Football The Top White Running Backs in NFL History  

riley.baines
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When it comes to NFL positions, it's a bit of an anomaly to find many great white running backs. Some of the best white running backs in NFL history could even be considered among the greatest running backs in NFL history in general, but as a rule, there just aren't many of them to be found.
 
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 Christian McCaffrey. 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. 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. These are the top 10 white running backs in NFL history.

Which one do you think is the best? Go ahead and rank them!

1
460 168
John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
John Riggins Running back, Fullback

2
370 131
Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Larry Csonka Running back, Fullback

3
379 144
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History

4
273 145
Danny Woodhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
riley.baines added Danny Woodhead Running back

5
194 106
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Red Grange Running back

6
119 59
Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Rusty Shackelford added Rex Burkhead Running back

7
227 149
Peyton Hillis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Peyton Hillis Running back

8
73 27
Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
amjay56 added Jim Taylor Running back, Fullback

9
180 115
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Rathman Fullback

10
151 96
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

11
108 83
Mark van Eeghen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Mark van Eeghen Running back

12
126 110
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Ed Podolak Running back, Quarterback

13
18 5
Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Bdowds18 added Doak Walker Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

14
107 96
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Merril Hoge Running back

15
45 35
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Rusty Shackelford added Toby Gerhart Running back

16
27 18
Jim Kiick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
arkoevan added Jim Kiick Running back, Halfback

17
78 74
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

18
64 71
Tom Matte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Matte Running back