Top Running Backs of the BCS Era

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    College Football's Top 50 Running Backs of the BCS Era

    Who are the greatest college running backs of the BCS era?
    Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.
    So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest running backs of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 ball carriers since the BCS was implemented in 1998:

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    1. Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma (2004-06)

    Stats: 747 att., 4,045 yds, 41 TD, 24 rec., 198 yds, TD

    The BCS version of Herschel Walker or Bo Jackson was the three-year star from Palestine (Texas) High. A three-time first-team All-Big 12 runner finished No. 2 in the Heisman Trophy voting as a true freshman in 2004. His 1,925 yards was an NCAA record for a true freshman and it earned him unanimous All-American honors. Despite missing chunks of time with injuries in each of his next two seasons, “All Day” Peterson still topped 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. His natural blend of power, speed, size and balance has never been duplicated during the BCS era. He rushed for 970 yards for the Vikings in 2011 in a season shortened by a torn ACL, the only time since high school that A.D. hasn’t rushed for at least 1,000 yards. He is the Sooners No. 3 all-time leading rusher.
    2. Ricky Williams, Texas (1995-98)
    Stats: 1,011 att., 6,279 yds, 72 TD, 85 rec., 927 yds, 3 TD

    One of Williams’ spectacular seasons took place during the BCS era so he is eligible. The power back from San Diego gave fans in Austin a preview of things to come when he rushed for 990 yards as a true freshman fullback. His two-year run as an upperclassmen may never be matched as he posted back-to-back seasons with at least 1,800 yards and 25 rushing touchdowns. Williams was a two-time consensus All-American, a two-time Doak Walker Award winner, a two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and claimed the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Heisman Trophy as a senior. He left school as the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher (since broken) and he is one of four players to ever score at least 70 rushing touchdowns.
    3. Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (1996-99)
    Stats: 1,220 att., 7,125 yds, 71 TD, 31 rec., 304 yds

    Williams’ NCAA rushing record didn’t last for very long as the New Jersey native came along the next year to break the record held by Williams and, before that, by Pitt's Tony Dorsett and Ohio State's Archie Griffin. Dayne is the only player in history with 7,000 yards rushing and is one of four players to score at least 70 rushing touchdowns. He carried the ball more than any player in history (1,220) and he owns multiple BCS bowl rushing records with his two Rose Bowl MVP performances. He capped his illustrious career with a 2,000-yard Heisman Trophy and Big Ten championship season. The consensus All-American won Big Ten Player of the Year, Maxwell, Walter Camp and Doak Walker recognition in his final season in Madison.
    4. Darren McFadden, Arkansas (2005-07)
    Stats: 785 att., 4,590 yds, 41 TD, 46 rec., 365 yds, 2 TD (2, 2)

    When it comes to pure breakaway speed and big play ability, few can match Run-DMC’s talent. The North Little Rock prospect finished second in Heisman balloting in back-to-back seasons, coming up just short to Troy Smith in 2006 and Tim Tebow in 2007. McFadden won the Doak Walker and SEC Offensive Player of the Year awards in both consensus All-American seasons. His 4,590 yards is No. 2 all-time in SEC history to only Herschel Walker. He helped lead Arkansas to the SEC Championship Game in 2006 but came up short against eventual national champion Florida.
    5. LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU (1997-00)
    Stats: 943 att., 5,387 yds, 43 TD, 43 rec., 267

    Tomlinson might be the greatest NFL running back in history so some may feel he is getting slighted for being No. 5 on this list. The mid-level recruit from Rosebud (Texas) Waco had one of the greatest careers in NCAA history. After two solid but uneventful seasons, L.T. took over the national scene as a junior with 1,974 yards and 20 touchdowns, including the NCAA single-game rushing record of 406 yards against UTEP. He backed that up with another 2,158 yards and 22 scores, winning the Doak Walker, his second WAC Offensive Player of the Year award, consensus All-American honors and a fourth place finish in the Heisman voting. He scored 162 TDs in his NFL career.
    6. Reggie Bush, USC (2003-05)
    Stats: 433 att., 3,169 yds, 25 TD, 95 rec., 1,301 yds, 13 TD, 2,081 ret. yds, 3 TD

