Since 1970, Barry Sanders has the most rushing yards per attempt by a running back with 1,500+ rush attempts, with 5.0 per attempt.

most yards per attempt by a running back minimum 1,500 carries since 1970
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most rushing yards per attempt by a running back minimum 1,500 carries since 1970
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NAMEGPRUSH AVGATTRUSH YDSRUSH YDS/GRUSH TDREC YDSRECTRGREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TD
Barry SandersBarry Sanders1535.03,06215,26999.8992,9213528.319.110
O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson1224.72,22310,53986.4591,79917310.414.711
James BrooksJames Brooks1624.71,6857,96249.1493,6213839.522.430
Tiki BarberTiki Barber1544.72,21710,44967.9555,1835867078.833.712
DeAngelo WilliamsDeAngelo Williams1424.71,7308,09657.0612,1062363188.914.89
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
Terrell DavisTerrell Davis784.61,6557,60797.5601,280169267.616.45
Mark IngramMark Ingram1324.61,5957,32455.5621,8952603237.314.410
Priest HolmesPriest Holmes1134.61,7808,17272.3862,9623393768.726.28
LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy1704.52,45711,10265.3733,8985186657.522.916
Freeman McNeilFreeman McNeil1444.51,7988,07456.1382,96129510.020.612
Ahman GreenAhman Green1484.52,0569,20562.2602,8833784957.619.514
Michael TurnerMichael Turner1344.51,6397,33854.866528701087.53.91
DeMarco MurrayDeMarco Murray994.51,6047,17472.5492,1653073767.121.96
Chris JohnsonChris Johnson1304.52,1639,65174.2552,2553074247.317.39
Clinton PortisClinton Portis1134.42,2309,92387.8752,0182473388.217.95
Eric DickersonEric Dickerson1464.42,99613,25990.8902,1372817.614.66
Maurice Jones-DrewMaurice Jones-Drew1264.41,8478,16764.8682,9443464648.523.411
Wilbert MontgomeryWilbert Montgomery1074.41,5406,78963.4452,5022739.223.412
Walter PaytonWalter Payton1904.43,83816,72688.01104,5384929.223.915
Garrison HearstGarrison Hearst1264.41,8317,96663.2302,0652291659.016.49
Tony DorsettTony Dorsett1734.32,93612,73973.6773,5543988.920.513
Marshall FaulkMarshall Faulk1764.32,83612,27969.81006,8757676069.039.136
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