LSU has been named "Running Back U" by College Spun
based on a point system during the BCS era. Points were awarded for:
First Round Selection: 7 Points
Second Round Selection: 6 Points
Third Round Selection: 5 Points
Fourth Round Selection: 4 Points
Fifth Round Selection: 3 Points
Sixth Round Selection: 2 Points
Seventh Round Selection: 1 Point Here is the Top 5:
5. Alabama: 38 Points (8 Selections)
4. Auburn: 40 Points (7 Selections)
3. Ohio State: 42 Points (10 Selections)
2. Miami: 44 Points (10 Selections)
1. LSU: 49 Points (13 Selections)
quote: Complete List
The Tigers from from Baton Rouge earned the title of “Running Back U” during 16-year time frame. It may shock some to see LSU atop this list, but it truly is a deserved honor. Its 13 NFL Draft selections at the running back position led the NCAA, and its seven running backs selected in the first four rounds tied Miami for the most.
Like several others on this list, the Tigers were one of the six schools to have a running back selected in each round of the draft. LSU has had one first round selection in Joseph Addai (2006), and two second-rounders in Kevin Faulk (1999) and Jeremy Hill (2014). Stevan Ridley, taken in the third round of the 2011 draft, has become an important player for the New England Patriots. The Tigers had two players (Hill, Alfred Blue) taken in this past year’s draft.
Perhaps No. 1 running back recruit Leonard Fournette knew as much when he signed on to play for Les Miles?