Greatest College Running Backs

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41 Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott
42 Derrick Henry
43 Walter Payton Walter Payton Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

I can't believe no one has mentioned Walter Payton nor Gayle Sayers, next to Barry Sanders, the best ever! Gayle Sayers total yrds in one game, one season, and the most TD's in one season (36) and the most TD's in one game (6) still stand to this day!

One of the Best

44 Gale Sayers Gale Sayers Gale Eugene Sayers, also known as "The Kansas Comet", is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for seven seasons during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Gale Sayers was best ever and not even listed! Probably because most of people reading these lists are too young to remember him.

The Kansas comet! #1 people don't even know!

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45 Todd Gurley Todd Gurley Todd Gurley II is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

Straight monster. Could be one of the best ever. Speed power agility.

He's great at the university of Georgia!

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46 Matt Jones Matt Jones

If he had a good line. Enough said

47 T.J Yeldon
48 Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe

The best "all-around" athlete in the history of the planet; if he was alive today he would be a bigger celeb than Michael Jordan and LeBron James combined..

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49 Eddie George Eddie George Edward Nathan George Jr. is a former college and professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for nine seasons.

Archie was definitely better but if you have a top 50 and Eddie George isn't on it, you're crazy.

Overrated. Ahman Green was a better back back then than Eddie George.

50 Johnny Rodgers

Electrifying scorer that could change the game. He should be ranked much higher. He had world class speed. He was mis used in the pros and he didn't get the Reps so his talent was a waste. He will be remembered like Lawrence Phillips, would have, could have. So sad... Only if you guys go to youtube and see the talent they had. Very Special and elite group!

He had the cuts and the speed as a WR/RB he had fingers made of maple syrup... Should I go on

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52 Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander Shaun Edward Alexander is a former American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Alabama Best Back Of All-time

All everything for 4 years in Tuscaloosa.

53 Keith Byars

Mix of Jim brown and Earl Campbell. Would have won Heisman if healthy. Great hands and could break tackles with ease.

54 Trent Richardson Trent Richardson

Should be around 15

He couldn't be tackled.
475lb bench

He's beter than nick chubb

55 Billy Sims

Was appalled that no one has tossed him into the mix earlier... Heisman year followed by a season as runner up...7.4 + 6.7 yds per carry... One helluva back

Billy Sims was a 220 pounder with Barry Sanders moves with Earl Campbell power. How could he not be top ten. Come on now!

Sims was hands down the most electrifying runner in college history. Your list sucks!

Better than Barry Sanders period. If he never got hurt he would be one if the best. Back when he got injured you were considered done. So again if he played today he would have footmen good treatment and hopped back on the Lion. Rick Kane was the man for the Lions until Billy showed up. Rick Kane played at Amador high in Pleasanton ca and San Jose st and Oregon before Detroit pick him up. Also a track Star. Talented!

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56 Luke Staley
57 Eddie Lacy Eddie Lacy Eddie Darwin Lacy, Jr. is an American football running back for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

He's awesome

58 Edgerrin James Edgerrin James Edgerrin Tyree James is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for eleven seasons. V 1 Comment
59 Mike Gillislee
60 Kelvin Taylor

Kelvin. Is a beast

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