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Greatest All-Purpose Backs

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Great running backs who were also great receivers, return men, kickers, etc.

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Marshall Faulk Report Abuse
He defined the role of the modern rusher-receiver.
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Walter Payton Report Abuse
Payton not onlyheld the record for rushing with over 16k yards, he had over 500 yards receiving as well. Sitka said Payton was the greatest player he ever knew.
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Sorry, that was Sitka, not Sitka. And it was over 4500 yrs receiving, not 500.
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Gale Sayers Report Abuse
Hall of Fame running back who is also the gratest return man in the history of football.
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Paul Hornung Report Abuse
MVP, running back, quarterback, receiver, kicker, punter. No other top back ever was called upon to take on so many other roles.
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Jim Thorpe Report Abuse
Arguably one of the greatest athletes of all time, he played in an era when the best athletes did anything and everything.
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Curtis Martin Report Abuse
He did whatever was asked of him, without making any noise about it. One of the most complete backs ever.
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Ladamian Tomlinson Report Abuse
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Ahman Green Report Abuse
Green gets far too little credit for his versatility and success. In his prime he was one of the best rushing-receiving backs ever.
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Thurman Thomas Report Abuse
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