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The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 29, 2019 4.2k votes 847 voters 20.2k views31 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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  • Willis McGahee1

    2001 - 2002

  • Frank Gore2

    2001 - 2004

  • Edgerrin James3

    1996 - 1998

  • Clinton Portis4

    1999 - 2001

  • Lamar Miller5

    2010 - 2011

  • Duke Johnson6

    2012 - 2014

  • Ottis Anderson7

    1975 - 1978

  • Alonzo Highsmith8

    1983 - 1986

  • Vincent Opalsky9
    139
    60

    Vincent Opalsky

    1967 - 1969

  • Chuck Foreman10
    75
    26

    Chuck Foreman

    1970 - 1972

     

  • Melvin Bratton11
    89
    42

    Melvin Bratton

    1984 - 1987

  • Mark Walton12
    94
    49

    Mark Walton

    2015 - 2017

  • Najeh Davenport13
  • James Jackson14
    70
    32

    James Jackson

    1996 - 2000

  • Travis Homer15
    85
    47

    Travis Homer

    2016 - 2018

  • Tyrone Moss16
    73
    39

    Tyrone Moss

    2003 - 

  • Mike James17
    55
    26

    Mike James

    2009 - 2012

  • Javarris James18

    2006 - 2009

  • Graig Cooper19
    72
    42

    Graig Cooper

    2007 - 2010

  • Stephen McGuire20
    59
    32

    Stephen McGuire

    1989 - 1992

  • Chris Hobbs21
    47
    32

    Chris Hobbs

    1977 - 1981

  • Leonard Conley22
    38
    29

    Leonard Conley

    1987 - 1990

  • Danyell Ferguson23
    35
    27

    Danyell Ferguson

    1992 - 1996

  • Smokey Roan24
    28
    20

    Smokey Roan

    1979 - 1981

  • Joseph Yearby25
    48
    49

    Joseph Yearby

    2014 - 2016