|Patterson RB Kenny Hillard|
Send us the name of your favorite Louisiana Running Back that you saw play in high school, and tell us why. They can be from any era, as long as you saw them play while they were in high school. This poll isn’t for college or pro running backs, but for high school running backs from Louisiana.
There were several before my time that I’ve heard about but never saw play; namely, Billy Cannon (Istrouma High School, Heisman Trophy Winner), Jimmy Taylor (Baton Rouge High, NFL hall of fame), Johnny Robinson (University High, Kansas City Chiefs), John David Crowe (Springhill High School, Heisman Trophy Winner), and Jerry Stovall (West Monroe High School, finished 2nd second for the Heisman Trophy)My favorite Running Backs from Louisiana are the following:
Cecil Collins played at Leesville High School. Collins had two of the greatest years at Leesville, singlehandedly leading the team to the dome one time. Unfortunately Collins never got a chance to show his full potential after a short stint in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. He had the best vision of any Louisiana running back that I’ve seen. In high school, Collins’ height and weight was 5-10, 200 pounds.
Dalton Hillard played for Patterson in the early eighties and later with the New Orleans Saints. He had the strongest legs of any running back I’ve ever seen. His high school height and weight were 5-8, 180.
Kevin Faulk played at Carencro in the nineties and is now in the NFL with the New England Patriots. He had a little bit of everything. His high school height and weight was 5-8, 185.
Mark Roman played at New Iberia High School and had one of the best one year seasons where he had over 2000 yards rushing. He is currently in the NFL, and his high school height and weight was 6-0, 190.
Roymon Malcolm played for Ruston High School back in the early nineties. He looked like former great Eric Dickerson of the Rams and Colts. He signed with Auburn, but after an injury was unable to show his full potential. His high school height and weight was 6-3, 210. Malcolm recently passed away.
Michael Ford played with Leesville High School. He had great vision and great feet. He is currently at LSU. His high school height and weight was 5-10, 200.
Alley Broussard played for Acadiana High School, and was one of the best big backs I’ve ever seen play ball in Louisiana. He had everything, but he hurt his knee at LSU, and like all backs when you hurt your knee really bad coming out of college that usually shortens your pro career. His high school height and weight was 6-0, 210.
Presently, Kenny Hilliard, who is currently playing football at Patterson High School, is the best RB I’ve seen ever out of all of these guys. He has everything. He is 6-0, 235 pounds.
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