UGA Football Rushing Records

Most Rushes – Game
  • 47 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1981 (47 for 192) (SEC Record)
  • 43 – Herschel Walker vs. South Carolina, 1980 (43 for 219)
  • 41 – Herschel Walker vs. Ole Miss, 1981 (41 for 265)
  • 39 – Herschel Walker vs. Miss. State, 1982 (39 for 215)
    39 – Verron Haynes vs. Georgia Tech, 2001 (39 for 207)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 385 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (SEC Record)
  • 335 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  • 287 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  • 274 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  • 260 – Musa Smith, 2002
  • 250 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
  • 248 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
  • 228 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  • 222 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  • 219 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  • 218 – Kevin McLee, 1976
    218 – Rodney Hampton, 1989
  • 209 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941
  • 208 – Lars Tate, 1987
Most Rushes – Career
  • 994 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  • 615 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
  • 562 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  • 543 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  • 529 – Thomas Brown, 2004-07
  • 510 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 498 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  • 472 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  • 461 – Jimmy Poulos, 1971-73
  • 454 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  • 447 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  • 443 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  • 431 – Andy Johnson, 1971-73
Most Rushes Per Game – Season
  • 35.0 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (SEC Record)
  • 30.4 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  • 24.9 – Herschel Walker, 1980
Most Rushes Per Game – Career
  • 30.1 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  • 19.2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  • 17.6 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  • 17.1 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
  • 17.0 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
Most Rushes – Three Seasons
  • 994 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (NCAA Record)
Most Rushing Yards – Game
  • 283 – Herschel Walker vs. Vanderbilt, 1980
  • 266 – Nick Chubb vs. Louisville, 2014
  • 265 – Herschel Walker vs. Ole Miss, 1981
  • 246 – Garrison Hearst vs. Vanderbilt, 1992
  • 239 – Charley Trippi vs. Florida, 1945
  • 238 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1980
  • 227 – Rodney Hampton vs. Ole Miss, 1987
  • 225 – Herschel Walker vs. Ga. Tech, 1981
  • 219 – Herschel Walker vs. S. Carolina, 1980
    219 – Herschel Walker vs. Memphis. St., 1981
    219 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1982
  • 218 – Lars Tate vs. Virginia, 1987
  • 215 – Herschel Walker vs. Miss. State, 1982
  • 208 – Todd Gurley vs. Tennessee, 2014
  • 207 – Verron Haynes vs. Ga. Tech, 2001
Most Rushing Yards – Season
  • 1,891 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (SEC Record)
  • 1,752 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  • 1,616 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  • 1,547 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
    1,547 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  • 1,400 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
  • 1,385 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  • 1,334 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
    1,324 – Musa Smith, 2002
  • 1,312 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  • 1,216 – Tim Worley, 1988
  • 1,103 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941
  • 1,059 – Rodney Hampton, 1989
  • 1,058 – Kevin McLee, 1976
Most Rushing Yards – Career
  • 5,259 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  • 3,285 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 3,232 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  • 3,017 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
  • 2,734 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  • 2,668 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  • 2,646 – Thomas Brown, 2004-07
  • 2,581 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  • 2,271 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  • 2,228 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  • 2,202 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  • 2,038 – Tim Worley, 1985-86, 88
  • 2,033 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
  • 2,031 – Glynn Harrison, 1972-75
  • 1,991 – Jimmy Poulos, 1971-73
Average Yards Per Game – Season
  • 171.9 – Herschel Walker, 1981 (1,891 – 11 games; SEC Record)
  • 159.3 – Herschel Walker, 1982 (1,752 – 11 games)
  • 151.8 – Todd Gurley, 2014 (911 yards – 6 games)
  • 146.9 – Herschel Walker, 1980 (1,616 – 11 games)
  • 140.6 – Garrison Hearst, 1992 (1,547 – 11 games)
  • 119.3 – Willie McClendon, 1978 (1,312 – 11 games)
  • 110.3 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941 (1,103 – 10 games)
Average Yards Per Game – Career
  • 159.4 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (5,259 – 33 games; SEC Record)
  • 109.5 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 105.2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08 (2,734 – 26 games)
  • 97.9 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92 (3,232 – 33 games)
  • 88.4 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97 (2,033 – 23 games)