    The superstar recruit from La Mesa (Calif.) Helix brought a unique skill set to the evolving running back position. Sort of a first of his kind, the all-purpose talent was unstoppable with the ball in his hands. He played a prominent role on the 2003 National Championship team before providing 908 yards rushing, 509 yards receiving, nearly 1,000 return yards and 15 total touchdowns during USC’s 2004 romp to a second national title. He exploded as a junior, rushing for 1,740 yards on a ridiculous 8.7 yards per carry and scoring 19 total touchdowns, coming up just short of his third national title. He earned his second consecutive Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year award as well as the Doak Walker, Walter Camp and Heisman Trophy. His career 7.3 per carry average is fourth all-time and his legacy is only vaguely tarnished by the scandal that put USC on probation and caused him to "return" his Heisman.

    7. Darren Sproles, Kansas State (2001-04)
    Stats: 815 att., 4,979 yds, 45 TD, 66 rec., 609 yds, 2 TD, 1,224 ret yds, TD

    Few players have ever been as valuable to their school as the diminutive Sproles was to Kansas State. The all-purpose dynamo rushed for at least 1,300 yards in three straight seasons and he helped lead the Wildcats to an improbable Big 12 championship in 2003. His 323 yards from scrimmage and four total touchdowns against Oklahoma in the title game will go down in history as arguably the greatest single game performance by any Wildcat in history. The Sunflower State native finished fifth in the Heisman voting that year and has proven himself by carving out an extremely productive niche in the NFL as an all-purpose talent.

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    8. Ray Rice, Rutgers (2005-07)

    Stats: 910 att., 4,926 yds, 49 TD, 37 rec., 334 yds, TD

    Much like Sproles, Rice meant more to his team and university than most everyone else on this list. He rushed for nearly 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in three years after back-to-back seasons with at least 335 carries, 1,794 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is second all-time in rushing yards and carries in Big East history and has developed into one of the most talented running backs in the NFL. A stout lower body has allowed the smaller back from unlikely New Rochelle (N.Y.) High to withstand the punishment of being a true workhorse, making him one of the game’s most talented players.

    9. Montee Ball, Wisconsin (2009-12)
    Stats: 924 att., 5,140 yds, 77 TD, 59 rec., 598 yds, 6 TD

    Ball won’t be confused with the most talented running backs of the BCS era but few have been as successful and productive. No one player in the history of the sport has scored as many touchdowns (77 rushing, 83 total) as the Missouri native. He also finished fourth in the Heisman balloting as a junior and won the Doak Walker as senior while leading the Badgers to three straight Big Ten championships. His 39 touchdowns in 2011 tied Barry Sanders for the all-time single-season record and Ball earned consensus All-American honors in both seasons.
    10. DeAngelo Williams, Memphis (2002-05)
    Stats: 969 att., 6,026 yds, 55 TD, 70 rec., 723 yds, 5 TD, 824 ret yds

    Not many players have claimed three conference player of the year honors but the Wynne (Ark.) High prospect did so in Conference USA for Memphis. He finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting in 2005 after his second straight 1,900-yard season. He is one of only three players with at least 6,000 yards rushing and he scored 60 total touchdowns during his career. Only once (2003) did Williams not average more than 6.0 yards per carry.
    Related: The Top 50 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era
    11. Cedric Benson, Texas (2001-04)
    Stats: 1,112 att., 5,540 yds, 64 TD, 69 rec., 621 yds, 3 TD (6, 6)

    The Longhorns running back is one of the most productive running backs in history. He finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting two separate times and is one of only six players to score at least 60 rushing touchdowns. The Midland (Texas) Lee star posted four season of at least 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns while in Austin.
    12. Trent Richardson, Alabama (2009-11)
    Stats: 540 att., 3,130 yds, 35 TD, 68 rec., 730 yds, 7 TD, 720 ret. yds, TD (3)

    Richardson is one of the most physically imposing running backs to ever play the game. The Pensacola product only started for one season but became the only SEC running back to rush for 20 touchdowns in a season. He won two national titles and is one of the rarest combinations of size, speed and agility.
    13. Mark Ingram, Alabama (2008-10)
    Stats: 572 att., 3,261 yds, 42 TD, 60 rec., 670 yds, 4 TD

