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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 779 votes 131 voters 2.2k 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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  • Leroy Keyes1

    1966 - 1968

  • Mike Alstott2

    1992 - 1995

  • Otis Armstrong3

    1970 - 1972

  • Kory Sheets4
    36
    13

    Kory Sheets

    2005 - 2008

  • Akeem Hunt5
    31
    12

    Akeem Hunt

    2011 - 2014

  • D.J. Knox6
    29
    12

    D.J. Knox

    2014 - 2018

  • Markell Jones7
    28
    12

    Markell Jones

    2015 - 201

  • Montrell Lowe8
    28
    11

    Montrell Lowe

    1999 - 2002

  • Mel Gray9

    1982 - 1983

  • Ralph Bolden10
    21
    12

    Ralph Bolden

    2008 - 2012

  • John Macon11
    16
    6

    John Macon

    1977 - 1980

  • Joey Harris12
    12
    4

    Joey Harris

    2001 - 2002

  • Jerod Void13
    15
    9

    Jerod Void

    2002 - 2005

  • Brandon Jones14
    16
    10

    Brandon Jones

    2002 - 2005

  • Corey Rogers15
    17
    12

    Corey Rogers

    1991 - 1995

  • Arlee Conners16
    8
    1

    Arlee Conners

    1990 - 1993

  • Edwin Watson17
    17
    12

    Edwin Watson

    1994 - 1997

  • Jaycen Taylor18
    11
    5

    Jaycen Taylor

    2006 - 2009

  • Jimmy Smith19

    1979 - 1981

  • Wally Jones20
    5
    1

    Wally Jones

    1978 - 1981

  • Gordon Teter21
    4
    1

    Gordon Teter

    1963 - 1965

  • Scott Dierking22
    17
    13

    Scott Dierking

    1973 - 1976

  • James Medlock23
    2
    1

    James Medlock

    1984 - 1987

  • Perry Williams24
    13
    8

    Perry Williams

    1966 - 1968

  • Mike Pruitt25

    1973 - 1975