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

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Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist was a gridiron football player in the American Football League and Canadian Football League.

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Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Walter Benton "Walt" Garrison is a former professional football player, a fullback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. He was selected in the fifth round of the ...more

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Rick Casares is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Richard Jose Casares was an American college and professional football player who was a fullback in the National Football League and American Football League for twelve seasons during the 1950 ...more

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Howard Griffith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback Howard Griffith is a retired American football fullback who spent 11 seasons in the NFL. While at the University of Illinois, Howard set the NCAA record for touchdowns in a game with eight. It ...more

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Elmer Layden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback Elmer Francis Layden was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame where ...more

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William Floyd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback William Ali Floyd is a former American football fullback in the NFL. At Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, he compiled a 34–4 record and led the Spartans to the only undefeated ...more

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more

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Michael Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back Burton Michael Robinson is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Robinson played college football at Penn ...more

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Doc Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback, Linebacker Felix Anthony "Doc" Blanchard is best known as the college football player who became the first ever junior to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and was the first ever football ...more

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Le'Ron McClain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Halfback, Fullback Le'Ron De'Mar McClain is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was drafted by the ...more

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Jed Collins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback, Tight end Jedidiah Gabriel "Jed" Collins is an American football fullback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Collins was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted ...more

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Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Halfback, Fullback Robert Patrick "Rocky" Bleier is a former National Football League halfback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968 and from 1971 to 1980.

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Charles Clay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback, Tight end Charles Clay is an American football tight end for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He began his career as a fullback and often lines up in the backfield as an H-back. He was ...more

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Will Tukuafu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Defensive tackle, Fullback William T. Tukuafu is an American football fullback who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Tukuafu was born in ...more

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Lawrence Vickers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Lawrence Blanchard Vickers, Jr. is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football for the ...more

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Jacob Hester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Jacob Troy Hester is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2008 NFL ...more

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Greg Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Greg Jones is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Houston Texans. He played college ...more

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Duane Thomas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Duane Julius Thomas is a former American football running back in the National Football League who played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins from ...more

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Jim Finn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback James Finn, Jr. is a former American football fullback. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of ...more

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Earnest Byner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Earnest Alexander Byner is a former American football running back in the National Football League.

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Andra Franklin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Andra Bernard Franklin was an American running back in the National Football League from 1981 to 1984 for the Miami Dolphins. Franklin played collegiately at the University of Nebraska. Franklin ...more

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Stanley Havili is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Stanley Havili Fullback Stanley Havili is an American football fullback who is on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Lorenzo Neal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback Lorenzo LaVonne Neal is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. Neal played college football for Fresno State University. He was ...more

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Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Running back, Fullback Owen Schmitt is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia University. ...more

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Corey McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Fullbacks
Fullback Corey McIntyre is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at West ...more