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The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.3k votes 275 voters 8.1k 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 McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Christian McCaffrey

    2014 - 2016

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    Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    2006 - 2009

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    Bryce Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Bryce Love

    2015 - 2018

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    Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    1977 - 1981

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    Stepfan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    2009 - 2012

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    Tyler Gaffney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Tyler Gaffney

    2009 - 2013

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    Brad Muster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    1984 - 1987

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    Tommy Vardell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    1988 - 1991

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    Glyn Milburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    1988 - 1992

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    Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Jackie Brown

    1969 - 1971

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    Jon Volpe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    13

    Jon Volpe

    1987 - 1990

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    Phil Francis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    10

    Phil Francis

    1976 - 1978

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    Vincent White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    11

    Vincent White

    1979 - 1982

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    Anthony Bookman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Anthony Bookman

    1994 - 1997

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    Scott Laidlaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Scott Laidlaw

    1972 - 1974

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    Kerry Carter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    13

    Kerry Carter

    1999 - 2002 

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    Mike Dotterer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    9

    Mike Dotterer

    1979 - 1982

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    Brian Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
    13
    15

    Brian Allen

    1998 - 2001

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    Bubba Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Bubba Brown

    1968 - 1969

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    Ron Inge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    10

    Ron Inge

    1973 - 1976

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    Anthony Kimble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
    10
    13

    Anthony Kimble

    2005 - 2008

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    Anthony Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    8

    Anthony Wilkerson

    2010 - 2013

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    Kenneth Tolon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    6

    Kenneth Tolon

    2001 - 2004

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    Mike Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time

    1993 - 1997

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    Ray Handley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stanford Cardinal Running Backs of All Time
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    Ray Handley

    1963 - 1965

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