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ChatGPT ranks Auburn football's best running backs of all-time

Here's ChatGPT's list of Auburn football's greatest running backs.
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The ChatGPT saga continues.

We turned to ChatGPT, OpenAI's advanced language model, to dive into the rich history of Auburn football. We requested a list of the top ten Auburn running backs of all time, hoping to highlight some of the most formidable talent in the program's history. ChatGPT took us on a nostalgic journey, featuring players whose tenacity and skill left indelible marks on Auburn's gridiron.

Here's what it came up with (it wrote this entire article):

Bo Jackson (1982-1985)

Oct 12, 1985; Auburn, AL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Auburn Tigers running back Bo Jackson (34) carries the ball against the Florida State Seminoles at Jordan Hare Stadium.

Heisman Trophy winner in 1985, and one of the greatest athletes in history.

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams (2001-2004)

November 13, 2004 Auburn, AL USA Auburn Tigers Running back #24 Carnell Williams rushes the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers beat the Georgia Bulldogs 24-6 at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn Al. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Copyright (c) 2004 Dale Zanine

He is Auburn's all-time leading rusher and was a key player in the Tigers' undefeated season in 2004.

James Brooks (1977-1980)

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Brooks ranks third in Auburn history for all-purpose yards and was a versatile back who also had success as a receiver.

Joe Cribbs (1976-1979)

LB John Pointer, Columbia High: Here Pointer, as a member of Vanderbilt University is chasing Auburn tailback Joe Cribbs, who lost his jersey, at Dudley Field Oct. 14, 1978. John Pointer Crop

A dual-threat running back, Cribbs ranks fifth in Auburn history in terms of rushing yards and was also a capable receiver.

Brent Fullwood (1983-1986)


Fullwood led the SEC in rushing in 1986 and was named a consensus All-American that same year.

Tre Mason (2011-2013)

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason (21) scores a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

He holds the Auburn record for most rushing yards in a season, set during the 2013 season when Auburn played in the BCS Championship Game.

Ronnie Brown (2000-2004)

Oct 9, 2004; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back #23 Ronnie Brown runs through the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive line in 1st half action at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports Copyright (c) 2004 Jason Parkhurst

Brown was a powerful runner and effective receiver out of the backfield, playing alongside Cadillac Williams.

Kenny Irons (2005-2006)

Nov 11, 2006; Auburn, AL, USA. Auburn Tigers running back Kenny Irons (23) tries to find a hole as Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Kade Weston (91) closes in at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn. Mandatory Credit: Photo By John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Despite only playing two seasons for the Tigers, Irons ran for over 2,000 yards.

Ben Tate (2006-2009)

Oct. 24, 2009; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Ben Tate (44) runs past LSU Tigers linebacker Perry Riley (56) during the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Auburn 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Tate had a very consistent career, finishing with 3,321 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.

Stephen Davis (1993-1995)

15 Oct 1994: Running back Stephen Davis #48 of Auburn University carries the football during the Tigers 36-33 win over the University of Florida at Florida Field in Gainesville, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran/Allsport

Davis ranks eighth in Auburn's history in terms of rushing yards and also had success in the NFL.

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