Top NFL Running Backs 2012 Football Players (American)

Top NFL Running Backs 2012

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The top running backs of the 2012 NFL season are the rushers who will be taken first overall in fantasy football drafts and likely lead the league in rushing statistics. These 2012 best running backs include Heisman Trophy winners, Super Bowl champions plus a few up-and-coming NFL rookies looking to make their mark on the league. If the ball isn't in the air care of one of the top 2012 NFL quarterbacks, there's a good chance it's on the ground with one of these rushers.

Those playing fantasy football can tell you, selecting a star running back as the first pick in the first round is very common. A few years ago, names like Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Reggie Bush, now of the Miami Dolphins, would fill those first-overall draft spots but there's a whole new crop of running backs that are earning the first-picked honor in 2012.

Arian Foster of the Houston Texans, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens, LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles and Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans are regarded as the elite group of running backs in the NFL for the 2012 season.

So whether they are picked first overall or in the fifth round, these top 2012 NFL running backs will all be handling the ball carrying duties during the 2012 National Football League season. Vote for the rushers you think are the best, add any not listed or re-rank this list your way, all below!

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List Criteria: Please vote for the running backs based only on their 2012 season. No college or Arena League running backs

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