At the end of the 2009 college football season, SEC fans waved goodbye to an extremely talented group of running backs.
Auburn's Ben Tate, Mississippi's Dexter McCluster, Mississippi State's Anthony Dixon, and Tennessee's Montario Hardesty all put a nice finishing touch on their careers by each rushing for more than 1,100 yards in their senior season.
Those four added to a ridiculously deep and talented running back corps in the SEC. The amazing thing is that the guy who won the Heisman has at least one more season to go for an SEC school.
SEC running backs in 2010 will be a young, but incredibly talented, lot.
Among those is a Heisman winner, a former Rivals No. 1 overall recruit, this year's No. 11 and No. 19 overall prospects, and four of the SEC top rushers from '09.
Here's how they rank: