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.

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

list ordered by

1
366 120
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
290 96
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
287 109
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History

4
208 65
Christian Mccaffrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
TRENT13 added Christian Mccaffrey

5
183 92
Danny Woodhead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
riley.baines added Danny Woodhead Running back

6
146 83
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Red Grange Running back

7
51 14
Rex Burkhead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Rusty Shackelford added Rex Burkhead Running back

8
142 93
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Rathman Fullback

9
173 124
Peyton Hillis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Peyton Hillis Running back

10
126 84
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
40 15
Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
amjay56 added Jim Taylor Running back, Fullback

12
118 98
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
90 73
Mark van Eeghen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Mark van Eeghen Running back

14
21 12
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Rusty Shackelford added Toby Gerhart Running back

15
85 84
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Merril Hoge Running back

16
64 65
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

17
11 9
Jim Kiick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
arkoevan added Jim Kiick Running back, Halfback

18
56 63
Tom Matte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Matte Running back

19
7 14
Molly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Anthony Hill II added Molly Johnson