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The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 860 votes 177 voters 2.9k views30 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best California Golden Bears running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout California Golden Bears history, including current running backs and past ones. This California football roster has famous All-Americans, California running backs in the NFL, and Golden Bears players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best California RBs include Marshawn Lynch, Russell White, Justin Forsett, and Joe Igber.

Who are the greatest running backs in California Golden Bears history? Add your favorites if they’re not all on this list of University of California, Berkeley football players who have played as running back. 

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    Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time

    2004 - 2006

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    Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time

    2007 - 2009

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    Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time

    1973 - 1975

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    Justin Forsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    17

    Justin Forsett

    2004 - 2007

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    C. J. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    19

    C. J. Anderson

    2011 - 2012

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    Russell White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    Russell White

    1990 - 1992

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    J. J. Arrington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time

    2003 - 2004

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    Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    13

    Paul Jones

    1975 - 1979

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    Shane Vereen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time

    2008 - 2010

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    Anthony Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    12

    Anthony Wallace

    1989 - 1990

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    Patrick Laird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    12

    Patrick Laird

    2014 - 2018

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    John Tuggle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    10
    6

    John Tuggle

    1979 - 1982

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    Adimchinobi Echemandu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    10
    6

    Adimchinobi Echemandu

    2003

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    Daniel Lasco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    9
    6

    Daniel Lasco

    2012 - 2015

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    Joe Igber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    17

    Joe Igber

    1999 - 2002

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    Tom Relles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    2

    Tom Relles

    1963 - 1965

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    Lindsey Chapman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    17

    Lindsey Chapman

    1991 - 1993

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    Gary Fowler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    1
    1

    Gary Fowler

    1967 - 1969

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    Steve Kemnitzer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    4
    2

    Steve Kemnitzer

    1970 - 1972

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    Tom Newton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    2

    Tom Newton

    1975 - 1976

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    Marcus Fields is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
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    2

    Marcus Fields

    1997 - 2001

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    Howard Strickland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    4
    2

    Howard Strickland

    1973 - 1974

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    Isi Sofele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    9
    11

    Isi Sofele

    2009 - 2012

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    Reynard Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    8
    9

    Reynard Rutherford

    1992 - 1995

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    Vic Enwere is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best California Golden Bears Running Backs of All Time
    6
    8

    Vic Enwere

    2014 - 2017

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