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All-Time College Football Team: Half Back

Tim CroleySenior Analyst IAugust 19, 2008

With just a little over a week to go before the opening kickoff of the 2008 college football season, I know that football fans everywhere are getting more nervous than can be imagined.

 

In order to help pass the time over the next few days, I invite you to join me as I present the next part of my All-Time College Football Team series: The Half Back.

 

This is perhaps the second most recognized position on the field behind the quarterback.

 

These are the ones who receive the glory when they break through the line and sprint for glory.

 

The 1970s and 80s saw a lot of great running backs sprint, juke, and spin through the college game.

 

You have greats like the two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin for Ohio State, Texas can boast the great Earl Campbell, And Pittsburgh fans everywhere hold Tony Dorsett dear to their hearts.

 

Auburn boasts one of two Heisman winners in the form of Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson. And trust me, Bo knows football!

 

You have Barry Sanders from Oklahoma State. And recent memories present Reggie Bush from the University of Southern California.

 

Going old school you have Howard “Hopalong” Cassady from Ohio State and John David Crow from Texas A&M.

 

This is going to be hard to narrow down to the single best half back of all-time, but should be interesting.

 

So cast your vote and let the battle begin for who is the best half back of all-time in college football.

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