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The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated December 23, 2019 8.7k votes 1.9k voters 62.4k views 41 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Alabama Crimson Tide running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Alabama Crimson Tide history, including current running backs and past ones. This Alabama football roster has famous All-Americans, Alabama running backs in the NFL, and Crimson Tide players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Alabama RBs include new and old stars like Shaun Alexander and Bobby Humphrey and former Crimson Tide stars from previous years like Mark Ingram, Jr. and Derrick Henry.

Who are the greatest running backs in Alabama Crimson Tide history? Add your favorites if they're not all on this list of University of Alabama football players who have played as running back. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Alabama wide receivers ever.

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Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 2013 - 2015

College stats
3,591 rushing yards, 42 TDs
285 receiving yards, 3 TDs

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Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 2008 - 2010

College stats
3261 rushing yards, 42 TDs
670 receiving yards, 4 TDs

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Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 1996 - 1999

College stats
3565 rushing yards, 42 TDs
798 receiving yards, 8 TDs

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Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 2009 - 2011

College Stats
3130 rushing yards, 35 TDs
730 receiving yards, 7 TDs

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Eddie Lacy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 2010 - 2012

College stats
2402 rushing yards, 30 TDs
338 receiving yards, 2 TDs

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T. J. Yeldon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 2012 - 2014

College stats
3322 rushing yards, 37 TDs
494 receiving yards, 2 TDs

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Kenyan Drake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Kenyan Drake

Crimson Tide career: 2012 - 2015

College Stats
1495 rushing yards, 18 TDs
570 receiving yards, 4 TDs

8
Josh Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
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Crimson Tide career: 2016-2018

College stats
1491 rushing yards, 16 TDs
571 receiving yards, 5 TDs

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Damien Harris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Damien Harris

Crimson Tide career: 2015 - 2018

College Stats
3070 rushing yards, 23 TDs
407 receiving yards, 2 TDs

10
Bo Scarbrough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Bo Scarbrough

Crimson Tide career: 2015 - 2017

College Stats
1512 rushing yards, 20 TDs
131 receiving yards, 0 TDs

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Najee Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
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Crimson Tide career: 2017-2019

College stats
2241 rushing yards, 18 TDs
356 receiving yards, 7 TDs

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Bobby Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 1985 - 1988

College Stats
3420 rushing yards, 33 TDs
523 receiving yards, 7 TDs

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13
Glen Coffee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Glen Coffee

Crimson Tide career: 2006 - 2008

College Stats
2107 rushing yards, 14 TDs
351 receiving yards, 2 TDs

14
Johnny Musso is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Johnny Musso

Crimson Tide career: 1969 - 1971

College Stats
2741 rushing yards, 34 TDs
495 receiving yards, 4 TDs

15
Sherman Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Sherman Williams

Crimson Tide career: 1991 - 1994

College stats
2486 rushing yards, 27 TDs
424 receiving yards, 2 TDs

16
Tony Nathan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 1975 - 1978

College Stats
1997 rushing yards, 29 TDs
203 receiving yards, 2 TDs

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Siran Stacy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Siran Stacy

Crimson Tide career: 1989 - 1991

College stats
2106 rushing yards, 28 TDs
574 receiving yards, 1 TDs

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Derrick Lassic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Crimson Tide career: 1989 - 1992

College Stats
1696 rushing yards, 13 TDs
333 receiving yards, 1 TDs

19
Major Ogilvie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Major Ogilvie

Crimson Tide career: 1977 - 1980

College Stats
1718 rushing yards, 25 TDs
54 receiving yards, 1 TDs

 

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Dennis Riddle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Dennis Riddle

Crimson Tide career: 1994 - 1997

College Stats
2645 rushing yards, 23 TDs
554 receiving yards, 4 TDs

21
Kenneth Darby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Kenneth Darby

Crimson Tide career: 2003 - 2006

College Stats
3324 rushing yards, 11 TDs
340 receiving yards, 2 TDs

22
Le'Ron McClain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
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Crimson Tide career: 2003-2006

College Stats
405 rushing yards, 8 TDs
170 receiving yards, 2 TDs

23
Wilbur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
Wilbur Jackson

Crimson Tide career: 1971 - 1973

College Stats
1529 rushing yards, 17 TDs
78 receiving yards, 0 TDs

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Jalston Fowler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
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Crimson Tide career: 2010-2014

College Stats
738 rushing yards, 5 TDs
150 receiving yards, 7 TDs

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Roy Upchurch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time
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Crimson Tide career: 2006-2009College Stats
923 rushing yards, 9 TDs
224 receiving yards, 1 TDs