With the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies coming up this weekend, a few Hall of Famers are putting out some pretty cool collectibles. Getty Images. Jeff Demps. Since opening its doors in 1963, 253 former players, coaches and administrators . Despite playing in all 16 games just once in his career, he was one of the best running backs in football for over a decade. They already know the franchise's all-time rusher, running back Frank Gore, is going to be enshrined in Canton one day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Put him in the Hall." Taylor rushed for 11,695 yards and 66 touchdowns across 13 seasons. The H-Bomb was one of the most prolific running backs in pro football history. Terrell Davis isn't just considered one of the best running backs in NFL history.

Demps broke the high-school record for the 100-meter dash . But Brown has company, and let the roll call begin. July 5, 2022 7:00 am ET. 2) Walter Payton. #SBXXXIV Champion 2000 NFL MVP . Canadeo was also the first running back to rush for 1000 yards in a season in Green Bay History (1949). 1. Each voted him as the greatest running back in NFL history. Elliott is coming off a season where he averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry, while tying a career-high with six fumbles. Terrell Davis.

Dick Bass worked as a color analyst for Rams' radio broadcasts from 1977 to 1986. Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles. Bottom line: One of the toughest, most difficult players to take down in NFL history. . Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFLs best all-purpose running backs and was later . As a junior in 2002, he was a first-team All-American and runner-up for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the country's best running back. Keith Byars was one of the best running backs to play Ohio State football the last half-century and now he will be inducted into the CFB Hall of Fame. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was on a Hall of Fame-caliber pace through his first four NFL seasons, but the former All-Pro hit a wall in 2020. Another one for the Chicago Bears, Gale Sayers played from 1965 - 1971 and was voted to Pro Bowl four times in that career. Anybody who followed the Ohio State football . The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is where NFL greats take the next step and become immortal legends. In 1998, he was the NFL MVP, and he was the Offensive Player of the Year in both 1996 and 1998.

Career: 9 seasons (1978-85) Teams: Houston Oilers (1978-84), New Orleans Saints (1984-85) Stats: Super Bowl titles/NFL championships: 0. His 1,071 yards in 1960 still ranks 10th all-time in .

Still, the former Pro Bowl running back deserves stronger consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a 10-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro, leading the league in rushing yards four times in his 10-year career. James White (2010-13) Never the featured back in Madison, White made the most of his opportunities. Joe Montana, one of the Best NFL Hall of Famers. Despite being a rookie, Dickerson would gallop for 1,808 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns in 1983. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports. Below is a list of six DVOA-era running backs that are not yet in the Hall of Fame, four of which have already failed once in balloting. If Roger Craig changed the way we look at the position, Faulk cemented that philosophical change. Curtis Martin, 1995-1997. Ranking the 30 best college football running backs of the 21st century, including Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Darren McFadden, Derrick Henry and more. Tiki Barber had a rare ability compared to most running backs in NFL history. While evaluating college running backs heading into the pros, receiving ability weighs heavily on the evaluation. Top 5 NFL Running Backs of All-Time - 5. 29 29. He ranks in the top-five in both categories and is easily one of the best running backs in NFL history . 44 pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, but Forte had a long history of proving his doubters wrong. He also did not make the top five list but serves his place in team history being a part of one of the best offenses . So, without further ado, here is my list of the Top 5 Running Backs of All Time, Feel free to chime with your own, in our comments section. Eclipsed 1,600-yard mark in back-to-back seasons, 2002-03 Captured back-to-back rushing titles, 2006-07 2006 NFL MVP All-Pro, 2004-07 Named Chargers Most Valuable Player five times 3. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sammy Winder (1982-90) Although not a Pro Football Hall of Famer like the pair of legends that are Terrell Davis and Floyd Little, longtime Denver Broncos running back Sammy Winder was yet . Freeman McNeil 10. Since opening its doors in 1963, 253 former players, coaches and administrators have received footballs greatest honor, but there is a growing list of seemingly deserving players who for one reason or another have been unable to earn a bust in Canton. Bottom line: One of the toughest, most difficult players to take down in NFL history. The Kansas City Chiefs also won their first AFC Championship game with Joe in the squad. No other player will ever wear No. 4James Jones. He rushed for over 11,000 yards, and had 104 touchdowns. Gold Member. The best running back to ever do it, . Many thought Portis was just a product of the Denver Broncos rushing system when the 2002 second round draft pick was traded to the Redskins after seasons of 1,508 and 1,591 rushing yards. He's thought to be the best post-season running back of all time. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is where NFL greats take the next step and become immortal legends.

