Indiana Football: Five Best Running Backs in School History

Indiana has had its fair share of running backs. These are the five best.

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Levron Williams

All purpose running back Levron Williams and Antwaan Randle El formed one of the best 1-2 punches in the Big Ten at that time. It did take some time for Williams to come into his own, however. A converted wide receiver, Williams came to Bloomington after being the Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year in 1996. All-purpose

Though he appeared in nine games as a freshman, Williams' found his footing in head coach Cam Cameron's offense as a sophomore. He made the transition to running back and was also a threat catching the ball out of the backfield.

Williams gained 1,177 total yards and scored 11 total touchdowns in his second year at Indiana. It seemed as if he and Randle El continued to find their way together getting better every season they played together. Williams saved his best year for his last year, gaining 1,690 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns. ,

Williams' 3,095 rushing yards are sixth in school history, and his 31 rushing touchdowns are third in school history. His 1,401 yards in 2001 is the sixth-best season in school history. They didn't win a lot while he was there, but they were fun to watch.