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The Best Iowa Hawkeyes Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 4.1k votes 717 voters 9.0k views31 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Iowa Hawkeyes running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Iowa Hawkeyes history, including current running backs and past ones. This Iowa football roster has famous All-Americans, Iowa running backs in the NFL, and Hawkeyes players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Iowa RBs include Sedrick Shaw, Akrum Wadley, Mark Weisman, and Ladell Betts.

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

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  • 1
    Nile Kinnick
  • 2
    Shonn Greene

    2005 - 2008

  • 3
    Tavian Banks
    192
    52

    Tavian Banks

    1994 - 1997

  • 4
    Tony Stewart

    1987 - 1990

  • 5
    Sedrick Shaw
    140
    45

    Sedrick Shaw

    1993 - 1996

  • 6
    Fred Russell
    137
    46

    Fred Russell

    2000 - 2003

  • 7
    Ronnie Harmon

    1982 - 1985

  • 8
    Ladell Betts
    109
    37

    Ladell Betts

    1998 - 2001

  • 9
    Akrum Wadley
    208
    119

    Akrum Wadley

    2014 - 2017

  • 10
    Nick Bell
    111
    50

    Nick Bell

    1988 - 1990

  • 11
    Albert Young
    94
    39

    Albert Young

    2004 - 2007

  • 12
    Owen Gill
    89
    37

    Owen Gill

    1981 - 1984

  • 13
    Ed Podolak

    1966 - 1968

  • 14
    Mark Weisman
    136
    88

    Mark Weisman

    2012 - 2014

  • 15
    Jordan Canzeri
    96
    53

    Jordan Canzeri

    2011 - 2015

  • 16
    Leshun Daniels Jr
    84
    45

    Leshun Daniels Jr

    2013 - 2016

  • 17
    Adam Robinson
    115
    80

    Adam Robinson

    2009 - 2010

  • 18
    Marcus Coker
    69
    43

    Marcus Coker

    2010 - 2011

  • 19
    Larry Ferguson
    46
    20

    Larry Ferguson

    1959 - 1962

  • 20
    Mike Saunders
    41
    20

    Mike Saunders

    1988 - 1991

  • 21
    Rick Bayless
    36
    21

    Rick Bayless

    1984 - 1987

  • 22
    Jim Jensen

    1972 - 1975

  • 23
    Eddie Phillips
    25
    15

    Eddie Phillips

    1980 - 1983

  • 24
    David Hudson
    24
    16

    David Hudson

    1985 - 1988

  • 25
    Dennis Mosley
    32
    29

    Dennis Mosley

    1976 - 1979