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The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2k votes 533 voters 14.2k views 22 items

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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1
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
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
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Garrison Hearst

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997

4
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
Carlos Hyde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

6
Wendell Tyler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

7
Charlie Garner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999

8
Kevan Barlow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Kevan Barlow

Seasons: 2005, 2004

9
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978

10
Bruce Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013

11
Terry Kirby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1996

12
Delvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

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

Seasons: 1971

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

Seasons: 1991

15
Paul Hofer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Paul Hofer

Seasons: 1980

16
Vic Washington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Vic Washington

Seasons: 1973, 1972

17
Wilbur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Wilbur Jackson

Seasons: 1974

18
Ricky Patton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Ricky Patton

Seasons: 1981

19
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Joe Cribbs

Seasons: 1986

20
Jeff Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Jeff Moore

Seasons: 1982

21
Derek Loville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995

22
Doug Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Doug Cunningham

Seasons: 1970