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
1Khalil Tate10.602017Arizona
2Anthony Alridge*10.092006Houston
3Chuck Weatherspoon9.631989Houston
4Leon Burton9.621957Arizona State
5Malcolm Perry9.562017Navy
6Jhurell Pressley9.502014New Mexico
7Pervis Atkins9.401960New Mexico State
8Percy Harvin*9.202007Florida
9Ty Johnson*9.132016Maryland
10Dri Archer*8.992012Kent State
11Greg Pruitt*8.981971Oklahoma
12Billy Walik8.891969Villanova
13Darrell Henderson8.862017Memphis
14Bryce Love8.842017Stanford
15Teriyon Gipson*8.752016New Mexico
16Felix Jones*8.742007Arkansas
17Reggie Bush*8.702005USC
18Matt Breida8.682014Georgia Southern
19Devon Johnson*8.582014Marshall
20Timothy McVey*8.532016Air Force
21Mike Brown8.531983Air Force
22Onterio McCalebb*8.532010Auburn
23Leeland McElroy8.511993Texas A&M
24Chuck Weatherspoon8.511988Houston
25Robert Farmer8.461996Notre Dame
26Tommy Lorino8.441956Auburn
27Tom Larscheid8.421960Utah State
28Elijah McGuire*8.382013Louisiana-Lafayette
29Calvin Jones8.331991Nebraska
30Brent Fullwood8.331986Auburn
31Cecil Collins8.281997LSU
32Shun White*8.272008Navy
33Benny Malone8.241971Arizona State
34Damien Harris8.222017Alabama
35Santonio Beard8.222001Alabama
36Alex Green*8.212010Hawaii
37Rashard Mendenhall8.212006Illinois
38David Sims8.191975Georgia Tech
39Jahvid Best*8.142008California
40Luke Staley8.142001Brigham Young
41Nick Chubb*8.122015Georgia
42Henry Josey*8.062011Missouri
43Reggie Brooks8.041992Notre Dame
44Karlos Williams*8.022013Florida State
45Kevin Lowe8.011984Wyoming
46Tyrone Owens*8.012016New Mexico
47Matt Jones8.002001Arkansas
48Kareem Hunt*7.962014Toledo
49Curtis Samuel*7.952016Ohio State
50Matt Breida*7.932015Georgia Southern
51Wilbur Jackson7.921973Alabama
52Jimmy Saxton7.911961Texas
53Gerry Gdowski7.911989Nebraska
54Terry Baggett7.892013Army
55Ja'Terian Douglas*7.882011Tulsa
56Henry White7.881977Colgate
57Kenny King7.871978Oklahoma
58George Stripling*7.862005Louisville
59Clendon Thomas7.861956Oklahoma
60Marcus Dupree*7.841982Oklahoma
61Ernie Davis7.831960Syracuse
62Vai Taua*7.822009Nevada
63Josh Adams7.822017Notre Dame
64Mike Rozier7.811983Nebraska
65Melvin Gordon*7.812013Wisconsin
66Billy Brown7.791959New Mexico
67Kenton Keith7.792000New Mexico State
68Ahmad Bradshaw7.792017Army
69Dwight Ford*7.791977USC
70Leonard Henry7.782001East Carolina
71Ki-Jana Carter7.771994Penn State
72Gwain Durden7.761979Chattanooga
Gralyn Wyatt7.761974Texas
74Robert Parham*7.761977Grambling State
75Aaron Jones7.742016UTEP
76Quinton Flowers*7.732016South Florida
77Lache Seastrunk*7.732012Baylor
78Luke Lippincott*7.722009Nevada
79Travis Etienne7.722017Clemson
80Joshua Cribbs7.722002Kent State
81Harry Jones7.711965Arkansas
82Lawrence Phillips7.701995Nebraska
83Ahman Green7.701995Nebraska
84Larry Johnson*7.702002Penn State
85Lewis Walker7.681979Utah
86Bo Jackson7.681983Auburn
87Tony Lorick7.671963Arizona State
88Buster Rhymes7.661980Oklahoma
89Shaun Alexander7.651996Alabama
90MacArthur Lane7.641966Utah State
91Barry Sanders7.641988Oklahoma State
92Marcus Marshall7.642015Georgia Tech
93Kenneth Davis7.641984Texas Christian
94Patrick Collins7.631987Oklahoma
95Tony Brooks-James7.632016Oregon
96Michael Smith*7.632011Utah State
97Billy Sims7.631978Oklahoma
98De'Anthony Thomas*7.622012Oregon
99Jerry Eckwood7.621975Arkansas
100Elijah McGuire*7.612014Louisiana-Lafayette

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