In the 1983 NFL Draft, the Rams lucked out with taking Eric Dickerson with the No. Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1993) 9. Styles vary from bruisers . And while the recruiting world waits for an updated date for Webb to announce his decision, the Nittany Lions have added another crystal ball pick in their favor on 247Sports over the . Taylor is one of only 3 players (Jim Brown-Barry Sanders) in NFL history to have 7 years . Curiously enough, Battles was allowed to throw the ball fairly regularly, despite being quite possibly the worst passer of all-time: 28.0 completion percentage on 157 attempts, one touchdown . There is no doubt that Gale Sayers place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is well earned. But again, his USFL career takes away from his Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials. LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 13,684 yards and 145 touchdowns during his 11-year NFL career. It's no surprise given he managed to run a total of 4,956 yards, plus score a total of 39 rushing touchdowns. FILE - This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. . Nicknamed 'T.D.,' Terrell Davis is regarded as one of the best running backs of all-time and is considered one of the most passionate players in NFL history. As a Junior, he rushed for 2,051 .

Reactions: daric1977 and precise02. Aug 1, 2015 #1 I can't go super far back so if I forget some. 13. He led Florida in rushing three straight years and that was in a loaded backfield. Don Hewitt, an equipment manager for the Rams for many years, said Bass was the best blocking running back he ever saw. The only running back in team history with his number retired is Tony Canadeo. He also recorded 290 receptions for 2,384 yards and eight scores. 15 is former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Raymont Harris. This is the first-ever NFT for Allen who, like Brown, is in . 3. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1996 NFL 100 All-Time Team (2019) When you think of elite running backs, "Sweetness" is one of the very first names that comes to mind. The Hall of Fame running back was one of the most dynamic rushers the game has ever seen. A score of 100 is around the average modern .

8. Like Cunningham, he received the ultimate honor from the team by earning a bust in the Patriots Hall of Fame. Elliott is coming off a season where he averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry, while tying a career-high with six fumbles. Today, I rank the top running backs not in the Hall of Fame. Tiki Barber Jerome Bettis Terrell Davis Priest Holmes Edgerrin James LaDainian Tomlinson

Known as the "Kansas Comet," Sayers was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 despite playing just seven seasons, all with the Bears. Marshawn was one of the best running backs of the last 5-6 years, but the Hall of Fame is overpopulated with too many "merely good" players already. A Hall of Fame-caliber career was not envisioned when the Bears took the Tulane running back with the No.

