70s The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s  

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Running backs are the workhorses of a football team. No one is going to argue that. Well, maybe linemen will. But, they set the pace and take the biggest hits play after play. So, when talking about 70s running backs, you have to realize that you're talking about some of the greatest football players in the history of the NFL! Take a look at this list of RBs of the 70s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best running backs of the 70s?

These are the greatest running backs on the 70s. Which means these players are in a pretty elite class. From Larry Brown to OJ Simpson, the top Running Backs of the 70s are some of the strongest players to ever take the field, players like Earl Campbell come to mind! Tony Dorsett and Walter Payton, obviously, are on this list of the best 1970s Running Backs 

So take a look at this list of the greatest RBs of the 70s and vote up your favorites! Who are the top running backs of the 1970s?
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1
38 7
Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Walter Payton Chicago Bears

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2
40 10
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
O. J. Simpson Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers

3
33 6
Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Earl Campbell New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Texas Longhorns football

4
25 8
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Tony Dorsett Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Panthers football, Dallas Cowboys

5
21 9
Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Larry Csonka Syracuse Orange football, Miami Dolphins, Memphis Southmen

6
24 13
Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Franco Harris Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State Nittany Lions football

7
22 13
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

8
15 11
Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

9
9 6
Duane Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

10
8 6
Clarence Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

11
7 5
Otis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

12
7 5
Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

13
7 5
Lydell Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

14
13 12
Lawrence McCutcheon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

15
10 9
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Calvin Hill Washington Redskins, The Hawaiians, Cleveland Browns

16
10 9
Greg Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

17
6 5
Wilbert Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

18
6 6
Mike Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

19
4 6
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

20
3 8
Delvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s

21
2 7
Terdell Middleton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 70s
Terdell Middleton