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The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s

Updated June 14, 2019 5.8k votes 811 voters 14.5k views36 items

List RulesVote up your favorite NFL Running backs that played in the 90s

these are the greatest running backs on the 90s. Running backs are the workhorses of a football team. They set the pace and take the biggest hits play after play. When talking about 90s running backs, you're talking about some of the greatest football players in NFL history! Take a look at this list of RBs of the 90s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best NFL running backs of the 90s?

From Barry Sanders to Terrell Davis, the top Running Backs of the 90s are some of the toughest players to ever play the game. Just think about players like "The Bus" Jerome Bettis! Eddie George and Marshall Faulk are some of the best 1990s Running Backs and certainly earned their place on this list. Be sure to vote those men up if you think they should take the top spot on this list.

So take a look at this list of the greatest RBs of the 90s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the top running backs of the 1990s?
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  • Barry Sanders1
    415
    73

    Barry Sanders

    Oklahoma State Cowboys football, Detroit Lions
  • Emmitt Smith2
    272
    141

    Emmitt Smith

    Florida Gators football, Arizona Cardinals
  • Marshall Faulk3
    224
    110

    Marshall Faulk

    Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams
  • Thurman Thomas4
    219
    113

    Thurman Thomas

    Buffalo Bills
  • Curtis Martin5
    160
    81

    Curtis Martin

    New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Panthers football
  • Terrell Davis6
    203
    119

    Terrell Davis

    Denver Broncos, Georgia Bulldogs football team
  • Jerome Bettis7
    171
    95

    Jerome Bettis

    Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams
  • Eddie George8
    146
    84

    Eddie George

    Tennessee Titans, Ohio State Buckeyes football
  • Marcus Allen9
    145
    89

    Marcus Allen

    USC Trojans football, Oakland Raiders
  • Ricky Watters10
    114
    76

    Ricky Watters

    Seattle Seahawks
  • Eric Dickerson11
    133
    85

    Eric Dickerson

    Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts
  • Mike Alstott12
    103
    83

    Mike Alstott

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Purdue Boilermakers football
  • Warrick Dunn13
    83
    71

    Warrick Dunn

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons
  • Jamal Anderson14
    67
    58

    Jamal Anderson

    Utah Utes football, Atlanta Falcons
  • Natrone Means15
    61
    51

    Natrone Means

    Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers
  • Christian Okoye16
    94
    89

    Christian Okoye

    Kansas City Chiefs
  • Chris Warren17
    72
    69

    Chris Warren

  • Corey Dillon18
    77
    46

    Corey Dillon

    Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Huskies football
  • Robert Smith19
    74
    50

    Robert Smith

  • Eric Metcalf20
    65
    59
  • Rodney Hampton21
    62
    62

    Rodney Hampton

  • Barry Foster22
    55
    59
  • Garrison Hearst23
    42
    38

    Garrison Hearst

    Arizona Cardinals, Georgia Bulldogs football team
  • Daryl Johnston24
    47
    56

    Daryl Johnston

    Syracuse Orange football, Dallas Cowboys
  • Dorsey Levens25
    38
    51

    Dorsey Levens

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football