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The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated April 21, 2020 4k votes 1k voters 32.4k views 26 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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Jamaal Charles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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

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Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Priest Holmes

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

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Christian Okoye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
RSMiller added Christian Okoye

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

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Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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

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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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

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Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Kareem Hunt

Chiefs career: 2018, 2017

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Joe Delaney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

Chiefs career: 1982, 1981

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Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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

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Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

Chiefs career: 1992, 1991, 1990

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Kimble Anders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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

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Spencer Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
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Anthony Sherman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

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

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Wendell Hayes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
jdeghart added Wendell Hayes
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Damien Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Damien Williams

Chiefs career: 2018

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Charcandrick West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Charcandrick West

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

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Abner Haynes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
JohnKeenanJr. added

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

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Robert Holmes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
jdeghart added Robert Holmes
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Herman Heard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Herman Heard

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

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Greg Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

Chiefs career: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

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Woody Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Woody Green

Chiefs career: 1976, 1975, 1974

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Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Thomas Jones

Chiefs career: 2011, 2010

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Bam Morris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time

Chiefs career: 1999, 1998

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Donnell Bennett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Donnell Bennett

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

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Paul Palmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Paul Palmer

Chiefs career: 1988, 1987

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Tony Reed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Chiefs Running Backs of All Time
Tony Reed

Chiefs career: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977