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The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 5.2k votes 701 voters 9.3k 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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  • Tony Dorsett1

    1973 - 1976

  • Curtis Martin2

    1991 - 1994

  • LeSean McCoy3

    2007 - 2008

  • Craig Heyward4

    1984 - 1987

  • James Conner5
    300
    113

    James Conner

    2014 - 2016

  • Dion Lewis6

    2009 - 2010

  • Kevan Barlow7
    176
    85

    Kevan Barlow

    1997 - 2000

  • Curvin Richards8
    143
    79

    Curvin Richards

    1988 - 1990

  • Qadree Ollison9
    148
    94

    Qadree Ollison

    2015 - 2018

  • Ray Graham10

    2009 - 2012

  • Elliott Walker11
    92
    54

    Elliott Walker

    1974 - 1977

  • Randy McMillan12

    1979 - 1982

  • LaRod Stephens-Howling13

    2005 - 2008

  • Billy West14
    92
    60

    Billy West

    1993 - 1997

  • Darrin Hall15
    88
    69

    Darrin Hall

    2015 - 2018

  • Rooster Jones16
    62
    43

    Rooster Jones

    1978 - 1980

  • Paul Martha17
    60
    41

    Paul Martha

    1961 - 1963

  • Charles Gladman18
    55
    44

    Charles Gladman

    1984 - 1986

  • Bryan Thomas19

    1980 - 1982

  • Wayne DiBartola20
    45
    38

    Wayne DiBartola

    1979 - 1981

  • Joe McCall21
    44
    40

    Joe McCall

    1980 - 1983

  • Brandon Miree22
    57
    61

    Brandon Miree

    2000 - 2003

  • Rick Leeson23
    23
    29

    Rick Leeson

    1961 - 1963

  • Tony Esposito24
    20
    26

    Tony Esposito

    1968 - 1970

  • Fred Mazurek25
    16
    20

    Fred Mazurek

    1962 - 1964