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The running backs: Through the years, Miami has succeeded on the ground, too

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The Miami Hurricanes have helped fill NFL rosters for decades. That’s especially true of running backs. True, the school is known as Quartrback U. But you could also suggest it might be named running back U. After Ottis Anderson, Chuck Foreman, Alonzo Highsmith, Clinton Porter and Frank Gore, why not? Here at the SaintPetersblog, however, we wondered. Who are the best 10? No, not always by yardage, but by impact. Here we go: 10. Don Bosseler (1953-1956): An early addition…

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The running backs: Miami Hurricanes have found great success on the ground, too

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The Miami Hurricanes have helped fill NFL rosters for decades. That’s especially true of running backs. True, the school is known as Quartrback U. But you could also suggest it might be named running back U. After Ottis Anderson, Chuck Foreman, Alonzo Highsmith, Clinton Porter and Frank Gore, why not? Here at the SaintPetersblog, however, we wondered. Who are the best 10? No, not always by yardage, but by impact. Here we go: 10. Don Bosseler (1953-1956): An early addition…

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The running backs: Emmitt Smith was in the Heisman top 10 twice for Gators

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Once, the first thing an opponent had to stop at the University of Florida was the featured running back. Once, that wasn’t easy to do. In those pre-Spurrier days, before the Fun ‘N Gun and the quarterbacks and all of those wide receivers, the Gators had a formidable running game featuring Emmitt and Errict and all the rest. Perhaps, in the years to come, the Gators will again. What comes first? The return of the great quarterback or the return…

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The running backs: Warrick Dunn carried Florida State to successful seasons

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The history of the program is written on fleet feet. Yes, they know FSU for its quarterbacks, like most of the state schools. The three Heisman Trophies won have all been by quarterbacks. Along the way, however, running backs have helped to carry success for FSU. Often, those backs are small and quick, like Warrick Dunn and Travis Minor and Amp Lee. But there have been bigger backs, too, along the way. Here we go, then, with the top 10…

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