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.
While many casual fans likely haven't heard of Milford, they certainly know the school's
famous alumni: Iowa's Shonn Greene, Pittsburgh's LeSean McCoy and Miami's Graig Cooper.