By the numbers: How running backs have performed under Ed Orgeron

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At LSU, playing running back has some big shoes to fill. It dates back to the first-ever No. 1 overall draft pick in school history, Billy Cannon. He was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960 NFL draft. Cannon was also taken by the Houston Oilers in the AFL, where he spent his first four seasons. He also played for the Raiders and Chiefs in his 11-year career.

Other top backs include Leonard Fournette, Kevin Faulk, Dalton Hilliard, Joseph Ossai, Spencer Ware, and the latest being Clyde Edwards-Helaire. This season the duo of Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery Jr looks to be next on the list. They need to have much better campaigns than they did a season ago.

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Much as we did with the quarterbacks, a look at the leading rusher for Ed Orgeron every year as a head coach.

2005: Ole Miss Rebels

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Mico McSwain

9

124

612

4.9

3

2006: Ole Miss Rebels

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

12

234

1,000

4.3

7

2007: Ole Miss Rebels

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

12

230

1,137

4.9

6

2013: USC Trojans (Interim)

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Javorius Allen

13

135

785

5.8

14

2016: LSU Tigers (Interim)

Derrius Guice LSU
Derrius Guice LSU

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Derrius Guice

12

183

1,387

7.6

15

2017: LSU Tigers

Derrius Guice LSU
Derrius Guice LSU

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Derrius Guice

12

237

1,251

5.3

11

2018: LSU Tigers

Sea

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Nick Brosette

13

240

1,039

4.3

14

2019: LSU Tigers

Clyde Edwards-Helaire LSU
Clyde Edwards-Helaire LSU

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Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

15

215

1,414

6.6

16

2020: LSU Tigers

(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Season Stats

Player

Games

Att

Yards

YPA

TDs

Tyrion Davis-Price

9

104

446

4.3

3

1

1