    Ingram is the only Heisman winner in Alabama’s storied history, and he might not have been the best back on his own team. From Flint, Mich., Ingram led Bama to the national championship in 2009 with 1,658 yards and 17 scores. It was his only 1,000-yard season while in Tuscaloosa. No Bama player has scored more rushing touchdowns than Ingram.
    14. C.J. Spiller, Clemson (2006-09)
    Stats: 606 att., 3,547 yds, 32 TD, 123 rec., 1,420 yds, 11 TD, 2,621 ret. yds, 8 TD

    Versatility and explosiveness are the words that come to mind when dealing with Spiller. With elite burst and big-play ability, Clemson used Spiller as a multi-faceted weapon. He is No. 2 in ACC history in yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns and is the NCAA’s all-time leader with seven kickoff return touchdowns.
    15. LaMichael James, Oregon (2009-11)
    Stats: 771 att., 5,082 yds, 53 TD, 51 rec., 586 yds, 4 TD

    Few players accomplished more in three seasons than James. Three straight 1,500-yard campaigns, a Doak Walker Award, consensus All-American honors and a trip to the BCS title game make the speedy and allusive back one of the BCS era’s greatest tailbacks. The Texarkana, Texas, native finished third in the Heisman voting in 2010 and 10th in 2011.
    16. Steven Jackson, Oregon State (2000-03)
    Stats: 743 att., 3,625 yds, 39 TD, 66 rec., 680 yds, 6 TD

    From a pure talent standpoint, Jackson is the best Oregon State player of all-time and is one of the most talented runners of the BCS era. The Las Vegas native led the nation in rushing two straight seasons and owns the OSU single-season rushing record. He has eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in the NFL for a team that rarely pressed for the postseason.
    17. Larry Johnson, Penn State (1999-02)
    Stats: 460 att., 2,953 yds, 26 TD, 65 rec., 681 yds, 7 TD, 1,181 ret. yds, 3 TD (3)

    The State College prospect only started for one season, but that one year was special. He rushed for 2,087 yards and 20 touchdowns on 7.7 yards per carry in '02, earning consensus All-American honors as well as winning the Doak Walker, Maxwell and Walter Camp Awards. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy race and brought elite size and speed to the backfield.
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    18. Toby Gerhart, Stanford (2006-09)

    Stats: 671 att., 3,522 yds, 44 TD, 39 rec., 395 yds

    The Norco (Calif.) High prospect had just 515 yards and one touchdown entering his junior year. In two years as the starter, Gerhart posted 43 rushing touchdowns and over 3,000 yards in his final two seasons. He won the Doak Walker and Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year awards and earned consensus All-American honors by leading the nation in rushing touchdowns (28), attempts (343) and yards (1,871).

    19. Quentin Griffin, Oklahoma (1999-02)
    Stats: 714 att., 3,842 yds, 43 TD, 154 rec., 1,282 yds, 7 TD

    A steady performer in both the running and receiving game, Griffin blossomed as a superstar in his senior season. He rushed for 783 yards and 16 touchdowns while catching 45 passes for the unbeaten 2000 National Champions before exploding in his final season in 2002. He finished 10th in the Heisman voting after 1,884 yards rushing and 18 total touchdowns in 2002.
    20. Shaun Alexander, Alabama (1996-99)
    Stats: 727 att., 3,565 yds, 41 TD, 62 rec., 798 yds, 8 TD

    Alexander was a steady, four-year player at Alabama. The Florence, Ky., talent is the all-time leading rusher in Alabama history and he capped his career with an SEC Offensive Player of the Year season when he scored 23 total touchdowns and rushed for a career high 1,383 yards rushing in 1999.
    21. Steve Slaton, West Virginia (2005-07)
    Stats: 664 att., 3,923 yds, 50 TD, 65 rec., 805 yds, 5 TD (4)

    The mid-level recruit from Pennsylvania showed college coaches around the nation what they missed on by rushing for at least 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns in each of his three seasons. His speed and big-play potential fit perfectly in Rich Rodriguez’s zone read scheme, and had he not left early for the NFL, would have rewritten the WVU record books.

