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2013 Draft Prospects: Running Backs

Posted Feb 25, 2013

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series is back for 2013. We continue with a look at the running backs who were invited to the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine...

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series is back for 2013. We continue this year's edition of the series with a look at the running backs and fullbacks who were invited to participate in the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. *Photos courtesy of the respective player's university or college.


RUNNING BACKS

CJ Anderson | 5’8” | 224 pounds | California
Anderson played in 25 games in two years at California and rushed 198 times for 1,135 yards and 12 TDs and he added two receiving TDs. In 2012, Anderson recorded 790 rushing yards with four TDs and 164 receiving yards.

Montee Ball | 5’10” | 214 pounds | Wisconsin
Ball played in 49 games for Wisconsin and totaled 924 carries for 5,140 yards and 77 TDs. He added 598 receiving yards for six TDs. In 2012, Ball had 356 rushes for 1,830 yards and 22 TDs. Ball had 10 games over 100 yards rushing with two of those over 200 yards.

Kenjon Barner | 5’9” | 196 pounds | Oregon
In 49 games at Oregon, Barner rushed 582 times for 3,623 yards and 41 TDs, while adding 54 catches for 591 yards and seven TDs. In 2012, Barner totaled 278 carries for 1,767 yards and 21 TDs. Barner had eight games with 100-plus yards rushing, including one game over 200 yards and one with 321 yards and five TDs.

Le’veon Bell | 6’1” | 230 pounds | Michigan State
Bell played in 40 games at Michigan State and had 671 carries for 3,346 yards and 33 TDs, as well as 531 receiving yards and a TD. In 2012, Bell rushed for 1,793 yards and 12 TDs on 382 carries.

Giovani Bernard | 5’8” | 202 pounds | North Carolina
In 23 games over three seasons at North Carolina, Bernard totaled 423 rushes for 2,481 yards and 25 TDs and caught 92 passes for 852 yards and six TDs. He also returned 16 punts for 263 yards and two TDs. In 2012, Bernard rushed 184 times for 1,228 yards and 12 TDs and added 490 receiving yards and five TDs as well as all of his punt return yards.

Rex Burkhead | 5’10” | 214 pounds | Nebraska
Burkhead played in 44 games at Nebraska and rushed 635 times for 3,329 yards and 30 TDs, while adding 60 receptions for five TDs. In 2012, Burkhead rushed 98 times for 675 yards and five TDs.

Knile Davis | 5'10” | 227 pounds | Arkansas
In 36 games at Arkansas, Davis recorded 349 carries for 1,862 yards and 19 TDs and added 32 receptions for 297 yards and two TDs. In 10 games in 2012, Davis rushed 112 times for 377 yards and two TDs and had 157 receiving yards and one TD.

Andre Ellington | 5’9” | 199 pounds | Clemson
Ellington played in 49 games at Clemson and rushed 621 times for 3,436 yards and 33 TDs and caught 59 passes for 505 yards and two TDs. He also returned 26 kickoffs for 642 yards and a TD. In 2012, Ellington had 212 rushes for 1,081 yards and eight TDs as well as 232 receiving yards and a TD. He also returned eight kickoffs for 178 yards.

Michael Ford | 5’9” | 210 pounds | Louisiana State
Ford played in 37 games at LSU and carried the ball 243 times for 1,392 yards and 13 TDs and returned 20 kickoffs for 549 yards. In 2012, Ford totaled 71 rushes for 392 yards and three TDs and recorded all of his kickoff returns.

Johnathan Franklin | 5’10” | 205 pounds | UCLA
In 53 games at UCLA, Franklin totaled 788 rushes for 4,403 yards and 31 TDs. He also caught 58 passes for 517 yards and three TDs. In 2012, Franklin rushed 281 times for 1,734 yards and 13 TDs and caught 33 passes for 323 yards and two TDs.

Mike Gillislee | 5’11” | 208 pounds | Florida
Gillislee played in 49 games at Florida and rushed for 2,072 yards and 20 TDs on 389 carries. He also scored two receiving TDs. In 2012, Gillislee totaled 244 carries for 1,152 yards and 10 TDs.

Ray Graham | 5’9” | 199 pounds | Pittsburgh
In 46 games, Graham had 595 carries for 3,271 yards and 32 TDs, 98 receptions for 799 yards and four TDs, and 40 kickoff returns for 873 yards. In 2012, Graham rushed 222 times for 1,042 yards and 11 TDs and caught 36 passes for 340 yards and two TDs.

