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. Among the others are Heisman Trophy winning stars like Eddie George and Howard Cassady, and in the last 20 years, former Ohio State stars like J.K. Dobbins and Chris Wells have made their mark on the school's history.

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. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Ohio State wide receivers ever.

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  • Archie Griffin

    Buckeyes career: 1972 - 1975

    College stats
    5,589 rushing yards, 26 TDs
    350 receiving yards, 1 TDs

  • Eddie George
    814 votes

    Buckeyes career: 1992 - 1995

    College Stats
    3768 rushing yards, 44 TDs
    534 receiving yards, 1 TDs

  • Ezekiel Elliott
    1,018 votes

    Buckeyes career: 2013 - 2015

    College Stats
    3961 rushing yards, 43 TDs
    449 receiving yards, 1 TDs

  • J.K. Dobbins
    835 votes

    Buckeyes career: 2017 - 2018

    College Stats
    4285 rushing yards, 37 TDs
    598 receiving yards, 5 TDs