sports The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History  

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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
284 78
John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
John Riggins Running back, Fullback

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2
225 59
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
218 72
Mike Alstott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History

4
106 55
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
55 17
Christian Mccaffrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
TRENT13 added Christian Mccaffrey

6
107 60
Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Red Grange Running back

7
106 66
Tom Rathman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Rathman Fullback

8
99 61
Rocky Bleier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Rocky Bleier Running back, Halfback, Fullback

9
17 2
Jim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
amjay56 added Jim Taylor Running back, Fullback

10
135 110
Peyton Hillis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Peyton Hillis Running back

11
109 86
Ed Podolak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Ed Podolak Running back, Quarterback

12
78 62
Mark van Eeghen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Mark van Eeghen Running back

13
75 66
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Merril Hoge

14
54 54
Matt Suhey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

15
2 1
Jim Kiick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
arkoevan added Jim Kiick Running back, Halfback

16
51 56
Tom Matte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top 10 White Running Backs in NFL History
Tom Matte Running back