Washington Football Team Single Season Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Average

The following are the Washington Football Team single season rushing leaders ranked by rushing average. Included are player stats for the Washington Redskins (NFL) from 1937-2020, the Boston Redskins (NFL) from 1933-1936 and the Boston Braves (NFL) in 1932. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Robert Griffin is the Washington Football Team single season leader in rushing average with 6.79.

Players active with the Washington Football Team during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 100 rushing attempts

      Rushing
Player Season Team Att Yds Avg Lg TD
  R. Griffin 2012 Was 120 815 6.8 76t 7
  F. Akins 1945 Was 147 797 5.4 45 6
  C. Battles 1933 Bos 136 737 5.4 0 3
  D. Bosseler 1959 Was 119 644 5.4 41t 3
  C. Justice 1953 Was 115 616 5.4 43 2
  J. Washington 1983 Was 145 772 5.3 41 0
  B. Wells 1954 Was 100 516 5.2 88 3
  S. Davis 1999 Was 290 1,405 4.8 76t 17
  A. Morris 2012 Was 335 1,613 4.8 39t 13
  R. Brooks 1993 Was 223 1,063 4.8 85t 3
  L. Brown 1970 Was 237 1,125 4.7 75t 5
  G. Rogers 1985 Was 231 1,093 4.7 35 7
  T. Allen 1998 Was 148 700 4.7 45 2
  L. Betts 2006 Was 245 1,154 4.7 26 4
  R. Ervins 1991 Was 145 680 4.7 65t 3
  J. Musick 1933 Bos 173 809 4.7 0 5
  K. Griffin 1985 Was 102 473 4.6 66t 3
  A. Morris 2013 Was 276 1,275 4.6 45t 7
  K. Bryant 1988 Was 108 498 4.6 25 1
  K. Watson 2002 Was 116 534 4.6 24 1
  R. Goode 1951 Was 208 951 4.6 33 9
  R. Torain 2010 Was 164 742 4.5 54 4
  J. Riggins 1979 Was 260 1,153 4.4 66t 9
  L. Brown 1969 Was 202 888 4.4 57 4
  J. Washington 1981 Was 210 916 4.4 32 4
  D. Bosseler 1958 Was 109 475 4.4 23 4
  C. Portis 2008 Was 342 1,487 4.3 31 9
  M. Thomas 1976 Was 254 1,101 4.3 28 5
  E. Byner 1989 Was 134 580 4.3 24 7
  C. Portis 2005 Was 352 1,516 4.3 47t 11
  R. Goode 1954 Was 108 462 4.3 44 0
  L. Brown 1972 Was 285 1,216 4.3 38t 8
  A. Peterson 2019 Was 211 898 4.3 32 5
  R. Helu 2011 Was 151 640 4.2 28t 2
  T. Canidate 2003 Was 142 600 4.2 38 1
  R. Kelley 2016 Was 168 704 4.2 66 6
  A. Peterson 2018 Was 251 1,042 4.2 90t 7
  G. Riggs 1989 Was 201 834 4.1 58 4
  R. Goode 1950 Was 136 560 4.1 80 5
  C. Portis 2006 Was 127 523 4.1 38t 7
  E. Byner 1990 Was 297 1,219 4.1 22 6
  J. Castiglia 1947 Was 104 426 4.1 33 5
  J. Riggins 1978 Was 248 1,014 4.1 31 5
  C. Harraway 1971 Was 156 635 4.1 57t 2
  A. Morris 2014 Was 265 1,074 4.1 30 8
  C. Battles 1937 Was 216 874 4.0 75 5
  D. Bosseler 1957 Was 167 673 4.0 28 7
  W. Jackson 1980 Was 176 708 4.0 55t 3
  S. Davis 2001 Was 356 1,432 4.0 32 5
  S. Davis 1997 Was 141 567 4.0 18 3