University of Alabama: The Top 4 Running-backs Of The Last 20 Years
The University of Alabama has a history of winning National Championships, great linebackers, and producing great running-backs.
# 4 Dennis Riddle
From 1994-97, Dennis Riddle racked up an amazing 2645 rushing yards, which ranks fifth all-time in the history of the University of Alabama football. A between the tackles back, Riddle had his best year in 1996 racking up 1153 rushing yards and 11 rushing TDs.
Riddle, a Tuscaloosa Native, grew up just miles away from Bryant Denny Stadium-- selling Coca-cola and hot-dogs in his youth, all while dreaming of one day playing for Bama.
The greatest moment in his career came in the Iron Bowl against Auburn. With the Tide down 6 points with time running out, Riddle caught a touchdown pass throw by Freddie Kitchen and galloped into the end-zone for the game winning touch down.
# 3 Kenneth Darby
From 2003-06 Darby rushed for 3324 yards third only to Shaun Alexander and Bobby Humphrey.
In 2005, Darby led the Crimson Tide to a 10-2 record. He was a First-team All-SEC after starting all 12 games, with 239 carries for a career-high 1,242 yards (5.2 avg.) and three touchdowns and had 29 catches for 132 yards (4.6 avg.).
# 2 Shaun Alexander
From 1996-99 Shaun Alexander racked up a total of 3565 rushing yards, #1 all-time in the history of Alabama football. In 1996, as a redshirt freshman, Alexander rushed for a school-record 291 yards and four touchdowns in a 26–0 victory over rivals LSU.
His greatest collegiate moment:
The 1999 SEC Championship game against #3 ranked Florida in overtime, when he ran off the left tackle behind Chris Samuels for the 25 yard game-winning 25–yard touchdown.
# 1 Mark Ingram
Mark Ingram became Alabama's first Heisman Trophy winner in 2009 as he helped lead the Crimson Tide to the school's 13th national title, its first since 1992 ... just the sixth player to win the Heisman and a national championship in the same season since 1950 ... also the first running back to capture the Heisman and a national championship in the same season since Tony Dorsett.
Greatest moment: Still to come! Which should excite the Bama faithful.