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The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated December 29, 2019 2.6k votes 670 voters 14.8k views 31 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Miami Hurricanes running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Miami Hurricanes history, including current running backs and past ones. This Miami football roster has famous All-Americans, Miami running backs in the NFL, and Hurricanes players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Miami RBs include Duke Johnson, Joseph Yearby, Javarris James, and Frank Gore.

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

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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

2001 - 2004

2
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

1996 - 1998

3
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

1999 - 2001

4
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

2001 - 2002

5
Duke Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

2012 - 2014

6
Vincent Opalsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Vincent Opalsky

1967 - 1969

7
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

1975 - 1978

8
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

2010 - 2011

9
Alonzo Highsmith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

1983 - 1986

10
Melvin Bratton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Melvin Bratton

1984 - 1987

11
Mark Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Mark Walton

2015 - 2017

12
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Chuck Foreman

1970 - 1972

 

13
Travis Homer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Travis Homer

2016 - 2018

14
Graig Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Graig Cooper

2007 - 2010

15
Tyrone Moss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Tyrone Moss

2003 - 

16
Javarris James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

2006 - 2009

17
James Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
James Jackson

1996 - 2000

18
Najeh Davenport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
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Stephen McGuire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Stephen McGuire

1989 - 1992

20
Mike James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Mike James

2009 - 2012

21
Chris Hobbs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Chris Hobbs

1977 - 1981

22
Leonard Conley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Leonard Conley

1987 - 1990

23
Smokey Roan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Smokey Roan

1979 - 1981

24
Danyell Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time
Danyell Ferguson

1992 - 1996

25
Damien Berry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

2007 - 2010