  • 86.1 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89 (2,668 – 31 games)
  • 78.2 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77 (2,581 – 33 games)
  • 73.3 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42 (2,271 – 31 games)
Most Rushing Touchdowns – Game
  • 5 – Washaun Ealey vs. Kentucky, 2010
  • 4 – Robert Edwards vs. South Carolina, 1995
Most Rushing Touchdowns – Season
  • 19 – Garrison Hearst, 1992 (SEC Record)
  • 18 – Herschel Walker, 1981
  • 17 – Tim Worley, 1988
    17 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  • 16 – Frank Sinkwich, 1942
    16 – Herschel Walker, 1982
    16 – Lars Tate, 1986
    16 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
Most Rushing Touchdowns – Career
  • 49 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  • 36 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
    36 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 33 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  • 32 – Charles Trippi, 1942, ’45-45
  • 30 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  • 29 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  • 27 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
    27 – Tim Worley, 1985-86-88
Average Gain Per Rush – Season
  • 7.41 – Todd Gurley, 2014
  • 7.06 – Rodney Hampton, 1987 (126 for 890)
    7.06 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  • 6.85 – Charley Trippi, 1942
  • 6.82 – Glynn Harrison, 1975
  • 6.79 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  • 6.77 – Keith Henderson, 1985
  • 6.60 – Anthony Arnold, 1979
  • 6.59 – Fred Brown, 1958
  • 6.49 – Keith Marshall, 2012
Average Gain Per Rush – Career
  • 6.44 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 6.42 – Charley Trippi, 1942, 1945-46*
  • 6.37 – Glynn Harrison, 1972-75
  • 6.04 – Keith Henderson, 1985-86-88
  • 5.95 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  • 5.80 – Tim Worley, 1985-86-88
  • 5.70 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  • 5.49 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  • 5.29 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  • 5.25 – Ray Goff, 1974-76
  • 5.24 – Steve Kelly, 1978-79
  • 5.23 – Andy Reid, 1973-75
Average Gain Per Rush – Game (Min. 40 Rushes)
  • 6.46 – Herschel Walker vs. Ole Miss, 1981 (41 for 265)
Average Gain Per Rush – Game (Min. 30 Rushes)
  • 8.06 – Nick Chubb vs. Louisville, 2014 (33 for 266)
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)
  • 5.28 – 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 (Min. 800 Rushes)
  • 5.29 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (994 for 5,259)
Most Yards Rushing by a Freshman
  • 1,616 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  • 1,547 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  • 1,385 – Todd Gurley, 2012
  • 1,334 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
  • 890 – Rodney Hampton, 1987
  • 875 – Thomas Brown, 2004
  • 731 – Keith Henderson, 1985
Most Yards Rushing by a Sophomore
  • 1,891 – Herschel Walker, 1981
  • 1,400 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008
  • 989 – Todd Gurley, 2013
  • 968 – Garrison Hearst, 1991
  • 896 – Jasper Sanks, 1999
  • 870 – Andy Johnson, 1971
Most Yards Rushing by a Junior
  • 1,752 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  • 1,547 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  • 1,324 – Musa Smith, 2002
  • 1,216 – Tim Worley, 1988
Most Yards Rushing by a Senior
  • 1,312 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  • 1,016 – Lars Tate, 1987
  • 908 – Robert Edwards, 1997
  • 795 – Frank Sinkwich, 1942
  • 779 – Thomas Brown, 2007
Most Yards Rushing – Three Seasons
  • 5,259 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (NCAA Record)
  • 3,285 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 3,232 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  • 2,668 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  • 2,581 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  • 2,271 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  • 2,228 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  • 2,202 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
Most Games Rushing 200+ Yards by a Freshman
  • 4 – Herschel Walker, 1980
  • 2 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  • 1 – Rodney Hampton, 1987
Most Games Rushing 100+ Yards – Season
  • 11 – Herschel Walker, 1981
  • 10 – Herschel Walker, 1982
  • 9 – Todd Gurley, 2012
    9 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
    9 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  • 8 – Willie McClendon, 1978
Most Games Rushing 100+ Yards – Career
  • 28 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  • 18 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  • 16 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  • 13 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  • 12 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  • 11 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  • 10 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
    10 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
Most Games Rushing 200+ Yards – Career
  • 9 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  • 2 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  • 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
  • 3 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  • 2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
Most Seasons Rushing 1,500+ Yards
  • 3 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (Tied NCAA Record)
  • 1 – Nick Chubb, 2014
    1 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
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