    22. Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech (2001-03)
    Stats: 616 att., 3,475 yds, 35 TD, 24 rec., 229 yds

    Jones was one of the most important signings of the Frank Beamer era out of Chester, Pa. His talent was obvious from day one as he nearly topped 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. His 1,647-yard, 21-TD junior year earned him consensus All-American honors and led him to depart early for the NFL. Jones was the first in a long line of elite Hokies running backs.

    23. Avon Cobourne, West Virginia (1999-02)
    Stats: 1,023 att., 5,039 yds, 42 TD, 57 rec., 459 yds

    The Big East’s all-time leading rusher burst onto the scene with a 1,138-yard, 10-TD season as a true freshman in 1999. The Camden, N.J., prospect capped his stellar four-year starting career with a 1,710-yard, 17-TD season as a senior. The short but burly back was a true workhorse who still sits atop the Mountaineers all-time rushing list.

    24. DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma (2007-10)
    Stats: 759 att., 3,685 yds, 50 TD, 157 rec., 1,571 yds, 13 TD, 1,462 ret. yds, 2 TD

    An underrated talent from Las Vegas, Murray was as productive across the board as any player in Sooners history. He is sixth in school history in rushing, first in total touchdowns, fixth in receptions and No. 1 in all-purpose yards.
    25. Chris Perry, Michigan (2000-03)
    Stats: 794 att., 3,657 yds, 39 TD, 64 rec., 569 yds, 2 TD

    Perry capped a solid Michigan career with an elite Doak Walker-winning, Heisman finalist season in 2003. He claimed Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors and was a consensus All-American. Perry touched the ball 382 times on offense for 2,041 yards and 20 touchdowns in his final season.
    26. Marshawn Lynch, Cal (2004-06)
    Stats: 490 att., 3,230 yds, 29 TD, 68 rec., 600 yds, 6 TD, 744 ret yds

    Beast mode started back in Berkeley where Lynch averaged 6.6 yards per carry over a three-year college career. He never had one elite season but his 1,684-yards from scrimmage, 15-total touchdown season led to a Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year award in 2006. His power and speed was obvious ever since he signed with Cal out of Oakland (Calif.) Technical.

    27. Cadillac Williams, Auburn (2001-04)
    Stats: 741 att., 3,831 yds, 45 TD, 45 rec., 342 yds, TD, 911 ret. yds

    He never got the ball all to himself and that likely keeps him from being in the top 25. He topped out in 2003 with 1,307 yards and 17 touchdowns before his second 1,000-yard season during the unbeaten 2004 campaign. He has scored more rushing touchdowns than anyone in school history and is No. 2 to only Bo Jackson in rushing.
    28. Michael Turner, Northern Illinois (2000-03)
    Stats: 940 att., 4,941 yds, 43 TD, 43 rec., 451 yds, 3 TD, 646 ret. yds, 2 TD

    Turner the Burner was a star in DeKalb before blossoming as an NFL workhorse. He had three seasons with at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage and at least two with 1,900 yards from scrimmage. He isn’t the MAC’s all-time leading rusher, but he is the league’s most talented running back alum.
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    29. Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State (2008-10)

    Stats: 788 att., 3,877 yds, 46 TD, 151 rec., 1,056 yds, 5 TD

    Little “Quizz” defied logic by producing at workhorse levels despite his 5-foot-7 stature. He carried at least 250 times in all three seasons and never rushed for less than 1,184 yards. He also averaged over 50 receptions per season and won the 2008 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year award.
    30. Ken Simonton, Oregon State (1998-01)
    Stats: 1,023 att., 4,959 yds, 58 TD, 58 rec., 472 yds, TD

    A four-year starter who rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each season prior to his senior year. He set the school's single-season rushing record (since broken) and is the all-time leading rusher at a program known for its running backs.
    Related: The Top 50 Quarterbacks of the BCS Era
    31. Maurice Jones-Drew, UCLA (2003-05)
    Stats: 481 att., 2,503 yds, 26 TD, 64 rec., 819 yds, 7 TD, 1,366 ret. yds, 6 TD
    Formerly Maurice Drew, the UCLA tailback was a consensus All-American in 2005, yet never rushed for more than 1,007 yards in any season. An all-around talent.

    32. Anthony Thomas, Michigan (1997-00)
    Stats: 867 att., 4,230 yds, 52 TD, 79 rec., 762 yds, TD
    Michigan's No. 4 rusher with three straight seasons with at least 15 rushing TDs. Was a big part of the Wolverines unbeaten national title as a freshman.

