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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

Updated April 21, 2020 5.4k votes 1.1k voters 34.6k 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 Holmes
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    Priest Holmes

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

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    #219 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#195 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    Jamaal Charles

    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#7 of 61 The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time

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    Christian Okoye
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    94

    Christian Okoye

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

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    #27 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#12 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s

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    Marcus Allen

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

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    Larry Johnson

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

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

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    Kareem Hunt
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    Kareem Hunt

    Chiefs career: 2018, 2017

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    Joe Delaney

    Chiefs career: 1982, 1981

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    Ed Podolak

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

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    Damien Williams
    88
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    Damien Williams

    Chiefs career: 2018

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    Kimble Anders

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

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    Barry Word

    Chiefs career: 1992, 1991, 1990

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    Anthony Sherman

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

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    Spencer Ware

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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    Charcandrick West
    102
    91

    Charcandrick West

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

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    Abner Haynes

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

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    #134 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#42 of 128 The Best Kansas City Chiefs Of All Time

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    Greg Hill

    Chiefs career: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

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    Woody Green
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    Woody Green

    Chiefs career: 1976, 1975, 1974

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    Bam Morris

    Chiefs career: 1999, 1998

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    Donnell Bennett
    47
    62

    Donnell Bennett

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

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    Herman Heard
    49
    65

    Herman Heard

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

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    Robert Holmes

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    Thomas Jones
    43
    61

    Thomas Jones

    Chiefs career: 2011, 2010

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    Paul Palmer
    30
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    Paul Palmer

    Chiefs career: 1988, 1987

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    2
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    Wendell Hayes

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    Tony Reed
    25
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    Tony Reed

    Chiefs career: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977