Sports The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of Atlanta football? Then check out this list of Atlanta Falcons running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Atlanta Falcons history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Falcons RBs include Patrick DiMarco, Michael Turner, Warrick Dunn, and Jamal Anderson.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Atlanta Falcons starting RBs and backup RBs are Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward, and Brian Hill. 

Who are the best running backs in Atlanta Falcons history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Atlanta Falcons starting running back.

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Gerald Riggs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Gerald Riggs Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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Jamal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Jamal Anderson Seasons: 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996

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Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Devonta Freeman Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

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Michael Turner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Michael Turner Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Warrick Dunn Seasons:  2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002  

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William Andrews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
William Andrews Seasons: 1983

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Patrick DiMarco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Patrick DiMarco Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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Cannonball Butler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Cannonball Butler Seasons: 1971, 1970

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Dave Hampton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Dave Hampton Seasons: 1973, 1972

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T.J. Duckett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
T.J. Duckett Seasons: 2003

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Lynn Cain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Lynn Cain Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980

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Erric Pegram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Erric Pegram Seasons: 1993, 1991

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Steven Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Steven Jackson Seasons: 2014, 2013

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Craig Heyward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Craig Heyward Seasons: 1995, 1994

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Haskel Stanback is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Haskel Stanback Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1975

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Art Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Art Malone Seasons: 1974

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Bubba Bean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Bubba Bean Seasons: 1979

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Ken Oxendine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Ken Oxendine Seasons: 1999

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Keith Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Keith Jones Seasons: 1992, 1990, 1989

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Maurice Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atlanta Falcons Running Backs of All Time
Maurice Smith Seasons: 2001