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OSU football: Where have running backs finished in Heisman voting in the last decade?

Running backs and the Heisman Trophy

Quarterbacks have won the Heisman Trophy 17 times in the 2000s.

Running backs won the award four times between 1994-99, but claimed it only three times since: Reggie Bush in 2005, Mark Ingram in 2009 and Derrick Henry in 2015. Even getting a seat in New York for the finals is difficult for running backs these days.

As Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard prepares to make a run at the award, here’s a look at the running backs who have finished fourth or better in the Heisman voting since 2010.

2010: LaMichael James, Oregon, third place, 1,731 yards, 21 TDs. (Winner: Cam Newton, Auburn)

2011: Trent Richardson, Alabama, third place, 1,679 yards, 21 TDs; Montee Ball, Wisconsin, fourth place, 1,923 yards, 33 TDs. (Winner: Robert Griffin III, Baylor)

2012: None (Winner: Johnny Manzeil, Texas A&M)

2013: Andre Williams, Boston College, fourth place, 2,177 yards, 18 TDs. (Winner: Jameis Winston, Florida State)

2014: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, second place, 2,587 yards, 29 TDs. (Winner: Marcus Mariota, Oregon)

2015: Derrick Henry, Alabama, winner, 2,219 yards, 28 TDs; Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, second place, 2,019 yards, 8 TDs.

2016: None. (Winner: Lamar Jackson, Louisville)

2017: Bryce Love, Stanford, second place, 2,118 yards, 19 TDs; Saquon Barkley, Penn State, fourth place, 1,271 yards, 18 TDs. (Winner: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma)

2018: None. (Winner: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma)

2019: None. (Winner: Joe Burrow, LSU)

Scott Wright, Staff writer

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<strong>Last season, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow rose to the top of the Heisman race in a year dominated by quarterbacks. No running backs were Heisman finalists last year. [AP Photo/Gerald Herbert]</strong>

Last season, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow rose to the top of the Heisman race in a year dominated by quarterbacks. No running backs were Heisman finalists last year. [AP Photo/Gerald Herbert]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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