College Football: Adrian Peterson and the Top 25 Running Backs in Big 12 History

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College Football: Adrian Peterson and the Top 25 Running Backs in Big 12 History
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Since its inception in 1996, the Big 12 has been a proving ground for many of the best athletes in the world of college football. As we leave the 15th year in Big 12 history behind us, we at Bleacher Report decided to take a look back at some of those athletes.

Many of the best running backs of the last 15 years have come from the Big 12. Many of the rushers on this list have gone on to strong NFL careers as well. However, that is not what this list is about. This list is about the best RBs to have their number called while on a college football field while playing for a Big 12 school. This means that greats like Barry Sanders, Rashaan Salaam and Gayle Sayers aren’t eligible.

However, there are plenty of great RBs in those 15 years from one-hit-wonders to four year dynasty runners. The first player on the list however is between those two, a two-year back who ran for over 2200 yards for Kansas.

Stats for this article from www.sports-reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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