The Best White Running Backs In NFL History

Who are the best white running backs of all time? When it comes to NFL positions, it's a bit of an anomaly to find many great white running backs. They tend to be sneaky fast or deceptively quick and great at the fundamentals. Some of the best white running backs in NFL history could even be considered among the greatest running backs in NFL history but as a rule, there just aren't many of them to be found. There is a very complex ideology behind what happened to the white tailback, but this is a list honoring the great players that graced the position. So, who is the best white running back of all time? Which white running backs do you love?

There have been a few highly touted prospects to come into NFL in recent years who many thought would become the next great white running back, such as Toby Gerhart and Danny Woodhead. Peyton Hillis had huge success bringing back the smashmouth football style to the Cleveland Browns, but his run at the top was short as well. Christian McCaffrey is indubitably the best white running back yet.

Vote up the best white running backs ever, and help decided who is the white running back GOAT!

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  • Christian McCaffrey

    Christian McCaffrey

    Carolina Panthers
    1,954 votes
      Christian Jackson McCaffrey (born June 7, 1996) is an American football running back and return specialist for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
    • John Riggins
      Washington Redskins, New York Jets
      1,404 votes
        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 ...more
      • Larry Csonka
        Syracuse Orange football, Miami Dolphins, Memphis Southmen
        1,048 votes
          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 ...more
        • Mike Alstott
          Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Purdue Boilermakers football
          1,100 votes
            Michael Joseph Alstott (born December 21, 1973), nicknamed "A-Train", is a former American football fullback in the National Football League (NFL). He spent his entire 12-year career with the Tampa ...more
          • Jim Taylor
            New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers football, Green Bay Packers
            526 votes
              James Charles Taylor (September 20, 1935 – October 13, 2018) was an American football fullback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons, with the Green Bay ...more
            • Red Grange
              Chicago Bears
              612 votes
                Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and the ...more