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The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated December 4, 2019 1.1k votes 344 voters 7.6k views 30 items

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Syracuse Orange running backs of all time. It includes every starting running back throughout Syracuse Orange history, including current running backs and past ones. This Syracuse football roster has famous All-Americans, Syracuse running backs in the NFL, and Orange players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college running backs of all time, the best Syracuse RBs include Joe Morris, Moe Neal, Delone Carter, and Donovan McNabb.

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

list ordered by
1
Ernie Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

1959 - 1961

2
Floyd Little is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Floyd Little

1964 - 1966

3
Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

1965 - 1967

4
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Joe Morris

1978 - 1981

5
Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

1962 - 1964

6
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

1985 - 1988

7
Walter Reyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Walter Reyes

2001 - 2004

8
Robert Drummond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Robert Drummond

1985 - 1988

9
Rob Konrad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Rob Konrad

1995 - 1998

10
David Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
David Walker

1989 - 1992

11
Michael Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Michael Owens

1987 - 1989

12
Moe Neal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Moe Neal

2016 - 2018

13
Terry Richardson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Terry Richardson

1990 - 1993

14
Donovan McNabb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

1995 - 

15
Marty Januszkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Marty Januszkiewicz

1969 - 1972

16
Damien Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Damien Rhodes

2002 - 2005

17
Jaime Covington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Jaime Covington

1980 - 1984

18
Delone Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

2006 - 2010

19
Jerome Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Jerome Smith

2011 - 2013

20
James Mungro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
James Mungro

1998 - 2001

21
Kyle McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Kyle McIntosh

1995 - 1998

22
Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Dee Brown

1997 - 2000

23
Malcolm Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Malcolm Thomas

1993 - 1996

24
Curtis Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

2005 -2008

25
Roger Praetorius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
Roger Praetorius

1970 -