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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time  

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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
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time

1992 - 1995

2
Leroy Keyes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time

1966 - 1968

3
Kory Sheets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Kory Sheets

2005 - 2008

4
Markell Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Markell Jones

2015 - 201

5
Otis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time

1970 - 1972

6
Akeem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Akeem Hunt

2011 - 2014

7
D.J. Knox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
D.J. Knox

2014 - 2018

8
Montrell Lowe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Montrell Lowe

1999 - 2002

9
Corey Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Corey Rogers

1991 - 1995

10
Ralph Bolden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Ralph Bolden

2008 - 2012

11
Jaycen Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Jaycen Taylor

2006 - 2009

12
Jerod Void is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Jerod Void

2002 - 2005

13
Edwin Watson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Edwin Watson

1994 - 1997

14
John Macon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
John Macon

1977 - 1980

15
Perry Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Perry Williams

1966 - 1968

16
Scott Dierking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Scott Dierking

1973 - 1976

17
Joey Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Joey Harris

2001 - 2002

18
Akeem Shavers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Akeem Shavers

2011 - 2012

19
Jeff Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Jeff Hill

1990 - 1993

20
Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time

1982 - 1983

21
Brandon Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Brandon Jones

2002 - 2005

22
Rodney Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Rodney Carter

1982 - 1987

23
John Skibinski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
John Skibinski

1975 - 1977

24
Arlee Conners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time
Arlee Conners

1990 - 1993

25
Mike Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Running Backs of All-Time

1973 - 1975