NFL Yards per Rushing Attempt Single Game Leaders

Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard. Build your own custom leaderboards with the Play Index. Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have complete boxscore data (1950 onward), all playoff games, and all 100 yard rushing/receiving or 300 yard passing games from 1940-1959.

View Current Leaderboard

See leaders through past seasons


  • + indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses
Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/A Tm Boxscore
1Hugh McElhenny+24.3SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Texans, October 5, 1952
2Maurice Jones-Drew22.1JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans, November 1, 2009
3Colin Kaepernick21.6SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers, December 20, 2014
4Ollie Matson+20.4CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins, November 21, 1954
5Jeremy Hill18.7CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns, October 23, 2016
6Hugh McElhenny+18.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions, October 24, 1954
7Michael Vick17.3ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 1, 2002
8Marion Motley+17.1CLECleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 29, 1950
Paul Lowe17.1LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, October 28, 1960
10Billy Grimes16.7GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. New York Yanks, October 8, 1950
11Bobby Mitchell+16.6CLECleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins, November 15, 1959
Napoleon Kaufman16.6OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, September 22, 1996
13Tim Biakabutuka16.5CARCarolina Panthers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 26, 1999
14Johnny Morris16.3CHIChicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 16, 1960
15J.D. Smith16.1SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, December 7, 1958
16Fred Taylor15.9JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders, December 23, 2007
Elmer Angsman15.9CRDChicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 28, 1947
18Keith Lincoln15.8SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Boston Patriots, January 5, 1964
19Jack Spikes15.6DTXDallas Texans vs. San Diego Chargers, September 10, 1961
Joe Webb15.6MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, December 11, 2011
Fred Ford15.6LACLos Angeles Chargers vs. New York Titans, December 18, 1960
22Randall Cunningham15.5PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots, November 4, 1990
23Stump Mitchell15.4STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 18, 1983
24Napoleon Kaufman15.3OAKOakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 19, 1999
25Leroy Harris15.2PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers, November 25, 1979
26DeShawn Wynn15.1GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions, December 28, 2008
Russell Wilson15.1SEASeattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, October 19, 2014
28Vinny Testaverde15.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 16, 1990
Josh Allen15.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins, December 2, 2018
Joe Perry+15.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, December 10, 1950
31Thomas Jones14.9TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, November 16, 2003
Michael Vick14.9ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Rams, January 15, 2005
Larry Johnson14.9KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans, December 13, 2004
Kevin Hogan14.9CLECleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 23, 2016
35Kordell Stewart14.7PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 11, 1998
Michael Turner14.7SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, October 7, 2007
Steve Grogan14.7NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, October 18, 1976
38Dan Towler14.6RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Baltimore Colts, November 22, 1953
Kordell Stewart14.6PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers, December 22, 1996
Isaiah Crowell14.6NYJNew York Jets vs. Denver Broncos, October 7, 2018
Fred Taylor14.6JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 10, 2006
Brian Westbrook14.6PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 24, 2006
Bo Jackson14.6RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 16, 1990
44Brian Hill14.4ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers, December 23, 2018
Ray Renfro14.4CLECleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins, October 18, 1953
46Lenny Moore+14.3BALBaltimore Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 30, 1958
Derrick Ward14.3NYGNew York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers, December 21, 2008
Abner Haynes14.3DTXDallas Texans vs. New York Titans, November 24, 1960
49Lenny Moore+14.2BALBaltimore Colts vs. Green Bay Packers, October 28, 1956
50Michael Turner14.1SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 18, 2005
Bob Hoernschemeyer14.1DETDetroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, November 22, 1951
Essex Johnson14.1CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 19, 1971
Dick Bass14.1RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 3, 1961
Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.