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Greatest Running Backs of All Time

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Rated 2 points - posted 11 years ago by pxc0 in category Sports.
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barry sanders Report Abuse
even people wit no arms would say he the best hands down that is incredible more like a god of running backs got 2053 wit no line if he had a line he could of had 3000-3500 rushing n elusive he could shake anybody n number ov ppl dont matter he can shake each one or all in one move wit only 1 yard ta work wit i look at his shakes n gotta rewind n watch it bout 20 times still wonderin how did he do dat even if it wax tag u couldnt tag him he 1000 every season backs wit a o line couldnt keep dat up str8 up no running back can be put up ta him if i had ta put a back against him it be sweetness
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The best ever enough said, yes he had a short career he retired at 30 with over 15,000 yards. Not to mention he ran behind the worst line ever and he ran over 1,000 yards every season. He was explosive and the most elusive back ever. You ran against barry you ran in your socks.
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Barry Sanders Report Abuse
The most unorthodox runner of the list, Barry was the most electrifying man in football and the most explosive running back ever, dazzling fans with stunning runs that seem to defy the laws of physics. Despite retiring early, Sanders compiled 15,269 yards by age 30 and would own every rushing record in existence if he had wanted to stick around.
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Jim Brown Report Abuse
Forget running back, Brown may be the greatest football player of all time. Few people realize that when Jim Brown was playing, his 250 pound frame was larger than many of the defensive linemen and linebackers trying to tackle him. Despite retiring in his prime, Brown led the league in rushing eight times, setting all time records in yards and rushing average while playing only 12 and 14 game seasons. Brown’s career average of 5.2 yards per carry is the highest in NFL history for any back with 750 or more carries
158 points - added 11 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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Number 1 no question about it. He is the best back who ever played the game. You can't argue. He is the best
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Walter Payton Report Abuse
"Sweetness" is considered to most complete back on the list. He could beat you so many ways - he could make you miss, outrun you or run over you. He could catch, he could block, he was the nicest guy in the league. The all time leading rusher when he retired, the ease with which Walter played the game almost hurts his legacy - it was so effortless people forget how dominate he was.
131 points - added 11 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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Payton is #1. On every list he should be #1. Not only the best running back, but the greatest NFL football player of all time.
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Payton is number 2. You cant deny it. He might be the greatest athlete who ever played the game. He is number 2. Dickerson is number 5 or 6. He is beast
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Gale Sayers Report Abuse
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Eric Dickerson Report Abuse
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Personified the phrase "A man among boys." At his best, he was probably better than anyone else at their best, except for Brown.
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Earl Campbell Report Abuse
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Should be number 1. Career numbers may be bettered by many, but ........ when he was at his best he was the best there ever was.
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LaDanian Tomlinson Report Abuse
The only active player in the top five, LT hasn't finished writing his story yet and that's very scary. Although he's beginning to show signs of wear, LT's last five seasons may very well be the best ever at the position. He may be the greatest combo of running, catching and even passing to ever play. He's currently second on the all time TD list.
65 points - added 11 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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Ladanian is like number 50. When he left the chargers he pressed down on the elevator button. and when he was with the chargers he still wasn't the best back in the league
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John Riggins Report Abuse
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Jim Taylor Report Abuse
The better back in a backfield with one of the all-time greats, Paul Hornung. Lombardi never forgave him for leaving for the Saints after Superbowl 1 (and three other championships before that). He is the greatest Packer back of all time, on a team with multiplr Hall of Fame backs.
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1962 season: 272 attempts, 1,474 yards, 105 YPG, 5.4 YPA and 19 TD. One of the all time great seasons for a halfback ... Wait; he was a fullback.
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Curtis Martin Report Abuse
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Emmitt Smith Report Abuse
You're current All Time leading rusher and the all time leader in touchdowns for a running back, Emmitt's numbers are sick and his dominance in the early 90s is undeniable. He falls to fourth due to the fact that he's credited with running behind one of the greatest offensive lines in the history of the NFL and was frequently five yards up field before he was touched.
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Paul Hornung Report Abuse
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Tony Dorsett Report Abuse
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terrell davis Report Abuse
the best running back in 1998 was and till is terrell davis
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BO JACKSON Report Abuse
BO WAS BLESSED WITH SPEED A PURE POWER-YES HIS CAREER WAS SHORT & STATS FALL SHORT-BUT I WOULD COMPARE HIS TALENT WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST. HE SHOULD SHOULD BE NUVBER ONE.
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L.T Report Abuse
lust the all time best
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Eddie George Report Abuse
the only reason Eddie George career ended so sudden.His running style, teams and fans don't like to see runners wear down defenses. They want homerun hitters the guy that can get a 100yrds in 15 carries not 30.
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Adrian peterson Report Abuse
Are you all stupid? He's only 30 years old and about to break dickersons record. Not to mention he's still getting better behind a mediocre o-line.
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Jerome Bettis Report Abuse
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NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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terrell davis Report Abuse
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