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The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 5.2k votes 668 voters 8.7k 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
    Tony Dorsett

    1973 - 1976

  • 2
    Curtis Martin

    1991 - 1994

  • 3
    LeSean McCoy

    2007 - 2008

  • 4
    Craig Heyward

    1984 - 1987

  • 5
    James Conner
    303
    115

    James Conner

    2014 - 2016

  • 6
    Dion Lewis

    2009 - 2010

  • 7
    Kevan Barlow
    178
    86

    Kevan Barlow

    1997 - 2000

  • 8
    Curvin Richards
    146
    80

    Curvin Richards

    1988 - 1990

  • 9
    Qadree Ollison
    147
    97

    Qadree Ollison

    2015 - 2018

  • 10
    Ray Graham

    2009 - 2012

  • 11
    Elliott Walker
    95
    55

    Elliott Walker

    1974 - 1977

  • 12
    LaRod Stephens-Howling

    2005 - 2008

  • 13
    Randy McMillan

    1979 - 1982

  • 14
    Billy West
    94
    60

    Billy West

    1993 - 1997

  • 15
    Rooster Jones
    63
    38

    Rooster Jones

    1978 - 1980

  • 16
    Darrin Hall
    90
    66

    Darrin Hall

    2015 - 2018

  • 17
    Paul Martha
    61
    42

    Paul Martha

    1961 - 1963

  • 18
    Charles Gladman
    57
    43

    Charles Gladman

    1984 - 1986

  • 19
    Bryan Thomas

    1980 - 1982

  • 20
    Wayne DiBartola
    47
    36

    Wayne DiBartola

    1979 - 1981

  • 21
    Joe McCall
    45
    41

    Joe McCall

    1980 - 1983

  • 22
    Brandon Miree
    55
    57

    Brandon Miree

    2000 - 2003

  • 23
    Tony Esposito
    21
    24

    Tony Esposito

    1968 - 1970

  • 24
    Raymond Kirkley
    25
    31

    Raymond Kirkley

    2001 - 2005

  • 25
    Rick Leeson
    22
    29

    Rick Leeson

    1961 - 1963