2020 Running Backs

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  1. TwentyTwo

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    There's reason for some optimism ....2021 Mock Draft has Max Borghi as the 5th Best available Running Back....could he sneak into the late 2nd Round? Some other RB's across the nation are also talented enough to land in the NFL Draft!

    Max Borghi (Jr.) 5'-10" 197 Washington State .....Soph. season Rushed for 817 yards & 11 TD's…caught team-high 83 passes for 597 yards & 5 TD's…only Power-5 player with 800+ rush yards, 550+ rec yards and 16 total TD ; getting some comparisons ; i call him Christian McCaffrey -lite
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    Kade Remsberg (Sr.) 5'-9" 185 Air Force ...Sub 4.4 in the 40 Speedster had 1,050 Yards Rushing & 8 TD's last season ( 178 yards vs. Wazzu in Bowl Game)...guessing he still weighs the same? Air Force 2020 Roster not updated yet
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    Zander Horvath (Jr.) 6'-3" 230 Purdue ....Big back 2nd on team 377 rushing yards on 79 carries & 2 TD's
    • Career-high 164 yards & 2 TD's on 23 attempts vs. Indiana ; Caught 17 passes for 142 yards & TD
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    Zane Dudek (Sr.) 5'-9" 200 Yale.... 754 yards rushing & 8 TD's last season(216 yards vs Brown) ; Soph. struggled w ankle injury ; strong Fr. year 1st Team FCS AA ...1,133 Yards rushing; 15 TD's ; 7.1 avg
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    T J McDaniel (Soph.) 5'-11" 194 SMU...3rd on team 236 yards Rushing ( 41 attempts); Freshman debut 159 rushing yards & 3 TDs vs. Texas State
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    Mike Epstein (Jr.) 6'-0 205 Illinois ...Explosive; would be higher on list ; but "Injured" 1st game last year ; missed rest of season (Med Redshirt)
    Soph.....411 rushing yards on 60 carries (6.8 yards per carry) & 3 TD's(career High 113 yds vs. USF
    Fr. season led team Rushing 346 yards (6.1 avg) 3 TD's; Three Starts in 5 games (back to back 100 yard games)
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    Jackson McChesney (Fr?) 6'-0 205 BYU ....played final 2 games ; set Freshman Single Game Record w 228 yard game Rushing vs U. Mass ; DNP in Bowl game (injury?) ...Looking for a Break Out Season; looks like a Log jam at RB; including talented Freshman Bruce Garrett
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    Chad Magyar (Jr.) 6'-2" 215 UNLV...Rushed for 369 yards & TD last season ; Career high 116 yards vs. SEC Vanderbilt
    Currently 2nd on Depth Chart (Ourlads)
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    Ryan Graham (RS Jr.) 5'-11" 201 Arkansas State ....Talented JUCO All Purpose Back....rushed for 112 yards on 13 carries vs UNLV; Season ending injury early Game #4. Hope he's ready to go in September!
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    Garrett Groshek (Sr.) 5'-11" 220 Wisconsin ...Projected Starter ? Powerful back played behind Jonathan Taylor; enters Senior season 916 career rushing yards & 5 TD's ; 57 career receptions & TD.
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    Cole Gest (Jr.) 5'-9" 195 Akron (Grad transfer from Indiana) limited snaps Jr. season ; Soph season injured ; best season as Freshman ...Hope he can make impact!
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    Have list of 20+ RB's....posted 11 for now; not sure how many pics can fit on 1 page?

    Plenty of quality posters here have virtually same list ...please feel free to add to this RB thread
     
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  2. Red raider

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    Josh Davis (JR) 5’9” 195lbs Weber State
    The best RB in the FCS, all-American in both of his seasons and was Big Sky freshman of the year in 2018. He was also Gatorade player of the year for Utah in 2016. He should be in the NFL in a couple years if he keeps up the production. His career stats in 2 seasons are 2498 rush yards, 326 receiving yards, 241 punt return yards, and 201 kick return yards, (3266 all-purpose yards) and 22 total TD’s.
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    Harry Trotter (SR) 5’10” 205lbs Kansas State
    Trotter earned 3 starts last year as a junior while playing behind 2 veteran RB’s. He looks to be the starter in 2020 if everything goes as planned. He started out at JUCO then walked on to Louisville before transferring to K-State where he has carved out a role for himself. He was able to have a 66-263-3 stat line in 2019 in limited action. Look for him to have 700+ yards this season if he is healthy all season.
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    Jake Funk (SR) 5’10” 205lbs Maryland
    Very comparable to Harry Trotter, exact same size and both look to have an increased role with the top 2 RB’s from 2019 gone. Funk started off 2019 with a 17-183-2 stat line after four games before tearing his ACL. He should make a full recovery and have his best season in 2020. Career stats include 75-452-7 rushing, 13-66-2 receiving, and 237 kick return yards.
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    Sean McGrew (SR) 5’7” 185lbs Washington
    Undersized back with tremendous speed, McGrew has yet to be given the opportunity the show his abilities which made him a top ranked back coming out of high school. The former California Gatorade player of the year has amassed 627 rushing yards (4 TD), 148 receiving yards, and 536 kick return yards in his first three seasons. Along with Trotter and Funk, this is McGrews last chance to make an impact in college football.
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  3. Red raider

