College Football The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Minnesota Golden Gophers running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Minnesota Golden Gophers history, including current running backs and past ones. This Minnesota football roster has famous All-Americans, Minnesota running backs in the NFL, and Golden Gophers players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Minnesota RBs include Laurence Maroney, Marion Barber III, David Cobb, and Chris Darkins.

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

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13 4
Thomas Hamner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Thomas Hamner

1996 - 1999

2
14 5
Marion Barber III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time

2001 - 2004

3
9 1
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time

1977 - 1980

4
13 5
Darrell Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Darrell Thompson

1986 - 1989

5
14 6
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time

2003 - 2005

6
9 2
Chris Darkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Chris Darkins

1992 - 1995

7
11 5
Rodney Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Rodney Smith

2014 - 2018

8
7 2
Shannon Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Shannon Brooks

2015 - 2018

9
8 3
Thomas Tapeh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Thomas Tapeh

2000 - 2003

10
6 2
Garry White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Garry White

1977 - 1980

11
5 1
Barry Mayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Barry Mayer

1968 - 1970

12
6 3
John King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
John King

1971 - 1973

13
6 4
Tellis Redmon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Tellis Redmon

1999 - 2001

14
5 3
Amir Pinnix is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Amir Pinnix

2004 - 2007

15
4 2
Duane Bennett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Duane Bennett

2007 - 2011

16
5 4
David Cobb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
David Cobb

2011 - 2014

17
3 2
Tony Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Tony Hunter

1981 - 1984

18
2 1
Gary Russell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time

2004 - 2005

19
2 1
Kent Kitzmann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Kent Kitzmann

1976 - 1978

20
2 2
Asad Abdul-Khaliq is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Asad Abdul-Khaliq

2000 - 2003

21
1 1
Byron Evans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Byron Evans

1996 - 1999

22
1 3
Mitch Leidner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Mitch Leidner

2013 - 2016

23
0 2
Valdez Baylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Valdez Baylor

1982 - 1985

24
4 7
Antonio Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time
Antonio Carter

1990 - 1993

25
3 6
Rick Upchurch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Golden Gophers Running Backs of All Time

1973 - 1974