2015 Big 12 Position Rankings – Running Backs

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No. 5: Texas

Nov 28, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns tailback Malcolm Brown (28) carries the ball against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas beat Texas Tech 41-16. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The Longhorns lose its top rusher in Malcolm Brown, but retain a fully recovered Johnathan Gray, who is looking to live up to his pre-college hype. If the Longhorns expect to have much success this year, it will likely need contributions from one or more athletes who have yet to play: Donald Catalon (RS/FR) or Chris Warren (true freshman). It may be a tough road to hoe, however, if the Longhorn passing game cannot force opposing defenses to vacate enough defenders from the box.