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The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best North Carolina Tar Heels running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout North Carolina Tar Heels history, including current running backs and past ones. This North Carolina football roster has famous All-Americans, North Carolina running backs in the NFL, and Tar Heels players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best North Carolina RBs include Amos Lawrence, Elijah Hood, Marquise Williams, and Ronnie McGill.

Who are the greatest running backs in North Carolina Tar Heels history? Add your favorites if they’re not all on this list of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football players who have played as running back. 

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1
Giovani Bernard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

2011 - 2012

2
Amos Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Amos Lawrence

1977 - 1980

3
Kelvin Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Kelvin Bryant

1979 - 1982

4
Mike Voight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Mike Voight

1973 - 1976

5
Leon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Leon Johnson

1993 - 1996

6
Elijah Hood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Elijah Hood

2014 - 2016

7
Natrone Means is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

1990 - 1992

8
T.J. Logan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
T.J. Logan

2013 - 2016

9
Don McCauley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Don McCauley

1968 - 1970

10
Shaun Draughn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Shaun Draughn

2007 - 2010

11
Ethan Horton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

1981 - 1984

12
Ryan Houston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Ryan Houston

2007 - 2011

13
Ronnie McGill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Ronnie McGill

2003 - 2006

14
Derrick Fenner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

1985 - 1986

15
Sammy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Sammy Johnson

1972 - 1973

16
Marquise Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

2012 - 2015

17
Ken Willard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

1962 - 1964

18
Tyrone Anthony is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Tyrone Anthony

1980 - 1983

19
Ike Oglesby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Ike Oglesby

1970 - 1972

20
James Betterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
James Betterson

1973 - 1975

21
Doug Paschal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Doug Paschal

1976 - 1979

22
Jonathan Linton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

1994 - 1997

23
Jacque Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Jacque Lewis

2001 - 2004

24
Curtis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time

1992 - 1994

25
Ronald Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All-Time
Ronald Curry

1998 - 2001