The Best White Running Backs Of 2023

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Vote up the best white running backs in the NFL this year.

Who are the best white running backs of 2023? When it comes to NFL positions, it's a bit of an anomaly to find many great white running backs. They tend to be sneaky fast or deceptively quick and great at the fundamentals, but as a rule, there just aren't many of them to be found. There is a very complex ideology behind what happened to the white tailback, but this is a list honoring the great players that grace the position today. So, who is the best white running back of 2023? Which white running backs do you love?

There have been a few highly touted prospects to come into NFL in recent years who many thought would become the next great white running back, but none have matched Christian McCaffrey's brilliance. Austin Ekeler and James Conner, who both have white moms, have had huge success in the NFL. Rex Burkhead is another white NFL running back who shows out every year.

Vote up the best white running backs of 22023022, and help decided who is the best!


  • Christian McCaffrey
    Photo: 49ers / Instagram
    1
    108 votes

    Christian McCaffrey

    Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Panthers with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. As a sophomore in 2015, McCaffrey was the AP College Football Player of the Year and the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. He holds the NCAA record for most all-purpose yards in a season with 3,864. McCaffrey holds the Carolina Panthers franchise record for most receptions by any player in a single season.
    • Birthplace: Castle Rock, Colorado
    • Team: San Francisco 49ers
    • Position: Running back
  • Kyle Juszczyk
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    2
    63 votes

    Kyle Juszczyk

    Kyle Patrick Juszczyk (born April 23, 1991) is an American football fullback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Harvard, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Juszczyk is the first Harvard alumnus ever to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl, doing so in Super Bowl LIV.
    • Birthplace: Medina, Ohio
    • Team: San Francisco 49ers
    • Position: Fullback
  • Austin Ekeler
    Photo: Los Angeles Chargers / Instagram
    3
    70 votes

    Ekeler's mom is white.

    Austin Ekeler (born May 17, 1995) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Western State Colorado and signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Ekeler attended and played high school football for The Fightin' Reds at Eaton High School. Ekeler attended and played college football at Western Colorado from 2013–2016. As a freshman, Ekeler started nine games. He led the team with 1,049 rushing yards to go along with seven rushing touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 14 rushing touchdowns and set school records with 1,676 rushing yards, 2,093 total all-purpose yards, and 190.3 ...more
    • Birthplace: Eaton, Colorado
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Team: Los Angeles Chargers
    • Position: Running back
  • Rex Burkhead
    Photo: houston texans / instagram
    4
    51 votes
    Rex Burkhead (born July 2, 1990) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Nebraska and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Because of Burkhead’s versatile skill set that enables him to run the ball, catch passes, block in pass protection, and play special teams, New England Coach Bill Belichick has described him as a rare “four-down player."
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Team: Houston Texans
    • Position: Running back
  • Jake Funk
    Photo: therams.com
    5
    51 votes
    Jake Funk (born January 11, 1998) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. In Maryland's four games during the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, Funk averaged 129 rushing yards per game. He also led the Big Ten Conference and ranked second among all Football Bowl Subdivision running backs with an average of 8.6 rushing yards per carry. Following the 2020 season, Funk announced that he would forgo his remaining college eligibility and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
    • Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: Los Angeles Rams
    • Position: Running back
  • Patrick Ricard
    Photo: baltimore ravens / instagram
    6
    47 votes

    Patrick Ricard

    Patrick Ricard (born May 27, 1994) is an American football fullback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maine.
    • Team: Baltimore Ravens
    • Position: Fullback