Who's the best runningback in NCAA history?

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Who's the best runningback in NCAA history?

  1. Hershel Walker

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    16.7%
  2. O.J. Simpson

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    16.7%
  3. Archie Griffin

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    16.7%
  4. Marcus Dupree

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  5. Bo Jackson

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    16.7%
  6. Other

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Billo_Really
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    Who's the best runningback in NCAA history?
    1. Hershel Walker
    2. O.J. Simpson
    3. Archie Griffin
    4. Marcus Dupree
    5. Bo Jackson
    Or other, of coarse.

    I'm sure I'm missing someone.
     
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    Like any team game defining the best is all relative. The opposing defenses, the offensive lines, the scores of the games all have some influence on the stats. A great back without anyone blocking becomes average, while an average back with a great line becomes a star.

    One not on the list is Barry Sanders, though he only started one year before going pro but what a year. 7.6 yards per carry, 237.5 yards rushing per game, scored 42 rushing TDs and 2 receiving TDs. He rushed for over 300 yards in four of the 12 games.
     
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    Bo Jackson was the most dominating RB I ever saw in college and his tragically short professional carear.

    He also ran a 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds (hand-timed), which is still the fastest verifiable 40-yard dash time ever recorded at any NFL Combine
     
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    There's only been one runningback to win the Heisman 2 years in a row.

    And his name is Archie.
     
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    Barry Sanders, maybe Eddie George.
     
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    I've often wondered what kind of a tailback he'd make.

    A modern-day Terry Metcalf, as it were.

    Just get him in open field, and watch what happens.
     
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    Metcalf had the best lateral and..stop and go moves ever. He was fun to watch when he first joined the Cardinals.

    Plus as I stated earlier...I met him when he was in HS. One of his best friends was my best friends brother and a fantastic big, fast and physical DE.

    It was great to see him excell to make it to the NFL.
     
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    My pick would be:

    Walter Payton
    Gale Sayers
    LaDainian Tomlinson
    Adrian Peterson

    I think Payton and Sayers would have been even greater if they had spend their career with a consistence great team, like Green Bay.
     

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