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The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time  

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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 Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

1973 - 1976

2
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

2007 - 2008

3
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

1991 - 1994

4
James Conner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
James Conner

2014 - 2016

5
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

2009 - 2010

6
Craig Heyward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

1984 - 1987

7
Kevan Barlow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Kevan Barlow

1997 - 2000

8
Qadree Ollison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Qadree Ollison

2015 - 2018

9
Elliott Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Elliott Walker

1974 - 1977

10
Ray Graham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

2009 - 2012

11
Curvin Richards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Curvin Richards

1988 - 1990

12
Darrin Hall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Darrin Hall

2015 - 2018

13
Billy West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Billy West

1993 - 1997

14
LaRod Stephens-Howling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
15
Paul Martha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Paul Martha

1961 - 1963

16
Randy McMillan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

1979 - 1982

17
Rooster Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Rooster Jones

1978 - 1980

18
Charles Gladman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Charles Gladman

1984 - 1986

19
Bryan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time

1980 - 1982

20
Brandon Miree is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Brandon Miree

2000 - 2003

21
Wayne DiBartola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Wayne DiBartola

1979 - 1981

22
Joe McCall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Joe McCall

1980 - 1983

23
Rick Leeson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Rick Leeson

1961 - 1963

24
Tony Esposito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Tony Esposito

1968 - 1970

25
Freddy Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Running Backs of All-Time
Freddy Jacobs

1976 - 1979