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The Best Oklahoma Sooners Running Backs of All Time

Updated March 11, 2020 4.2k votes 789 voters 20.8k views32 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Oklahoma Sooners running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Oklahoma Sooners history, including current running backs and past ones. This Oklahoma football roster has famous All-Americans, Oklahoma running backs in the NFL, and Sooners players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Oklahoma RBs include Adrian Peterson, Samaje Perine, DeMarco Murray, and Chris Brown.

Who are the greatest running backs in Oklahoma Sooners history? Add your favorites if they’re not all on this list of University of Oklahoma football players who have played as running back. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Oklahoma wide receivers ever.

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  • 1
    Adrian Peterson

    Sooners career: 2004 - 2006

  • 2
    Billy Sims

    Sooners career: 1975 - 1979

  • 3
    DeMarco Murray

    Sooners career: 2007 -  2010

  • 4
    Joe Washington

    Sooners career: 1972 - 1975

  • 5
    Greg Pruitt

    Sooners career: 1970 - 1972

  • 6
    Quentin Griffin
    133
    59

    Quentin Griffin

    Sooners career: 1999 - 2002

  • 7
    Steve Owens

    Sooners career: 1967 - 1969

  • 8
    Joe Mixon
    213
    121

    Sooners career: 2005 - 2006

  • 9
    Samaje Perine
    198
    110

    Samaje Perine

    Sooners career: 2014 - 2016

  • 10
    Spencer Tillman

    Sooners career: 1983 - 1986

  • 11
    David Overstreet

    Sooners career: 1977 - 1980

  • 12
    Mike Gaddis
    75
    39

    Mike Gaddis

    Sooners career: 1988 - 1991

  • 13
    Kenny King

    Sooners career: 1975 - 1978

  • 14
    De'Mond Parker
    64
    32

    De'Mond Parker

    Sooners career: 1996 - 1998

  • 15
    Elvis Peacock
    56
    24

    Elvis Peacock

    Sooners career: 1974 - 1977

  • 16
    Stanley Wilson

    Sooners career: 1979 - 1982

  • 17
    Lydell Carr
    53
    32

    Lydell Carr

    Sooners career: 1984 - 1987

  • 18
    Jack Mildren

    Sooners career: 1969 - 1971

  • 19
    Kejuan Jones
    46
    36

    Kejuan Jones

    Sooners career: 2002 - 2005

  • 20
    Allen Patrick

    Sooners career: 2005 - 2007

  • 21
    Chris Brown
    45
    39

    Chris Brown

    Sooners career: 2006 - 2009

  • 22
    Steve Davis
    27
    19

    Steve Davis

    Sooners career: 1973 - 1975

  • 23
    Jerald Moore
    28
    22

    Jerald Moore

    Sooners career: 1993 - 1995

  • 24
    James Allen
    36
    32

    James Allen

    Sooners career: 1993 - 1996

  • 25
    Leon Crosswhite
    25
    19

    Leon Crosswhite

    Sooners career: 1970 - 1972