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The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated July 4, 2020 1.7k votes 330 voters 7.8k views 31 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Florida Gators running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Florida Gators history, including current running backs and past ones. This Florida football roster has famous All-Americans, Florida running backs in the NFL, and Gators players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Florida RBs include Errict Rhett, Emmitt Smith, Chris Rainey, and Matt Jones.

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

list ordered by
1
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1987 - 

2
Fred Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1994 - 1997

3
Errict Rhett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1989 - 1993

4
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

2006 - 2008

5
Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Neal Anderson

1982 - 1985

6
Chris Rainey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Chris Rainey

2007 - 2011

7
Jeff Demps is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Jeff Demps

2008 - 2011

8
Earnest Graham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1998 - 2002

9
Mike Gillislee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

2009 - 2012

10
Jordan Scarlett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Jordan Scarlett

2015 - 2018

11
John L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
John L. Williams

1982 - 1985

12
Matt Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

2012 - 2014

13
Ciatrick Fason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Ciatrick Fason

2002 - 2004

14
Terry Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Terry Jackson

1995 - 1998

15
DeShawn Wynn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
DeShawn Wynn

2003 - 2006

16
Lorenzo Hampton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1981 - 1984

17
Larry Dupree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Larry Dupree

1962 - 1964

18
Jimmy DuBose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Jimmy DuBose

1973 - 1975

19
James Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
James Jones

1979 - 1982

20
Kelvin Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Kelvin Taylor

2013 - 2015

21
Elijah Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Elijah Williams

1994 - 1997

22
Willie McClendon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1988 - 1991

23
Robert Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Robert Gillespie

1998 - 2001

24
Tony Green is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time

1974 - 1977

25
Larry Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Florida Gators Running Backs of All Time
Larry Smith

1966 - 1968