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Vote for Your Mount Rushmore of Texas HS Running Backs

The Mount Rushmore of Texas HS Running Backs
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From the list below, who would be on your Mount Rushmore of Texas high school running backs? Cast your vote below.

*List is based on the best high school careers*  CLICK HERE to view the poll for best-ever NFL running back from Texas*

Ken Hall, Sugar Land:

Nicknamed the “Sugar Land Express”, Hall recorded 11,232 career rushing yards at Sugar Land, a Texas record.

Johnathan Gray, Aledo:


Gray gained 10,889 career yards at Aledo. He racked up 51 games of 100 yards or more rushing.

Cedric Benson, Midland Lee:

Benson rushed for 8418 career yards at Midland Lee.

Earl Campbell, Tyler John Tyler:

“The Tyler Rose”, rushed for 2036 yards in his senior year (1973) at John Tyler HS. He was named the High School Player of the Decade.

Eric Dickerson, Sealy:

Dickerson gained 5873 career rushing yards, 58 touchdowns at Sealy HS.

Ladanian Tomlinson, Waco University High:

LT started his high school football career as a fullback. Moved to tailback his senior year and promptly rushed for 2554 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Adrian Peterson, Palestine:

Peterson rushed for 5,011 yards and 54 touchdowns, averaging 11 yards per rush at Palestine HS.

Wes Danaher, CC Calallen:

Danaher gained 8855 rushing yards in his Texas high school football career.

Billy Sims, Hooks:

Sims carried the ball a lot at Hooks HS; 441 carries in 1973, 1128 carries in his prep career. He rushed for 7748 yards and 62 touchdowns at Hooks HS.

Traylon Shead, Cayuga:

Shead rushed for 10,298 career yards at Cayuga HS.

Rodney Thomas, Groveton:

Thomas rushed for 8441 career yards at Groveton HS.

Jaquizz Rodgers, Lamar Consolidated:

Rodgers gained 8246 career yards at Lamar Consolidated.


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