The 2022 college football season has finally arrived. Here are the top 10 running backs in the nation entering the campaign.
The most wonderful time of the year has arrived for sports fans. It is football season, which means that your weekends will be dominated by countless games available to you on your television or streaming devices. But on Saturdays, there will be college football on all day.
Much like every season that arrives, fans and media rank the top players at their respective positions. When it comes to the most electrifying position players, that belongs to the running backs. So, who would make a top 10 list for the best runners in all of college football?
Here are our rankings.
College football power rankings: 10 best running backs for the 2022 season
10. Zach Evans, Ole Miss
The Ole Miss Rebels are once again looking to make a statement in the tough SEC. They were able to add to their offense via the transfer portal, as they were able to get Zach Evans from TCU.
Evans had spent his first two years playing for the Horned Frogs, and he made the most of his limited number of carries. In his freshman year, he picked up an average of 7.7 rushing yards per carry (415 yards on 54 attempts), while scoring four touchdowns. This past season as a sophomore, Evans averaged 7.0 yards per attempt (648 yards on 92 carries), while recording five rushing touchdowns.
Being added to a team coached by Lane Kiffin makes Evans an intriguing player heading into the upcoming season. He should be able to thrive as the starting running back for the Rebels.
9. Sean Tucker, Syracuse
Taking the No. 9 spot on this list is Syracuse running back Sean Tucker.
In the 2020 season, Tucker put up respectable numbers, tallying 626 yards and four touchdowns on 137 attempts in nine games. Then, in 2021, Tucker solidified his status as one of the best rushers in the country by being named an All-American and a member of the All-ACC First team.
Tucker ran for 1,496 yards and 12 touchdowns on 246 carries in 12 games. Perhaps his biggest statement game arrived when Syracuse took on the No. 19 ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He ran for 153 yards on 26 attempts and scored two touchdowns in the 40-37 overtime loss.
If you watch Syracuse games this fall and winter, be sure to watch Sean Tucker out of the backfield.