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The Best Miami Hurricanes Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 29, 2019 4.0k votes 770 voters 18.1k 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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  • 1
    Edgerrin James

    1996 - 1998

  • 2
    Frank Gore

    2001 - 2004

  • 3
    Clinton Portis

    1999 - 2001

  • 4
    Willis McGahee

    2001 - 2002

  • 5
    Ottis Anderson

    1975 - 1978

  • 6
    Lamar Miller

    2010 - 2011

  • 7
    Vincent Opalsky
    137
    52

    Vincent Opalsky

    1967 - 1969

  • 8
    Duke Johnson

    2012 - 2014

  • 9
    Alonzo Highsmith

    1983 - 1986

  • 10
    Chuck Foreman
    71
    21

    Chuck Foreman

    1970 - 1972

     

  • 11
    Melvin Bratton
    86
    37

    Melvin Bratton

    1984 - 1987

  • 12
    Najeh Davenport
  • 13
    Mark Walton
    89
    47

    Mark Walton

    2015 - 2017

  • 14
    James Jackson
    70
    32

    James Jackson

    1996 - 2000

  • 15
    Travis Homer
    84
    47

    Travis Homer

    2016 - 2018

  • 16
    Tyrone Moss
    71
    38

    Tyrone Moss

    2003 - 

  • 17
    Graig Cooper
    72
    40

    Graig Cooper

    2007 - 2010

  • 18
    Javarris James

    2006 - 2009

  • 19
    Stephen McGuire
    58
    29

    Stephen McGuire

    1989 - 1992

  • 20
    Mike James
    53
    27

    Mike James

    2009 - 2012

  • 21
    Chris Hobbs
    46
    28

    Chris Hobbs

    1977 - 1981

  • 22
    Leonard Conley
    40
    28

    Leonard Conley

    1987 - 1990

  • 23
    Danyell Ferguson
    38
    28

    Danyell Ferguson

    1992 - 1996

  • 24
    Smokey Roan
    28
    17

    Smokey Roan

    1979 - 1981

  • 25
    Damien Berry

    2007 - 2010