O.J. Simpson has the most rushing yards per game in a season, with 143.1 per game in 1973.

what is the most rushing yards per game ever by a player for a nfl season
1973Simpson1963Brown1977Payton1984Dickerson2012Peterson1975Simpson2003Lewis1980Campbell1997Sanders1958Brown2020Henry1998Davis2009Johnson2003Portis1998Hill2003Green1994Sanders2005Alexander1997Davis2005Barber2002Williams1998Anderson2002Holmes143.1133.1132.3131.6131.1129.8129.1128.9128.3127.3126.7125.5125.4122.4120.0117.7117.7117.5116.7116.3115.8115.4115.4
NAMESEASONTMGPRUSH YDS/GRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1973BUFBUF14143.12,0033326.01270611.75.00
Jim BrownJim Brown1963CLECLE14133.11,8632916.4122682411.219.13
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1977CHICHI14132.31,8523395.5142692710.019.22
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1984RAMRAM16131.62,1053795.614139216.68.70
Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson2012MINMIN16131.12,0973486.01221740515.413.61
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1975BUFBUF14129.81,8173295.5164262815.230.47
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis2003BALBAL16129.12,0663875.31420526387.912.80
Earl CampbellEarl Campbell1980HOUHOU15128.91,9343735.21347114.33.10
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1997DETDET16128.32,0533356.111305339.219.13
Jim BrownJim Brown1958CLECLE12127.31,5272575.917138168.611.51
Derrick HenryDerrick Henry2020TENTEN16126.72,0273785.41711419316.07.10
Terrell DavisTerrell Davis1998DENDEN16125.52,0083925.121217258.713.62
Chris JohnsonChris Johnson2009TENTEN16125.42,0063585.614503507110.131.42
Clinton PortisClinton Portis2003DENDEN13122.41,5912905.51431438518.324.20
Greg HillGreg Hill1998STLSTL2120.0240406.04616.03.00
Ahman GreenAhman Green2003GBGB16117.71,8833555.31536750607.322.95
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1994DETDET16117.71,8833315.77283446.417.71
Shaun AlexanderShaun Alexander2005SEASEA16117.51,8803705.1277815295.24.91
Terrell DavisTerrell Davis1997DENDEN15116.71,7503694.715287426.819.10
Tiki BarberTiki Barber2005NYGNYG16116.31,8603575.2953054709.833.12
Ricky WilliamsRicky Williams2002MIAMIA16115.81,8533834.81636347597.722.71
Jamal AndersonJamal Anderson1998ATLATL16115.41,8464104.5143192711.819.92
Priest HolmesPriest Holmes2002KCKC14115.41,6153135.22167270819.648.03
Lionel VitalLionel Vital1987WASWAS3115.3346804.3213113.04.30
DeMarco MurrayDeMarco Murray2014DALDAL16115.31,8453924.71341657647.326.00
StatMuse has season-level data for rushing yards per game going back to the 1932 season.

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