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The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Penn State Nittany Lions running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Penn State Nittany Lions history, including current running backs and past ones. This Penn State football roster has famous All-Americans, Penn State running backs in the NFL, and Nittany Lions players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Penn State RBs include Evan Royster, Saquon Barkley, Curt Warner, and Tony Hunt.

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

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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

2015 - 2017

2
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1969 - 1971

3
Curt Warner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1979 - 1982

4
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1972 - 1973

5
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1999 - 2002

6
Ki-Jana Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1992 - 1994

7
Lydell Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1969 - 1971

8
Blair Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1985 - 1989

9
Curtis Enis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1995 - 1997

10
D.J. Dozier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
D.J. Dozier

1983 - 1986

11
Miles Sanders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Miles Sanders

2016 - 2018

12
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1976 - 1979

13
Evan Royster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

2007 - 2010

14
Charlie Pittman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1967 - 1969

15
Richie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1989 - 1992

16
Tony Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

2003 - 2006

17
Mike Archie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1992 - 1995

18
Eric McCoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Eric McCoo

1998 -2001

19
Michael Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

2002 - 2005

20
Zach Zwinak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Zach Zwinak

2011 - 2014

21
Bill Belton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Bill Belton

2011 - 2014

22
Booker Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1977 - 1980

23
Jon Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Jon Williams

1980 - 1983

24
Steve Geise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Steve Geise

1975 - 1977

25
Bob Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Bob Campbell

1966 - 1968