Jamaal Charles has the most career rushing yards per attempt by a running back, with 5.4 per attempt.

most yards per carry for running backs
Interpreted as:
most yards per carry with a minimum of 750 rushing attempts for running backs
CharlesBrownMorrisSayersSandersHenryKaufmanLoweSmithPerryHubbardCookTylerForsettPruittBrooksMitchellBarberMcElhennyWilliamsMooreSimpson5.45.25.15.05.05.04.94.94.84.84.84.84.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.7
NAMEGPRUSH AVGATTRUSH YDSRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Jamaal CharlesJamaal Charles1195.41,4077,56363.6442,5933104418.421.820
Jim BrownJim Brown1185.22,35912,312104.31062,4992629.521.220
Mercury MorrisMercury Morris995.18044,13341.7315435410.15.51
Gale SayersGale Sayers685.09914,95672.9391,30711211.719.29
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1535.03,06215,26999.8992,9213528.319.110
Derrick HenryDerrick Henry785.01,1825,86075.155692761059.18.93
Napoleon KaufmanNapoleon Kaufman914.99784,79252.7121,107127498.712.25
Paul LowePaul Lowe1004.91,0264,99550.0381,0451119.410.57
Robert SmithRobert Smith984.81,4116,81869.6321,292178747.313.26
Joe PerryJoe Perry1564.81,7378,37853.7531,7962417.511.58
Marv HubbardMarv Hubbard1034.89514,54444.123628857.46.11
Dalvin CookDalvin Cook434.87693,66185.1331,2751481828.629.73
Wendell TylerWendell Tyler1084.71,3446,37859.1501,8162029.016.816
Justin ForsettJustin Forsett1224.78203,89031.9191,3512102906.411.11
Greg PruittGreg Pruitt1584.71,1965,67235.9273,0693289.419.418
James BrooksJames Brooks1624.71,6857,96249.1493,6213839.522.430
Stump MitchellStump Mitchell1164.79864,64940.1321,9552099.416.99
Tiki BarberTiki Barber1544.72,21710,44967.9555,1835867078.833.712
Hugh McElhennyHugh McElhenny1434.71,1245,28136.9383,24726412.322.720
DeAngelo WilliamsDeAngelo Williams1424.71,7308,09657.0612,1062363188.914.89
Lenny MooreLenny Moore1114.78594,01636.2504,08724816.536.829
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1354.72,40411,23683.2612,14220310.615.914
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson1804.63,19214,82082.31182,4663014198.213.76
Charlie GarnerCharlie Garner1474.61,5377,09748.3393,7114194568.925.212
Fred TaylorFred Taylor1534.62,53411,69576.4662,3842903488.215.68
StatMuse has season-level data for rush attempts and rushing yards per attempt going back to the 1932 season.

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