2021 Running Backs

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Ball State's duo at RB of Will Jones and Carson Steele is fun to watch. They are sitting at 4-4. As I mentioned in DB thread regarding Miami Ohio, I hope they can win out and make a Bowl Game. Both solid teams to follow in MAC.
 

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Top 15 rushers so far in the season.

RB Brad Roberts (Air Force) 185-845-8
QB Garrett Schrader (Syracuse) 120-670-13
QB Sam Howell (North Carolina) 114-594-6
RB Max Borghi (Washington State) 112-571-8
RB Tucker Gregg (Georgia State) 96-552-4
QB Matt Corral (Ole Miss) 110-519-10
FB Isaac Ruoss (Navy) 111-437-2
RB Carson Steele (Ball State) 84-428-5
RB Will Shipley (Clemson) 79-391-7
RB Sean McGrew (Washington) 92-383-6
QB Dustin Crum (Kent State) 99-368-6
QB Chase Garbers (Cal) 74-365-3
QB Rocky Lombardi (Northern Illinois) 55-323-5
QB Garrett Greene (West Virginia) 40-309-4
RB Will Jones (Ball State) 76-273-3
 

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Great list. I've never watched Garrett Schrader or Sam Howell on tv yet this year. I'm missing out. Both dual threat talents with some serious wheels. Thanks
for putting together an amazing list. Shipley would have way more yards if not for missing a few games. He is special. Borghi would also easily rush for 1000 yards
but is only getting around 40 to 45 percent o the carries. Both of these guys have a future on playing on Sundays for sure.
 

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Red Raider ...Thanks a lot for compiling this list! Much appreciated!

Air Force's Brad Roberts 101 yard average per game is good for 18th in the Nation.
Samson Evans (E Mich) 11 rushing TD's is in a log jam tie @ #18
Max Borghi (Wazzu) 8 TD's currently ranks 45th in the nation
Give Will Shipley some more time he will be on the Top Rushing list.

Carson Steele (Freshman) 6'-1" 215 Ball State
Rushed for 154 yards & 109 yards in the last two games! 100+ 3 of last 4 games! Nice combination of power & speed!
So far this season has 691 yards rushing & 5 TD's + 5 rec 65 yards & TD
2 Star ...only 1 FBS School recruited him
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Cole Mueller (Redshirt Freshman) 6-0 215 Illinois State
So far this season 788 yards rushing 6 TD's ...19th in FCS in Rushing Yards; has TD Runs of 80 & 69
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Jake Chisholm (Jr. or Sr? ) 5'-9" 191 Dayton
17th in FCS in Rushing Yards ; 807 yards rushing & 11 TD's + 27 receptions 315 yards & 3 TD's
Rushed for 1,179 yards in 2019....No Football Covid in 2020
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Collin Guggenheim (Freshman) 5'-11" 205 Nicholls
523 yards rushing 6 TD's in 7 games so far this season ....Currently has 3 Consecutive 100+ yard games (123; 158 ; 125)
In the Spring (Covid) in three games ; rushed 18 times for 133 yards & TD... averaged 7.4 yards per carry
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Epic pics with great stats! Thanks and I'm so excited about all the young stud freshman running backs. It's gives us all here great pleasure to know that we
will be able to watch alot of these young stud running backs for several more years and they will only get better as they go forward!

I still say Carson Steele reminds me of Toby Gerhart. I see some Peyton Hillis in him too and if we want to go back a ways I will add Mike Alstott!

Carson "The Man of Steele Superman"
 
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Red Raider ...Thanks a lot for compiling this list! Much appreciated!

Air Force's Brad Roberts 101 yard average per game is good for 18th in the Nation.
Samson Evans (E Mich) 11 rushing TD's is in a log jam tie @ #18
Max Borghi (Wazzu) 8 TD's currently ranks 45th in the nation
Give Will Shipley some more time he will be on the Top Rushing list.

