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January 2, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Where does Bishop Sankey rank among UW’s great running backs?

UW's Bishop Sankey scores an 11-yard touchdown against BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

UW’s Bishop Sankey scores an 11-yard touchdown against BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

We’ve debated Austin Seferian-Jenkins‘ place among UW’s all-time great tight ends. Now a look at where Bishop Sankey belongs among UW’s great running backs.

Like Seferian-Jenkins, Sankey has announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft, forgoing his senior year at UW.

In three seasons, including two as the featured back, Sankey finished No. 3 on the Huskies’ career rushing list with 3,496 yards. His 644 carries are fourth all-time and his 37 rushing touchdowns are the most in program history. His 1,870 yards and 143.8 yards per game are both UW single-season rushing records.

UW Career Rushing List
1. Napoleon Kaufman (1991-94) —  735 carries, 4,106 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, 34 TDs
2. Chris Polk (2008-11) — 799 carries, 4,049 yards, 5.1 ypc, 26 TDs
3. Bishop Sankey (2011-13) — 644 carries, 3,496 yards, 5.4 ypc, 37 TDs
4. Joe Steele (1976-79) — 676 carries, 3,168 yards, 4.7 ypc, 32 TDs
5. Greg Lewis (1987-90) — 577 carries, 2,903 yards, 5.0 ypc*
6. Vince Weathersby (1985-88) — 606 carries, 2,811 yards, 4.6 ypc*
7. Jacque Robinson (1981-84) — 573 carries, 2,636 yards, 4.6 ypc, 27 TDs
8. Hugh McElhenny (1949-51) — 451 carries, 2,499 yards, 5.5 ypc, 28 TDs
9. Louis Rankin (2004-07) — 488 carries, 2,480 yards, 5.1 ypc*
10. Rich Alexis (2000-03) — 596 carries, 2,455 yards, 4.1 ypc, 28 TDs
*Touchdown totals not included in UW’s career top 10

Note: I’m planning a post for later today on the four candidates in line to replace Sankey in 2014.

Also: We’re aware of the issues with the commenting section, and I apologize for the inconvenience. I’m told it’s a glitch that our web producers are working on. Thanks for your patience.

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