The best running backs ever for each SEC team and Texas & Oklahoma

07 August 2010: Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith poses with his plaque following his induction into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
07 August 2010: Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith poses with his plaque following his induction into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Here are some of the greatest running backs in the history of each SEC football team, as well as the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma.

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  1. Alabama Crimson Tide – Derrick Henry: Derrick Henry is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in Alabama Crimson Tide history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2015 and set numerous records, including the SEC single-season rushing record.
  2. Arkansas Razorbacks – Darren McFadden: Darren McFadden is considered the best running back in Arkansas Razorbacks history. He was a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and set multiple school records during his career.
  3. Auburn Tigers – Bo Jackson: Bo Jackson is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in college football history. He had an exceptional career at Auburn and won the Heisman Trophy in 1985, displaying a rare combination of speed, power, and athleticism.
  4. Florida Gators – Emmitt Smith: Emmitt Smith is regarded as the greatest running back in Florida Gators history. He had a standout collegiate career, setting multiple school records and earning All-American honors. He was inducted into the NFL Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
  5. Herschel Walker

  6. Georgia Bulldogs – Herschel Walker: Herschel Walker is often considered one of the greatest running backs in college football history, not just for the Georgia Bulldogs. He had a phenomenal career at Georgia, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1982 and leading the Bulldogs to a national championship.
  7. Kentucky Wildcats – Sonny Collins: Sonny Collins is regarded as the top running back in Kentucky Wildcats history. He set numerous school records during his career and was a three-time All-SEC selection.
  8. LSU Tigers – Billy Cannon: Billy Cannon is widely regarded as the greatest running back in LSU Tigers history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1959 and played a pivotal role in LSU’s national championship season that year.
  9. Ole Miss Rebels – Deuce McAllister: Deuce McAllister is considered the best running back in Ole Miss Rebels history. He set multiple school records during his career and was a two-time All-SEC selection.
  10. Mississippi State Bulldogs – Jerious Norwood: Jerious Norwood is regarded as the top running back in Mississippi State Bulldogs history. He had a successful collegiate career, setting several school records and earning All-SEC honors.
  11. Missouri Tigers – Brad Smith: Brad Smith is considered the greatest running back in Missouri Tigers history. He was a versatile player, known for his dual-threat abilities as a passer and runner.
  12. South Carolina Gamecocks – George Rogers: George Rogers is regarded as the best running back in South Carolina Gamecocks history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1980 and set numerous school records during his career.
  13. Tennessee Volunteers – Travis Henry: Travis Henry had an amazing career at Tennessee from 1997-2000.  The speedy  ‘back ran for over 3,000 yards during his career, using his strength to allude to tacklers. In 1998 he helped lead his team to a national title.
  14. Texas A&M Aggies Texas A&M Aggies – John David Crow: John David Crow is considered the greatest running back in Texas A&M Aggies history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1957 and had a successful collegiate career.
  15. Vanderbilt CommodoresVanderbilt Commodores – Zac Stacy: Zac Stacy is regarded as the top running back in Vanderbilt Commodores history. He set several school records during his career and was a consistent performer.

University of Texas Longhorns – Earl Campbell: Earl Campbell is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in college football history. He had an exceptional career at Texas, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and becoming an iconic figure in the sport.

University of Oklahoma Sooners – Billy Sims: Billy Sims is considered the greatest running back  in University of Oklahoma Sooners history. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1978 and set numerous records during his career, showcasing his exceptional speed and agility.

These selections are subjective and based on historical achievements, impact on their respective programs, and individual success. Different opinions may exist regarding the greatest running backs for each team.

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