Best Football Running Backs of All Time

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81Leroy Kelly

The most underrated running back on this list. He had the tough job of following Jim Browns act after Brown suddenly retired. He led the league in punt returns in 1964 and helped the Browns win the NFL tiltle. He then ran for over 1, 000 yards in 1965, 66, 67 and '68 leading the league in rushing in 1967 and 1968 as well as leading the league in scoring in 1968 as well. He had blazing speed, smooth elusive moves and was tough as nails. He was also a great receiver and threw for several touchdowns from the option play. He is a Hall of Fame back and deserves more recognition as he helped the Browns make the playoffs almost every year until he retired.

82Ameer AbdullahAmeer Abdullah is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Let's go lions baby and Abdullah

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83Curtis Enis

One of the best college backs ever but got injured in the pro level

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84LenDale White

Fat boy can run the ball.

Him and Johnson great tandem. - htoutlaws2012

85George Rogers
86Beanie Wells

He is a tank. He's the beast on the field. He should be number 1 baby. Lets go beanie #1

87Derrick Ward
88Wilbert Montgomery

Wilbert got it done without a front line.

89Joe Laws
90Elijah Pitts
91Willie Galimore
92Essex Johnson
93Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans
94Scott Laidlaw
95Kevin Mack
96Earnest Byner

Outstanding running back that made on bad fumble. JUst an amazing player.

I played in the backfield with Ernest in high school (Baldwin High School, Milledgeville, Ga) Very quick, great hands, and could cut on a dime. His rushing totals has him at #41. He won a Super Bowl with Washington and has had several 1000 yard seasons. He is a top 50 running back.

97Doak Walker

You've got to be kidding. One of the first great runners to play the game. Lets go SMU!

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98Frank Gifford
99Ricky Watters

5x pro bowl selection, Super Bowl Champion, over 10,000 rushing yards.

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100Ryan Mathews

Best running back of history in the game

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