Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Top 10 All-Time Rushers

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No. 4 Bobby Humphrey (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)

  • Career Rushing – 3,420 yards on 615 carries
  • Career Yards-Per-Carry average of 5.56 yards
  • 1986 and 1987 All-American and 1987 UPI Offensive Player of the Year

Most Alabama football fans know Bobby Humphrey for being more than Marlon Humphrey’s dad. In four of the several tumultuous seasons after the Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant era, the Alabama Crimson Tide had outstanding running backs. Humphrey was the best of them, but in two of his four Crimson Tide seasons, Humphrey shared snaps with the also talented Gene Jelks.

Along with shared snaps, Humphrey’s career numbers were reduced because as a senior a broken foot ended his college career after two games. With a healthy senior season, Bobby Humphrey would have surely become the Alabama Crimson Tide’s all-time career rushing leader. He rushed for 1,471 yards as a sophomore and 1,255 yards as a junior, but only 192 yards as a senior.

Bobby Humphrey played in the NFL for five seasons with the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins.