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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. 

Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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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 the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 1957 to 1965. In 2002, he was named by Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest professional athletes in the history of the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States of America

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Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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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 Football Hall of Fame, inducted in the summer of 1976. He was a running back for the Green Bay Packers from 1958-66, and for the New Orleans Saints in their first season of 1967. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Bronko Nagurski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1908-1990)

Birthplace: Rainy River, Canada

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Earl Campbell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
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Earl Christian Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is a former professional American football running back. He, Paul Hornung, and O. J. Simpson are the only Heisman Trophy winners to have also been first overall National Football League draft picks and members of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. He was born in Tyler, Texas, the sixth of eleven children. His father died when Campbell was 11 years old. He began playing football in fifth grade as a kicker, but moved to linebacker and then to running back in sixth grade. In 1973, he led the Corky Nelson-coached John Tyler High School to the Texas 4A State Championship. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States of America

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