There are plenty of running backs who have dominated during their time in the purple and gold, but Greg Lewis was a guy who could hurt you in so many ways. Coming to the Huskies by way of Ingraham High School in Seattle, Lewis would have a run as the starting halfback with Washington that warrants him landing as the No. 6 overall player in the history of the program.
Lewis was the total package for the Huskies, as he was a guy that could dominate in the run game and catch passes out of the backfield for long gainers. While he was a solid player throughout his career, as he was the first Washington running back to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, it was his final year with the Huskies that was one of the best of all-time for the school.
In 1990, Lewis won the Doak Walker Award, becoming the first player to ever win it. In addition, he was named the Conference Offensive Player of the Year, as he finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy balloting. For his efforts, the team named him their Most Valuable Player, as he helped them finish 10-2 and win the Rose Bowl.
Lewis would go on to be drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft, though his NFL career was short-lived. Still, when it comes to running backs this program has produced, few were as talented or as dominant as Lewis was. He is still the No. 6 all-time leading rusher in program history.