Top 10 Running Backs: Southwestern Conference

Now that the regular season has come to an end, we at JCFootball.com have started to look at the top 10 performers at each position in each JUCO conference and today we take a look at the top running backs in the SWJCFC...

1) Blinn RB Marion Grice - Grice was one of the most physically dominant players in the country this year and his 1,052 yards and 16 touchdowns are evidence of just that.


2) Kilgore RB Vinnie Moore - Moore has the speed and quickness to be a real problem for defenses and this season he finished second in the SWJCFC with 825 yards and five touchdowns.


3) Trinity Valley RB Vedial Johnson - One of the top freshman tailbacks in the country, Johnson bruised and battered defenses this year, rushing for 753 yards and seven touchdowns.


4) Blinn RB Eric Mathews - Mathews took a back seat to Grice in the Bucs' backfield and still managed to rush for 739 yards and 13 touchdowns.


5) Cisco RB Jamal Nero - Nero had a solid sophomore campaign this season, rushing for 680 yards and five touchdowns.


6) Navarro RB DeMarcus Jackson - Jackson had a strong 2011 season, racking up 631 yards and six touchdowns on the ground for the Bulldogs.


7) Northeast Oklahoma RB Gerald Howse - Howse, a redshirt freshman, had a solid season, totaling 590 yards and nine touchdowns.


8) Tyler RB Ryan Young - Young came to Tyler as a wideout, but made the move to running back and showed well in his freshman season, posting 495 yards and six touchdowns.


9) Kilgore RB Ja'mell Woodard - Woodard had to pick and choose his spots during the season behind Vinnie Moore, but he still managed to rush for 477 yards and four touchdowns.


10) Trinity Valley RB Mason Hayes- Hayes has the size (5'9", 225 pounds) to be a great interior runner and he rushed for 416 yards and four touchdowns in 2011.


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