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The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.6k votes 888 voters 21.6k views 22 items

Big fan of Los Angeles football? Then check out this list of Los Angeles Rams running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Los Angeles Rams history (and St. Louis), including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Los Angeles Rams and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Rams RBs include Marshall Faulk, Eric Dickerson, Jerome Bettis, and Elroy Hirsch, among other football greats.

Who are the best running backs in both St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Los Angeles Rams starting running back.

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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Dickerson played college ...more

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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973) is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football ...more

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Steven Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Steven Rashad Jackson (born July 22, 1983) is a former American football running back. He played college football for Oregon State and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round with ...more

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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he ...more

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Lawrence McCutcheon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

Lawrence McCutcheon (born June 2, 1950) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams from 1972 to 1980, the Denver Broncos ...more
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Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. (born February 16, 1972), nicknamed The Bus, is a former American football halfback who played for the Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers of the ...more

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Wendell Tyler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1979

Wendell Avery Tyler (born May 20, 1955) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 3rd round of the 1977 NFL Draft. A 5'10", 198 lbs. ...more
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Cullen Bryant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1978

William Cullen Bryant (May 20, 1951 – October 13, 2009) was a professional American football player who spent thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a running back and return ...more
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Greg Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988

Gregory Leon Bell (born August 1, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American football running back who played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Los Angeles ...more
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Charles White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1987

Charles Raymond White (born January 22, 1958) is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1980s. He ...more
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Cleveland Gary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1990

Cleveland Everette Gary (born May 4, 1966), also known as Cleveland Edward Gary, is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in ...more
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Jim Bertelsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1972

James Allen "Jim" Bertelsen is a former American football player, a running back for five seasons in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football ...more
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Malcolm Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Malcolm Brown

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Malcolm Brown played as an American Football running back for the Army Black Knights.
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Robert Holcombe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Robert Holcombe

Seasons: 1998

Robert Wayne Holcombe (born December 11, 1975) is a former American football fullback who played for the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).
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Willie Ellison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Willie Ellison

Seasons: 1971

William Henry Ellison (November 1, 1945 – March 11, 2019) was an American football running back who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas ...more
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Zac Stacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Zac Stacy

Seasons: 2013

Zachary "Zac" Latrell Stacy, is an American football running back for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. Stacy played college football for Vanderbilt University. The ...more
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Tre Mason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014

Trence "Tre" Mason is an American football running back for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Larry Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Larry Smith

Seasons: 1970

William Lawrence Smith (born September 2, 1947) is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during ...more
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Robert Delpino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Robert Delpino

Seasons: 1991

Robert Lewis Delpino (born November 2, 1965) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He played six seasons for the Los Angeles Rams ...more
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Elvis Peacock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Elvis Peacock

Seasons: 1980

Elvis Zaring Peacock (born November 7, 1956) is a former National Football League running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1978 through 1980. One of the fastest big backs of the 1970s college ...more
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Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996

Lawrence Lamond Phillips (May 12, 1975 – January 13, 2016) was a professional American football and Canadian football running back. A two-time college football national champion with the ...more
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Cory Harkey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Rams Running Backs of All Time
Cory Harkey

Seasons: 2014, 2013

Cory Nicholas Harkey is an American football tight end and fullback for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He ...more