1. Darren McFadden, Arkansas (2005-07)
Rush stats: 785 carries, 4,590 yds, 41 TDs
Receiving stats: 31 catches, 304 yds
Skinny: Many say Adrian Peterson and Ricky Williams are the two best BCS running backs, but I'm not afraid to throw McFadden's name among the duo. Run DMC's talent-packed physique was something rare. He was a consensus All-American in 2006-07. McFadden still holds the SEC's second highest rushing total for one season in 2007 with 1,830 yards, behind Herschel Walker, and he also totes the second most rushing yards in a career with 4,590.
2. Trent Richardson, Alabama (2009-11)
Rush stats: 540 carries, 3,130 yds, 35 TDs
Receiving stats: 68 catches, 730 yds, 7 TD
Skinny: Richardson ran around terrorizing the SEC for three short seasons, with tree trunk legs and a short, compact physique running backs dream about. Richardson still is the only SEC running back to rush for 20 touchdowns in one season, and imagine if he'd received more touches in three years? He largely split time with Mark Ingram and Eddie Lacy, a staple of the Bama offense.
3. Shaun Alexander, Alabama (1996-99)
Rush stats: 727 carries, 3,565 yds, 41 TDs
Receiving stats: 62 catches, 798 yds, 8 TDs
Skinny: Does this come at a surprise? Don't let it. Alexander is argued by some as Alabama's best back ever, and he was a big-time player in his day, with his last two seasons coming in the BCS era. Still the all-time leading rusher in Bama history, Alexander put together a great senior campaign that ultimately fell short of the Heisman because of an ankle injury. He was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in '99.
4. Cadillac Williams, Auburn (2001-04)
Rush stats: 741 carries, 3,831 yds, 45 TDs
Receiving stats: 45 catches, 342 yds, TD
Skinny: If we're ranking names, Carnell ‘Cadillac' Williams tops the list, but his game wasn't too bad either. Williams still stands second in Auburn history only to Bo Jackson in career rushing yardage, and he still holds the record for the most touchdowns scored. Williams seemed like he was either injured or always sharing the spotlight with Ronnie Brown, and he helped Auburn to an undefeated season in 2004.
5. Mark Ingram, Alabama (2008-10)
Rush stats: 572 carries, 3,261 yds, 42 TDs
Receiving stats: 60 catches, 670 yds, 4 TDs
Skinny: Alabama's only Heisman winning back barely cracks the top five? I'll catch flack for this one. Ingram was good, but he wasn't better than Richardson or Alexander. Ingram's Heisman season was his only 1,000-yard season, and he finished with 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns. Still, Ingram helped Alabama win the 2009 national championship. He's a great player and certainly top-five worthy.
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