Carson Steele (Freshman) 6'-1" 215 Ball State
Rushed for 154 yards & 109 yards in the last two games! 100+ 3 of last 4 games! Nice combination of power & speed!
So far this season has 691 yards rushing & 5 TD's + 5 rec 65 yards & TD
2 Star ...only 1 FBS School recruited him
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Cole Mueller (Redshirt Freshman) 6-0 215 Illinois State
So far this season 788 yards rushing 6 TD's ...19th in FCS in Rushing Yards; has TD Runs of 80 & 69
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Jake Chisholm (Jr. or Sr? ) 5'-9" 191 Dayton
17th in FCS in Rushing Yards ; 807 yards rushing & 11 TD's + 27 receptions 315 yards & 3 TD's
Rushed for 1,179 yards in 2019....No Football Covid in 2020
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Collin Guggenheim (Freshman) 5'-11" 205 Nicholls
523 yards rushing 6 TD's in 7 games so far this season ....Currently has 3 Consecutive 100+ yard games (123; 158 ; 125)
In the Spring (Covid) in three games ; rushed 18 times for 133 yards & TD... averaged 7.4 yards per carry
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Carson Steele has the early look of a guy that’s going to have 4000+ rushing yards in his career.

Shipley could play in the NFL next year if he was eligible!
 

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Appreciate the great updates! Would be awesome to see some Big Ten Teams reach out to Mueller. Purdue,Northwestern, Illinois, Wisconsin,Iowa, Minnesota should all throw their hats in the ring!

Guggenheim is in SEC country so i guess that's a little less likely..

Agreed on Steele. He's a big, back coming into his own as the season rolls on. Impressive Freshman!

Roberts and Borghi are holding it down out West. Looking forward to seeing what Max does against Oregon today.

Dayton usually always has a White RB. Glad to see Chisholm carrying on the tradition.
 

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any word on why Shipley isn’t playing for Clemson today?
 

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Time to add RAt Dog to the list ...

He was mentioned here on CF this Pre-Season; Leonardfan was nice enough to start the Northern Illinois Huskies 2021 thread ; I chimed in seeing his name on the Pre-Season DraftScout ; Ratkovich was the 5th Ranked Fullback on the list....
http://castefootball.us/index.php?threads/2021-northern-illinois-huskies.38391/

Here is the 96 Yard TD Run....compliments to El Gringo!
"""Not bad for a FULLBACK""".....If he were not so pale he'd be listed as a Running Back
https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/...lint-ratkovich-goes-96-yards-for-a-touchdown/

25 Yard Game Winning TD in OT last week....
https://twitter.com/FTBVids_YT/status/1461178038016626688

Clint Ratkovich (Sr.) 6'-1" 220 (Northern Illinois)
This season Rushed for 11 TD's ; 424 yards on 89 carries ; 13 receptions 113 yards & 2 TD's; 3 kick returns 37 yards
......FCS Western Illinois transfer
1,204 yards & 10 TD's receiving on 128 receptions in 35 games played.
• Rushed for 429 yards & 3 TD's on 97 carries from 2017-19.
• Returned 11 kicks for 233 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2017.
*Senior Bowl Invite
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Excellent work TwentyTwo. I'm really high on this kid too. We all know that he was criminally underused. Ratkovich is
capable of so much more. Our guys just need to find a team that will believe in them. Look at Carson Steele. Lucky for
him one team kept him at running back and he had over 800 yards as a freshman rb. Let's hope the NFL takes note and
Ratkovich goes to a team that will use him as a weapon. He is a little similar to a Taysom Hill even though he is not a qb.
 

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Jared Bernhardt is technically a quarterback for the now-national champions at Ferris State, but he is absolutely ELECTRIC with his feet.

the best collegiate lacrosse player in the nation the past few (three?) seasons, Bernhardt led Ferris State to an undefeated season and national championship in his first season as a full time football player. his vision and ability to change direction then accelerate is eye popping. additionally, he has excellent size (listed at 6-foot-1, 195 lbs), so it’ll be interesting to see if an NFL team gives him an opportunity. perhaps it goes without saying that i think they should.
 

