Rushing Yards Per Attempt Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 300 rush attempts.
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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
2Chuck Weatherspoon9.61989Houston
3Leon Burton9.61957Arizona State
4Jhurell Pressley9.52014New Mexico
5Pervis Atkins9.41960New Mexico State
6Khalil Tate*9.22017Arizona
7Percy Harvin*9.22007Florida
8Ty Johnson*9.12016Maryland
9Dri Archer*92012Kent State
10Greg Pruitt*91971Oklahoma
11Billy Walik8.91969Villanova
12Darrell Henderson*8.92017Memphis
13Teriyon Gipson*8.82016New Mexico
14Felix Jones*8.72007Arkansas
15Reggie Bush*8.72005USC
16Matt Breida8.72014Georgia Southern
17Devon Johnson*8.62014Marshall
18Malcolm Perry*8.62017Navy
19Timothy McVey*8.52016Air Force
20Mike Brown8.51983Air Force
21Onterio McCalebb*8.52010Auburn
22Leeland McElroy8.51993Texas A&M
23Chuck Weatherspoon8.51988Houston
24Robert Farmer8.51996Notre Dame
25Tommy Lorino8.41956Auburn
26Tom Larscheid8.41960Utah State
27Elijah McGuire*8.42013Louisiana
28Calvin Jones8.31991Nebraska
29Brent Fullwood8.31986Auburn
30Cecil Collins8.31997LSU
31Shun White*8.32008Navy
32Benny Malone8.21971Arizona State
33Santonio Beard8.22001Alabama
34Alex Green*8.22010Hawaii
35Rashard Mendenhall8.22006Illinois
36David Sims8.21975Georgia Tech
37Jahvid Best*8.12008California
38Luke Staley8.12001Brigham Young
39Nick Chubb*8.12015Georgia
40Henry Josey*8.12011Missouri
41Bryce Love*8.12017Stanford
42Reggie Brooks81992Notre Dame
43Karlos Williams*82013Florida State
44Kevin Lowe81984Wyoming
45Tyrone Owens*82016New Mexico
46Matt Jones82001Arkansas
47Kareem Hunt*82014Toledo
48Curtis Samuel*7.92016Ohio State
49Matt Breida*7.92015Georgia Southern
50Wilbur Jackson7.91973Alabama
51Jimmy Saxton7.91961Texas
52Gerry Gdowski7.91989Nebraska
53Terry Baggett7.92013Army
54Ja'Terian Douglas*7.92011Tulsa
55Henry White7.91977Colgate
56Kenny King7.91978Oklahoma
57Sony Michel*7.92017Georgia
58George Stripling*7.92005Louisville
59Clendon Thomas7.91956Oklahoma
60Marcus Dupree*7.81982Oklahoma
61Ernie Davis7.81960Syracuse
62Vai Taua*7.82009Nevada
63Mike Rozier7.81983Nebraska
64Melvin Gordon*7.82013Wisconsin
65Billy Brown7.81959New Mexico
66Kenton Keith7.82000New Mexico State
67Dwight Ford*7.81977USC
68Leonard Henry7.82001East Carolina
69Rashaad Penny*7.82017San Diego State
70Ki-Jana Carter7.81994Penn State
71Gwain Durden7.81979Chattanooga
Gralyn Wyatt7.81974Texas
73Robert Parham*7.81977Grambling State
74Aaron Jones7.72016UTEP
75Quinton Flowers*7.72016South Florida
76Lache Seastrunk*7.72012Baylor
77Luke Lippincott*7.72009Nevada
78Joshua Cribbs7.72002Kent State
79Harry Jones7.71965Arkansas
80Lawrence Phillips7.71995Nebraska
81Ahman Green7.71995Nebraska
82Larry Johnson*7.72002Penn State
83Lewis Walker7.71979Utah
84Bo Jackson7.71983Auburn
85Tony Lorick7.71963Arizona State
86Buster Rhymes7.71980Oklahoma
87Shaun Alexander7.61996Alabama
88MacArthur Lane7.61966Utah State
89Barry Sanders7.61988Oklahoma State
90Marcus Marshall7.62015Georgia Tech
91Kenneth Davis7.61984Texas Christian
92Patrick Collins7.61987Oklahoma
93Tony Brooks-James7.62016Oregon
94Michael Smith*7.62011Utah State
95Billy Sims7.61978Oklahoma
96De'Anthony Thomas*7.62012Oregon
97Jerry Eckwood7.61975Arkansas
98Elijah McGuire*7.62014Louisiana
99Lamar Smith7.61992Houston
100Felix Jones*7.62006Arkansas

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