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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

Updated April 21, 2020 5.2k votes 1.1k voters 35.7k views26 items

Big fan of Kansas City football? Then check out this list of Kansas City Chiefs running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Kansas City Chiefs history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Kansas City Chiefs and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Chiefs RBs include Jamaal Charles, Larry Johnson, Priest Holmes, and Herman Heard. 

Who are the best running backs in Kansas City Chiefs history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Kansas City Chiefs starting running back. Vote below, then head over and check out the top Chiefs kickers ever and best Chiefs tight ends.

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  • Priest Holmes1
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    Priest Holmes

    Chiefs career: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

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  • Jamaal Charles2

    Chiefs career: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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    #19 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#9 of 61 The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

  • Christian Okoye3
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    Christian Okoye

    Chiefs career: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

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    #20 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#16 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s

  • Marcus Allen4

    Chiefs career: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

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    #6 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#1151 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Larry Johnson5

    Chiefs career: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

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    #16 of 94 The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time#47 of 86 The Best NFL Players From Pennsylvania

  • Joe Delaney6

    Chiefs career: 1982, 1981

  • Kareem Hunt7
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    Kareem Hunt

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017

  • Ed Podolak8

    Chiefs career: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969

  • Kimble Anders9

    Chiefs career: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991

  • Damien Williams10
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    Damien Williams

    Chiefs career: 2018

  • Barry Word11

    Chiefs career: 1992, 1991, 1990

  • Anthony Sherman12

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • Spencer Ware13

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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  • Abner Haynes14

    Chiefs career: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

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    #130 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#43 of 128 The Best Kansas City Chiefs Of All Time

  • Charcandrick West15
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    Charcandrick West

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • Greg Hill16

    Chiefs career: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • Herman Heard17
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    Herman Heard

    Chiefs career: 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

  • Donnell Bennett18
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    Donnell Bennett

    Chiefs career: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • Bam Morris19

    Chiefs career: 1999, 1998

  • Thomas Jones20
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    Thomas Jones

    Chiefs career: 2011, 2010

  • Woody Green21
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    Woody Green

    Chiefs career: 1976, 1975, 1974

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    Wendell Hayes

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    Robert Holmes

  • Paul Palmer24
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    Paul Palmer

    Chiefs career: 1988, 1987

  • Tony Reed25
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    Tony Reed

    Chiefs career: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977