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*10.092006Houston
2Chuck Weatherspoon9.631989Houston
3Leon Burton9.621957Arizona State
4Jhurell Pressley9.502014New Mexico
5Pervis Atkins9.401960New Mexico State
6Khalil Tate*9.222017Arizona
7Percy Harvin*9.202007Florida
8Ty Johnson*9.132016Maryland
9Dri Archer*8.992012Kent State
10Greg Pruitt*8.981971Oklahoma
11Billy Walik8.891969Villanova
12Darrell Henderson*8.882017Memphis
13Teriyon Gipson*8.752016New Mexico
14Felix Jones*8.742007Arkansas
15Reggie Bush*8.702005USC
16Matt Breida8.682014Georgia Southern
17Devon Johnson*8.582014Marshall
18Malcolm Perry*8.572017Navy
19Timothy McVey*8.532016Air Force
20Mike Brown8.531983Air Force
21Onterio McCalebb*8.532010Auburn
22Leeland McElroy8.511993Texas A&M
23Chuck Weatherspoon8.511988Houston
24Robert Farmer8.461996Notre Dame
25Tommy Lorino8.441956Auburn
26Tom Larscheid8.421960Utah State
27Elijah McGuire*8.382013Louisiana
28Calvin Jones8.331991Nebraska
29Brent Fullwood8.331986Auburn
30Cecil Collins8.281997LSU
31Shun White*8.272008Navy
32Benny Malone8.241971Arizona State
33Santonio Beard8.222001Alabama
34Alex Green*8.212010Hawaii
35Rashard Mendenhall8.212006Illinois
36David Sims8.191975Georgia Tech
37Jahvid Best*8.142008California
38Luke Staley8.142001Brigham Young
39Nick Chubb*8.122015Georgia
40Henry Josey*8.062011Missouri
41Bryce Love*8.052017Stanford
42Reggie Brooks8.041992Notre Dame
43Karlos Williams*8.022013Florida State
44Kevin Lowe8.011984Wyoming
45Tyrone Owens*8.012016New Mexico
46Matt Jones8.002001Arkansas
47Kareem Hunt*7.962014Toledo
48Curtis Samuel*7.952016Ohio State
49Matt Breida*7.932015Georgia Southern
50Wilbur Jackson7.921973Alabama
51Jimmy Saxton7.911961Texas
52Gerry Gdowski7.911989Nebraska
53Terry Baggett7.892013Army
54Ja'Terian Douglas*7.882011Tulsa
55Henry White7.881977Colgate
56Kenny King7.871978Oklahoma
57Sony Michel*7.872017Georgia
58George Stripling*7.862005Louisville
59Clendon Thomas7.861956Oklahoma
60Marcus Dupree*7.841982Oklahoma
61Ernie Davis7.831960Syracuse
62Vai Taua*7.822009Nevada
63Mike Rozier7.811983Nebraska
64Melvin Gordon*7.812013Wisconsin
65Billy Brown7.791959New Mexico
66Kenton Keith7.792000New Mexico State
67Dwight Ford*7.791977USC
68Leonard Henry7.782001East Carolina
69Rashaad Penny*7.782017San Diego State
70Ki-Jana Carter7.771994Penn State
71Gwain Durden7.761979Chattanooga
Gralyn Wyatt7.761974Texas
73Robert Parham*7.761977Grambling State
74Aaron Jones7.742016UTEP
75Quinton Flowers*7.732016South Florida
76Lache Seastrunk*7.732012Baylor
77Luke Lippincott*7.722009Nevada
78Joshua Cribbs7.722002Kent State
79Harry Jones7.711965Arkansas
80Lawrence Phillips7.701995Nebraska
81Ahman Green7.701995Nebraska
82Larry Johnson*7.702002Penn State
83Lewis Walker7.681979Utah
84Bo Jackson7.681983Auburn
85Tony Lorick7.671963Arizona State
86Buster Rhymes7.661980Oklahoma
87Shaun Alexander7.651996Alabama
88MacArthur Lane7.641966Utah State
89Barry Sanders7.641988Oklahoma State
90Marcus Marshall7.642015Georgia Tech
91Kenneth Davis7.641984Texas Christian
92Patrick Collins7.631987Oklahoma
93Tony Brooks-James7.632016Oregon
94Michael Smith*7.632011Utah State
95Billy Sims7.631978Oklahoma
96De'Anthony Thomas*7.622012Oregon
97Jerry Eckwood7.621975Arkansas
98Elijah McGuire*7.612014Louisiana
99Lamar Smith7.611992Houston
100Felix Jones*7.582006Arkansas

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