The Best Rutgers Scarlet Knights Running Backs of All Time

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Rutgers Scarlet Knights running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Rutgers Scarlet Knights history, including current running backs and past ones. This Rutgers football roster has famous All-Americans, Rutgers running backs in the NFL, and Scarlet Knights players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Rutgers RBs include Ray Rice, Terrell Willis, Robert Martin, and Jawan Jamison.

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

Ranked by
  • 2005 - 2007

  • J.J. Jennings
    2

    J.J. Jennings

    1971 - 1973

  • Ted Blackwell
    3

    Ted Blackwell

    1977 - 1980

  • Terrell Willis
    4

    Terrell Willis

    1993 - 1995

  • Jacki Crooks
    5

    Jacki Crooks

    1996 - 1999

  • Mike Botti
    6

    Mike Botti

    1986 - 1989

  • Curt Edwards
    7

    Curt Edwards

    1973 - 1975 

  • Paul James
    8

    Paul James

    2012 - 2015

  • 2011 - 2012

  • Robert Martin
    10

    Robert Martin

    2014 - 2017

  • 2008 - 2011

  • Steve Simms
    12

    Steve Simms

    1959 - 1961

  • Bruce Presley
    13

    Bruce Presley

    1991 - 1995

  • Mike Fisher
    14

    Mike Fisher

    1974 - 1977 

  • Albert Ray
    15

    Albert Ray

    1979 - 1981

  • Josh Hicks
    16

    Josh Hicks

    2014 - 2017

  • Craig Mitter
    17

    Craig Mitter

    1991 - 1992

  • Billy Austin
    18

    Billy Austin

    1956 - 19

  • Albert Smith
    19

    Albert Smith

    1982 - 1985

  • Bruce Van Ness
    20

    Bruce Van Ness

    1967 - 1969

  • Henry Henderson
    21

    Henry Henderson

    1985 - 1989

  • Larry Robertson
    22

    Larry Robertson

    1969 - 1972

  • Justin Goodwin
    23

    Justin Goodwin

    2013 - 2016

  • Mark Lassiter
    24

    Mark Lassiter

    1975 - 1977

  • Curtis Stephens
    25

    Curtis Stephens

    1984 - 1987