Beattie Feathers has the most rushing yards per attempt by a rookie, with 8.4 per attempt in 1934.

highest rushing yards per attempt by a rookie
Interpreted as:
highest rushing yards per attempt with a minimum of 6.25 rushing attempts per team game by a rookie
1934Feathers1956Moore1952McElhenny2012Griffin1960Lowe1958Mitchell2017Kamara2020Dobbins1959Pietrosante1939Osmanski2006Jones-Drew2015Rawls2007Peterson1972Harris1960Haynes2011Newton1950Price1944Van Buren1967Hubbert2013Ellington2002Portis1964Hill2011Murray8.47.57.06.86.36.36.16.05.95.85.75.65.65.65.65.65.65.65.55.55.55.55.5
NAMESEASONTMGPRUSH AVGRUSH YDSATTRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Beattie FeathersBeattie Feathers1934CHBCHB118.41,00411991.38174629.015.81
Lenny MooreLenny Moore1956BALBAL127.56498654.18102119.38.51
Hugh McElhennyHugh McElhenny1952SFSF127.06849857.063672614.130.63
Robert Griffin IIIRobert Griffin III2012WASWAS156.881512054.370000.00
Paul LowePaul Lowe1960LACLAC146.385513661.183772316.426.92
Bobby MitchellBobby Mitchell1958CLECLE126.35008041.71131168.210.93
Alvin KamaraAlvin Kamara2017NONO166.172812045.588268110010.251.65
J.K. DobbinsJ.K. Dobbins2020BALBAL156.080513453.7912018246.78.00
Nick PietrosanteNick Pietrosante1959DETDET105.94477644.73140168.814.00
Bill OsmanskiBill Osmanski1939CHBCHB105.869912169.9765321.76.51
Maurice Jones-DrewMaurice Jones-Drew2006JAXJAX165.794116658.81343646629.527.32
Thomas RawlsThomas Rawls2015SEASEA135.683014763.84769118.45.81
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson2007MINMIN145.61,34123895.812268192814.119.11
Franco HarrisFranco Harris1972PITPIT145.61,05518875.410180218.612.91
Abner HaynesAbner Haynes1960DLTDLT145.687515662.595765510.541.13
Cam NewtonCam Newton2011CARCAR165.670612644.114271127.01.70
Eddie PriceEddie Price1950NYGNYG105.670312670.343047.53.00
Steve Van BurenSteve Van Buren1944PHIPHI95.64448049.35000.00
Brad HubbertBrad Hubbert1967SDSD145.564311645.922141911.315.32
Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington2013ARIARI155.565211843.5337139579.524.71
Clinton PortisClinton Portis2002DENDEN165.51,50827394.315364334811.022.82
Mack Lee HillMack Lee Hill1964KCKC145.557610541.14144197.610.32
DeMarco MurrayDeMarco Murray2011DALDAL135.589716469.0218326357.014.10
Mike GarrettMike Garrett1966KCKC145.480114757.261751511.712.51
Curtis McClintonCurtis McClinton1962DLTDLT145.460411143.123332911.523.80
StatMuse has season-level data for rush attempts per team game and rushing yards per attempt going back to the 1932 season.

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