OSU running backs: Young, but talented

Modified: August 5, 2008 at 12:23 am •  Published: August 5, 2008
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Oklahoma State will look to replace Dantrell Savage, last year's featured running back, with a stable of young backs. Beleaguered back Keith Toston is looking to overcome a knee injury to join the group.

Here's a look at the running backs Toston will be competing with for playing time:

Kendall Hunter
A small back often referred to as Dantrell Savage's "Mini Me” last season, Hunter rushed for 696 yards and led the team in yards per carry with 6.5 as a freshman. A bit bulkier this year, Hunter is expected to be the featured back.

Beau Johnson
A transfer from Butler County, Johnson was one of the country's best junior college backs last season. Coach Mike Gundy said several times that he was impressed by how far along Johnson was in the spring.

Travis Miller
A 5-foot-11, 185-pound freshman from Marlin, Texas, Miller is one of the fastest OSU players on the roster. Gundy has been complimentary of the back in the first couple days of practice.

Kye Staley
Considered one of the best high school players in the state last year, the Guthrie product was the jewel of OSU's freshman class.

By Andrea Cohen


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