    33. Michael Hart, Michigan (2004-07)
    Stats: 1,015 att., 5,040 yds, 41 TD, 67 rec., 566 yds, 2 TD
    Michigan's all-time leading rusher was a consistent overachiever. The hard worker got the most of his ability led his team to two Rose Bowls.

    34. Kevin Smith, UCF (2005-07)
    Stats: 905 att., 4,679 yds, 45 TD, 55 rec., 444 yds, TD
    Posted the NCAA's No. 2 season with 2,567 yards on an NCAA record 450 carries to go with 29 rushing touchdowns. Level of competition is only knock.

    35. Thomas Jones, Virginia (1996-99)
    Stats: 823 att., 4,065 yds, 37 TD, 72 rec., 578 yds, 4 TD
    A consensus All-American who finished eighth in the Heisman voting ('99) and is Virginia's all-time leading rusher.

    36. Willis McGahee, Miami (2001-02)
    Stats: 349 att., 2,067 yds, 31 TD, 28 rec., 355 yds
    One-year starter who was a consensus All-American, conference player of the year and finished fourth in the Heisman while leading Miami to a second BCS title game in a row.

    37. Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois (2004-06)
    Stats: 807 att., 5,164 yds, 52 TD, 58 rec., 588 yds, 5 TD
    Explosive tailback who posted career LOWS of 242 carries, 1,580 yards and 16 TDs (all in 2005). Could have been an all-time great had he not left early.

    38. Stepfan Taylor, Stanford (2009-12)
    Stats: 843 att., 4,300 yds, 40 TD, 97 rec., 778 yds, 5 TD
    Workhorse back who is Stanford's all-time leading rusher after three straight seasons with at least 250 touches. Is No. 1 all-time in total touchdowns scored (45) at Stanford.

    39. Shonn Greene, Iowa (2005-08)
    Stats: 376 att., 2,228 yds, 22 TD, 11 rec., 72 yds
    Posted one elite Doak Walker-winning season after having to leave Iowa for community college for one year. A consensus All-American and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

    40. LenDale White, USC (2003-05)
    Stats: 541 att., 3,159 yds, 52 TD, 31 rec., 331 yds, 5 TD
    Leads USC all-time in rushing touchdowns and was the perfect compliment to Reggie Bush for two national championship teams.

    41. Travis Prentice, Miami (OH) (1996-99)
    Stats: 1,138 att., 5,596 yds, 73 TD, 54 rec., 522 yds, 5 TD

    42. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina (2010-12)
    Stats: 555 att., 2,677 yds, 38 TD, 74 rec., 767 yds, 3 TD

    43. Kevin Faulk, LSU (1995-98)
    Stats: 856 att., 4,557 yds, 46 TD, 53 rec., 600 yds, 4 TD

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    44. Ian Johnson, Boise State (2005-08)

    Stats: 752 att., 4,184 yds, 58 TD, 60 rec., 642 yds, 1 TD

    45. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia (2007-08)
    Stats: 498 att., 2,734 yds, 30 TD, 53 rec., 645 yds, 2 TD

