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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All Time

List RulesVote based on college careers only.

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. 

  • 1966 - 1968

  • 2

    Gordon Teter

    9
    1

    1963 - 1965

  • 1973 - 1975

  • 1992 - 1995

  • 1970 - 1972

  • 6

    Kory Sheets

    35
    13

    2005 - 2008

  • 7

    Markell Jones

    28
    11

    2015 - 201

  • 8

    Montrell Lowe

    23
    9

    1999 - 2002

  • 9

    Ralph Bolden

    22
    9

    2008 - 2012

  • 10

    John Macon

    12
    5

    1977 - 1980

  • 11

    Akeem Hunt

    30
    15

    2011 - 2014

  • 12

    D.J. Knox

    27
    14

    2014 - 2018

  • 13

    Jaycen Taylor

    9
    4

    2006 - 2009

  • 14

    John Skibinski

    7
    3

    1975 - 1977

  • 15

    Joey Harris

    7
    3

    2001 - 2002

  • 16

    Perry Williams

    11
    6

    1966 - 1968

  • 17

    Akeem Shavers

    8
    4

    2011 - 2012

  • 18

    Corey Rogers

    14
    9

    1991 - 1995

  • 19

    Scott Dierking

    14
    10

    1973 - 1976

  • 20

    Edwin Watson

    16
    12

    1994 - 1997

  • 21

    Jerod Void

    13
    10

    2002 - 2005

  • 22

    James Medlock

    2
    1

    1984 - 1987

  • 23

    Wally Jones

    2
    1

    1978 - 1981

  • 24

    Jeff Hill

    3
    2

    1990 - 1993

  • 25

    Arlee Conners

    3
    2

    1990 - 1993