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The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 5.3k votes 718 voters 9.5k views31 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Pittsburgh Panthers running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Pittsburgh Panthers history, including current running backs and past ones. This Pittsburgh football roster has famous All-Americans, Pittsburgh running backs in the NFL, and Panthers players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Pittsburgh RBs include LeSean McCoy, Tony Dorsett, James Conner, and Dion Lewis.

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

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  • 1

    1973 - 1976

  • 2

    1991 - 1994

  • 3

    2007 - 2008

  • 4

    1984 - 1987

  • 5
    300
    119

    James Conner

    2014 - 2016

  • 6

    2009 - 2010

  • 7
    181
    85

    Kevan Barlow

    1997 - 2000

  • 8
    143
    82

    Curvin Richards

    1988 - 1990

  • 9
    148
    96

    Qadree Ollison

    2015 - 2018

  • 10

    2009 - 2012

  • 11
    92
    57

    Elliott Walker

    1974 - 1977

  • 12

    1979 - 1982

  • 13
    93
    63

    Billy West

    1993 - 1997

  • 14

    2005 - 2008

  • 15
    87
    70

    Darrin Hall

    2015 - 2018

  • 16
    60
    42

    Paul Martha

    1961 - 1963

  • 17
    62
    46

    Rooster Jones

    1978 - 1980

  • 18
    55
    47

    Charles Gladman

    1984 - 1986

  • 19

    1980 - 1982

  • 20
    45
    39

    Wayne DiBartola

    1979 - 1981

  • 21
    45
    41

    Joe McCall

    1980 - 1983

  • 22
    57
    63

    Brandon Miree

    2000 - 2003

  • 23
    23
    29

    Rick Leeson

    1961 - 1963

  • 24
    20
    26

    Tony Esposito

    1968 - 1970

  • 25
    16
    22

    Fred Mazurek

    1962 - 1964