SEC Running Backs: Career numbers entering spring practice

If you like big-time running backs, you’re going to love witnessing the 2013 SEC season. The talent and the depth returning makes lesser conferences look like little leagues.

No more will Marcus Lattimore, Eddie Lacy or Zac Stacy roam the sidelines, but there’s a new and more talented batch exploding onto the scene. And this list doesn’t even include LSU’s Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue or Georgia’s Keith Marshall, three of the most talented backs in the league.

But we’re talking career numbers, and here are the top 10 running backs returning:

Rushing Yards
LaDarius Perkins, Miss State: 2,012
Jeff Scott, Ole Miss: 1,804
Henry Josey, Missouri: 1,605
Todd Gurley, Georgia: 1,385
Tre Mason, Auburn: 1,163
TJ Yeldon, Alabama: 1,108
Raymond Sanders, Kentucky: 1,078
Ben Malena, Texas A&M: 1,067
Rajion Neal, Tennessee: 1,039
Marlin Lane, Tennessee: 938

Yards Per Carry
Henry Josey: 7.3
TJ Yeldon: 6.3
Todd Gurley: 6.2
Tre Mason: 5.8
Ben Malena: 5.2
LaDarius Perkins: 5.1
Marlin Lane: 4.8
Jeff Scott: 4.8
Raymond Sanders: 4.6
Rajion Neal: 4.5

Total Touchdowns/Scoring
LaDarius Perkins: 20 TDs, 120 pts
Todd Gurley: 17 TDs, 102 pts
Jeff Scott: 16 TDs, 96 pts
Bem Malena: 14 TDs, 84 pts
Henry Josey: 14 TDs, 84 pts
TJ Yeldon: 13 TDs, 78 pts
Rajion Neal: 12 TDs, 72 pts
Raymond Sanders: 9 TDs, 54 pts
Tre Mason: 9 TDs, 54 pts
Marlin Lane: 6 TDs, 36 pts

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