'Tailback U' Perception Still Helping OSU Win on Recruiting Trail

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The 1980s Tailback boom is still helping OSU.

In the 1990 football season the AFC and the NFC as well as the NCAA leading rushers all came from Oklahoma State. Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions led the NFC as well as the NFL in rushing. Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills led the AFC and was second to Barry Sanders on the NFL rushing charts. Gerald Hudson led the NCAA that season in rushing. Also, in 1990 Hudson had 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game. Iā€™m not sure any other back has done that at least for OSU.

As far as I know this has never ever happened at any other school.

1990 Rushing Stats: ATT YARDS AVG TD

Barry Sanders 255 1304 5.1 13
Thurman Thomas 271 1297 4.8 11
Gerald Hudson 279 1642 5.9 10