Dec 31, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Josh Robinson (13) runs past Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive lineman Shawn Green (97) during the first quarter in the 2014 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The one thing that Mississippi State has done on a consistent basis throughout the years is produce quality running backs that chew up yards in the SEC. But which ones are the best? I try to answer that question today by listing the top 5 Running Backs in Mississippi State history. Josh already whittled down the top 5 quarterbacks for us, just in case you missed it.
Honestly, choosing five is tough. There have been so many good ones throughout the years, narrowing it down to just 5 means someone is going to get slighted. But when you have so many great ones to choose from, that is just the name of the game. So where do I start?
To start it off, I’m leaving Josh Robinson just on the outside. I loved watching Josh tear through the defense this past season, but I don’t think this one season was great enough to push him into the top 5. If he were coming back in 2015, I think he easily pushes his way in to this group. But alas, he has decided to try his hand at the NFL level. We wish him all the best, and hope everything works out for him. But to prove my point about how we consistently produce great backs, we have two four star players in Ashton Shumpert and Aeris Williams who are just drooling at the opportunity to get some touches in 2015.
It also pains me to leave out one of my favorites Keefer McGee. Had he not gotten injured in 1996, and then tragically passed away before the start of the 1997 season, I firmly believe he’d be on here as well.
Now on to Number 5.