NFL Career Leaders - Rushing Average

The following is a list of the NFL career rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Statistics are current through the 2020 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 750 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. M. Vick 143 873 6,109 7.0 61 36
2. R. Cunningham 161 775 4,928 6.4 52t 35
3. R. Wilson 144 803 4,506 5.6 55 21
4. J. Charles 119 1,407 7,563 5.4 91t 44
5. J. Brown 118 2,359 12,312 5.2 80t 106
6. M. Morris 99 804 4,133 5.1 70t 31
7. C. Newton 140 1,071 5,398 5.0 72t 70
8. G. Sayers 68 991 4,956 5.0 70 39
9. B. Sanders 153 3,062 15,269 5.0 85 99
10. D. Henry 78 1,182 5,860 5.0 99t 55
11. N. Kaufman 91 978 4,792 4.9 83t 12
12. P. Lowe 100 1,026 4,995 4.9 87t 38
13. L. Moore 143 1,069 5,174 4.8 79 63
14. R. Smith 98 1,411 6,818 4.8 78t 32
15. J. Perry 156 1,737 8,378 4.8 78 53
16. M. Hubbard 103 951 4,544 4.8 53 23
17. D. Cook 43 769 3,661 4.8 75t 33
18. W. Tyler 108 1,344 6,378 4.7 69t 50
19. J. Forsett 122 820 3,890 4.7 81t 19
20. G. Pruitt 158 1,196 5,672 4.7 78t 27
21. T. Younger 112 770 3,640 4.7 75 34
22. J. Brooks 162 1,685 7,962 4.7 65t 49
23. S. Mitchell 116 986 4,649 4.7 64 32
24. T. Barber 154 2,217 10,449 4.7 95t 55
25. H. McElhenny 143 1,124 5,281 4.7 89 38
26. D. Williams 142 1,730 8,096 4.7 77 61
27. O. Simpson 135 2,404 11,236 4.7 94t 61
28. A. Peterson 180 3,192 14,820 4.6 90t 118
29. C. Garner 147 1,537 7,097 4.6 55t 39
30. F. Taylor 153 2,534 11,695 4.6 80t 66
31. T. Davis 78 1,655 7,607 4.6 71t 60
32. M. Ingram 132 1,595 7,324 4.6 75t 62
33. P. Holmes 113 1,780 8,172 4.6 72 86
34. G. Ellis 103 836 3,826 4.6 71 25
35. B. Westbrook 121 1,385 6,335 4.6 71t 41
36. P. Thomas 110 833 3,809 4.6 48 28
37. T. Metcalf 81 766 3,498 4.6 75t 24
38. W. Andrews 87 1,315 5,986 4.6 33 30
39. A. Bradshaw 103 1,083 4,928 4.6 88t 36
40. H. Granger 83 805 3,653 4.5 69t 19
41. C. Davis 89 804 3,640 4.5 45t 26
42. L. McCoy 170 2,457 11,102 4.5 75t 73
43. E. Elliott 71 1,413 6,384 4.5 60t 46
44. B. Sims 60 1,131 5,106 4.5 81 42
45. C. Anderson 71 776 3,497 4.5 48t 22
46. F. McNeil 144 1,798 8,074 4.5 69 38
47. C. Daniels 110 1,146 5,138 4.5 74 30
48. A. Green 148 2,056 9,205 4.5 98t 60
  M. Turner 134 1,639 7,338 4.5 83t 66
50. D. Murray 99 1,604 7,174 4.5 91t 49