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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106 23
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
97 20
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
60 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
54 15
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
46 37
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
25 16
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
26 20
Charlie Garner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999

8
26 29
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
17 21
Bruce Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013

10
22 28
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
6 9
Ken Willard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1971

12
12 17
Dexter Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1991

13
4 8
Wilbur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Wilbur Jackson

Seasons: 1974

14
7 12
Paul Hofer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Paul Hofer

Seasons: 1980

15
5 10
Ricky Patton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Ricky Patton

Seasons: 1981

16
5 10
Delvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

17
10 17
Terry Kirby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1996

18
5 11
Vic Washington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Vic Washington

Seasons: 1973, 1972

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

Seasons: 1970

21
6 14
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1986

22
3 10
Jeff Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Francisco 49ers Running Backs of All Time
Jeff Moore

Seasons: 1982