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    Jake Chisholm (JR) 5’9” 185lbs Dayton
    Chisholm is very similar to Josh Davis in terms of production, size, and versatility. Chisholm had a fantastic 2019 season a first year starter with 153-1129-8 rushing, 21-230-3 receiving, and 29-684-1 on kick returns. Yes he averaged an incredible 7.4 yards/rush in 2019 and he managed to rack up those big stats in only 10 games (compared to Davis who played in 15 games). He led the FCS in all-purpose yards per game and was third overall in all-purpose yards. Look for Chisholm to have another big year for Dayton in 2020. upload_2020-5-23_1-28-35.jpeg
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    @TwentyTwo and @Red raider - good stuff! I still am amazed to see our guys make it through the caste system and become impact players at the FBS/FCS levels. Looking forward to seeing who else you guys discover. It looks like there will be college football this year so I will need to get the annual write up thread started in the next few weeks.

    Borghi is probably a top 3 RB in college football - the big question with him will be how the new head cuck Rolovich decides to use him since his offense at Hawaii was pass heavy. Hopefully the offense is built around Borghi - he has a strong junior season and then declares for the draft. I actually enjoy watching him play more than I did McCaffery at Stanford - I think McCaffery is a great player but their is something about Borghi I really like. Let's wish him success and a healthy 2020 season.
     
  5. Bucky

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    Nice thread! Some hope for 2020.
     
  6. dolphins15

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    A couple of guys who are on scholarships but haven't broken through.

    Jason Williamson- (R.FR) 6'2" 210lbs Minnesota
    Tore his ACL last spring and then red shirted his Freshman year. Minnesota lost their top back but return a few who Williamson will have to beat out if he wants some carries.
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    Coleton Beck- (R.SO) 6'1" 205 Virginia Tech
    Has not seen much football action in his time in college. But ran a 10.22 100M in 2019 at the ACC championships. You would think someone with that kind of speed they would find ways to get him the ball (kick returns, reverses etc)
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    Luke Skokna- (SO) 5'9" 175lbs North Dakota
    He had 25 carries for 190 yards. He had 11 carries for 114 yards and 2 TD's vs Southern Utah. Hopefully he steps into a bigger role.
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  7. dolphins15

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    One to keep an eye on.

    Cooper Lutz (R.SO) 6'0" 198 Syracuse
    He signed with Syracuse coming out of high school, so at least he's on scholarship. Rushed for over 3,000 yards and 55TD's in his high school career but his first two years at Syracuse they have tried him at LB. But this spring they were switching him to RB. I'm sure spring ball got cut short so not sure how much if at all he was able to show what he can do. Maybe he can break through.
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  8. TwentyTwo

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    Not sure what happened to TJ McDaniel picture in the post ...?

    Thanks for the feedback RedRaider...looking forward seeing Harry Trotter be a Starter! Sean McGrew is capable of 100+ yard games! Jake Funk is a game breaker when healthy & given the chance!
    Nice find on Cooper Lutz Dolphins15 ...been hoping speedy Coleton Beck would get an opportunity at least as a Kick Returner...Hope Jason Williamson is healthy...he has potential to make an impact!
    Thanks Leonardfan & Bucky ;)

    Brandon Rainey (Jr.) 6-0 205 The Citadel ...DRAFT SCOUT List him as a Running Back Class of 21' making him a Senior? Plays QB in Triple Option; Last season rushed for 897 yards & 17 TD's! + 1,114 yards & 13 TD's
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    Billy McCrary (Sr) 5'-11" 200 Abilene Christian ....Speedy All-Purpose Back was Pre-Season All Southland Conf; but injured shoulder early last season...in 18' had 724 yards rushing & 8 TD's including long 75 yard TD Run vs Baylor! Hopefully he's injury free & ready to go! Transferred from Cal
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    Matt Gadek (Soph) 6'-0 188 Northern Colorado ... Missed 19' due to injury ...Set Texas HS Single Game Record 599 yards Rushing! Hoping Head Coach Ed McCaffrey will give him expanded role
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    Josh Foley (RS Soph) 5'-10" 201 New Mexico (New Mexico State transfer) Is he Eligible this Season? or does he Sit out a year? Rushed for a team-high 51 yards on 7 carries ( long of 22) vs. # 1 Alabama in the ONLY game the ran the ball last year...Strange! Hope he can break through for the Lobos
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    Josh Petruccelli (Sr.) 5'-9" 210 Mount Union.... (D 3 Powerhouse School )Entering Sr. Season has rushed for 3, 929 yards & 44 TD's! Nate Kmic was the last RB to Rush for 1,000 yards + first Three seasons
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  9. rockybleier

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    Getting a bit psyched up for the season......
    I’ll scan my list to see if we’ve missed anyone.....
    It should be a good year...,
    Seeing where Samson Evans transfers to is a priority...
    The b-back from Coastal Carolina was my sleeper for the year...
    Of coarse, his stat line may end up 14-33 for the season, but I’m rooting....
    Lots to root for.....
     

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