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Rate top tailback in CU history 1-5........#1 CJ Spiller

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 9:55 AM
 

#2 Terry Allen #3 James Davis #4 Priester #5 K.Flowers Sorry if left out pre 70's I didnt see them play.

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I might go with the same with the ...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 9:57 AM
 

#5 spot going to Terrence Flagler.

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yes,well...


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:03 AM
 

Yeah I was waffling on #5 too with Flagler,,I liked Flowers 4.2 speed carrying 215 lbs a little better..Nobody caught Flowers when he hit the juice,,Prob..The best speciman for a back ..2nd rounder blew out his knee in preseason for the Falcons.....Flagler was the more polished back though.

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I always thought travis zachery was very under rated. He

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:04 AM
 

always ran hard and didnt have a great oline

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True.Was a ball player.Loved him.Didnt have top end speed

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:10 AM
 

about the only knock. A fighter..A leaner.a juker..Would put him top 16

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Was kevin mack a rb or fb?***


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:13 AM
 



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FB- Think Chuck McSwain and Cliff Austin


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:13 AM
 

were the TB.

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FB as far as I remember***


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:44 AM
 



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Fullback for Cliff Austin who is a close top 5..Mack played


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:15 AM
 

TB a few games as I recall due to injuries

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I see your point.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:13 AM
 

they were 2 different type of backs. Flagler was slashy and shifty. Flowers had top end burn.

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Don't forget the Ruber Duck & the Ricochet Rabbit


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 3:43 PM
 

also Buddy Gore and Ray Yauger

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Rubber***


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 3:44 PM
 



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Yusef Kelly


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:14 AM
 

Is wondering how far down the list he is...

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I think he was better as keith kelly***

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:16 AM
 



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Re: Yusef Kelly not top 25..

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:17 AM
 

points for kicking a chicken though

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Ellington would have been close without

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:18 AM
 

the injuries. I'd say he was awfully close on ability.

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Banks McFadden, Buck George?


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:20 AM
 

I know Banks McFadden was before anyone on this board watched Clemson but he is one of the few to have his jersey retired he was such a great player. Also, Buck George set many Clemson records that stood for a long time and had a great career in the early 50s which is also a very long time ago.

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My dad talks about tracy johnson alot but I dont remeber him***


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He was a fullback


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:25 AM
 

and I vividly remember him hitting someone on a punt return (Maryland I think). When he hit the guy his helmet not only came off but the chinstrap, earpad and mouthpiece all flew in different directions.

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Re: He was a fullback

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:52 AM
 

Meet #42

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He was David Dunham, before there was David Dunham!


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 6:29 PM
 

:D

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TRACY was a full back just like Chad Diehl *But Johnson


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:28 AM
 

could run really run .was called the human 1 st down..Was never stopped on 4th down his whole career ,and he got the rock a lot..I remember UNC had a 1st team all american at linebacker circa '87..Johnson broke his shouder early..we won ..he tried to hit Johnson straight up...DUMB

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Re: TRACY was a full back a Kannapolis Wonder


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:37 AM
 

from right down the road....Danny gave him the ball 14 times on a 15 play drive for a FG to beat UNC in 1987...One of Tracey's runs I remember was him dragging two FSU players into the endzone for a TD in 1988 to tie the game...I think that drive still holds the record for longest scoring drive 98 yards

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Re: My dad talks about tracy johnson alot but I dont remeber him***


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:06 AM
 

Buddy Gore, and I can't pull up his name but the ricochet rabbit

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Stacy Driver***


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 6:42 PM
 



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Re: Rate top tailback in CU history 1-5........Buddy Gore*

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:23 AM
 

nm

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Just to give a shout out..............


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:30 AM
 

When I went to CU, Ray Yauger was a heck of a back, but certainly not in the same category as the five previously mentioned. It was a different era. He was in the Buddy Gore genre. Great back, but a different time.

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Driver?***


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the ricochet rabbit***

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Kevin Mack has to be top 5.


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:37 AM
 

People forget about him for some reason.

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Re: Kevin Mack has to be top 5.- yep a load


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:31 AM
 

in college and in pros. met him once and recognized him because of the paw on his shirt. this was well after his NFL days.

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He was primarily a fullback.***


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1. Spiiler 2. Allen 3. Flowers 4. Ellington 5. Priester***

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We had a guy named Lester Brown in the 70's.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:43 AM
 

Jim Phillips called him "The Rubber Duck" because he threw his body all over the place and feared nothing. I think you will find that when he finished, he had more touchdowns than anyone ever. Travis Zachary later broke that record.

I have posted before that I have seen them all since 1948 and none compared with Terry Allen as a pure running back. He went to the NFL after his junior year and had a great career with the Vikings and Redskins.

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Allen's spin move was unbelievable***


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Re:once TZ got close to the goal line

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:34 AM
 

he was going to get in. had a nose for the endzone and did some of the darnest things to find a way in

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Warren Ratchford was also around at that time!


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 2:20 PM
 

Not very big, but, boy was he fast and hard to tackle!! Ken Callicutt wasn't bad in his own right!

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I wouldn't put James Davis as high as # 3***


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Davis would have been a clear cut top 5


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 6:43 PM
 

had he not shared carries with spiller. Davis was awesome.

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Re: Rate top tailback in CU history 1-5........#1 CJ Spiller


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 10:46 AM
 

How does Travis Zachary not make that list?

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Re: Ellington would have been close without


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:01 AM
 

I agree with this. If Andre had been more healthy while he was here it would have been tough to keep him out of the top 3.

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Ken Callicut***


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Lester Brownn = Rubber Duck****

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Re: Rate top tailback in CU history 1-5........#1 CJ Spiller

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:27 AM
 

Raymond Priester, Kenny Flowers, Chuck Mcswain, CJ Spiller, and Cliff Austin...in that order.

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Re: Rate top tailback in CU history 1-5........#1 CJ Spiller


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 11:28 AM
 

I think Terrance Flager was a heck of a tailback.

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Re: Rate top tailback in CU history 1-5........#1 CJ Spiller


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 12:10 PM
 

In the 60's it was Buddy Gore.His rushing totals lasted well into the 80's. TERRY ALLEN broke them.

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Allen is easily our best pure RB

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Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 12:10 PM
 

Guy would've been a NFL hall of gamer without his jacked up knee problems. He was better than Emmit Smith as well without those surgeries. Just bad luck

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Re: Allen is easily our best pure RB


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 3:37 PM
 

Kenny Flowers was as smooth of a runner as they come...if he didnt have injury problems he might have been the best

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Allen still had a good NFL career. He was the oldest RB...


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 4:01 PM
 

ever to have back to back 100 yard rushing games. He had 8614 yards rushing and 73 TD's, and 10215 of total yards for scrimmage.

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1. Terry Allen 2. CJ Spiller 3. Banks McFadden 4. Kenny...


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 3:58 PM
 

Flowers 5. James Davis 6. Andre Ellington 7. Raymond Priester 8. Terrence Flagler 9. Stacey Driver 10. Cliff Austin

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Allen! Spiller did nothing his first couple of years***********


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Nothing? what kind of drugs are you on***


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watch the BC game his freshman year.***


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What about Buddy Gore? He could


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 5:06 PM
 

really run back in the day.

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Or Joel Wells who went to the NFL and another good one,


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 5:08 PM
 

Bill Mathis who went to the Jets.

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I might put Lester Brown, Chuck McSwain in the mix


Posted: Jan 26, 2013, 6:38 PM
 

Kevin Mack was not bad at fullback. JD no slouch either.

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