10. Below are the players with the most total yards from scrimmage through their first four NFL seasons . Sanders was MVP in 1997 when he rushed for 2,053 yards (the fourth-best single season mark of all time) and 11 touchdowns. Roger Craig, Terrell Davis Highlight Best NFL Backs Not in the Hall of Fame Dan Boone April 6, 2009 Running the ball is usually an easy route to the Hall. 2 pick in the first round. At 34, he was the youngest player ever inducted. Career: 9 seasons (1978-85) Teams: Houston Oilers (1978-84), New Orleans Saints (1984-85) Stats: Super Bowl titles/NFL championships: 0. I actually covered him at Pompano Ely and his nickname was "the Franchise.". Similarly, he also won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1989. he was a six-time Pro Bowl and Hall of Fame inductee in the class of 1999 ran for a career 13,259 yards. RB, (1994-97) Starting us off at No. A Pro Football Hall of Fame member today, Davis was selected to three Pro Bowls. Hall of Fame running back and NFL legend Jim Brown called Taylor the best running back in pro football. Over the course of his career, Allen finished with six top-10 seasons as a fantasy running back, including a surprising season in 1993 at the age of 33 where he finished 5th in running back points . TIKI BARBER, 10,449. Adrian Peterson: Palestine High School / Palestine, Texas. sitting 12 th in rushing yards and 1 st all-time in receiving yards for a running back. August 5, 2021 2:38 pm PT. Top 25 Running Backs in NFL History - Honorable mention status goes to Jerome Bettis, Jamal Lewis, Ricky Watters, Eddie George, Joe Perry, Lenny Moore . Peak running back performance is an exhibition of sheer physical prowess. Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis has also spoken up in favor of George, who is the Titans/Oilers record holder for career rushing yards (10,009), ahead of Hall of Famer Earl Campbell (9,407). DEKALB, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)-NIU current head football coach Thomas Hammock is one of three former football players at the school who will be inducted into NIU's 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Class. Please rank them from most to least deserving of enshrinement, and set aside your answer for reconsideration later. Apart from that, he was also the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player three times.For two years in a row, he also won the NFL Most Valuable Player award.. 12 12. In 2019, he has the opportunity to join a who's who of Hall of Fame running backs. Running back Curtis Martin of the New England Patriots . Peterson played his high school ball at Palestine. As Terrell Davis suggested, playing for the Jaguars didn't do Taylor any favors. Moreno racked up 3,400+ rushing yards and 1,400+ receiving yards with the team. For a handful of years, he was one of the best running backs in football. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 7) Marshall Faulk. Clinton Portis. He's truly straddling the border between the Hall of Fame and Hall of Very Good. Hoffman cracked 200 in ERA+ only twice (not counting his injury-shortened 2003 when he threw 9 innings): 265 in 1998 and 226 in 2009.

Seattle entered the 2010s with several notable snubs, but the voters cleaned that up by inducting Cortez Kennedy in 2012 and Kenny Easley in 2017. That is good for 7th overall on the all-time list. 8. Eric Dickerson One of the Greatest. The NFL went from a 14- to a 16-game regular-season schedule in 1978. No running back scored . A helluva lot easier Hall route than being. Even though . Begay joins a star-studded class in 2022 - which features the late Walter Payton, who was one of the best NFL running backs, and Sanya Richards-Ross, who is a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in .

John Riggins was a well deserved Hall of Fame inductee back in 1992, and had one of the best afros in the 70s. Riggins is a Super Bowl Champion, and also was a top ten draft pick. Some people know him from "The Catch" more than anything, but Jones was an all-SEC back twice who could beat you a number of different ways. Holmes' Hall of Fame case is a difficult one to make. George finished his career with 10,441 yards. CU Buffs post three top-six finishes on final day of NCAA outdoor track championships Chris Brown, football (2001-02): Although he played just two seasons at CU, he was one of the best running backs in program history.

like follow. 7. The Pro Football Reference Hall of Fame Monitor (HOFm) is a metric designed to estimate a player's chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame using AV, Pro Bowls, All-Pros, championships, and various stat milestones. In a series called Playbooks, six greats will be featured including Raiders greats Marcus Allen and Tim Brown. When Demps and wide receiver Percy Harvin were on the field for the University of Florida, there was not a defense in college football that could match the speed the Gators had. 3) Barry Sanders. Dec 2, 2004 24,841 26,826 113 Columbus,Ohio. The players listed below are the top 250 HOFm-rated players who played RB starting in 1955 or later for at least 50 career games. With this list, we take a look at, and rank from worst to best, the 29 running backs in league history who have recorded more than 10,000 career rushing yards. Although Nance never came close to putting up those numbers again, he left New England with 5,323 rushing yards, 844 receiving yards, and 46 touchdowns. Cliff Battles (#71) was one of the great running backs of the early days, earning three First-Team All-Pro selections and making the Hall of Fame in 1968. The Hall of Famer loses some points for being tied at the top of all running backs ever in terms of most fumbles lost. The Seahawks have two running backs in franchise history with Hall of Fame cases.

