Stanford's Stepfan Taylor leads a strong group of running backs returning for the Cardinal this season. Taylor's production (1,137-15) and decision-making make him a very productive three down back. With Anthony Wilkerson, Tyler Gaffney and Jeremy Stewart also back in the fold, Stanford has quality depth at this position.
For all the talk of QB Andrew Luck's Heisman campaign, it's important to note that Stanford's strong running game is a prime catalyst in keeping defenses honest and making the play-action game go. Taylor and Co. should continue their productive ways in 2011.