Jacksonville Jaguars: 15 best running backs of all-time

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Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville Jaguars
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player. 52. . RB. (2014-15). Toby Gerhart. 14

Toby Gerhart may not have begun his NFL career with the Jaguars, but he did end it in Duval. Gerhart was an absolutely stellar college player at Stanford. If you do remember, Gerhart finished second in the 2009 Heisman Trophy race to Mark Ingram Jr. of Alabama.

After completing his college career at Stanford, Gerhart would go on to be a second-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2010 NFL Draft. Gerhart spent his first four NFL seasons in the Twin Cities, rushing for 1,305 yards and five touchdowns on 276 carries.

In 2014 NFL free agency, Gerhart would ink a three-year, $10.5 million deal with Jacksonville. During his first year with the Jaguars, Gerhart had one of his better professional seasons. He rushed for 326 yards and two touchdowns on 101 carries in 14 games for the 2014 Jaguars. Gerhart also had 20 catches for 186 yards, leading to his best yards per reception average of 9.3 in his NFL career.

That 2014 season for Gerhart was probably his second best NFL season behind the 2011 NFL campaign while he was with the Vikings. Though not a bell-cow back in the pros by any means like he was at Stanford, Gerhart was at the very least a capable pass catcher out of the backfield while in Jacksonville.

However, he really lost his foot speed as a runner during his two years with the Jaguars. Gerhart managed a terrible 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. During his last season with the team, his production and health fell off a cliff. He managed only 20 carries for 44 yards and zero touchdowns in seven games with the 2015 Jaguars.

Jacksonville ended up placing him on injured reserve mid-season before releasing him entirely in the 2016 NFL offseason. He hasn’t played in the NFL since. In two seasons with the Jaguars, Gerhart had 121 carries for 370 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in 23 catches for 209 yards. Frankly, his reputation as an elite tailback in college and his four-year stint in Minnesota helps him crack this all-time list for Jacksonville.