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The Best Washington Redskins Running Backs of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.3k votes 605 voters 17.8k views22 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 Riggins1
    263
    72

    Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982

  • Larry Brown2
    156
    42

    Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970 

  • Clinton Portis3
    183
    61

    Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004

  • Alfred Morris4
    129
    61

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • Stephen Davis5
    105
    44

    Stephen Davis

    Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

  • Adrian Peterson6
    66
    17
  • Earnest Byner7
    82
    34

    Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • Joe Washington8
    68
    29

    Seasons: 1981

  • Terry Allen9
    63
    28

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

  • George Rogers10
    46
    25

    George Rogers

    Seasons: 1987, 1986

  • Reggie Brooks11
    37
    24

    Seasons: 1993

  • Mike Thomas12
    31
    22

    Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

  • Ricky Ervins13
    37
    31

    Ricky Ervins

    Seasons: 1994

  • Ladell Betts14
    39
    37

    Ladell Betts

    Seasons: 2006

  • Roy Helu15
    28
    43

    Seasons: 2011

  • Darrel Young16
    22
    37

    Darrel Young

    Seasons: 2014, 2013

  • Ryan Torain17
    20
    40

    Ryan Torain

    Seasons: 2010

  • Wilbur Jackson18
    13
    32

    Wilbur Jackson

    Seasons: 1980

  • Robert Kelley19
    32
    64

    Robert Kelley

    Seasons: 2017, 2016

  • Craig McEwen20
    12
    34

    Craig McEwen

    Seasons: 1988

  • Trung Canidate21
    12
    43

    Trung Canidate

    Seasons: 2003

  • Benny Malone22
    8
    29

    Seasons: 1979