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The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.6k votes 368 voters 10.4k views30 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Stanford Cardinal running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Stanford Cardinal history, including current running backs and past ones. This Stanford football roster has famous All-Americans, Stanford running backs in the NFL, and Cardinal players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Stanford RBs include Stepfan Taylor, Christian McCaffrey, Bryce Love, and Tyler Gaffney.

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

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  • Christian McCaffrey1
    224
    33

    Christian McCaffrey

    2014 - 2016

  • Toby Gerhart2

    2006 - 2009

  • Bryce Love3
    137
    63

    Bryce Love

    2015 - 2018

  • Darrin Nelson4

    1977 - 1981

  • Stepfan Taylor5

    2009 - 2012

  • Tyler Gaffney6
    53
    30

    Tyler Gaffney

    2009 - 2013

  • Brad Muster7

    1984 - 1987

  • Tommy Vardell8

    1988 - 1991

  • Glyn Milburn9

    1988 - 1992

  • Anthony Kimble10
    20
    14

    Anthony Kimble

    2005 - 2008

  • Kevin Hogan11
    21
    18

    Kevin Hogan

    2012 - 2015

  • Anthony Wilkerson12
    13
    10

    Anthony Wilkerson

    2010 - 2013

  • Kenneth Tolon13
    10
    7

    Kenneth Tolon

    2001 - 2004

  • Jackie Brown14
    19
    21

    Jackie Brown

    1969 - 1971

  • Howie Williams15

    1967 - 1969

  • Jon Volpe16
    16
    17

    Jon Volpe

    1987 - 1990

  • Phil Francis17
    13
    13

    Phil Francis

    1976 - 1978

  • Brian Allen18
    16
    17

    Brian Allen

    1998 - 2001

  • Anthony Bookman19
    16
    20

    Anthony Bookman

    1994 - 1997

  • Mike Mitchell20

    1993 - 1997

  • J.R. Lemon21
    7
    8

    J.R. Lemon

    2002 - 2005

  • Vincent White22
    12
    15

    Vincent White

    1979 - 1982

  • Mike Dotterer23
    9
    11

    Mike Dotterer

    1979 - 1982

  • Scott Laidlaw24
    14
    20

    Scott Laidlaw

    1972 - 1974

  • Kerry Carter25
    12
    16

    Kerry Carter

    1999 - 2002