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Top 10 running backs of all time

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Well they all are great running backs.

Rated 18 points - posted 10 years ago by donhutson in category Sports.
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Jim Brown Report Abuse
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Eric Dickerson Report Abuse
420 points - added 10 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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the man was good and had one of the best rookie seasons of all time, and he did something that no one else thought would happen at that time and that is copy OJ Simpson and rush for over 2000 yards in a single season. so he deserves to be this high.
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the phrase," a man among boys was always how he impressed me. man amongst boys. Picture it.
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Barry Sanders Report Abuse
403 points - added 10 years ago by donhutson - 1 comment
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This guy is the best, he played for the terrible lions. I am not taking anything off the other greats here, but how would they perform with the crappy lions?
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O.J. Simpson Report Abuse
369 points - added 9 years ago by tboneya - 1 comment
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Yes, the man is a murdering pig. Yes, he is a top of the line jerk. Yes, he's in prison. However, after Jim Brown he may be the greatest running back of all-time. He was the first to gain over 2000 yards in a season, and he did it in 14 games, not 16. He was a hard-nosed, tough football player. In his case, I'll give the devil his due, literally......
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gale sayers Report Abuse
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Earl Campell Report Abuse
330 points - added 10 years ago by donhutson - 1 comment
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My personal favorite. Hard-nosed, tough, and fast. He would run over top of defenders. He even looked the part. A great football player.....
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Walter Payton Report Abuse
266 points - added 10 years ago by donhutson - 2 comments
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There are individuals greater in one or more aspects defining superb running backs, but Walter Payton had no equal in his level of excellence in all aspects: intelligence, field sense, quickness, acceleration, touch, versatility, strength, toughness, durability, attitude, courage, and class.
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how are you gona put sweetness the second all time leading rusher in nfl history this low i say at least in the top 5
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Adrian peterson Report Abuse
141 points - added 10 years ago by acolson123 - 2 comments
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i think he should be 1 his freshman year he rushed for 1925 yrds. no ones gonna break that
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he is over rated,he will be done with football in 3 years he sucks
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LeRoy Kelly Report Abuse
77 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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It's a shame that Kelly is mostly forgotten. He was one of the greats at his position.....
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John Riggins Report Abuse
The man was a beast, and this from a Dallas Fan!
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Wilbert Montgomery Report Abuse
Called "Timex" By his team, he took a lickin' and still kept tickin'
69 points - added 8 years ago by guest -

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Franco Harris Report Abuse
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Emmitt Smith Report Abuse
61 points - added 10 years ago by donhutson - 1 comment
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HE IS THE BEST OF ALL FREAKIN TIME
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Steve VanBuren Report Abuse
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Marcus Allen Report Abuse
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Jim Taylor Report Abuse
35 points - added 10 years ago by donhutson - 2 comments
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Two Jims led the league in the 60s, Brown of the Browns and Taylor of the Packers. In 62, Taylor, a fullback, averaged over 105 ypg. That's almost 1700 yds in a modern era season, by a fullback.
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how are you gona put a man of this calibur like jim taylor this low easily on my list a top 15 person
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Tony Dorsett Report Abuse
32 points - added 9 years ago by tboneya - 1 comment
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Would probably be higher on this list if he could have learned to hold on to the football!
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Larry Csonka Report Abuse
28 points - added 9 years ago by tboneya - 1 comment
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A human tank. I would have hated to try and tackle this man. He was big, strong and mean.....
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Hershel Walker Report Abuse
the best college running back ever
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Bronko Nagurski Report Abuse
27 points - added 10 years ago by donhutson - 1 comment
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The man gets votes from me on his name alone.....LOL!
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Paul Hornung Report Abuse
Ran, passed, kicked. One of the greats; one wonders what he'd have accomplished if he'd been sober and dedicated.
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Ladanian Tomlinson Report Abuse
25 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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how on earth are you gona put ladian tomlinson above some of the greats like jim taylor and bronko nagurski when LT wins a super bowl/championship then you can talk
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Man, what happened to this guy? One year he's on top of the world, the next, he isn't heard from. Strange......
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Curtis Martin Report Abuse
leads the NYJ in all time rushing
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Thurman Thomas Report Abuse
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Jerome Bettis Report Abuse
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terrill davis Report Abuse
super bowl mvp super under rated mvp and dispite all his set backs still acomplished a ton in the nfl
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Hugh Mcelhenny Report Abuse
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Chris Johnson Report Abuse
he got 2006 yards last year and 2500+ yards from scrimage
2 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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he is a bastard that is holding out right now cuz he needs more than 2 mil. and after a break out year he had a average season
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Glenn Coffee Report Abuse
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Shaun Alexander Report Abuse
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Toby Gerhart Report Abuse
Go Cardinal
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Trent Richardson Report Abuse
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Shaud Williams Report Abuse
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Mark Ingram Report Abuse
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Ted Ginn Jr. Report Abuse
he can't catch a pass but he is really good at run backs
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