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Topic: All-Time Texas help

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2021, 12:20:31 PM »
That being said......if my All-Time Horns team gets 4 RBs, I expect to see:
Ricky Williams
Earl Campbell
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Fill in the blanks for me.
Steve Worster should at least be considered

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2021, 12:28:32 PM »
That being said......if my All-Time Horns team gets 4 RBs, I expect to see:
Ricky Williams
Earl Campbell
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Fill in the blanks for me.

I'd consider Jamaal Charles, Ced Benson, and (wait for it) Bijan Robinson. We'll see how well that holds up.

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2021, 12:31:50 PM »
For QB it's definitely VY and Colt McCoy.  Number 3 is a tossup. 

For RB there's Earl and Ricky, and then you should take a look at: Priest Holmes, Cedric Benson, Jamaal Charles, D'Onta Foreman, Eric Metcalf, Roosevelt Leakes.  Just off the top of my head, anyway.

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2021, 12:34:40 PM »
Roosevelt Leakes
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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2021, 12:48:24 PM »
I'd consider Jamaal Charles, Ced Benson, and (wait for it) Bijan Robinson. We'll see how well that holds up.
Fingers crossed.  

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2021, 01:27:28 PM »
Yeah, it feels like Leakes is mostly forgotten nationally, but that dude was legit.  I like the idea of Metcalf, because he was different....but he'd take a WR/TE spot, with his receptions.
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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2021, 02:02:29 PM »
Yeah, it feels like Leakes is mostly forgotten nationally, but that dude was legit.  I like the idea of Metcalf, because he was different....but he'd take a WR/TE spot, with his receptions.
Yeah as I recall he was a pretty good return man, too, but it's been a while.  I think that was his primary duty in the NFL.

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2021, 02:03:36 PM »
don't forget Burnt's favorite, Hodges Mitchell

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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2021, 02:04:25 PM »
And Leakes suffered from immediately preceding Earl Campbell, which made him a bit of an afterthought.  But in another time period, he might have been more highly regarded.


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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2021, 07:11:42 PM »
Cedric Benson is the same to me as Michigan's Mike Hart.  Pedestrian per-carry numbers, but played forever and toted the rock a ton.  
I'm leaning towards Williams, Campbell, Benson for sure.

What about Chris Gilbert?  3x thousand-yard rusher back in 66-67-68.  Is he too obscure?
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Re: All-Time Texas help
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2021, 07:12:37 PM »
Steve Worster should at least be considered

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Bertelsen played with him and had similar stats.  They both had over 30 TDs, which is nuts.
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