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OrangeAfroMan

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Best SEC RB Careers
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:19:54 PM »
As per my list on the B10 forum, minus the riff-raff...
1. Herschel Walker, Georgia
2. George Rogers, South Carolina
3. Nick Chubb, Georiga
4. Darren McFadden, Arkansas
5. Kevin Faulk, LSU
6. Bo Jackson, Auburn
7. Errict Rhett, Florida
8. Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt
9. Dalton Hilliard, LSU
10. Charles Alexander, LSU
11. Emmitt Smith, Florida
12. Anthony Dixon, Miss State
13. Leonard Fournette, LSU
14. Benny Snell, Kentucky
15. BenJarvis Green-Ellis, Ole Miss
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This isn't about a guy's 40 time or Heisman chances or draft stock, it's about how productive he was in college.  Yes, leaving early hinders you on this list.  4 years of productivity > 3 years of productivity
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 08:01:53 AM »
Rushing Yards
 

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Herschel Walker525919801982Georgia
2


Nick Chubb*476920142017Georgia
3


Darren McFadden*459020052007Arkansas
4


Kevin Faulk455719951998LSU
5


Bo Jackson430319821985Auburn
6


Ralph Webb*417820142017Vanderbilt
7


Errict Rhett416319891993Florida
8


Dalton Hilliard405019821985LSU
9


Charles Alexander403519751978LSU
10


Anthony Dixon*399420062009Mississippi State
11


Emmitt Smith392819871989Florida
12


Benjamin Snell Jr.*387320162018Kentucky
13


Sonny Collins383519721975Kentucky
14


Carnell Williams*383120012004Auburn
15


Leonard Fournette*383020142016LSU
16


Alex Collins*370320132015Arkansas
17


Trayveon Williams*361520162018Texas A&M
Texas A&M
18


Sony Michel*361320142017Georgia
19


Nick Fitzgerald*360720152018Mississippi State
20


Derrick Henry*359120132015Alabama
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Shaun Alexander356519961999Alabama
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James Brooks352319771980Auburn
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Bobby Humphrey342019851988Alabama
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Joe Cribbs336819761979Auburn
25


Moe Williams333319931995Kentucky
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Kenneth Darby*332420032006Alabama
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T.J. Yeldon*332220122014Alabama
28


Ben Tate*332120062009Auburn
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Todd Gurley*328520122014Georgia
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Mark Ingram*326120082010Alabama
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Neal Anderson323419821985Florida
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Garrison Hearst323219901992Georgia
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Jerious Norwood322220022005Mississippi State
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Deuce McAllister*318119972000Ole Miss
35


Zac Stacy*314320092012Vanderbilt
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Trent Richardson*313020092011Alabama
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Earnest Graham*308519982002Florida
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Travis Henry307819972000Tennessee
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Fred Taylor307519941997Florida
40


Derrius Guice*307420152017LSU
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Damien Harris*307020152018Alabama
42


Cedric Cobbs*301819992003Arkansas
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Lars Tate301719841987Georgia
44


Rafael Little*299620042007Kentucky
45


Tre Mason*297920112013Auburn
46


Arian Foster*296420052008Tennessee
47


Felix Jones*295620052007Arkansas
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Tim Tebow*294720062009Florida
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Mark Higgs289219841987Kentucky
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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2020, 09:33:15 AM »
I suppose productivity could include rushing, passing, and return yards.


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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2020, 03:16:54 PM »
Just listing the rushing leaders ignores all context.
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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 06:08:17 PM »
One way to think about this subjectively is to ask "If the player were replaced with a reasonably competent but average rusher, how many more losses would the team have had?".

I figure the 1980 Dawgs were an 8-4 kind of team without #34.

Emmit didn't really have a great college career relatively, did he?

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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2020, 05:15:21 PM »
Emmitt's Florida career was similar to Bo Jackson's final 3 years, minus the Heisman.  He had a breakout FR season, missed some games as a SOPH due to injury, then a good JR season. 

Bo
Yr 2 - 1,213 yds & 12 TD
Yr 3 - 475 yds & 5 TD
Yr 4 - 1,786 yds & 17 TD
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Emmitt
Yr 1 - 1,341 yds & 13 TD
Yr 2 - 988 yds & 9 TD
Yr 3 - 1,599 yds & 14 TD

Emmitt left as Florida's all-time leading rusher in a career, single-season, and single-game.  He still owns the latter two records and it took a 4-year career for the only RB to pass him on the career yardage list (Errict Rhett).  He was pretty good.
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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2020, 05:36:25 AM »
Chuck Webb was one of the all-time greats at running back, but he'll never show up as he blew his knee the second game of his sophomore season and never played again.  But he was a great one. 


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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 07:54:09 AM »
Cobb-Webb!
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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2020, 09:49:59 AM »
 Benjarvis Green Ellis....no way.  

Should be 50 more backs on the list before him.  

Would you take him over Jamal Lewis, or Travis Henry?

Hell naw. 

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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2020, 09:54:15 AM »
Emmit didn't really have a great college career relatively, did he?
Relative to his NFL career, his college career was merely very very very good.  "Merely".

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Re: Best SEC RB Careers
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2020, 02:50:23 PM »


If you leave out Billy Cannon a Heisman Trophy winner along with George Cafego and Johnny Majors both Heisman candidates you don't know much about SEC football just what you've seen in your life time.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2020, 10:19:17 AM »
One could even go back to Frank Sinkwich, also a Heisman winner, but most folks wouldn't.  Charlie Trippi was runner up, and maybe he should get some consideration.

Johnny Majors' running stats are pretty, well, more typical of a QB ...

 

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