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The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated February 20, 2020 2.3k votes 465 voters 9.7k views 34 items

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

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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
Saquon Barkley

2015 - 2017

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

1979 - 1982

3
Ki-Jana Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
Ki-Jana Carter

1992 - 1994

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

1995 - 1997

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

1969 - 1971

6
D.J. Dozier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
D.J. Dozier

1983 - 1986

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

1999 - 2002

10
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time

1972 - 1973

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

2007 - 2010

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

1976 - 1979

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

2003 - 2006

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

2002 - 2005

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

1989 - 1992

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

2011 - 2014

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

1998 -2001

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

1992 - 1995

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

1980 - 1983

22
Michael Zordich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
gsakona409 added Michael Zordich
23
Wally Triplett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
gsakona409 added Wally Triplett
24
Dick Hoak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
gsakona409 added Dick Hoak
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Lenny Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Penn State Nittany Lions Running Backs of All Time
gsakona409 added Lenny Moore