football The Top 10 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.

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1
420 150
John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
John Riggins Running back, Fullback

2
338 121
Larry Csonka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Larry Csonka Running back, Fullback

3
338 136
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History

4
236 124
Danny Woodhead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
riley.baines added Danny Woodhead Running back

5
176 101
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Red Grange Running back

6
94 44
Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Rusty Shackelford added Rex Burkhead Running back

7
63 20
Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
amjay56 added Jim Taylor Running back, Fullback

8
170 109
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Rathman Fullback

9
202 140
Peyton Hillis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Peyton Hillis Running back

10
141 92
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

11
100 79
Mark van Eeghen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Mark van Eeghen Running back

12
125 105
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Ed Podolak Running back, Quarterback

13
34 27
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Rusty Shackelford added Toby Gerhart Running back

14
96 91
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Merril Hoge Running back

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15
9 2
Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Bdowds18 added Doak Walker Running back, Return specialist, Halfback

16
20 15
Jim Kiick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
arkoevan added Jim Kiick Running back, Halfback

17
72 72
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

18
6 2
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
yodc536 added David Johnson

19
12 11
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
yodc536 added Dwayne Johnson Defensive tackle

20
1 0
Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Gene Long0 added Jim Taylor

21
63 69
Tom Matte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Matte Running back

22
3 4
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
1527008614520 added Eddie Murphy He's da best around and your never gonna bring him down

23
34 41
Molly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Anthony Hill II added Molly Johnson