VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Top 10 Running Backs in College Football 2016

Top 10 Running Backs in College Football 2016

Publish Date: 07/10/2016
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

Top 10 Running Backs in College Football 2016

1. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford

Why is McCaffrey #1? Versatility, that’s why. McCaffrey, the son of former NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey, had a coming out party last season at Stanford in his sophomore season. McCaffrey rushed for 2,019 rushing yards, tallied 645 receiving yards, and scored 13 total touchdowns, 8 rushing, 5 receiving. Again, he did this in just his second season as a college football player and also earned AP National College Football Player of the Year. McCaffrey is out to break all the stereotypes regarding “white athletes” and he’s done a great job thus far with more to come this season. Oh did I mention McCaffrey also returns punts and kickoffs? He scored one of each last season with 1,070 kickoff return yards and 130 punt return yards.

2. Matt Breida, Georgia Southern

Matt Breida returns for his senior season at Georgia Southern with quite the legacy. Breida rushed for 1,609 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns last season, he lead the Sun Belt Conference in rushing yards and touchdowns from scrimmage. Breida led the NCAA is yards per carry with 7.9 with 7 100-yard rushing games. An explosive back with speed to boot, Breida looks to make a name for himself this upcoming season in order to improve his draft stock and increase his legacy as one of the best running backs to play in the Sun Belt Conference. This pick may surprise some people but Breida will be a stud in the NFL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcNzsKeapy0

3. Leonard Fournette, LSU

Leonard Fournette is a beast, he’s the only player in LSU history to rush for at least 1,000 rushing yards in his first two seasons. In 12 games, Fournette ran for 1,953 rushing yards and scored 22 rushing touchdowns. He eclipsed 200+ rushing yards in four games for LSU this past season as well, setting a new LSU record. A First-Team All American recipient, Fournette sliced and diced teams, daring them to give him bulletin board material every week. In the first play of the game against Auburn, Fournette ran for 71 yards after an Auburn player said it shouldn’t be too difficult to stop him. Fournette tied the school record with 10 games of at least 100 yards rushing and is #1 in LSU’s 1,000 yard rushers in a single season. Let’s see if he can eclipse 2,000 rushing yards this year.

Video: Leonard Fournette|| #SAVAGESZN || LSU 2015 Highlights

Leonard Fournette|| #SAVAGESZN || LSU 2015 Highlights

4. Dalvin Cook, FSU

Dalvin Cook led the NCAA in rushing yards per game with 7.4. He rushed for 1,691 yards and 19 touchdowns and also recorded 24 receptions, 244 receiving yards, and a touchdown. Cook will be the workhorse for the Seminoles this season again as well as they look to iron out the quarterback situation with Deondre Francois and Sean Maguire. Cook, when healthy, is explosive and elusive in the open field. Cook scored a rushing touchdown in all but 1 game for the Seminoles last season to receive the Jim Brown Award, given to the nation’s top running back by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.

Video: Ultimate Dalvin Cook Highlights

Ultimate Dalvin Cook Highlights “Ballin” HD

5. Royce Freeman, Oregon

No Oregon offense is complete without an electric running back: enter Royce Freeman. Freeman finished 2015 with 1,836 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns to lead the Ducks rushing attack. He’ll need to do more of the same to take some pressure off of transfer Dakota Prukop. As the 4th leading rusher in the nation last season, it looks like Freeman is up to the task. He averaged 141.4 rushing yards per game last season.

6. Larry Rose III, New Mexico St.

The 7th best rusher in the nation in 2015 hailed from New Mexico State and his name is Larry Rose III. Rose III earned AP All America Third team and was the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Student-Athlete of the year to the tune of 1,657 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Rose III also had 30 receptions for 283 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, so the versatility to use him as a runner and passing option out of the backfield is certainly there.

Video: NM State Football - Larry Rose III All-American

NM State Football – Larry Rose III All-American

7. Wayne Gallman, Clemson

Wayne Gallman was superb in his sophomore season for Clemson, leading them to the College Football Championship with Deshaun Watson as the signal caller as well. Gallman rushed for 1,514 rushing yards, and 13 touchdowns. Gallman was the second leading rusher in the ACC next to Dalvin Cook and led all ACC rushers in rushing attempts with 282. If Clemson wants a shot at the College Football Playoff, expect much of the workload to go to Wayne Gallman to take some pressure off of Deshaun Watson.

