Penn State football has been playing for just over 130 seasons and, to The Centre Daily Times’ knowledge, a large group has never before been assembled to pick out the all-time stars in the Nittany Lions’ storied history.

The Centre Daily Times thought this Happy Valley summer was the perfect time to change that.

So, they organized a group of 12 experts — six former players and six media members, all listed below — to vote on the top 10 all-time players at each position. Like any list it may not be perfect, but it’s the closest thing to an expert consensus that’s been done so far.

The Centre Daily Times kicks it off with running backs and will release another position each following day. If you think they missed something, The Centre Daily Times has good news for you: You can vote yourself in their fan poll, and they’ll release those results on July 22.

Without further ado, here are Penn State’s top 10 running backs based on the opinion of our 12-person panel:

10. Blair Thomas, 1985-1987; 1989

Best ranking/worst: No. 6/Unranked

Career stats: 3,301 rushing yards, 21 TDs; 477 receiving yards, 2 TDs

To this day, Thomas is the only Penn State running back to finish with two 1,300-yard rushing seasons. (Saquon Barkley came up 29 yards short last season of matching the feat.) Known for finding the hole, even if it was on the right side on a play designed to go left, Thomas was consistently a force. Even in his sophomore season, as a backup, he averaged 8.4 yards a carry for 504 yards en route to the national championship.

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9. Franco Harris, 1969-1971

Best ranking/worst: No. 2/Unranked

Career stats: 2,002 rushing yards, 24 TDs; 352 receiving yards, 1 TD