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The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time  

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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. 

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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

2
Anthony Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1997 - 2000

3
Tshimanga Biakabutuka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1993 - 1995

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

2004 - 2007

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

2000 - 2003

6
Butch Woolfolk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1978 - 1981

7
Leroy Hoard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1987 - 1989

8
Karan Higdon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Karan Higdon

2015 - 2018

9
Jamie Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Jamie Morris

1984 - 1987

10
Rob Lytle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Rob Lytle

1974 - 1976

11
Ricky Powers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Ricky Powers

1990 - 1993

12
Ron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1966 - 1968

13
De'Veon Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
De'Veon Smith

2013 - 2016

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

1994 - 1997

15
Tony Boles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Tony Boles

1987 - 1989

16
Billy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Billy Taylor

1969 - 1971

17
Fitzgerald Toussaint is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Fitzgerald Toussaint

2010 - 2013

18
Gordon Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1973 - 1975

19
Harlan Huckleby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1975 - 1978

20
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time

1980 - 1983

21
Stan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Stan Edwards

1977 - 1981

22
Brandon Minor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Brandon Minor

2006 - 2009

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

1975 - 1978

24
Lawrence Ricks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Lawrence Ricks

1979 - 1982

25
Chuck Heater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michigan Wolverines Running Backs of All-Time
Chuck Heater

1972 - 1974