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Commentary: Ranking the top 15 Utah Utes running backs of the past 35 years

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21 2013 2:45 p.m. MDT

Ute coach Ron McBride after a Jamal Anderson touchdown. (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Ute coach Ron McBride after a Jamal Anderson touchdown. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Over the past 35 years the Utes have had a long line of solid running backs. There have been power backs and guys who could be used for a change of pace. There have been players who needed to shoulder the load as well as great backs who have had to split time because the stable was so deep and talented.

This is a top-15 list of the best running backs at the University of Utah over the past three and a half decades.

The rankings are based on what each running back did during his time on the hill and nowhere else.

Note: For these players, junior college and NFL stats have not been taken into account. Players' stats do include bowl games.

Jay Yeomans is a courier by day and a freelance writer by night. He is the creator of and lone contributor to the blog jmoney34sports.wordpress.com. Contact him at jmoney34@hotmail.com

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