Alabama’s Trent Richardson: Best Running Back in ’12 Draft Class?

His predecessor, Mark Ingram won the Heisman trophy two years ago,  now Alabama Crimson Tide tailback Trent Richardson is the man in Tuscaloosa. No more splitting time, Ingram is with the Miami Dolphins, and Richardson’s the focus of #2 Bama’s offense.

As a rookie, Richardson was also named to the 2009 SEC All-Freshman team alongside teammates OL Barrett Jones and LB Nico Johnson. ‘Bama went 14-0 to win it all and in the 2010 BCS National Championship was a big part, accruing 109 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns.

As long as he stays healthy, and Richardson continues on his current course, he’ll likely forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft where he’ll likely be a top ten pick; quite possibly the first back taken.
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Who will be the Best Running Back in College Football in 2011?

Who will be the best tailback in college football this fall? You can get a good idea by looking at the Doak Walker Award watch list which was released yesterday.

Illinois Fighting Illini senior Jason Ford and Notre Dame Fighting Irish junior Cierre Wood were among the 51 players named to the watch list on Friday.

Ford is one of seven Big Ten running backs on the Walker watch list, alongside Edwin Baker (Michigan State Spartans), Montee Ball (Wisconsin Badgers), Duane Bennett (Minnesota Golden Gophers), Rex Burkhead (Nebraska Cornhuskers), Marcus Coker (Iowa Hawkeyes) and James White (Wisconsin Badgers).

For the best QB, Davey O’Brien list, go here
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