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Since i cant post on BOL i'll ask here. Me and a friend who is huge bama fan along with most of my family were arguing who was the best RB y'all have ever had. i say Shaun Alexander and he say's Trent or Mark Ingram who do you guys think?
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Also, best RB IMO is Trent Richardson. Just a monumental talent.
You can post on the VIP board now its open to everyone. I say Bobby Humphrey
Didnt even think about Bobby Humphrey, i say Alexander b/c of what he did in college and pros he was an absolute beast for the Seachickens and what he did to LSU was crazy.
Best pure talent running back? Trent. Best in a career for BAMA? Shaun Alexander....
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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by DrStache 19 months ago
Shaun Alexander Trent, Bobby are my favs. Humphrey is underrated imo. Hard for me to say who is the best though, but if I had to choose I'd take SA. I liked Lassic, Williams and Riddle a lot as well.
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He was Valedictorian as well.
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Shaun Alexander, Trent R, Bobby H, Mark Ingram, Johnny Musso (forgotten talent)
Bama has had dozens of running backs come through ( I don't remember Johnny Mack Brown or Harry Gilmer) but since the 70's The tops have been Johnny Musso, Wilbur Jackson, Tony Nathan, Bobby Humphrey, Alexander, Trent and Ingram. Bama had dozens of top backs in the 70's but Bama used 8 backs per game and Ricky Davis, Calvin Culliver, Major Ogilvie, Ricky Moore, Billy Jackson, and Joe Carter. Siran Stacy might make some lists. Lassic, Williams and Riddle were servicable at some point but not great.
My favorite is Trent but Musso was a horse.
Trent is the most talented. Shaun was the best during his time. Alexander had some big holes in his game though that got exposed at the next level. However if Trent ever learns to be little more patient, and the Browns upgrade their line a little. Watch out.
You named a lot of great backs.. If Stacey didn't get hurt he would have been near the top no doubt.
This post was edited by bamaman79 19 months ago
Uh, no he didn't. Shaun was the NFL MVP in 2005. Led the NFC in rushing in 2004, led the NFL in rushing in 2005, broke the record for most TDs in a season in 2005 (28).
Alexander finished ranked 7th in NFL history for most rushing TDs (100)
10 Major Poll National Titles (CFB record)
35 Bowl Wins (CFB record)
72 Wins over last 6 years (CFB record)
with a list like that i cant believe you left off the best of them all. Kerry Goode
before his knee injury vs BC.
I used to love watching Saran Stacy run the rock... Talent wise, I would say he was the best. I believe injuries derailed his career.
You have no idea of what you are talking about with Alexander. Did some pretty good things including MVP,
Alexander fell victim to the Madden Curse.. had three or four good years left in him until that cover
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I will let you argue about "best". I liked the Major growing up and my Granddad talk nonstop about the Italian Stallion. I still have a metal auto tag with the John Musso and his nickname across it that he kept on his car.
Yes Shaun had a few good years. But he will even admit he was not a great blocker and only adequate as receiver. Where is Sherman Williams :) or Leron McClain who was so vastly underutilized by Shula that its scary!
best ever in any order:
Johnny Davis (FB)
could have been:
a dozen plus others
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