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perhaps it was mentioned somewhere, but if so i missed it ... why didn’t Max Borghi play in Washington State’s bowl game?
 

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perhaps it was mentioned somewhere, but if so i missed it ... why didn’t Max Borghi play in Washington State’s bowl game?

He didn't want to risk injury before the draft. I'm sure his agent advised him. Borghi also said he wanted to start training sooner for the nfl combine. I'm hoping he can
nail the drills with speed and agility to go along with strength. With his height they will downplay his ability which is stupid but they have to attack whites to make him
fall lower into the draft and be more undervalued. Decade after decade very little changes.
 

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There’s a college all star game on at noon....CBS sports channel.
Horvath, Clint Rak are both listed as fullbacks, of course.
I saw Scott Nelson at safety....I just looked at running backs for the most part.
 

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There’s a college all star game on at noon....CBS sports channel.
Horvath, Clint Rak are both listed as fullbacks, of course.
I saw Scott Nelson at safety....I just looked at running backs for the most part.

which one? The NFLPA bowl is not for another two weeks and the Senior Bowl and Shrine game are in February.
 

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It’s the Hula bowl......It’s been a snoozer, for the most part....
I’ve been half ass paying attention.
 

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It’s the Hula bowl......It’s been a snoozer, for the most part....
I’ve been half ass paying attention.

Oh ok...yea amazing that Nelson is not getting any higher level bowl game invite. Meanwhile black players from some really bad schools get the invite to the senior bowl.
 

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Can anyone find how out Horvath did in the Hula Bowl and Shrine game? I can’t find any information or stats.
 

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Gringo, I watched a bit of the Shrine Game (online) and the "fullback" from Northern Illinois got a fair bit of playing at tailback. According to the announcers, his RB coach was impressed with him in practice and let him do the "Mike Alsott thing" that night. His RB coach, by the way, was a black woman that currently coaches for the Washington Redskins. So Clint Ratkovich going to Washington might not be a bad thing, although if they don't utilize a fullback, things might get bad? Better if he winds up with a team that uses a fullback, then slowly he could be used more at tailback?

I spotted Horvath on the sideline, but did not see him in the game. Again, I just watched a bit of the game -- perhaps 18-19 minutes of the 60 minute contest? Not sure he played in the Hula Bowl. When I checked he wasn't on the game roster, I think. He might've left the Hula Bowl (3rd tier game) when the E-W Shrine (2nd tier game) invite came in?

East-West Box Score: https://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore/_/gameId/401386135

Can't find Hula Bowl box score. It was up on ESPN last month, but it didn't have any stats for whites, other than QB and TE. And those stats were modest.
 
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Gringo, I watched a bit of the Shrine Game (online) and the "fullback" from Northern Illinois got a fair bit of playing at tailback. According to the announcers, his RB coach was impressed with him in practice and let him do the "Mike Alsott thing" that night. His RB coach, by the way, was a black woman that currently coaches for the Washington Redskins. So Clint Ratkovich going to Washington might not be a bad thing, although if they don't utilize a fullback, things might get bad? Better if he winds up with a team that uses a fullback, then slowly he could be used more at tailback?

I spotted Horvath on the sideline, but did not see him in the game. Again, I just watched a bit of the game -- perhaps 18-19 minutes of the 60 minute contest? Not sure he played in the Hula Bowl. When I checked he wasn't on the game roster, I think. He might've left the Hula Bowl (3rd tier game) when the E-W Shrine (2nd tier game) invite came in?

East-West Box Score: https://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore/_/gameId/401386135

Can't find Hula Bowl box score. It was up on ESPN last month, but it didn't have any stats for whites, other than QB and TE. And those stats were modest.
Thanks Truthteller! I’m glad Ratkovich is getting some buzz hopefully he gets drafted. I wonder if Horvath hurt himself in practice. It’s weird that he didn’t get any touches if he wasn’t injured.
 
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