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The 100 best Pac-12 players of the past 10 years - 21-30: Running back parade

We continue our countdown of the best Pac-12 players of the past 10 years.

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30. Marshawn Lynch RB Cal - Lynch is famous for his NFL exploits, but before that, he tore up the Pac-12 for nearly 4,000 all-purposes yards in just three seasons with 35 touchdowns. He was a key piece in Cal getting back to being a respectable program in the 2000s.

29. Antoine Cason CB Arizona - Cason was a straight-up shut-down corner and one of the best defenders to ever play in Tucson. He was two-time first-team all-conference and an All-American in 2007 who won the Thorpe Award. He finished his career with more than 250 tackles and had 15 interceptions.

28. Yvenson Bernard RB Oregon State -Bernard was quietly an absolute workhorse for some really great Beaver teams. He finished his career with a stunning 4,600 all-purpose yards and 41 touchdowns while being the centerpiece of the Beaver offense for three seasons.

27. Mychal Kendricks LB Cal - Kendricks was a consistent monster throughout his Bear career as he left as one of the best Cal defenders to ever suit up in Berkeley. He finished with more than 250 tackles, 13 sacks and four interceptions over his career and was a multiple all-conference honoree who was the 2011 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

26. David Yankey T Stanford - The leader of a Pac-12 offensive lines that won the Pac-12 in back-to-back season who was a nightmare to defensive linemen. He was a two-time All-American, two-time first-team all-conference selection and won the Morris Trophy in 202.

25. Chris Polk RB Washington - Polk was a punishing workhorse who was a huge part of Washington's turnaround in the Steve Sarkisian years. He finished his career with more than 4,700 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns.

24. Dwayne Jarrett WR USC - Simply one of the most unstoppable receivers to ever play in the Pac-12. Jarrett was a two-time All-American and two-time first-team all-conference selection. He finished his career with more than 200 catches for more than 3,100 yards and 41 touchdowns in just three seasons.

23. Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford - Taylor racked up yards upon yards and touchdowns and wins as a Cardinal. He was the running center piece for Stanford for some great teams and finished his career with more than 5,000 all-purpose yards and 45 touchdowns.

22. Anthony Barr LB UCLA - Barr was the Pac-12's Lawrence Taylor for a couple of years as an outside linebacker who controlled games and racked up plays in the backfield. He was a two-time first-team all-conference selection, an All-American and the Lott IMPACT Award winner in 2013. He had more than 40 tackles for-loss and 20 sacks in just two years of defensive play.

21. Trent Murphy LB Stanford - Murphy was right there with Barr as the Pac-12's absolutely dominant outside linebacker. He was the best player on Stanford defenses that are up there with the best in conference history and was a two-time first-team all-conference selection along with an All-American and the player I actually picked for my 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year. He finished his career with more than 50 tackles for-loss and 32 sacks.