Football The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of San Francisco football? Then check out this list of San Francisco 49ers running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout San Francisco 49ers history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 San Francisco 49ers and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best 49ers RBs include Frank Gore, Garrison Hearst, O. J. Simpson, and Roger Craig, among other greats. 

Who are the best running backs in San Francisco 49ers history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of San Francisco 49ers starting running back.

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93 22
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

2
85 18
Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

3
50 12
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997

4
48 11
Ricky Watters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992

5
24 11
Wendell Tyler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

6
26 17
Charlie Garner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2000, 1999

7
42 34
Carlos Hyde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

8
23 23
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1979, 1978

9
15 18
Bruce Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2014, 2013

10
20 24
Kevan Barlow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Kevan Barlow Seasons: 2005, 2004

11
11 14
Dexter Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1991

12
7 11
Paul Hofer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Paul Hofer Seasons: 1980

13
5 9
Ken Willard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1971

14
4 8
Wilbur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Wilbur Jackson Seasons: 1974

15
5 10
Delvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

16
4 10
Ricky Patton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Ricky Patton Seasons: 1981

17
3 9
Doug Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Doug Cunningham Seasons: 1970

18
9 17
Terry Kirby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1996

19
8 16
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1995

20
4 11
Vic Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Vic Washington Seasons: 1973, 1972

21
3 10
Jeff Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Jeff Moore Seasons: 1982

22
6 14
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1986