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The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Running Backs of All Time

Updated January 6, 2020 1.1k votes 234 voters 3.8k views31 items

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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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  • Amos Lawrence1
    81
    29

    Amos Lawrence

    1977 - 1980

  • Kelvin Bryant2
    76
    29

    Kelvin Bryant

    1979 - 1982

  • Giovani Bernard3

    2011 - 2012

  • Natrone Means4

    1990 - 1992

  • Elijah Hood5
    46
    18

    Elijah Hood

    2014 - 2016

  • Don McCauley6
    37
    10

    Don McCauley

    1968 - 1970

  • Mike Voight7
    35
    12

    Mike Voight

    1973 - 1976

  • Ethan Horton8

    1981 - 1984

  • Leon Johnson9
    32
    10

    Leon Johnson

    1993 - 1996

  • T.J. Logan10
    32
    15

    T.J. Logan

    2013 - 2016

  • Willie Parker11

    2000 - 2003

  • Charlie Justice12
  • Derrick Fenner13

    1985 - 1986

  • Ronald Curry14
    18
    11

    Ronald Curry

    1998 - 2001

  • Shaun Draughn15
    14
    6

    Shaun Draughn

    2007 - 2010

  • Ken Willard16

    1962 - 1964

  • Billy Johnson17

    1976 - 1980

  • Kennard Martin18
    10
    8

    Kennard Martin

    1987 - 1988

  • Johnny White19
    9
    6

    Johnny White

    2007 - 2010

  • Marquise Williams20

    2012 - 2015

  • Sammy Johnson21
    11
    10

    Sammy Johnson

    1972 - 1973

  • Ronnie McGill22
    10
    9

    Ronnie McGill

    2003 - 2006

  • Jacque Lewis23
    6
    6

    Jacque Lewis

    2001 - 2004

  • James Betterson24
    8
    10

    James Betterson

    1973 - 1975

  • Jonathan Linton25

    1994 - 1997