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The Top 5 Pac-12 Running Backs

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De'Anthony Thomas may be the biggest name, but two other Pac-12 running backs should be ranked higher. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
De'Anthony Thomas may be the biggest name, but two other Pac-12 running backs should be ranked higher. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

It seems like the fleet-footed Twitter machine has stayed with Ducks post-graduation. Maybe that's because opposing teams are sick of seeing Thomas. Thing is, he's just a junior, and they'll be seeing a lot more.

Thomas didn't even finish in the top five for Pac-12 rushers last year, which was a direct product of sharing time with the now-pro Kenjon Barner. This year, he'll get more carries. He'll also split out and catch passes. And he'll return punts, kicks and play a little corner.

Just kidding on the last one.

If Thomas can hold up physically, and has really added the pounds he says he has, nobody else will touch the ball in that offense.