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The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated March 30, 2020 2.3k votes 524 voters 13.9k views 21 items

Big fan of Buffalo football? Then check out this list of Buffalo Bills running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Buffalo Bills history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Buffalo Bills and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Bills RBs include Thurman Thomas, O. J. Simpson, and Cookie Gilchrist.

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

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Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons:  1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970

3
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009

4
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

5
Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007

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Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
Joe Cribbs

Seasons: 1985, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

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Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

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Travis Henry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
Travis Henry

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

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C. J. Spiller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011

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Devin Singletary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
kretzblake added Devin Singletary
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Antowain Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1998

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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
james.kosmatka added
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Kenneth Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
Mark Donald Kent III added Kenneth Davis
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Robb Riddick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1986

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Greg Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1984

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Ronnie Harmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1987

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Terry Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978

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Sammy Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2000

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Jonathan Linton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999

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Jerome Felton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
Jerome Felton

Seasons: 2015

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Nick O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Running Backs of All Time
Nick O'Leary

Seasons: 2016