The 20 Best NFL Running Backs of All-Time


Although the NFL has seemingly turned into a pass-happy league, there’s no denying that running the football has proven to be a staple for championship contending teams. Some may argue that it’s defense that wins championships, but as far as I’m concerned, if you can eat up clock with a ground and pound game you’ll be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

Since there have been so many good runners over the course of history of the NFL, we had a hard time narrowing it down. However, here are the top 20 running backs to ever play in the NFL. Discuss amongst yourselves!

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Written by Nick Dimengo

Graduate of the University of Kentucky. Cleveland sports fan. Frustrated respecter of LeBron James. Influencer of bad ideas. In addition to Worthly/Housely, I'm a regular contributor to Bleacher Report, Scout, Esquire and Maxim, and run or bike way too much for my own good when not writing. The day a Cleveland sports team wins a title is the day I can officially say my life is complete.