    46. J.J. Arrington, Cal (2003-04)
    Stats: 396 att., 2,625 yds, 20 TD, 42 rec., 299 yds, 3 TD

    47. Chris Brown, Colorado (2001-02)
    Stats: 493 att., 2,787 yds, 35 TD, 11 rec., 76 yds

    48. Doug Martin, Boise State (2007-11)
    Stats: 617 att., 3,431 yds, 43 TD, 67 rec., 715 yds, 4 TD, 739 ret. yds, TD

    49. Javon Ringer, Michigan State (2005-08)
    Stats: 843 att., 4,398 yds, 34 TD, 96 rec., 719 yds, TD

    50. Damien Anderson, Northwestern (1998-01)
    Stats: 925 att., 4,336 yds, 37 TD, 54 rec., 490 yds
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    The Next 50:
    51. Taurean Henderson, Texas Tech: 587 att., 3,241 yds, 50 TD, 303 rec., 2,058 yds, 19 TD
    52. Luke Staley, BYU: 418 att., 2,493 yds, 41 TD, 86 rec., 1,000 yds, 7 TD
    53. Matt Forte, Tulane: 833 att., 4,265 yds, 39 TD, 103 rec., 985 yds, 5 TD
    54. Chris Johnson, East Carolina: 624 att., 2,982 yds, 32 TD, 125 rec., 1,296 yds, 10 TD, 2,715 ret. yds, TD
    55. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina: 423 att., 2,481 yds, 25 TD, 92 rec., 852 yds, 6 TD
    56. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA: 788 att., 4,403 yds, 31 TD, 58 rec., 517 yds, 3 TD
    57. Laurence Maroney, Minnesota: 660 att., 3,933 yds, 32 TD, 21 rec., 197 yds, TD, 667 ret. yds, TD
    58. Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona: 394 att., 2,354 yds, 29 TD, 51 rec., 506 yds, 3 TD, 565 ret. yds
    59. Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky: 895 att., 4,542 yds, 35 TD, 80 rec., 682 yds, 5 TD, 1,682 ret yds
    60. Lee Suggs, Virginia Tech: 535 att., 2,767 yds, 53 TD, 15 rec., 171 yds, 3 TD
    61. Donald Brown, UConn: 698 att., 3,800 yds, 33 TD, 48 rec., 276 yds, 2 TD
    62. Jamaal Charles, Texas: 533 att., 3,328 yds, 36 TD, 49 rec., 539 yds, 3 TD
    63. LeSean McCoy, Pitt: 584 att., 2,816 yds, 35 TD, 65 rec., 549 yds, TD
    64. Ryan Mathews, Fresno State: 534 att., 3,280 yds, 39 TD, 19 rec., 268 yds, 2 TD
    65. Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State: 910 att., 3,994 yds, 42 TD, 56 rec., 449 yds, 4 TD
    66. Chris Wells, Ohio State: 585 att., 3,382 yds, 30 TD, 15 rec., 84 yds
    67. Bernard Pierce, Temple: 663 att., 3,570 yds, 53 TD, 19 rec., 178 yds, TD
    68. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech: 403 att., 2,132 yds, 30 TD, 26 rec., 289 yds, 2 TD
    69. Jamal Lewis, Tennessee: 487 att., 2,677 yds, 17 TD, 39 rec., 475 yds, 4 TD
    70. Ronnie Brown, Auburn: 513 att., 2,707 yds, 28 TD, 58 rec., 668 yds, 2 TD
    71. Brock Forsey, Boise State: 813 att., 4,045 yds, 50 TD, 101 rec., 1,175 yds, 18 TD, 1,113 ret. yds
    72. Travis Henry, Tennessee: 556 att., 3,078 yds, 26 TD, 20 rec., 99 yds
    73. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State: 708 att., 4,181 yds, 37 TD, 63 rec., 519 yds, 2 TD
    74. Kenjon Barner, Oregon: 582 att., 3,623 yds, 41 TD, 54 rec., 591 yds, 7 TD, 1,634 ret. yds, 2 TD
    75. Chris Barclay, Wake Forest: 840 att., 4,032 yds, 40 TD, 62 rec., 381 yds, 517 ret. yds
    76. Brian Calhoun, Colorado/Wisconsin: 619 att., 2,760 yds, 27 TD, 90 rec., 909 yds, 4 TD
    77. Michael Bush, Louisville: 435 att., 2,508 yds, 39 TD, 50 rec., 651 yds, 2 TD
    78. Maurice Clarett, Ohio State: 222 att., 1,237 yds, 16 TD, 12 rec., 104 yds, 2 TD
    79. Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech: 517 att., 3,226 yds, 35 TD, 15 rec., 263 yds, TD
    80. David Wilson, Virginia Tech: 462 att., 2,662 yds, 18 TD, 37 rec., 363 yds, 5 TD, 1,324 ret. yds, 2 TD
    81. Jonathan Stewart, Oregon: 516 att., 2,891 yds, 27 TD, 49 rec., 334 yds, 4 TD, 1,664 ret. yds, 2 TD
    82. Felix Jones, Arkansas: 386 att., 2,956 yds, 20 TD, 39 rec., 383 yds, 3 TD, 1,760 ret. yds, 4 TD
    83. James Davis, Clemson: 753 att., 3,881 yds, 47 TD, 51 rec., 441 yds, 2 TD
    84. Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt: 581 att., 3,143 yds, 30 TD, 46 rec., 415 yds
    85. Andre Ellington, Clemson: 621 att., 3,436 yds, 33 TD, 59 rec., 505 yds, 2 TD, 645 ret. yds, TD
    86. Robbie Rouse, Fresno State: 898 att., 4,647 yds, 37 TD, 110 rec., 794 yds, 5 TD
    87. Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss: 1,009 att., 5,302 yds, 44 TD, 109 rec., 904 yds, 2 TD
    88. Yvenson Bernard, Oregon State: 876 att., 3,862 yds, 38 TD, 118 rec., 790 yds, 3 TD
    89. Rex Burkhead, Nebraska: 635 att., 3,329 yds, 30 TD, 60 rec., 507 yds, 5 TD
    90. Anthony Davis, Wisconsin: 908 att., 4,676 yds, 42 TD, 22 rec., 198 yds
    91. Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State: 564 att., 3,085 yds, 40 TD, 108 rec., 917 yds, 3 TD
    92. Noel Devine, West Virginia: 729 att., 4,317 yds, 29 TD, 98 rec., 710 yds, 2 TD, 736 ret. yds
    93. Marion Barber, Minnesota: 575 att., 3,276 yds, 35 TD, 21 rec., 190 yds, 1,029 ret. yds
    94. William Green, Boston College: 501 att., 2,974 yds, 33 TD, 31 rec., 343 yds, 2 TD
    95. Evan Royster, Penn State: 686 att., 3,932 yds, 29 TD, 61 rec., 562 yds, 3 TD
    96. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State: 545 att., 2,850 yds, 30 TD, 52 rec., 428 yds
    97. Chester Taylor, Toledo: 803 att., 4,646 yds, 55 TD, 61 rec., 554 yds, 5 TD
    98. Lamont Jordan, Maryland: 807 att., 4,147 yds, 36 TD, 76 rec., 737 yds, TD
    99. Vai Taua, Nevada: 711 att., 4,588 yds, 45 TD, 61 rec., 571 yds, 8 TD
    100. Dontrell Moore, New Mexico: 1,028 yds, 4,973 yds, 51 TD, 92 rec., 857 yds, 8 TD
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    Kevin Smith should be higher than 34.
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    Lol at Clarett and Beanie Wells being significantly lower than Mike Hart
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    Ball and Ingram seemed High
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    Matt Foley Motivational Speaker, Owner of duvalbill's fan-of

