Running Back U: The Top 5 All-Time Auburn RBs

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Sep 27, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers cheerleaders run the flags after a touchdown during the first half against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

5. Brent Fullwood

Brent Fullwood was an Auburn running back from the 1983-1986 seasons. He was one of the more powerful backs that gave the Tigers a push when Bo Jackson was not in the game.

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  • This would be the ultimate reason why his name did not register within the Auburn fan base as much as he disserved. He led the NCAA with an 8.3 yard per carry average in 1986. He finished second in the 1985 season with a 7.4 yard average in the NCAA as well.

    In his career, Fullwood finished with 2,789 rushing yards and had 24 touchdowns. This did not include his receiving or kick return yards.

    1986 was without a doubt the best year for the back. He was named to the 1986 coconscious All-American team and finished sixth in the Heisman voting.

    Fullwood went on to be a fourth round pick to the Green Bay Packers in the 1987 NFL draft. He made the Pro Bowl squad in 1989 and finished his career in 1990 with the Cleveland Browns.

    He now coaches high school football today and will always hold a place among the elite backs in Auburn history.