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He's the fastest recorded running back ever and he is number 28 he's got 12000 yards rushing for crying out loud
10,000 yards and counting...
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So underrated hes twice the back that Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson are.
AMAZING 5 ONE THOUSAND YARD RUSHING SEASONS!
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Best stiff arm ever...no doubt about it.
He just keeps putting up numbers, Beast of a player. Gets picked up by KC and everyone thought it was to back up Jamal Charles... But no it wasn't he had starter written all over him. He is 2nd only to LT for yards gained currently playing in the NFL
One of the first, greatest running back in football history. Paving the way for newer legends. Easily one of the best backs ever to play the sport.
5.9 yard average, needs to stay healthy. will be something special if he is started next year.
Helped Broncos reach SuperBowl XXIV!
Great White Hope ! The man was amazing come playoff time ! Oh and don't forget Sydney Thorton , Tim Worley , Bam Morris , Barry Foster , Rocky Blier , Gordy Lockbomb , Yeah you read that right Gordy from Holly Cross drafted by the Mighty Steelers !!!!
Fat boy can run the ball.
Just because he was a running back for Southern California, doesn't mean he belongs in the category as th
Paul Lowe of Oregon State University played for the Los Angeles and San Diego Chargers from 1960 through 1968. His blazing speed helped him gain nearly 5, 000 yards, the Chargers' all-time best, as is his 4. 89 yards-per-carry average, which was also the AFL's all-time best. He returned his first touch of the football in the American Football League for a 105 yard touchdown in the Chargers first-ever exhibition game, and had the Chargers' longest run from scrimmage with an 87-yard run in 1961. He had 1, 010 yards on just 136 carries for a 5. 7 yard average in 1963 and was the American Football League MVP in 1965 with 1, 121 yards rushing (14-game schedule), a two-time all-American Football League selection, and a halfback on the AFL's All-Time Team. Lowe had the American Football League's all-time highest rushing average, at 4. 89 yds/carry, and set a pro football record with six games in which he gained 100 or more yards on 14 or fewer carries. He is one of only twenty players who were in the American Football League for its entire ten-year existence.
Clem Daniels of PRAIRIE VIEW A&M University was voted to All-Conference honors during his sophomore and junior years, and captained the NAIA National Championship team in his senior year. He was voted into Prairie View's Hall of Fame in 1992 and the California Black Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. Daniels was drafted in 1960 by the Dallas Texans. He was on the Texans' roster for 14 games in 1960, but saw little playing time behind Hall of Famer Abner Haynes. In 1961, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders, and spent seven stellar years there. He was an American Football League All-Star in 1963, '64, '65, '66 and '67.
In 1963, Daniels was the Sporting News' American Football League Most Valuable Player, with a 5. 1 yards/carry average, gaining 1, 099 yards. He was the All-Time leading rusher in the American Football League and was selected to the All-Time All-AFL Team.
One of the best college backs ever but got injured in the pro level
Great back for a great team and willed the Eagles to wins. Solid back who could hit the hole hard and still had breakaway speed. Too bad most have forgotten about him.
Hall of Fame running back that was one of the first big time runners to play in the league. Should be on this list
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Updated Friday, August 29, 2014