DJ Harper | 5’9” | 211 pounds | Boise State
In one season, 13 games, at Boise State, Harper totaled 228 rushes for 1,137 yards and 15 TDs, 23 catches for 163 yards and a TD, and seven kickoff returns for 188 yards.

Montel Harris | 5’8” | 208 pounds | Temple
In 2012, Harris’ only season at Temple, he rushed 186 times for 1,054 yards and 12 TDs, caught 10 passes for 90 yards and returned five punts for 22 yards.

Mike James | 5’10” | 223 pounds | Miami-FL
James played in 50 games at Miami-FL and totaled 304 carries for 1,340 yards and 17 TDs and caught 67 passes for 585 yards and five TDs. In 2012, James ran for 621 yards and six TDs on 147 carries and added a receiving TD.

Jawan Jamison | 5’7” | 203 pounds | Rutgers
In 26 games at Rutgers, Jamison rushed 486 times for 1,972 yards and 13 TDs and caught 36 passes for 385 yards and two TDs. In 2012, Jamison had 255 carries for 1,075 yards and four TDs and 28 catches for 323 yards and two TDs.

Stefphon Jefferson | 5’10” | 213 pounds | Nevada
Jefferson played in 33 games at Nevada and totaled 448 carries for 2,338 yards and 30 TDs. In 2012, Jefferson had 375 carries for 1,883 yards and 24 TDs, including 10 games with over 100 yards rushing.

Eddie Lacy | 5’11” | 231 pounds | Alabama
In 37 games at Alabama, Lacy rushed 355 times for 2,402 yards and 30 TDs and added 35 receptions for 338 yards and two TDs. In 2012, Lacy recorded 204 carries for 1,322 yards and 17 TDs and 189 receiving yards and two TDs.

Marcus Lattimore | 5’11” | 221 pounds | South Carolina
Lattimore played in 29 games at South Carolina and recorded 2,677 yards and 38 TDs on 555 rushes. He added 74 receptions for 767 yards and three TDs. In 2012, Lattimore played in nine games before sustaining an injury. He totaled 143 rushes for 662 yards and 11 TDs and caught 26 passes for 173 yards.

Zach Line | 6’0” | 232 pounds | SMU
In 50 games at SMU, Line totaled 778 carries for 4,185 yards and 47 TDs, as well as 75 receptions for 599 yards. In 2012, Line had 277 rushes for 1,278 yards and 13 TDs, including five 100-plus yard games and four multi-TD games.

Miguel Maysonet | 5’9” | 209 pounds | Stony Brook
Maysonet played in 37 games at Stony Brook and recorded 695 rushes for 4,725 yards and 48 TDs and caught 18 passes for 191 yards and four TDs. He also returned 18 kickoffs for 415 yards and one TD. In 2012, Maysonet rushed 267 times for 1,964 yards and 21 TDs and scored on both a reception and a kickoff return.

Onterio McCalebb | 5’10” | 168 pounds | Auburn
In 50 games at Auburn, McCalebb rushed for 2,586 yards and 24 TDs on 406 carries and caught 63 passes for 1,360 yards and two TDs. In 2012, McCalebb totaled 94 rushes for 570 yards and six TDs.

Christine Michael | 5’10” | 220 pounds | Texas A&M
Michael played in 40 games with the Aggies and rushed 529 times for 2,791 yards and 34 TDs and caught 44 passes for 323 yards and one TD. In 2012, Michael had 88 carries for 417 yards and 12 TDs.

Joseph Randle | 6’0” | 204 pounds | Oklahoma State
In 39 games at Oklahoma State, Randle had 564 carries for 3,085 yards and 40 TDs, caught 108 passes for 917 yards and three TDs, and returned 11 kickoffs for 282 yards. In 2012, Randle rushed 274 times for 1,417 yards and 14 TDs and caught 28 passes for 224 yards.

Theo Riddick | 5’10” | 201 pounds | Notre Dame
Riddick played in 45 games at Notre Dame and totaled 244 carries for 1,169 yards and five TDs and 120 catches for 1,263 yards and eight TDs. He also returned 47 kickoffs for 1,051 yards. In 2012, Riddick rushed 190 times for 917 yards and five TDs and caught 36 passes for 370 yards and two TDs.

