Best Football Running Backs of All Time

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101 Essex Johnson
102 Calvin Hill

Tough inside runner that gave morton and stabuch a good running game to open up the passing game. Also a change of pace to walt garrison.

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103 Scott Laidlaw
104 Earnest 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.

105 Lawrence Phillips

He was such a nice person off the field.

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107 Felix Jones
108 Tom Rathman

Great player that helped the 49ers get to the superbowl

109 Neal Anderson

Fast runner that filled big shoes after Walter Payton retired

110 Ken Strong Ken Strong Elmer Kenneth Strong, Jr. was an American football player, a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.
111 Joe Washington

He was the most electrify running back that I ever saw. College he can handle the opposite team by himself and Pro because of his size did not get the football enough, but when he got the football watch out something special with his magic feet happened. I still remember that MNF on his debut as a Baltimore Colt running back manhandling the opposite team by himself!.

112 James Brooks

Brooks is consistently overlooked as a great running back. He was actually the blocking back for Chuck Muncie who was at least 5 inches taller and outweighed him by 50 pounds. Mr. Brooks still managed to rack up more total yards as he was an excellent return man, averaging over 20 Y/Rtn on kickoffs and over 10 Y/Rtn on punts. After being traded to Cincinnati, Brooks rushed for over 1000 yards in 3 seasons, gaining over 1200 yards in 1989 and averaging 5.6 yards per carry. His career total all purpose yardage of 14,910 currently places him 30th all time. Csonka who is in the HOF has only 8901 all purpose yards with 4.3 yds/rush att to Brooks' 4.7. Brooks was a fierce competitor and blocker who was not only elusive but had surprising power for a small back

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113 Danny Woodhead

He is small and can squeeze trough tackles and he runs faster than anyone in the nfl

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114 Lenny Moore

Simply underrated great stats

115 Alan Ameche

Great running back he helped the colts win the 1958 title

116 Alfred Morris Alfred Morris Alfred Bruce Morris is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Probably the best in the league.

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117 Charlie Whitehurst

One of the quickest backs of his time. great quickness from the backfield, beast mode

118 Joique Bell
119 Chris Ivory Chris Ivory Christopher Lee Ivory is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

His really merged with the Jets he played to Ingram for years with the Saints, now his finally showing his potential in New Jersey. - htoutlaws2012

120 Bilal Powell
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