Video: Clemson RB Wayne Gallman 2015 Highlights ᴴᴰ

Clemson RB Wayne Gallman 2015 Highlights ᴴᴰ

8. Elijah Hood, UNC

Elijah Hood may have been the most underutilized running back in the NCAA and he still managed to rush for 1,463 yards. Hood scored 17 rushing touchdowns for the Tar Heels last season and scored a touchdown in all but 3 games last season for the Tar Heels. As Larry Fedora looks to retool, look for heavy usage out of Elijah Hood to take some pressure off their new signal caller, Mitch Trubisky.

9. Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego St.

Donnel Pumphrey returns to San Diego State this year on a mission to break Marshall Faulk’s rushing record, no small feat. Pumphrey’s rushing total was lower this past season with 1,653 rushing yards. In 2014, Pumphrey rushed for 1,867 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 2015, he only rushed for 17 touchdowns. While San Diego State returns 13 starters, it should be no secret Pumphrey will be the main attraction in the Aztecs offense in 2016. Breaking an NFL Hall of Famers records is no small feat and definitely something that could get draft scouts attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euWQjpWXJ6Y

10. Brian Hill, Wyoming

Brian Hill rushed for a single-season Wyoming record 1,631 yards as a sophomore and this past season and he looks to prove more critics wrong, feeling slighted by the lack of recognition for his abilities. Hill was awarded All Second Team MWC for his efforts, rushing for 135.9 yards per game. But still, that isn’t enough for Hill, who was the 8th leading rusher in the NCAA. Look for Brian Hill to make a bigger name for himself this season for Wyoming. He is currently Wyoming’s fifth all time leading rusher.

Video: Brian Hill ||

Brian Hill ||”All The Way Up”|| Wyoming RB Highlights ᴴᴰ (REQUESTED VIDEO)

Read Also
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
Grading every NFL team’s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if you’re going to get upset by reading draft ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Predicting the next five Pro Football Hall of Fame classes
Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isn’t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Top 100 NFL free agents entering the 2021 offseason
Below is a list of the top 100 free agents available this ...
Ranking the top 50 NFL players under 25 years old in 2021
The NFL features plenty of superstars and future Hall of Famers. However, ...
Selecting 2020 NFL All-Pros after the Associated Press
ESPN’s Adam Schefter released the Associated Press’ NFL First-Team All-Pro selections on ...
NFL 2020 Quarterback Power Rankings heading into Wild Card Weekend
These Quarterback Power Rankings are slightly different than the usual ones. This ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Review
95/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
94/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
92/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
90/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
$1000 No Sweat First Bet
T&Cs apply
9/10
Latest News
Top 9 Boxing upsets of the 1980s
Chandler was a dominant Bantamweight Champion, and this ...
Top-10 QBs of the 1990s
So far, we have covered the 50s, 60s, ...
NFL TNF WK 14 Raiders vs Rams: Odds, Tips, and Predictions 12/08/22
📅 Date: Thursday, December,01 🕚 Game Time: 8:20 ...
Betting Tips
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
The Sports Zone: Top Sports News: Luke Fickell is gone, Bengals/Chiefs Preview and more
Video: The NFL Draft Show
The NFL Draft Show
Video: Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Froggy Talkin Sports W/Ryan & Joe
Social Casino of the month
Stake.us - Sign up now! Sign up now!
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....
Top Online Casinos
Top Casinos Bonuses
Stake.us
Stake.us
Stake.us Review
97/100
BetRivers.net
BetRivers.net
BetRivers.net Review
96/100
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Review
95/100
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Review
94/100
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Review
92/100
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
BetRivers.net
BetRivers.net Bonus
Daily Rewards up to 10k VC$
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
Golden Hearts Games
Golden Hearts Games Bonus
Join GOLDEN2000 for 2,000 FREE coins
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
LuckyLand Slots
LuckyLand Slots Bonus
7,000 Gold Coins + 10 Sweeps Coins
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
Fortune Coins
Fortune Coins Bonus
140k GC + 400 FC
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Review
95/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
94/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
92/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
90/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.5/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
$1000 No Sweat First Bet
T&Cs apply
9/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+6
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

ccww
Move to Top
Close
Our Sports Pros recommend these awesome Social Casino sites this week:
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site