Robbie Rouse | 5’6” | 190 pounds | Fresno State
In 50 games at Fresno State, Rouse rushed 898 times for 4,647 yards and 37 TDs and caught 110 passes for 794 yards and five TDs. In 2012, Rouse rushed 282 times for 1,490 yards and 12 TDs. He recorded nine 100-yard rushing games, one of which went for 261 yards and two TDs.

Zac Stacy | 5’8” | 216 pounds | Vanderbilt
Stacy played in 45 games at Vanderbilt and totaled 581 carries for 3,143 yards and 30 TDs, as well as 46 catches for 415 receiving yards. In 2012, Stacy had 207 carries for 1,141 yards and 10 TDs.

Stepfan Taylor | 5’9” | 214 pounds | Stanford
In 53 games at Stanford, Taylor recorded 843 rushes for 4,300 yards and 40 TDs, while also catching 97 passes for 778 yards and five TDs. In 2012, Taylor totaled 322 carries for 1,530 yards and 13 TDs, including eight games with over 100 yards. He added two receiving TDs.

Christopher Thompson | 5’7” | 192 pounds | Florida State
Thompson played in 39 games at Florida State and had 277 carries for 1,735 yards and 14 TDs and 45 catches for 430 yards and one TD. In 2012, Thompson recorded 91 carries for 687 yards and five TDs and 21 catches for 248 yards.

Matthew Tucker | 6’0” | 221 pounds | Texas Christian
In 51 games at TCU, Tucker totaled 494 carries for 2,602 yards and 33 TDs and added 29 catches for 262 yards and a TD. In 2012, Tucker had 118 rushes for 515 yards and six TDs.

Spencer Ware | 5’10” | 228 pounds | Louisiana State
Ware played in 36 games at LSU and totaled 295 carries for 1,249 yards and 10 TDs and 39 catches for 404 yards and two TDs. In 2012, Ware recorded 94 rushes for 367 yards and one TD, as well as 18 catches for 230 yards and one TD.

Kerwynn Williams | 5’8” | 195 pounds | Utah State
In 49 games at Utah State, Williams recorded 382 carries for 2,515 yards and 22 TDs and 64 catches for 870 yard and five TDs. He also returned 135 kickoffs for 3,408 yards and one TD. In 2012, Williams totaled 218 carries for 1,512 yards and 15 TDs, 45 catches for 697 yards and five TDs, and one kickoff return.

George Winn | 5’10” | 218 pounds | Cincinnati
In one season at Cincinnati (13 games), Winn had 243 rushes for 1,334 yards and 13 TDs. He also caught 15 passes for 128 yards. He had six games with 100-plus yards rushing.

Cierre Wood | 5’11” | 213 pounds | Notre Dame
Wood played in 37 games at Notre Dame and totaled 450 carries for 2,447 yards and 16 TDs, 52 catches for 384 yards and two TDs and 15 kickoff returns for 300 yards. In 2012, Wood carried the ball 114 times for 742 yards and four TDs.

FULLBACKS

Tommy Bohanon | 6’1” | 246 pounds | Wake Forest
In 49 games at Wake Forest, Bohanon had 50 rushes for 160 yards and three TDs and caught 51 passes for 405 yards and seven TDs. In 2012, Bohanon caught 23 passes for 208 yards and five TDs.

Zach Boren | 5’11” | 245 pounds | Ohio State
Boren played in 51 games as a Buckeye and rushed 12 times for 35 yards and two TDs and caught 25 passes for 193 yards and a TD. He also had 53 tackles and forced two fumbles. In 2012, Boren recorded 33 yards rushing and two TDs on 11 carries and caught five passes for 42 yards. He also had 50 tackles.

Lonnie Pryor | 5’11” | 227 pounds | Florida State
In 54 games at Florida State, Pryor totaled 124 carries for 718 yards and 18 TDs and 41 receptions for 379 yards and five TDs. In 2012, Pryor had 47 rushes for 376 yards and eight Tds and 13 catches for 117 yards.

Braden Wilson | 6’3” | 251 pounds | Kansas State
Wilson played in 51 games at Kansas State and rushed 21 times for 44 yards and two TDs and caught 18 passes for 144 yards. In 2012, Wilson had six carries and five catches.