New England Patriots Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the New England Patriots single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the New England Patriots (NFL) from 1971-2020, the Boston Patriots (NFL) in 1970 and the Boston Patriots (AFL) from 1960-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Don Calhoun is the New England Patriots single season leader in rushing average with 5.59.

Players active with the New England Patriots during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 100 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  D. Calhoun 1976 NE 129 721 5.6 54 1
  M. Tatupu 1983 NE 106 578 5.5 55 4
  L. Blount 2013 NE 153 772 5.0 47t 7
  C. Garrett 1969 Bos 137 691 5.0 80t 5
  D. Lewis 2017 NE 180 896 5.0 44 6
  C. James 1984 NE 160 790 4.9 73 1
  H. Ivory 1978 NE 141 693 4.9 28 11
  S. Cunningham 1974 NE 166 811 4.9 75t 9
  J. Nance 1966 Bos 299 1,458 4.9 65t 11
  S. Cunningham 1976 NE 172 824 4.8 24 3
  T. Collins 1983 NE 219 1,049 4.8 50t 10
  C. Dillon 2004 NE 345 1,635 4.7 44 12
  C. James 1985 NE 263 1,227 4.7 65t 5
  S. Morris 2008 NE 156 727 4.7 35 7
  B. Lott 1961 Bos 100 461 4.6 38 5
  A. Johnson 1978 NE 147 675 4.6 52 3
  J. Nance 1967 Bos 269 1,216 4.5 53 7
  L. Maroney 2007 NE 185 835 4.5 59t 6
  S. Michel 2018 NE 209 931 4.5 34t 6
  B. Green-Ellis 2010 NE 229 1,008 4.4 33t 13
  S. Ridley 2012 NE 290 1,263 4.4 41 12
  S. Ridley 2013 NE 178 773 4.3 29 7
  C. Garrett 1971 NE 181 784 4.3 38 1
  L. Garron 1963 Bos 175 750 4.3 47t 2
  T. Collins 1981 NE 204 873 4.3 29 7
  J. Ashton 1972 NE 128 546 4.3 35 3
  L. Blount 2015 NE 165 703 4.3 38t 6
  L. Maroney 2006 NE 175 745 4.3 41 6
  C. Martin 1997 NE 274 1,160 4.2 70t 4
  A. Johnson 1975 NE 117 488 4.2 66t 3
  M. Tatupu 1984 NE 133 553 4.2 20t 4
  A. Johnson 1976 NE 169 699 4.1 69t 6
  A. Miller 1960 Bos 101 416 4.1 33 2
  R. Burton 1962 Bos 134 548 4.1 59 2
  C. Dillon 2006 NE 199 812 4.1 50 13
  C. Martin 1995 NE 368 1,487 4.0 49 14
  T. Collins 1985 NE 163 657 4.0 28 3
  A. Smith 2001 NE 287 1,157 4.0 44 12
  J. Vaughn 1992 NE 113 451 4.0 36 1
  T. Collins 1984 NE 138 550 4.0 21 5
  S. Cunningham 1975 NE 169 666 3.9 17 6
  D. Calhoun 1980 NE 200 787 3.9 22t 9
  J. Stephens 1988 NE 297 1,168 3.9 52 4
  L. Maroney 2009 NE 194 757 3.9 45t 9
  A. Smith 2002 NE 252 982 3.9 42t 6
  J. Nance 1969 Bos 193 750 3.9 43 6
  L. Blount 2016 NE 299 1,161 3.9 44 18
  V. Ferguson 1980 NE 211 818 3.9 44 2
  S. Cunningham 1978 NE 199 768 3.9 52t 8
  T. Collins 1982 NE 164 632 3.9 54 1