There’s more than just one school that can stake a claim to the title of RBU, but Georgia’s case is a pretty good one. Not just from the recent guys under Kirby Smart who have carried the offense to the College Football Playoff more than a couple of times, but from the legends, like the one who led the Bulldogs to a national championship under Vince Dooley.
Excluding the honorable mentions, this list ran for 33,505 yards and 328 touchdowns while at Georgia. It also includes a Heisman trophy winner and five first-round NFL draft picks.
Georgia has always produced great college running backs and a few who got even better in the NFL. Like our first honorable mention, an NFL Hall of Famer.
Terrell Davis transferred to Georgia from Long Beach State University and never started a game for the Bulldogs. In his three seasons, he combined for 1,657 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns but never had a season over 1,000 scrimmage yards. He was good, not great, and was selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft.
Davis landed in the perfect situation with Mike Shanahan’s Denver Broncos and became an NFL MVP, two-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl XXXII MVP, and a two-time Offensive Player of the Year. His NFL career outshined his time at Georgia, so he’s an honorable mention.
Holyfield and Brown had the opposite situation. Brown is No. 10 on Georgia’s all-time rushing list, but never played a snap in the NFL. Holyfield had one great year in college with 1,018 rushing yards as a junior in 2018 but only played five special teams snaps in his entire career.