Pittsburgh Steelers Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1945-2019, the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1940-1942 and the Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) from 1933-1939. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Franco Harris is the Pittsburgh Steelers single season leader in rushing average with 5.61.

Players active with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 100 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  F. Harris 1972 Pit 188 1,055 5.6 75t 10
  J. Johnson 1960 Pit 118 621 5.3 87t 2
  J. Clement 1947 Pit 129 670 5.2 43 4
  J. Fuqua 1970 Pit 138 691 5.0 85t 7
  S. Thornton 1979 Pit 118 585 5.0 75 6
  L. Bell 2015 Pit 113 556 4.9 42 3
  D. Hoak 1968 Pit 175 858 4.9 77t 3
  L. Bell 2016 Pit 261 1,268 4.9 44 7
  F. Harris 1974 Pit 208 1,006 4.8 54 5
  J. Bettis 2001 Pit 225 1,072 4.8 48 4
  F. Harris 1975 Pit 262 1,246 4.8 36 10
  W. Parker 2005 Pit 255 1,202 4.7 80t 4
  R. Bleier 1976 Pit 220 1,036 4.7 28 5
  L. Bell 2014 Pit 290 1,361 4.7 81 8
  N. Davenport 2007 Pit 107 499 4.7 45 5
  F. Pollard 1981 Pit 123 570 4.6 29 2
  P. Pearson 1971 Pit 131 605 4.6 29 0
  R. Mendenhall 2009 Pit 242 1,108 4.6 60 7
  J. Johnson 1962 Pit 251 1,141 4.5 40 7
  D. Williams 2015 Pit 200 907 4.5 55 11
  J. Conner 2018 Pit 215 973 4.5 30 12
  F. Pollard 1983 Pit 135 608 4.5 32 4
  J. Bettis 1996 Pit 320 1,431 4.5 50t 11
  J. Johnson 1964 Pit 235 1,048 4.5 45t 7
  F. Harris 1979 Pit 267 1,186 4.4 71t 11
  J. Bettis 1997 Pit 375 1,665 4.4 34 7
  J. Fuqua 1972 Pit 150 665 4.4 47 4
  W. Parker 2006 Pit 337 1,494 4.4 76 13
  J. Nuzum 1949 Pit 139 611 4.4 64 5
  I. Redman 2011 Pit 110 479 4.4 27 3
  B. Foster 1992 Pit 390 1,690 4.3 69 11
  D. Staley 2004 Pit 192 830 4.3 38 1
  F. Harris 1982 Pit 140 604 4.3 21 2
  B. Dudley 1942 Pit 162 696 4.3 66 5
  C. Peaks 1964 Pit 118 503 4.3 70t 2
  F. Pollard 1985 Pit 233 991 4.3 56 3
  T. Tracy 1958 Pit 169 714 4.2 64 5
  B. Morris 1994 Pit 198 836 4.2 20 7
  E. Jackson 1986 Pit 216 910 4.2 31 5
  W. Abercrombie 1984 Pit 145 610 4.2 31 1
  M. Moore 2008 Pit 140 588 4.2 32t 5
  P. Pearson 1973 Pit 132 554 4.2 47 2
  F. Pollard 1987 Pit 128 536 4.2 33 3
  J. Johnson 1963 Pit 186 773 4.2 48 4
  M. Hoge 1988 Pit 170 705 4.1 20 3
  B. Dudley 1946 Pit 146 604 4.1 41 2
  W. Parker 2007 Pit 321 1,316 4.1 32 2
  W. Abercrombie 1986 Pit 214 877 4.1 38t 6
  J. Geri 1949 Pit 133 543 4.1 25 5
  F. Harris 1981 Pit 242 987 4.1 50 8