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UGA Football Rushing Records

Most Rushes – Game

  1. 47 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1981 (47 for 192) (SEC Record)
  2. 43 – Herschel Walker vs. South Carolina, 1980 (43 for 219)
  3. 41 – Herschel Walker vs. Ole Miss, 1981 (41 for 265)
  4. 39 – Herschel Walker vs. Miss. State, 1982 (39 for 215)
    39 – Verron Haynes vs. Georgia Tech, 2001 (39 for 207)
  5. 38 – Herschel Walker vs. Vanderbilt, 1982 (38 for 172)
    38 – Torin Kirtsey vs. Clemson, 1995 (38 for 195)
    38 – Nick Chubb vs. Missouri, 2014 (38 for 143)
  6. 37 – Musa Smith vs. Ole Miss, 2002 (37 for 148)
    37 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1980 (37 for 238)
    37 – Herschel Walker vs. Auburn, 1981 (37 for 165)
    37 – Robert Arnaud vs. Kentucky, 1995 (37 for 120)

Most Rushes – Season

  1. 385 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (SEC Record)
  2. 335 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  3. 287 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  4. 274 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  5. 260 – Musa Smith, 2002
  6. 250 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
  7. 248 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
  8. 228 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  9. 222 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  10. 219 – Nick Chubb, 2014
    219 – Sony Michel, 2015
  11. 218 – Kevin McLee, 1976
    218 – Rodney Hampton, 1989
  12. 209 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941
  13. 208 – Lars Tate, 1987

Most Rushes – Career

  1. 994 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 615 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
  3. 562 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  4. 543 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  5. 529 – Thomas Brown, 2004-07
  6. 510 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  7. 498 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  8. 472 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  9. 461 – Jimmy Poulos, 1971-73
  10. 454 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  11. 447 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  12. 443 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  13. 431 – Andy Johnson, 1971-73

Most Rushes Per Game – Season

  1. 35.0 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (SEC Record)
  2. 30.4 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  3. 24.9 – Herschel Walker, 1980

Most Rushes Per Game – Career

  1. 30.1 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 19.2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  3. 17.6 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  4. 17.1 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
  5. 17.0 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14

Most Rushes – Three Seasons

  1. 994 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (NCAA Record)

Most Rushing Yards – Game

  1. 283 – Herschel Walker vs. Vanderbilt, 1980
  2. 266 – Nick Chubb vs. Louisville, 2014
  3. 265 – Herschel Walker vs. Ole Miss, 1981
  4. 246 – Garrison Hearst vs. Vanderbilt, 1992
  5. 239 – Charley Trippi vs. Florida, 1945
  6. 238 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1980
  7. 227 – Rodney Hampton vs. Ole Miss, 1987
  8. 225 – Herschel Walker vs. Ga. Tech, 1981
  9. 219 – Herschel Walker vs. S. Carolina, 1980
    219 – Herschel Walker vs. Memphis. St., 1981
    219 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1982
  10. 218 – Lars Tate vs. Virginia, 1987
  11. 215 – Herschel Walker vs. Miss. State, 1982
  12. 208 – Todd Gurley vs. Tennessee, 2014
  13. 207 – Verron Haynes vs. Ga. Tech, 2001

Most Rushing Yards – Season

  1. 1,891 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (SEC Record)
  2. 1,752 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  3. 1,616 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  4. 1,547 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
    1,547 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  5. 1,400 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
  6. 1,385 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  7. 1,334 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
    1,324 – Musa Smith, 2002
  8. 1,312 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  9. 1,216 – Tim Worley, 1988
  10. 1,103 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941
  11. 1,059 – Rodney Hampton, 1989
  12. 1,058 – Kevin McLee, 1976

Most Rushing Yards – Career

  1. 5,259 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 3,285 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  3. 3,232 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  4. 3,017 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
  5. 2,734 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  6. 2,668 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  7. 2,646 – Thomas Brown, 2004-07
  8. 2,581 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  9. 2,294 – Nick Chubb, 2014-Present
  10. 2,271 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  11. 2,228 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  12. 2,202 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  13. 2,038 – Tim Worley, 1985-86, 88
  14. 2,033 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
  15. 2,031 – Glynn Harrison, 1972-75
  16. 1,991 – Jimmy Poulos, 1971-73

Average Yards Per Game – Season

  1. 171.9 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (1,891 – 11 games; SEC Record)
  2. 159.3 – Herschel Walker, 1982 (1,752 – 11 games)
  3. 151.8 – Todd Gurley, 2014 (911 yards – 6 games)
  4. 146.9 – Herschel Walker, 1980 (1,616 – 11 games)
  5. 140.6 – Garrison Hearst, 1992 (1,547 – 11 games)
  6. 119.3 – Willie McClendon, 1978 (1,312 – 11 games)
  7. 110.3 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941 (1,103 – 10 games)

Average Yards Per Game – Career

  1. 159.4 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (5,259 – 33 games; SEC Record)
  2. 120.7 – Nick Chubb, 2014-15 (2,294 – 19 games)
  3. 109.5 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14 (3,285 – 30 games)
  4. 105.2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08 (2,734 – 26 games)
  5. 97.9 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92 (3,232 – 33 games)
  6. 88.4 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97 (2,033 – 23 games)
  7. 86.1 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89 (2,668 – 31 games)
  8. 78.2 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77 (2,581 – 33 games)
  9. 73.3 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42 (2,271 – 31 games)

Most Rushing Touchdowns – Game

  1. 5 – Washaun Ealey vs. Kentucky, 2010
  2. 4 – Robert Edwards vs. South Carolina, 1995

