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

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Aug 30, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers mascot Aubie greets fans at Tiger Walk prior to the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

2. Carnell “Cadillac” Williams

Carnell Williams is the only running back to make it on the list from a more modern Auburn Tiger team. Carnell “Cadillac” Williams was on the team from the 2001-2004 seasons. He was a big part in the success Auburn had later in his career under Tommy Tuberville.

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  • Williams had the Auburn record for carries in a single game with 41 until Tre Mason took it this previous season with 46 carries against Missouri in the SEC Championship Game.

    Williams had 3,831 yards and 45 touchdowns rushing through his career at Auburn. He finished first in the SEC rushing touchdowns in 2003 and 2004 and also ranked first in touchdowns from scrimmage in the same two seasons.

    He left his mark setting the record for most rushing attempts at Auburn with 741 – ahead of Bo Jackson. He earned his recognition for his unappalled speed and ability to make players miss in the open field.

    Williams was later drafted in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and rushed for 1,000 yards in his first season. Though he showed a lot of promise in his first few seasons, injuries would plague his career.

    He finished in 2011 with the St. Louis Rams and had 21 total rushing touchdowns in his NFL career.