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List of the most famous (American) football halfbacks in the history of the sport, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. There have been many legendary halfbacks 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 halfbacks 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 halfbacks may currently be active while others have been retired for quite sometime. This list of the top halfbacks in American football includes all the greats from both the NFL and college football.

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Floyd Little is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Floyd Little Halfback

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Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Frank Gifford Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

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Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Ollie Matson Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Doak Walker Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Mercury Morris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Mercury Morris Running back, Halfback

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Bobby Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Bobby Mitchell Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Mike Tolbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Mike Tolbert Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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Johnny Lattner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Johnny Lattner Running back, Halfback

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Charley Trippi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Charley Trippi Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Billy Vessels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Billy Vessels Running back, Halfback

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Jim Kiick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Jim Kiick Running back, Halfback

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Vic Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Vic Janowicz Running back, Halfback

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George Gipp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
George Gipp Running back, Halfback, Kickoff returner

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Clem Daniels is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Clem Daniels Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Alex Webster Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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John Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
John Kuhn Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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Emil Sitko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Emil Sitko Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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Jack Concannon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Jack Concannon Running back, Halfback, Quarterback

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Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Kyle Rote Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

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Harry Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Harry Gilmer Halfback, Quarterback, Defensive back

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Johnny Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Johnny Morris Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

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Johnny Cain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Johnny Cain Running back, Halfback, Quarterback

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Howard Cassady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Howard Cassady Running back, Halfback

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Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Bruce Smith Running back, Halfback

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Jim Crowley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Jim Crowley Running back, Halfback

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Calvin Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Calvin Jones Running back, Halfback

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Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback

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Bobby Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Bobby Reynolds Running back, Halfback

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Chic Harley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Chic Harley Running back, End, Halfback

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George Sauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
George Sauer Halfback

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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Burt Reynolds Halfback

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Le'Ron McClain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Le'Ron McClain Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

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Harry Newman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Harry Newman Running back, Halfback, Quarterback

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Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Glenn Davis Running back, Halfback

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Dixie Howell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Dixie Howell Running back, Halfback, Quarterback

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Frank Sinkwich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Frank Sinkwich Running back, Halfback

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John David Crow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
John David Crow Running back, Halfback

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Joe Bellino is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Joe Bellino Running back, Halfback

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Riley Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Riley Smith Halfback, Linebacker, Quarterback

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Domanick Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Domanick Williams Running back, Halfback

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Nile Kinnick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Nile Kinnick Halfback

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Pete Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Pete Dawkins Halfback

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Don Doll is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Don Doll Cornerback, Return specialist, Halfback

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Eddie Saenz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Eddie Saenz Running back, Halfback, Kickoff returner

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Ken Strong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Ken Strong Running back, Tackle, Halfback

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Chuck Ortmann is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Chuck Ortmann Halfback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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Bill Dudley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Bill Dudley Running back, Halfback, Punter

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Jon Arnett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Jon Arnett Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

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Carl Beck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Football Halfbacks
Carl Beck Tackle, Halfback, Fullback