Football List of Famous Football Fullbacks

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List of the most famous (American) football fullbacks in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary fullbacks in the NFL and NCAA, and you'll find all of them on this list below. Some of these men are considered to be the best fullbacks to ever play the game, and if you're looking for a specific football player you can look for them by using the "search" function on this list. These amazing fullbacks may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top fullbacks in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

Items here include everything from Bill Cosby to Jim Brown.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the greatest fullback of all time?" and "Who are the best fullbacks of all time?"

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Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown is an American former professional football player and actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine year career as a running back for ...more

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John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Robert John Riggins, nicknamed "The Diesel" and "Riggo", is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Washington ...more

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Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Larry Richard Csonka is a former college and professional American football fullback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the Miami Dolphins he won the Super Bowl in 1973 and

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Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
James Charles "Jim" Taylor is a former professional American football fullback in the National Football League. Taylor played for ten seasons, from 1958-67. He is a member of the Pro ...more

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Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Roger Timothy Craig is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He played with San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders and Minnesota Vikings. Craig went to four ...more

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Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski was a Canadian-born American football player. He was also a successful professional wrestler, recognized as a multiple-time world heavyweight champion.

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Marion Motley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback, Linebacker
Marion Motley was an American Football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. He was a leading ...more

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Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback, Tight end
Todd Jay Christensen was an American football player who played in the National Football League from 1978 until 1988, spending most of that time playing tight end for the Oakland and Los Angeles ...more

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John Henry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
John Henry Johnson was an American fullback in collegiate and Professional Football. He played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1953, then ...more

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William Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Defensive tackle, Fullback
William Anthony Perry is a former American professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League for ten seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Perry played ...more

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Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Halfback, Fullback
William Michael Tolbert, is an American football running back and fullback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free ...more

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Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Fletcher Joseph "Joe" Perry was a professional American football fullback for the San Francisco 49ers from 1948 to 1950, then 1950 to 1960 when the 49ers were absorbed into the NFL, ...more

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Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback
Terzell Vonta Leach is a former American football player who was a fullback in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for East Carolina University. He was ...more

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Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback
Thomas Dean Rathman is a former professional football player, a fullback for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Following his playing career, he became ...more

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Jason Snelling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Jason Michael Snelling is a former American football running back. He played his entire career with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the ...more

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Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
H-back, Fullback, Tight end
Jimmy Carter Kleinsasser is a former American Football player who played fullback, H-back, and tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at ...more

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Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Halfback, Fullback
Alexander "Red" Webster was an American football fullback and halfback in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was also the head coach of the Giants from 1969 to

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John Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Halfback, Fullback
John Allen Kuhn is an American football fullback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. After playing college football for Shippensburg University, he was signed by the ...more

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Chris Cooley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback, Tight end
Christopher Ken "Chris" Cooley is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He played college football for Utah State University. He was drafted by the ...more

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Emil Sitko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Halfback, Fullback
Emil "Red" Sitko was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 7, 1923. He was of Polish descent. He earned the nickname of "Red" due to his red hair. He attended Central High ...more

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Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Daryl Peter "Moose" Johnston is a former National Football League fullback, and current NFL analyst, who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1999.

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Alan Ameche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Lino Dante "Alan" Ameche, nicknamed "The Iron Horse", or simply "The Horse", was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the ...more

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Montell Owens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Montell Ernest Owens is an American football running back who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Maine, and was signed by ...more

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Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Matthew Jerome Suhey is a former professional American football player, playing fullback/running back for ten seasons in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. He won a Super Bowl ...more

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Ernie Nevers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback
Ernest Alonzo Nevers was an American professional athlete who played American football as a fullback for the Duluth Eskimos and the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League, as well as ...more