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UGA Football Rushing Records

The University of Georgia football rushing records are led by Herschel Walker, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1982.

Below are the UGA football rushing records, including most rushes, most rushing yards, touchdowns, and more.

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. 224 – Nick Chubb, 2016
  10. 223 – Nick Chubb, 2017

Most Rushes – Career

  1. 994 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 758 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17
  3. 615 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
  4. 591 – Sony Michel, 2014-17
  5. 562 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  6. 543 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  7. 529 – Thomas Brown, 2004-07
  8. 510 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  9. 498 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  10. 472 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  11. 461 – Jimmy Poulos, 1971-73
  12. 454 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  13. 447 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42

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. 222 – Nick Chubb vs. North Carolina, 2016
  10. 219 – Herschel Walker vs. S. Carolina, 1980
    219 – Herschel Walker vs. Memphis. St., 1981
    219 – Herschel Walker vs. Florida, 1982
  11. 218 – Lars Tate vs. Virginia, 1987
  12. 215 – Herschel Walker vs. Miss. State, 1982
  13. 208 – Todd Gurley vs. Tennessee, 2014

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. 1,345 – Nick Chubb, 2017
  8. 1,334 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007
  9. 1,324 – Musa Smith, 2002

Most Rushing Yards – Career

  1. 5,259 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 4,769 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17
  3. 3,638 – Sony Michel, 2014-17
  4. 3,285 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  5. 3,232 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  6. 3,017 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
  7. 2,734 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  8. 2,668 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  9. 2,646 – Thomas Brown, 2004-07
  10. 2,581 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  11. 2,271 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  12. 2,228 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78
  13. 2,202 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
  14. 2,038 – Tim Worley, 1985-86, 88
  15. 2,033 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97

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)

Average Yards Per Game – Career

  1. 159.4 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (5,259 – 33 games; SEC Record)
  2. 109.5 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14 (3,285 – 30 games)
  3. 105.2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08 (2,734 – 26 games)
  4. 101.5 – Nick Chubb, 2014- (4,769 – 47 games)
  5. 97.9 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92 (3,232 – 33 games)
  6. 88.4 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97 (2,033 – 23 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
    16 – Sony Michel, 2017

Most Rushing Touchdowns – Career

  1. 49 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (SEC Record)
  2. 44 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17
  3. 36 – Lars Tate, 1984-87
    36 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  4. 33 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
    33 – Sony Michel, 2014-17
  5. 32 – Charley Trippi, 1942, 1945-46
  6. 30 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
    30 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
  7. 27 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
    27 – Tim Worley, 1985-86-88

Average Gain Per Rush – Season

  1. 8.12 – Nick Chubb, 2015
  2. 7.87 – Sony Michel, 2017
  3. 7.41 – Todd Gurley, 2014
  4. 7.06 – Rodney Hampton, 1987 (126 for 890)
    7.06 – Nick Chubb, 2014
  5. 6.85 – Charley Trippi, 1942
  6. 6.82 – Glynn Harrison, 1975
  7. 6.79 – Garrison Hearst, 1992
  8. 6.77 – Keith Henderson, 1985
  9. 6.59 – Fred Brown, 1958

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

  1. 7.06 – Nick Chubb, 2014 (219 for 1,547)
  2. 6.79 – Garrison Hearst, 1992 (228 for 1,547)
  3. 6.24 – Todd Gurley, 2012 (222 for 1,385)
  4. 6.03 – Nick Chubb, 2017 (223 for 1,345)
  5. 5.90 – Herschel Walker, 1980 (274 for 1,616)
  6. 5.60 – Knowshon Moreno, 2008 (250 for 1,400)
  7. 5.38 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007 (248 for 1,334)
  8. 5.30 – Sony Michel, 2015 (219 for 1,161)
  9. 5.28 – Frank Sinkwich, 1941 (209 for 1,103)
  10. 5.23 – Herschel Walker, 1982 (335 for 1,752)

Average Gain Per Rush – Career

  1. 6.44 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  2. 6.42 – Charley Trippi, 1942, 1945-46*
  3. 6.37 – Glynn Harrison, 1972-75
  4. 6.29 – Nick Chubb, 2014-15
  5. 6.23 – Sony Michel, 2014-17
  6. 6.04 – Keith Henderson, 1985-86-88
  7. 5.95 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  8. 5.80 – Tim Worley, 1985-86-88
  9. 5.70 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  10. 5.49 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08

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)

Average Gain Per Rush – Career (Min. 500 Rushes)

  1. 6.44 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14 (510 for 3,285)
  2. 6.29 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17 (758 for 4,769)
  3. 6.16 – Sony Michel, 2014-17 (591 for 3,638)

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

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. 1,049 – D’Andre Swift, 2018
  5. 989 – Todd Gurley, 2013
  6. 968 – Garrison Hearst, 1991

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
  5. 1,130 – Nick Chubb, 2016

Most Yards Rushing by a Senior

  1. 1,345 – Nick Chubb, 2017
  2. 1,312 – Willie McClendon, 1978
  3. 1,227 – Sony Michel, 2017
  4. 1,016 – Lars Tate, 1987
  5. 908 – Robert Edwards, 1997

Most Yards Rushing – Three Seasons

  1. 5,259 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82 (NCAA Record)
  2. 3,424 – Nick Chubb, 2014-16
  3. 3,285 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  4. 3,232 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  5. 3,228 – Sony Michel, 2015-17
  6. 3,222 – Nick Chubb, 2015-17
  7. 2,668 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  8. 2,581 – Kevin McLee, 1975-77
  9. 2,271 – Frank Sinkwich, 1940-42
  10. 2,228 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78

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

Most Games Rushing 100+ Yards – Career

  1. 28 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  2. 24 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17
  3. 18 – Todd Gurley, 2012-14
  4. 16 – Garrison Hearst, 1990-92
  5. 13 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-0
  6. 12 – Rodney Hampton, 1987-89
  7. 11 – Musa Smith, 2000-02
    11 – Sony Michel, 2014-17
  8. 10 – Robert Edwards, 1995-97
    10 – Willie McClendon, 1976-78

Most Games Rushing 200+ Yards – Career

  1. 9 – Herschel Walker, 1980-82
  2. 3 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17
  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. 3 – Nick Chubb, 2014-17
  3. 2 – Knowshon Moreno, 2007-08
    2 – Sony Michel, 2014-17

Most Seasons Rushing 1,500+ Yards

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

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