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The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 23, 2019 14.9k votes 2.7k voters 87.2k 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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  • Derrick Henry1

    Crimson Tide career: 2013 - 2015

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

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  • Shaun Alexander2

    Crimson Tide career: 1996 - 1999

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

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  • Mark Ingram, Jr.3

    Crimson Tide career: 2008 - 2010

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

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  • Najee Harris4
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    169

    Najee Harris

    Crimson Tide career: 2017-2019

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

  • Josh Jacobs5

    Crimson Tide career: 2016-2018

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

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  • Damien Harris6
    497
    247

    Damien Harris

    Crimson Tide career: 2015 - 2018

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

  • T. J. Yeldon7

    Crimson Tide career: 2012 - 2014

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

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  • Kenyan Drake8
    507
    258

    Kenyan Drake

    Crimson Tide career: 2012 - 2015

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

  • Trent Richardson9

    Crimson Tide career: 2009 - 2011

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

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  • Eddie Lacy10

    Crimson Tide career: 2010 - 2012

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

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  • Bobby Humphrey11

    Crimson Tide career: 1985 - 1988

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

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  • Bo Scarbrough12
    440
    279

    Bo Scarbrough

    Crimson Tide career: 2015 - 2017

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

  • Johnny Musso13
    176
    97

    Johnny Musso

    Crimson Tide career: 1969 - 1971

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

  • Glen Coffee14
    198
    138

    Glen Coffee

    Crimson Tide career: 2006 - 2008

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

  • Tony Nathan15

    Crimson Tide career: 1975 - 1978

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

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  • Sherman Williams16
    146
    99

    Sherman Williams

    Crimson Tide career: 1991 - 1994

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

  • Siran Stacy17
    105
    71

    Siran Stacy

    Crimson Tide career: 1989 - 1991

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

  • Major Ogilvie18
    103
    72

    Major Ogilvie

    Crimson Tide career: 1977 - 1980

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

     

  • Wilbur Jackson19
    76
    45

    Wilbur Jackson

    Crimson Tide career: 1971 - 1973

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

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  • Dennis Riddle20
    90
    64

    Dennis Riddle

    Crimson Tide career: 1994 - 1997

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

  • Derrick Lassic21

    Crimson Tide career: 1989 - 1992

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

  • Kenneth Darby22
    88
    66

    Kenneth Darby

    Crimson Tide career: 2003 - 2006

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

  • Jalston Fowler23
    64
    42

    Jalston Fowler

    Crimson Tide career: 2010-2014

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

  • Roy Upchurch24
    51
    30

    Roy Upchurch

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

  • Brian Robinson Jr.25
    62
    43

    Brian Robinson Jr.

    Crimson Tide career: 2017-2019

    College Stats
    862 rushing yards, 9 TDs
    124 receiving yards, 0 TDs