Ranking the Big Ten: Running Backs

Ryan JelleyAnalyst IJune 23, 2009

Ranking the Big Ten: Running Backs

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    IOWA CITY, IOWA - NOVEMBER 8: Shonn Greene #23 of the Iowa Hawkeyes rushes for yards in the third quarter of play against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Kinnick Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa defeated Penn State  24-23. (Photo by Da

11. Indiana—Darius Willis

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10. Northwestern—Stephen Simmons

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    EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 22:  Running back Tyrell Sutton #19 of the Northwestern Wildcats carries the ball against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2005 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wildcats defeated the Spartans 49-14.  (

9. Purdue—Jaycen Taylor

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    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jaycen Taylor #33 of the Purdue Boilermakers rushes the ball against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during a Big Ten Conference game September 23, 2006 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Purdue won 27-21. (P

8. Minnesota—Duane Bennett

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7. Michigan State—Ashton Leggett

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6. Iowa—Jewel Hampton

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    IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8: Runningback Paki O'Meara #25 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is tackled by defenders Drew Astorino #28 of the Penn State Nittany Lions as teammate Kevin Kelly #23 and Jewel Hampton #27 of the Iowa Hawkeyes look on in the first quarter of

5. Ohio State—Dan Herron

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22: Dan Herron #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs for a touchdown during the Big Ten Conference game againt the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 42-7. (Photo by Andy Lyons/G

4. Illinois—Daniel Dufrene

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 30:   Daniel Dufrene #22 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini has the ball stripped by Sean Witherspoon #12 of the University of Missouri Tigers during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 30,

3. Michigan—Brandon Minor

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22:  Brandon Minor #4 of the Michigan Wolverine sruns with the ball during the Big Ten Conference game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

2. Wisconsin—John Clay

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    EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 01: John Clay #32 of the Wisconsin Badgers tries to get around the tackle of Otis Wiley #21 of the Michigan State Spartans during a second quarter run on November 1, 2008 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by

1. Penn State—Evan Royster

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    IOWA CITY, IOWA - NOVEMBER 8: Penn State Nittany Lions runningback Evan Royster #22 rushes for yards against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa defeated Penn State  24-23. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
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