    No Cam Newton?

    Shitty list.
  12. Equinsu Ocha

    Equinsu Ocha Butt Stuff

    Holy shit at lattimores carries.
    Deckard likes this.
  13. Houndster

    Houndster Ball don't lie Staff Member

    Roy Helu was a better back than Rex Burkhead. There's clearly a recency bias, but not a bad list overall. Saddens me that Nebraska only has one guy on here.
    OZ, OHW and Sex Fuckhead like this.
  14. Redav

    Redav feel free to continue oh mighty info system

    Knowshon should be higher than 45... :twocents:
    dallasdawg and GeoffKetchum like this.
  15. * J Y *

    * J Y * TEXAS

    Ricky > AD due to being injury prone.

    NO HOMER I SWEAR GUYS.
  16. ANTWONE

    ANTWONE B⚠NNED

    Was Warrick Dunn not eligible?

    He played in 95
  17. IGetBuckets

    IGetBuckets 3.0 mile runner on a regular basis

    Maurice Clarrett should absolutely be higher.

    1 season, but for that 1 season he was something special.
    Spuds likes this.
  18. wilco77

    wilco77 Custom Title

    he was not. 98 and on
  19. Jigga

    Jigga XXXII

    Where's Tebow?
    Fusiontegra and Jesse Palmer like this.
  20. TC

    TC I play the game wit #LOVE

    42. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina (2010-12)
    Stats: 555 att., 2,677 yds, 38 TD, 74 rec., 767 yds, 3 TD


    Pretty impressive for basically two years
    Social Assassin and Roisin Dubh like this.
  21. broXcore

    broXcore a car full of emaw, and everybody certified

    glad sproles got some props there
  22. Wicket

    Wicket Fan: ND, PSV, Pool FC, Cricket, Urquel, Dog Crew

    personally id kick LMJ all the way up to 8
    SF! and TheChatch like this.
  23. Gatordukie

    Gatordukie New Member

    agreed
    Redav likes this.
  24. wes tegg

    wes tegg SHUT IT DOWN.

