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The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.7k votes 398 voters 8.9k views30 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. 

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

    1959 - 1961

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

    1964 - 1966

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

    1965 - 1967

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

    1978 - 1981

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

    1962 - 1964

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

    1985 - 1988

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

    2001 - 2004

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

    1995 - 1998

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

    1985 - 1988

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

    1995 - 

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

    1987 - 1989

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

    2016 - 2018

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    Damien Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    20
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    Damien Rhodes

    2002 - 2005

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

    1998 - 2001

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

    1989 - 1992

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

    1969 - 1972

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

    2006 - 2010

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    Terry Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    13
    12

    Terry Richardson

    1990 - 1993

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

    2011 - 2013

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    Jaime Covington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    14
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    Jaime Covington

    1980 - 1984

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    Roger Praetorius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    13
    15

    Roger Praetorius

    1970 - 

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    Kyle McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    14
    17

    Kyle McIntosh

    1995 - 1998

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    Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    16
    20

    Dee Brown

    1997 - 2000

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    Antwon Bailey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Syracuse Orange Running Backs of All Time
    13
    17

    Antwon Bailey

    2008 - 2011

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

    2005 -2008

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