*620152019Western Michigan
186Trayveon Williams*620162018Texas A&M
187Najee Harris*620172020Alabama
188Dwone Hicks619992002Middle Tennessee State
189Michael Haddix*619791982Mississippi State
190Samaje Perine*620142016Oklahoma
191Tony Collins619771980East Carolina
192Roger Craig*619791982Nebraska
193Devin Singletary*620162018Florida Atlantic
194Robert Smith*619901992Ohio State
195Nick Fitzgerald*620152018Mississippi State
196Elijah Hood*620142016North Carolina
David Sims619741976Georgia Tech
Joe Williams*620152016Utah
199Luke Staley619992001Brigham Young
200Dantrell Savage*620062007Oklahoma State
201Trey Ragas*620172020Louisiana
202Marshall Faulk619911993San Diego State
203Darrynton Evans*620162019Appalachian State
204Myron Hardeman619771978Wyoming
205Rob Lytle*619741976Michigan
206Travis Homer*620162018Miami (FL)
207Travis Dye*620182022Oregon
208Duane Thomas*619661969West Texas A&M
209D'Vonte Price*620172022Florida International
210Chuckie Dukes619911992Boston College
211Greg Johnson619861989Air Force
212Derrick Henry*620132015Alabama
213Tavian Banks619941997Iowa
214Laurence Maroney*620032005Minnesota
215Ciatrick Fason*620022004Florida
216Raymond Maples*620102014Army
217Edgerrin James*619961998Miami (FL)
218Lampford Mark*620082011Nevada
219Garrison Hearst619901992Georgia
220Leonard Henry619982001East Carolina
221David Fluellen*5.920102013Toledo
222Antonio Andrews*5.920102013Western Kentucky
223Reggie Dupard5.919821985SMU
224William Green5.919992001Boston College
225Royce Freeman*5.920142017Oregon
226Bryant Koback*5.920182022Toledo
227Noel Devine*5.920072010West Virginia
228Damarea Crockett*5.920162018Missouri
229Andre Richardson5.919941996Oklahoma State
230Shonn Greene*5.920052008Iowa
231Lionel James5.919801983Auburn
232Willis McGahee*5.920012002Miami (FL)
233Larry Rose III*5.920142017New Mexico State
234Curtis Steele*5.920082009Memphis
235Chuba Hubbard*5.920182020Oklahoma State
236Gerold Bright*5.920152019Utah State
237Shock Linwood*5.920132016Baylor
238Steve Slaton*5.920052007West Virginia
239Kendall Hunter*5.920072010Oklahoma State
240Terry Kirby5.919891992Virginia
241Bubba Bean5.919721975Texas A&M
242Leroy Keyes5.919661968Purdue
243Javian Hawkins*5.920182020Louisville
244Dennis Johnson*5.920082012Arkansas
245Vernand Morency*5.920022004Oklahoma State
246Kolby Smith*5.920032006Louisville
247Derek Brown5.919901992Nebraska
248Roy Helu Jr.*5.920072010Nebraska
De'Mond Parker5.919961998Oklahoma
250Luke Lippincott*5.920062009Nevada