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Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time  

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While the position isn't as common in modern football, the fullback has long been a major player on the field. Primarily there to block for the quarterback, fullbacks really didn't have just one single job. They could be taking the ball and/or making a pass, not to mention avoiding tackles. In short, they help make plays happen. Sure, the position has transformed quite a bit since the gridiron days, but even today, fullbacks can have a place on the field. Regardless their role today, who are the best fullbacks in NFL history?

Check out the list of fullbacks below and vote up the football players you think held down the position best. 

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Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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Larry Richard Csonka (; born December 25, 1946) is a former professional American football fullback and was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the Miami Dolphins he was a member of their perfect season in 1972 and won Super Bowl championships in 1972 and 1973. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Stow, Ohio, United States of America

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Franco Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) is an American former football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. He was picked by the Steelers in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft, the 13th selection overall. He played his first 12 years in the NFL with the Steelers; his 13th and final year was spent with the Seahawks. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Fort Dix, New Hanover Township, New Jersey, United States of America

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John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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Robert John Riggins (born August 4, 1949), nicknamed "The Diesel" and "Riggo", is an American former football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins. He was known for his powerful running style and productivity well into the latter years of his career; in 1983 at age 34, he rushed for an NFL single-season record 24 touchdowns, and again led the league in rushing touchdowns the following season at age 35. Although he had only one Pro Bowl appearance in his career, Riggins had his greatest success in the postseason, and was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XVII where he scored one touchdown and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Seneca, Kansas, United States of America

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Marion Motley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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Marion Motley (June 5, 1920 – June 27, 1999) was an American football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL). He was a leading pass-blocker and rusher in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and ended his career with an average of 5.7 yards per carry, a record for a fullback that still stands. A versatile player who possessed both quickness and size, Motley was a force on both offense and defense. Fellow Hall of Fame running back Joe Perry once called Motley "the greatest all-around football player there ever was".Motley was also one of the first two African-Americans to play professional ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1920-1999)

Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia

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