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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 760 votes 135 voters 2.3k views30 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Purdue Boilermakers running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Purdue Boilermakers history, including current running backs and past ones. This Purdue football roster has famous All-Americans, Purdue running backs in the NFL, and Boilermakers players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Purdue RBs include Mike Alstott, Kory Sheets, Markell Jones, and Akeem Hunt.

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

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  • 1

    1992 - 1995

  • 2

    1966 - 1968

  • 3
    42
    10

    Ralph Bolden

    2008 - 2012

  • 4

    1970 - 1972

  • 5
    32
    11

    Kory Sheets

    2005 - 2008

  • 6
    28
    10

    Akeem Hunt

    2011 - 2014

  • 7
    26
    11

    Markell Jones

    2015 - 201

  • 8
    27
    12

    D.J. Knox

    2014 - 2018

  • 9

    1982 - 1983

  • 10
    14
    6

    John Macon

    1977 - 1980

  • 11
    14
    9

    Brandon Jones

    2002 - 2005

  • 12

    1973 - 1975

  • 13
    24
    23

    Montrell Lowe

    1999 - 2002

  • 14
    15
    11

    Scott Dierking

    1973 - 1976

  • 15
    14
    10

    Edwin Watson

    1994 - 1997

  • 16
    7
    2

    Arlee Conners

    1990 - 1993

  • 17
    7
    2

    Gordon Teter

    1963 - 1965

  • 18
    5
    2

    Wally Jones

    1978 - 1981

  • 19

    1979 - 1981

  • 20
    14
    10

    Corey Rogers

    1991 - 1995

  • 21
    13
    9

    Jerod Void

    2002 - 2005

  • 22
    11
    7

    Perry Williams

    1966 - 1968

  • 23
    2
    2

    James Medlock

    1984 - 1987

  • 24
    8
    4

    Akeem Shavers

    2011 - 2012

  • 25
    7
    5

    Jeff Hill

    1990 - 1993