Chicago Bears Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the Chicago Bears single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2020, the Chicago Staleys (APFA) in 1921 and the Decatur Staleys (APFA) in 1920. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Beattie Feathers is the Chicago Bears single season leader in rushing average with 8.44.

Players active with the Chicago Bears during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 100 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  B. Feathers 1934 Chi 119 1,004 8.4 82 8
  B. Douglass 1972 Chi 141 968 6.9 57t 8
  G. Sayers 1968 Chi 138 856 6.2 63 2
  B. Osmanski 1939 Chi 121 699 5.8 86 7
  W. Payton 1977 Chi 339 1,852 5.5 73 14
  R. Casares 1955 Chi 125 672 5.4 81 4
  G. Sayers 1966 Chi 229 1,231 5.4 58t 8
  R. Green 1995 Chi 107 570 5.3 38 3
  J. Dottley 1951 Chi 127 670 5.3 38 3
  G. Sayers 1965 Chi 166 867 5.2 61t 14
  J. Howard 2016 Chi 252 1,313 5.2 69 6
  B. Watkins 1955 Chi 110 553 5.0 33 8
  M. Forte 2011 Chi 203 997 4.9 46 3
  R. Casares 1956 Chi 234 1,126 4.8 68 12
  W. Payton 1985 Chi 324 1,551 4.8 40t 9
  B. Nagurski 1934 Chi 123 586 4.8 0 7
  W. Galimore 1958 Chi 130 619 4.8 36t 8
  G. Sayers 1967 Chi 186 880 4.7 70 7
  B. Muster 1990 Chi 141 664 4.7 28 6
  N. Anderson 1989 Chi 274 1,275 4.7 73 11
  H. Clarke 1943 Chi 120 556 4.6 20 2
  M. Forte 2013 Chi 289 1,339 4.6 55 9
  W. Galimore 1961 Chi 153 707 4.6 60t 4
  W. Payton 1980 Chi 317 1,460 4.6 69t 6
  M. Suhey 1983 Chi 149 681 4.6 39 4
  N. Anderson 1987 Chi 129 586 4.5 38t 3
  R. Harper 1975 Chi 100 453 4.5 32 1
  W. Payton 1983 Chi 314 1,421 4.5 49t 6
  M. Forte 2010 Chi 237 1,069 4.5 68t 6
  W. Payton 1976 Chi 311 1,390 4.5 60 13
  N. Anderson 1988 Chi 249 1,106 4.4 80t 12
  B. Margarita 1945 Chi 112 497 4.4 38 3
  G. Gulyanics 1949 Chi 102 452 4.4 31 5
  W. Payton 1984 Chi 381 1,684 4.4 72t 11
  R. Bull 1968 Chi 107 472 4.4 24 3
  M. Forte 2012 Chi 248 1,094 4.4 46 5
  B. Nagurski 1932 Chi 121 533 4.4 0 4
  G. Sayers 1969 Chi 236 1,032 4.4 28 8
  W. Payton 1979 Chi 369 1,610 4.4 43t 14
  R. Casares 1961 Chi 135 588 4.4 23 8
  B. Nagurski 1936 Chi 122 529 4.3 0 3
  G. Famiglietti 1942 Chi 118 503 4.3 21 8
  A. Thomas 2001 Chi 278 1,183 4.3 46 7
  R. Harper 1976 Chi 147 625 4.3 28 2
  T. Jones 2005 Chi 314 1,335 4.3 42 9
  H. Gallarneau 1946 Chi 112 476 4.2 52 6
  W. Galimore 1957 Chi 127 538 4.2 67t 5
  A. Thomas 2003 Chi 244 1,024 4.2 67t 6
  W. Payton 1978 Chi 333 1,395 4.2 76 11
  B. Nagurski 1933 Chi 128 533 4.2 0 1