Posted On: 08/31/20 11:00 PM

Some high school running backs in the state of New Mexico are looking to build upon solid seasons in 2019, and take their game to the next level. Other running backs, however, are trying to replace graduated seniors and go into the spring without much experience OR know they must improve or produce at a higher level for their teams to have the type of season they want. Here are five running backs with the most to prove in 2020:

Marino Rivera-NoblittMarinoRivera-Noblitt5'5" | RBEstancia | 2022StateNM, Estancia: Here’s all you need to know about the large shoes Rivera-Noblitt must fill this season – the rising junior rushed for 891 yards on just 70 carries in 2019, averaging a gaudy 12.1 yards per attempt. Yet, he still finished 1,278 yards behind the state’s leading rusher, Andrew Lujan, who amassed 2,169 yards in just 10 games. Estancia totaled a staggering 3,577 yards on the ground.

Terrell Hocker, Grants:  The Pirates already have arguably the top quarterback in Class 4A in rising junior Brandon FurbeeBrandonFurbee6'3" | QBGrants | 2022StateNM. Last season, RB Isaiah Johnson helped Furbee stay comfortable in the pocket by rushing for 2,088 yards and 34 touchdowns on 149 carries, finishing as the state’s second

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