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 2019 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. J. Charles 119 1,407 7,563 5.4 91t 44
4. J. Brown 118 2,359 12,312 5.2 80t 106
5. C. Newton 125 934 4,806 5.1 72t 58
6. M. Morris 99 804 4,133 5.1 70t 31
7. G. Sayers 68 991 4,956 5.0 70 39
8. B. Sanders 153 3,062 15,269 5.0 85 99
9. N. Kaufman 91 978 4,792 4.9 83t 12
10. P. Lowe 100 1,026 4,995 4.9 87t 38
11. L. Moore 143 1,069 5,174 4.8 79 63
12. R. Smith 98 1,411 6,818 4.8 78t 32
13. J. Perry 156 1,737 8,378 4.8 78 53
14. M. Hubbard 103 951 4,544 4.8 53 23
15. D. Henry 62 804 3,833 4.8 99t 38
16. W. Tyler 108 1,344 6,378 4.7 69t 50
17. J. Forsett 122 820 3,890 4.7 81t 19
18. G. Pruitt 158 1,196 5,672 4.7 78t 27
19. T. Younger 112 770 3,640 4.7 75 34
20. J. Brooks 162 1,685 7,962 4.7 65t 49
21. S. Mitchell 116 986 4,649 4.7 64 32
22. T. Barber 154 2,217 10,449 4.7 95t 55
23. H. McElhenny 143 1,124 5,281 4.7 89 38
24. A. Peterson 164 3,036 14,216 4.7 90t 111
25. D. Williams 142 1,730 8,096 4.7 77 61
26. O. Simpson 135 2,404 11,236 4.7 94t 61
27. E. Elliott 56 1,169 5,405 4.6 60t 40
28. C. Garner 147 1,537 7,097 4.6 55t 39
29. F. Taylor 153 2,534 11,695 4.6 80t 66
30. M. Ingram 121 1,523 7,025 4.6 75t 60
31. T. Davis 78 1,655 7,607 4.6 71t 60
32. P. Holmes 113 1,780 8,172 4.6 72 86
33. G. Ellis 103 836 3,826 4.6 71 25
34. B. Westbrook 121 1,385 6,335 4.6 71t 41
35. P. Thomas 110 833 3,809 4.6 48 28
36. T. Metcalf 81 766 3,498 4.6 75t 24
37. W. Andrews 87 1,315 5,986 4.6 33 30
38. A. Bradshaw 103 1,083 4,928 4.6 88t 36
39. H. Granger 83 805 3,653 4.5 69t 19
40. C. Davis 89 804 3,640 4.5 45t 26
41. L. McCoy 160 2,447 11,071 4.5 75t 73
42. B. Sims 60 1,131 5,106 4.5 81 42
43. C. Anderson 71 776 3,497 4.5 48t 22
44. F. McNeil 144 1,798 8,074 4.5 69 38
45. C. Daniels 110 1,146 5,138 4.5 74 30
46. A. Green 148 2,056 9,205 4.5 98t 60
  M. Turner 134 1,639 7,338 4.5 83t 66
48. D. Murray 99 1,604 7,174 4.5 91t 49
49. A. Haynes 112 1,036 4,630 4.5 80 46
50. B. Jacobs 109 1,141 5,094 4.5 73 60