Pac-12 running backs filled All-America teams and stuffed stat sheets in 2013. But with Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, Washington's Bishop Sankey and Stanford's Tyler Gaffney all exiting, the conference faces uncertainty at a position that has been among its greatest strengths.
No matter, because some of the returning running back talent is primed for huge production in 2014.
Some new names will emerge, while role players in recent seasons will break out given the opportunity to accept more responsibility.
Heading into spring practices, the following five are the cream of the crop and the conference's flag-bearers at running back.
Kyle Kensing is the Pac-12 Lead Writer. Statistics compiled via CFBStats.com.