Texas A&M Football: Top 10 Running Backs in Aggie History

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(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Bob Smith played over 60 years ago and he still sits in the top 20 in Aggie history in career rushing yards.  He sits 14th, right between Leeland McElroy and Jorvorskie Lane.  In this three years in Aggieland, he rushed for 2,415 yards on 439 carries, which were both records until Bubba Bean rushed for more yards and Larry Stegent had more carries in the late ’60’s.

He makes this list due to what he did in the 1950 season when he was designated a First Team All-American.  He still owns the single game rushing record of 297 yards against SMU in 1950.  By the way, he did that on 29 carries.

Smith also still owns the most yards rushed by a junior at 1,302 (SWC record at the time) which ranks fifth in school history.  One other record from that season that still stands is that he averaged 144.7 yards per game.  He finished his career with a 5.5 yards per carry average.

He was drafted in the fourth round by the Cleveland Browns.