The subject should draw nearly as many passionate arguments as the BCS debate: Which school in the country does the best job of producing running backs?
Two of the top five rushers in the NFL this season – Clinton Portis and Frank Gore – played at Miami. Arkansas had two running backs – Darren McFadden and Felix Jones – taken in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft. Miami Dolphins star Ronnie Brown, Tampa Bay’s Cadillac Williams, Cincinnati’s Kenny Irons and the New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs all played at Auburn at one point in their careers.
But this season, the real “Running Back U.” isn’t a university at all. The honor instead belongs to Milford Academy, a prep school in New Berlin, N.Y.