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The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.7k votes 543 voters 16.1k views 22 items

Big fan of Washington football? Then check out this list of Washington Redskins running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Washington Redskins history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Washington Redskins and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Redskins RBs include Clinton Portis, Stephen Davis, Terry Allen, and Earnest Byner, among other greats.

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

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John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

2
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004

3
Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970 

4
Alfred Morris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

5
Stephen Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Stephen Davis

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

6
Earnest Byner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

7
Joe Washington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1981

8
Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

9
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
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George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
George Rogers

Seasons: 1987, 1986

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Mike Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

12
Ricky Ervins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Ricky Ervins

Seasons: 1994

13
Ladell Betts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Ladell Betts

Seasons: 2006

14
Reggie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1993

15
Darrel Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Darrel Young

Seasons: 2014, 2013

16
Roy Helu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2011

17
Ryan Torain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Ryan Torain

Seasons: 2010

18
Craig McEwen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Craig McEwen

Seasons: 1988

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Wilbur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Wilbur Jackson

Seasons: 1980

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Robert Kelley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Robert Kelley

Seasons: 2017, 2016

21
Trung Canidate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time
Trung Canidate

Seasons: 2003

22
Benny Malone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1979