    Shaun Alexander was better than Ingram.
  25. Jimbob

    Jimbob Play don't care who makes it

    I'd have Reggie Bush at #2.

    I also wouldn't have Montee Ball anywhere near the top 10.

    :twocents:
    Tony Ray Bans likes this.
  26. TDCD

    TDCD Staff Member

    I'd put Bush over LT.
    FAULK likes this.
  27. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby Life. Love. Bagpipes.

    My favorite team's player should be higher on the list
    GoS, friedskillet, Cronk and 6 others like this.
  28. War Grundle

    War Grundle Nole Mercy

    Agreed.

    How is Bush #6?
  29. Jake Barnes

    Jake Barnes That cunt is always drinking and fucking

    Would love to have seen Shaun run behind the lines we had from '08-'10.

    :ohgosh:
  30. wes tegg

    wes tegg SHUT IT DOWN.

    Ricky Williams absolutely deserves to be above Bush. The people clamoring otherwise must be young.
    OZ, Z, a.tramp and 3 others like this.
  31. fattmante

    fattmante Getting likes at STG3's expense

    Would put Bush higher. other than that, not a bad list.
  32. Dusty

    Dusty Pure Country

    whoa, no tebow?
  33. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan

    Awful list
  34. Beagle

    Beagle Southern Miss, Saints, Pelicans, Brewers, NUFC

    So Fletcher is #10 all time in career FBS rushing yards, but is 87 on the list? CUSA schedule or not, he should be higher.
    pearl likes this.
  35. Mr Mortisay

    Mr Mortisay Ummmmmm helllllueeewww?

    God I miss dmac. Watching him single handedly demolish Tennessee at home while high as balls is still my favorite personal live sporting event experience ever
  36. C A N E

    C A N E not #toptier

    Didn't see Gore, Clinton, or McGahee in the top 20. List is wrong.
    AlGolden'sTie likes this.
  37. NEW! Ale

    NEW! Ale #wmelon

    Yeah, fuck that guy. Our anus was never prepared :tebow:
  38. The Sports Duck

    The Sports Duck can you watch your tv on a slingbox in france?

    Where's bamas offensive line?
  39. Upton^2

    Upton^2 Blocked just a park away but I can't really say

    More importantly, where's Kestahn Moore?
  40. DannyO'brienIsOurSatan

    DannyO'brienIsOurSatan Formerly Canefin561

    What?

    What 2 RB's would you put above him, Lamichael James is the only one I could understand.

    He averaged over 5.5 yds per carry and has the most TD's by a long shot.

    It's not bad at all to have him in the ladder part of the top 10, that's where he should be.
  41. wilco77

    wilco77 Custom Title

    Ingram, Richardson, Spiller, Benson, etc.
    Jimbob likes this.
  42. am16401

    am16401 Did you see Regis this morning?

    meh McGahee only had one year really although it was an amazing year so no issue with his ranking. However Portis not even being in the top 100 forget top 20 that's just...yeah.
  43. D. Silver

    D. Silver New Member

    Bush should be higher than #6.
  44. D. Silver

    D. Silver New Member

    some where fumbling a football
  45. did LeGarrette make the list?
    TheChatch and duc15 like this.
  46. brobson

    brobson MBP: Most Ballinest Player

    Clemson has three on the list (Spiller, Davis, Ellington). They all played on the same team together. I hate you Rob Spence.
  47. Duke Buster

    Duke Buster New Member

    Bush should be 3 IMO. Rudi Johnson should be somewhere on that list...Ingram is a joke at 13...list isn't that bad, all things considered
    Merica and F. Scott like this.
  48. ToPoor

    ToPoor Now officially GOUT

    he started every game for you for four years, and played in CUSA. I'd be surprised if he ever ran for more than 80 yards against us. He wasn't that good.
  49. TylerFlip

    TylerFlip New Member

    Reggie Bush was so fucking good
  50. NorCalBear

    NorCalBear New Member

    Jahvid Best????

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