Sports The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of New Orleans football? Then check out this list of New Orleans Saints running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout New Orleans Saints history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Saints RBs include Reggie Bush, Deuce McAllister, Ricky Williams, and George Rogers.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current New Orleans Saints starting RBs and backup RBs are Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara, and Daniel Lasco. 

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

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Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Deuce McAllister Seasons: 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Mark Ingram, Jr. Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Pierre Thomas Seasons: 2013, 2011

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Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Darren Sproles Seasons: 2012

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Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Reggie Bush Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Dalton Hilliard Seasons: 1989, 1988

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Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Ricky Williams Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999

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George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
George Rogers Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Earl Campbell Seasons: 1985

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Rueben Mayes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Rueben Mayes Seasons: 1990, 1987, 1986

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Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Chuck Muncie Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

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Vaughn Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Vaughn Dunbar Seasons: 1992

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Lamar Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Lamar Smith Seasons: 1998

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Jed Collins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Jed Collins Seasons: 2013

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Jimmy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Jimmy Rogers Seasons: 1980

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Mario Bates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Mario Bates Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

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Tony Galbreath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Tony Galbreath Seasons: 1976

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Mike Strachan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Mike Strachan Seasons: 1975

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Tom Barrington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Tom Barrington Seasons: 1970

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Alvin Maxson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Alvin Maxson Seasons: 1974

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Bill Butler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Bill Butler Seasons: 1973

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Derek Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Derek Brown Seasons: 1994, 1993

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Antowain Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Antowain Smith Seasons: 2005

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Gill Fenerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Gill Fenerty Seasons: 1991

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Bob Gresham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time
Bob Gresham Seasons: 1972