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The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 23, 2019 13.8k votes 2.3k voters 76.4k views41 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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  • 1
    Derrick Henry

    Crimson Tide career: 2013 - 2015

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

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    Shaun Alexander

    Crimson Tide career: 1996 - 1999

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

  • 3
    Mark Ingram, Jr.

    Crimson Tide career: 2008 - 2010

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

  • 4
    Josh Jacobs

    Crimson Tide career: 2016-2018

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

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    Najee Harris
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    141

    Najee Harris

    Crimson Tide career: 2017-2019

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

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    T. J. Yeldon

    Crimson Tide career: 2012 - 2014

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

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  • 7
    Damien Harris
    447
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    Damien Harris

    Crimson Tide career: 2015 - 2018

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

  • 8
    Eddie Lacy

    Crimson Tide career: 2010 - 2012

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

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    Trent Richardson

    Crimson Tide career: 2009 - 2011

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

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    Kenyan Drake
    467
    243

    Kenyan Drake

    Crimson Tide career: 2012 - 2015

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

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    Bo Scarbrough
    432
    262

    Bo Scarbrough

    Crimson Tide career: 2015 - 2017

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

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    Bobby Humphrey

    Crimson Tide career: 1985 - 1988

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

  • 13
    Johnny Musso
    160
    90

    Johnny Musso

    Crimson Tide career: 1969 - 1971

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

  • 14
    Glen Coffee
    185
    136

    Glen Coffee

    Crimson Tide career: 2006 - 2008

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

  • 15
    Sherman Williams
    142
    103

    Sherman Williams

    Crimson Tide career: 1991 - 1994

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

  • 16
    Tony Nathan

    Crimson Tide career: 1975 - 1978

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

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    Siran Stacy
    97
    68

    Siran Stacy

    Crimson Tide career: 1989 - 1991

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

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    Major Ogilvie
    90
    68

    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
    85
    64

    Dennis Riddle

    Crimson Tide career: 1994 - 1997

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

  • 20
    Wilbur Jackson
    65
    44

    Wilbur Jackson

    Crimson Tide career: 1971 - 1973

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

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  • 21
    Derrick Lassic

    Crimson Tide career: 1989 - 1992

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

  • 22
    Jalston Fowler
    56
    35

    Jalston Fowler

    Crimson Tide career: 2010-2014

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

  • 23
    Roy Upchurch
    45
    25

    Roy Upchurch

    Crimson Tide career: 2006-2009College Stats
    923 rushing yards, 9 TDs
    224 receiving yards, 1 TDs

  • 24
    Kenneth Darby
    80
    63

    Kenneth Darby

    Crimson Tide career: 2003 - 2006

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

  • 25
    Le'Ron McClain

    Crimson Tide career: 2003-2006

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