Rushing Yards Per Attempt Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 300 rush attempts.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Leaders

  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 6.25 rush attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Anthony Alridge*10.12006Houston
2Rachaad White102020Arizona State
3Chuck Weatherspoon9.61989Houston
4Leon Burton9.61957Arizona State
5Jhurell Pressley9.52014New Mexico
6Pervis Atkins9.41960New Mexico State
7Khalil Tate*9.22017Arizona
8Percy Harvin*9.22007Florida
9Ty Johnson*9.12016Maryland
10Dri Archer*92012Kent State
11Greg Pruitt*91971Oklahoma
12Darrell Henderson*8.92018Memphis
13Billy Walik8.91969Villanova
14Greg McCrae*8.92018UCF
15Darrell Henderson*8.92017Memphis
16Kennedy Brooks*8.92018Oklahoma
17Teriyon Gipson*8.82016New Mexico
18Felix Jones*8.72007Arkansas
19Reggie Bush*8.72005USC
20Matt Breida8.72014Georgia Southern
21Jake Funk8.62020Maryland
22Devon Johnson*8.62014Marshall
23Malcolm Perry*8.62017Navy
24Timothy McVey*8.52016Air Force
25Mike Brown8.51983Air Force
26Onterio McCalebb*8.52010Auburn
27Leeland McElroy8.51993Texas A&M
28Chuck Weatherspoon8.51988Houston
29Reggie Corbin8.52018Illinois
30Robert Farmer8.51996Notre Dame
31Tommy Lorino8.41956Auburn
32Tom Larscheid8.41960Utah State
33Elijah McGuire*8.42013Louisiana
34Calvin Jones8.31991Nebraska
35Brent Fullwood8.31986Auburn
36Cecil Collins8.31997LSU
37Shun White*8.32008Navy
38Benny Malone8.21971Arizona State
39Santonio Beard8.22001Alabama
40Alex Green*8.22010Hawaii
41Rashard Mendenhall8.22006Illinois
42David Sims8.21975Georgia Tech
43Bijan Robinson*8.22020Texas
44Jahvid Best*8.12008California
45Luke Staley8.12001Brigham Young
46Travis Etienne*8.12018Clemson
47Nick Chubb*8.12015Georgia
48Henry Josey*8.12011Missouri
49Bryce Love*8.12017Stanford
50Reggie Brooks81992Notre Dame
51Karlos Williams*82013Florida State
52Kevin Lowe81984Wyoming
53Tyrone Owens*82016New Mexico
54Xavier Williams82020Kent State
Matt Jones82001Arkansas
56Michael Carter*82020North Carolina
57Terion Stewart82020Bowling Green State
58Kareem Hunt*82014Toledo
59Curtis Samuel*7.92016Ohio State
60Lynn Bowden Jr.*7.92019Kentucky
61Matt Breida*7.92015Georgia Southern
62Ke'Shawn Vaughn*7.92018Vanderbilt
63Wilbur Jackson7.91973Alabama
64Jimmy Saxton7.91961Texas
65Gerry Gdowski7.91989Nebraska
66Terry Baggett7.92013Army
67Anthony McFarland7.92018Maryland
68Ja'Terian Douglas*7.92011Tulsa
69Henry White7.91977Colgate
70Kenny King7.91978Oklahoma
71Sony Michel*7.92017Georgia
72George Stripling*7.92005Louisville
73Clendon Thomas7.91956Oklahoma
74Marcus Dupree*7.81982Oklahoma
75Ernie Davis7.81960Syracuse
76Vai Taua*7.82009Nevada
77Mike Rozier7.81983Nebraska
78Melvin Gordon*7.82013Wisconsin
79Tyler Nevens*7.82020San Jose State
80Travis Etienne*7.82019Clemson
81Billy Brown7.81959New Mexico
82Kenton Keith7.82000New Mexico State
83Dwight Ford*7.81977USC
84Leonard Henry7.82001East Carolina
85Rashaad Penny*7.82017San Diego State
86Ki-Jana Carter7.81994Penn State
87Gwain Durden7.81979Chattanooga
Gralyn Wyatt7.81974Texas
89Robert Parham*7.81977Grambling State
90Aaron Jones7.72016UTEP
91Quinton Flowers*7.72016South Florida
92Lache Seastrunk*7.72012Baylor
93Luke Lippincott*7.72009Nevada
94Joshua Cribbs7.72002Kent State
95Harry Jones7.71965Arkansas
96Lawrence Phillips7.71995Nebraska
97Ahman Green7.71995Nebraska
98Larry Johnson*7.72002Penn State
99Lewis Walker7.71979Utah
100Bo Jackson7.71983Auburn