I was thinking the other day about how fortunate Utah football has been to have good running backs. The program hasn’t always had amazing players at this position, but going back to the '70s, there has usually been a solid group of backs.
I started wondering, what is the best one-two punch Utah has had at this position. There have been some good ones. Some that come to mind include Tony Lindsay and Del Rodgers, Del Rodgers and Carl Monroe, Jamal Anderson and Keith Williams, Chris Ma’afala and Juan Johnson, Mike Anderson and Omar Bacon, Marty Johnson and Quinton Ganther, Darrell Mack and Matt Asiata, and Devontae Booker and Joe Williams.
But statistically speaking, the most potent duo Utah has ever had was Dameon Hunter and Adam Tate in 2001. That year, Hunter had more than 1,300 yards, and Tate had more than 800. Off the top of my head, I wouldn’t have guessed those two would have been No. 1.