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The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.5k votes 562 voters 15.2k views22 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
    283
    56

    Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

  • 2
    236
    45

    Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

  • 3
    149
    38

    Garrison Hearst

    Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997

  • 4
    136
    45

    Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992

  • 5
    93
    57

    Seasons: 2014, 2013

  • 6
    63
    46

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983

  • 7
    60
    45

    Seasons: 2000, 1999

  • 8
    98
    96

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

  • 9
    54
    59

    Kevan Barlow

    Seasons: 2005, 2004

  • 10
    35
    40

    Seasons: 1996

  • 11
    25
    27

    Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

  • 12
    67
    89

    Seasons: 1979, 1978

  • 13
    22
    29

    Doug Cunningham

    Seasons: 1970

  • 14
    24
    31

    Seasons: 1971

  • 15
    23
    30

    Paul Hofer

    Seasons: 1980

  • 16
    27
    36

    Seasons: 1991

  • 17
    22
    30

    Vic Washington

    Seasons: 1973, 1972

  • 18
    21
    32

    Wilbur Jackson

    Seasons: 1974

  • 19
    20
    32

    Ricky Patton

    Seasons: 1981

  • 20
    16
    30

    Jeff Moore

    Seasons: 1982

  • 21
    17
    34

    Joe Cribbs

    Seasons: 1986

  • 22
    16
    36

    Seasons: 1995