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

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Sep 6, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Aubie the Tiger performs during the second half of the game between the Auburn Tigers and the San Jose State Spartans at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Spartans 59-13. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

4. Joe Cribbs

Joe Cribbs was a member of the 1976-1979 Auburn teams. He was not quick to make an impact on the Tiger squad, but that would not ultimately dictate how he would finish.

Cribbs broke out in the 1978 season with 1,205 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns. He averaged over a hundred yards a game and was known for his ability to make big plays in other spots on the field.

He was a true multi-purpose back and had the talent and speed to be a threat on the offense.

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  • In 1979, Cribbs had 200 rushing attempts for 1,120 yards, and scored 14 touchdowns rushing. In the same year he finished first in the SEC with 14 rushing touchdowns. He also led the league in yards from scrimmage with 1,248 yards.

    Cribbs went on to get drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 1980. He was name the AFC Rookie of the Year in his first season.

    He was a three time Pro Bowler and played with three other NFL organizations. He also played in the USFL from 1984-1985 for the Birmingham Stallions.

    Joe Cribbs is an Auburn running back that left his mark and continues to support Auburn to this day.