Position Preview: Running Backs and Fullbacks

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Oct 19, 2013; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Rennie Childs (23) rushes up field against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs during the second half at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Backup: Rennie Childs

After Desmond Roland, the depth chart is severely lacking in playing time.

The only other running back on Oklahoma State’s roster with any serious playing time is Rennie Childs. and that’s not saying very much.

With sporadic playing time and a small amount of plays to work with, it is hard to analyze how Childs will play this upcoming year. But oh did he impress in the times he had.

The thing about Childs is that his game is much different from Roland. Roland is much more of a downhill, then beat you in the open field kind of player. Childs, on the other hand, is a much shiftier back who will leave people behind with a few moves. The question is, will he have enough experience and have done enough work in the off-season to fight for the starting job?

The more likely possibility with Childs for this year is to gain more experience, while taking advantage of the plays that he does get during the year. Baring injury, Oklahoma State usually likes to play with multiple running backs, so getting several snaps a game is not out of the question for Childs in his sophomore year. If he can play like he did in spurts last season, Childs just might have a chance to become an important player for the Cowboys.

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