College Football The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best OSU Buckeyes running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Ohio State Buckeyes history, including current running backs and past ones. This Ohio State football roster has famous All-Americans, Ohio State running backs in the NFL, and Buckeyes players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Ohio State RBs include Ezekiel Elliott, Archie Griffin, Braxton Miller, and Carlos Hyde.

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

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1
69 20
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

2013 - 2015

2
64 18
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1972 - 1975

3
57 15
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1992 - 1995

4
28 13
Keith Byars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1982 - 1985

5
31 17
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

2006 - 2008

6
34 20
Carlos Hyde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

2010 - 2013

7
23 13
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1990 - 1992

8
18 12
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

2004 - 200

9
18 12
J.K. Dobbins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
J.K. Dobbins

2017 - 2018

10
11 7
Pete Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1973 - 1976

11
12 9
Jonathan Wells is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Jonathan Wells

1998 - 2001

12
17 15
Tim Spencer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Tim Spencer

1979 - 1982

13
12 10
Raymont Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1990 - 1993

14
11 9
Jim Otis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1967 - 1969

15
14 13
Mike Weber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Mike Weber

2015 - 2018

16
13 12
Michael Wiley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Michael Wiley

1996 - 1999

17
3 2
Jeff Logan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Jeff Logan

1974 - 1977

18
13 13
Carlos Snow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Carlos Snow

1987 - 1991

19
13 13
Dan Herron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

2008 - 2011

20
7 7
Ron Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

1976 - 1978

21
7 7
Vince Workman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Vince Workman

1985 - 1988

22
7 7
Lydell Ross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Lydell Ross

2001 - 2004

23
15 16
Braxton Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time

2011 - 2015

24
11 12
Pepe Pearson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Pepe Pearson

1994 - 1997

25
2 2
Don Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Running Backs of All Time
Don Clark

1956 - 1958