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The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 3.4k votes 591 voters 12.4k views29 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Michigan Wolverines running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Michigan Wolverines history, including current running backs and past ones. This Michigan football roster has famous All-Americans, Michigan running backs in the NFL, and Wolverines players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Michigan RBs include Mike Hart, Tyrone Wheatley, Chris Perry, and Karan Higdon. 

Who are the greatest running backs in Michigan Wolverines history? Add your favorites if they’re not all on this list of University of Michigan football players who have played as running back. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Michigan wide receivers ever.

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    Tyrone Wheatley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1991 - 1994

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    Tshimanga Biakabutuka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1993 - 1995

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    Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1997 - 2000

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    Michael Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    Michael Hart

    2004 - 2007

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    Chris Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    2000 - 2003

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    Jamie Morris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    52

    Jamie Morris

    1984 - 1987

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    Butch Woolfolk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1978 - 1981

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    Rob Lytle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    Rob Lytle

    1974 - 1976

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    Harlan Huckleby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1975 - 1978

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    Tony Boles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    19

    Tony Boles

    1987 - 1989

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    Billy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    Billy Taylor

    1969 - 1971

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    Leroy Hoard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1987 - 1989

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    Ron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1966 - 1968

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    Chris Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    34

    Chris Howard

    1994 - 1997

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    Karan Higdon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    105

    Karan Higdon

    2015 - 2018

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    Ricky Powers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    Ricky Powers

    1990 - 1993

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    Gordon Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1973 - 1975

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    Fitzgerald Toussaint is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
    75
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    Fitzgerald Toussaint

    2010 - 2013

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    De'Veon Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    De'Veon Smith

    2013 - 2016

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    Stan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    15

    Stan Edwards

    1977 - 1981

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    Brandon Minor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    Brandon Minor

    2006 - 2009

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    Ed Shuttlesworth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    20

    Ed Shuttlesworth

    1971 - 1973

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    Russell Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1975 - 1978

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    Clarence Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time
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    14

    Clarence Williams

    1995 - 1998

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    Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All Time

    1980 - 1983

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