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The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time Football Players (American)
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The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

List Criteria: Only running backs. Rank the players based on their career achievements in the NFL

This list of top NFL running backs of all time is ranked by football fans worldwide, for an expert opinion click here. Who are the best NFL running backs of all time? The goal is to determine the greatest running backs to ever play the game.

They are some of the fastest, most athletic sports stars in the game. These top athletes have been wowing fans across the country for years. Some of them currently play in the league, others are long-retired legends whose legacy will be remembered on and off the field for a long time. 

The list establishes individual rankings of specific running backs and helps answer the question, "Who is the best NFL running back in the world?" This list includes some legendary famous football players with a lot of rushing yards under their belt. Anyone can vote on the top running backs in history, which means these players are truly fan favorites.
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  1. 1
    + 4797
    - 1245

    the people's #1 Running back

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3606
    - 1163

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 4390
    - 1574

    most listed Running back

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2738
    - 1243

    Running back

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  5. 5
    + 1865
    - 1156

    Running back

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2389
    - 1017

    Running back

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2697
    - 2076

    Running back

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2851
    - 1570

    Running back

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2006
    - 1398

    Running back

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  10. 10
    + 2076
    - 1426

    Running back

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  11. 11
    + 2138
    - 1534

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1604
    - 935

    Running back

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  13. 13
    + 1998
    - 1717

    Running back

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  14. 14
    + 1641
    - 1563

    Running back

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  15. 15
    + 1165
    - 782

    ranked low on reranks Running back, Punter, Placekicker

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1024
    - 879

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1026
    - 810

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 987
    - 884

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 959
    - 899

    Running back

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  20. 20
    + 1207
    - 1311
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  21. 21
    + 1244
    - 1349

    Running back

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  22. 22
    + 1105
    - 1129

    Running back

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  23. 23
    + 1004
    - 999

    Running back

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  24. 24
    + 1256
    - 987

    ranked low on reranks Running back

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 796
    - 649

    ranked low on reranks Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 744
    - 790

    Running back, Fullback

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  27. 27
    + 700
    - 699

    Running back

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  28. 28
    + 788
    - 569

    ranked low on reranks Running back

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  29. 29
    + 611
    - 601

    Running back, Fullback

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  30. 30
    + 636
    - 578

    Running back

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  31. 31
    + 540
    - 557
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  32. 32
    + 420
    - 413

    Running back

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  33. 33
    + 446
    - 646

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Running back

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  34. 34
    + 368
    - 397
    ) open
  35. 35
    + 430
    - 572

    Running back

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  36. 36
    + 409
    - 509

    Running back

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  37. 37
    + 482
    - 517

    Running back

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  38. 38
    + 351
    - 446

    Running back

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  39. 39
    + 385
    - 596

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Running back, Safety, Defensive back

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  40. 40
    + 354
    - 317

    ranked low on reranks Running back

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  41. 41
    + 430
    - 499

    Running back

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  42. 42
    + 418
    - 285

    ranked low on reranks & added by BobbyMoore Running back

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  43. 43
    + 411
    - 483

    Running back

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  44. 44
    + 404
    - 644

    Running back, Fullback, Linebacker

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  45. 45
    + 324
    - 432

    Running back

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  46. 46
    + 374
    - 551

    Running back, Return specialist

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  47. 47
    + 266
    - 368

    Running back

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  48. 48
    + 202
    - 274

    Running back

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  49. 49
    + 263
    - 405

    Running back, Halfback

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  50. 50
    + 177
    - 275

    Halfback

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