Most Rushing Touchdowns – Season

  1. 19 – Garrison Hearst, 1992 (SEC Record)
  2. 18 – Herschel Walker, 1981
  3. 17 – Tim Worley, 1988
    17 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  4. 16 – Frank Sinkwich, 1942
    16 – Herschel Walker, 1982
    16 – Lars Tate, 1986
    16 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008

Most Rushing Touchdowns – Career

  1. 49 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 36 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
    36 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  3. 33 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  4. 32 – Charles Trippi, 1942, ’45-45
  5. 30 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  6. 29 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  7. 27 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
    27 – Tim Worley, 1985-86-88

Average Gain Per Rush – Season

  1. 8.12 – Nick Chubb, 2015
  2. 7.41 – Todd Gurley, 2014
  3. 7.06 – Rodney Hampton, 1987 (126 for 890)
    7.06 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  4. 6.85 – Charley Trippi, 1942
  5. 6.82 – Glynn Harrison, 1975
  6. 6.79 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  7. 6.77 – Keith Henderson, 1985
  8. 6.60 – Anthony Arnold, 1979
  9. 6.59 – Fred Brown, 1958
  10. 6.49 – Keith Marshall, 2012

Average Gain Per Rush – Season (Min. 200 Rushes)

  • 7.06 – Nick Chubb, 2014 (219 for 1,547)
  • 6.79 – Garrison Hearst, 1992 (228 for 1,547)
  • 6.24 – Todd Gurley, 2012 (222 for 1,385)
  • 5.90 – Herschel Walker, 1980 (274 for 1,616)
  • 5.60 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008 (250 for 1,400)
  • 5.38 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007 (248 for 1,334)
  • 5.30 – Sony Michel, 2015 (219 for 1,161)
  • 5.28 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941 (209 for 1,103)
  • 5.23 – Herschel Walker, 1982 (335 for 1,752)
  • 5.09 – Musa Smith, 2002 (260 for 1,324)
  • 4.91 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (385 for 1,891)

Average Gain Per Rush – Career

  1. 7.38 – Nick Chubb, 2014-15
  2. 6.44 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  3. 6.42 – Charley Trippi, 1942, 1945-46*
  4. 6.37 – Glynn Harrison, 1972-75
  5. 6.04 – Keith Henderson, 1985-86-88
  6. 5.95 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  7. 5.80 – Tim Worley, 1985-86-88
  8. 5.70 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  9. 5.49 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  10. 5.29 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  11. 5.25 – Ray Goff, 1974-76
  12. 5.24 – Steve Kelly, 1978-79
  13. 5.23 – Andy Reid, 1973-75

Average Gain Per Rush – Game (Min. 40 Rushes)

  1. 6.46 – Herschel Walker vs. Ole Miss, 1981 (41 for 265)

Average Gain Per Rush – Game (Min. 30 Rushes)

  1. 8.06 – Nick Chubb vs. Louisville, 2014 (33 for 266)

Average Gain Per Rush – Career (Min. 800 Rushes)

  1. 5.29 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (994 for 5,259)

Most Yards Rushing by a Freshman

  1. 1,616 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  2. 1,547 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  3. 1,385 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  4. 1,334 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
  5. 890 – Rodney Hampton, 1987
  6. 875 – Thomas Brown, 2004
  7. 731 – Keith Henderson, 1985

Most Yards Rushing by a Sophomore

  1. 1,891 – Herschel Walker, 1981
  2. 1,400 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
  3. 1,161 – Sony Michel, 2015
  4. 989 – Todd Gurley, 2013
  5. 968 – Garrison Hearst, 1991
  6. 896 – Jasper Sanks, 1999
  7. 870 – Andy Johnson, 1971

Most Yards Rushing by a Junior

  1. 1,752 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  2. 1,547 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  3. 1,324 – Musa Smith, 2002
  4. 1,216 – Tim Worley, 1988

Most Yards Rushing by a Senior

  1. 1,312 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  2. 1,016 – Lars Tate, 1987
  3. 908 – Robert Edwards, 1997
  4. 795 – Frank Sinkwich, 1942
  5. 779 – Thomas Brown, 2007

Most Yards Rushing – Three Seasons

  1. 5,259 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (NCAA Record)
  2. 3,285 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  3. 3,232 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  4. 2,668 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  5. 2,581 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  6. 2,271 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  7. 2,228 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  8. 2,202 – Musa Smith, 2000-02

Most Games Rushing 200+ Yards by a Freshman

  1. 4 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  2. 2 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  3. 1 – Rodney Hampton, 1987

Most Games Rushing 100+ Yards – Season

  1. 11 – Herschel Walker, 1981
  2. 10 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  3. 9 – Todd Gurley, 2012
    9 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
    9 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  4. 8 – Willie McClendon, 1978

Most Games Rushing 100+ Yards – Career

  1. 28 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  2. 18 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  3. 16 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  4. 13 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
    13 – Nick Chubb, 2014 – Present
  5. 12 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  6. 11 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  7. 10 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
    10 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78

Most Games Rushing 200+ Yards – Career

  1. 9 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  2. 2 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  3. 1 – Charley Trippi, 1942, 45-46
    1 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
    1 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
    1 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
    1 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
    1 – Verron Haynes, 1999-2001

Most Seasons Rushing 1,000+ Yards

  1. 3 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  2. 2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08

Most Seasons Rushing 1,500+ Yards

  1. 3 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (Tied NCAA Record)
  2. 1 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
    1 –
    Nick Chubb, 2014