Like Easley, Alexander experienced a short peak with extreme success in the NFL. The best running backs of all-time are an unstoppable force. However, the 11 running backs immediately behind McCoy aren't in Canton. Joe played Pro Bowl 8 times.. CANTON, OHIO - AUGUST 5: Fans cheer during the 2021 NFL preseason Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in . Gale Sayers. Hunt also put up very strong numbers in 2021 despite having suffered a calf injury that caused . Herschel Walker. Sanders cemented himself as one, or if not, the best running back to ever play the position in the NFL. Nick Chubb is a Cleveland superstar and if he stays healthy, he could wind up in the Hall of Fame. Mariano Rivera - career ERA of 2.22, career ERA+ of 204. bWAR of 55.7 and fWAR of 39.5. Penn State continues to be trending in the right direction in the recruiting process of four-star running back Treyaun Webb. Not only has Gore never led the NFL in any major rushing statistic, but he only cracked the top five in rushing yards once, finishing third with 1,695 yards in 2006. Top 5 Running Backs in Uva History. Perhaps because of this all-purpose ability, Bass was also called the "the one-man show.". By his third season in the league, he became the first running back in franchise history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season.

Not a popular draft pick in 1999, it's hard to argue with the results of Bill Polian's decision as James will be inducted into the the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1974. Like Easley, Alexander experienced a short peak with extreme success in the NFL.

illogicalvoicesinmyhead says: May 7, 2016 . . In a Hall-of-Fame career, LaDainian Tomlinson was like a machine in terms of productivity, amassing 18,456 total yards from scrimmage and 145 rushing touchdowns, the latter of which is second . During that time . Of the 72 backs with over 1000 carries since 2000, Jamaal is one of just three backs (the other being Marshall Faulk, a current Hall of Famer, and Priest Holmes) who were able to make running the . Curtis Martin (1995-2005) . Earl Campbell Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell turns the corner in 1978. He hit the record books multiple times and shined when he was on top.

Trevor Hoffman - career ERA of 2.87, career ERA+ of 141. bWAR of 28.0 and fWAR of 23.0. Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints: Campbell was a 5'11, 232-pound wrecking ball who the Oilers drafted with the #1 pick in the 1978 NFL Draft . With that in mind, here are the top three running backs in the Rams' first 83 years of existence. There are only five running backs ahead of LeSean McCoy on the all-time rushing yards list not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. En route to a place in the NFL Hall of Fame, Allen became the first player in pro history to gain at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving. At Tailback U, being the best running . Team of the decade. Taylor ranks 15th of all time in rushing yards with 11,695 yards on the ground. Freeman McNeil was a first-round pick in 1981. Since opening its doors in 1963, 253 former players, coaches and administrators have received footballs greatest honor, but there is a growing list of seemingly deserving players who for one reason or another have been unable to earn a bust in Canton. Coming to Chicago in the fourth round back in 1994, Harris would go on to play four seasons with . Davis is known as a Denver Broncos legend, earning the "Ring of Fame" from the Broncos organization. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was on a Hall of Fame-caliber pace through his first four NFL seasons, but the former All-Pro hit a wall in 2020. Here, then, are the top 10 running backs of all time -- in descending order: 10 .

The problem is his dominance as being tabbed the best running back was . Barry Alvarez's plan to build Wisconsin into a running back-led power house had been realized Moss, and his 34 career touchdowns, was a key cog in that fulfilled promise. Until then, we can sit back and debate the 10 best running backs of all time for the Gators. Faulk is the mold of an NFL running back in the way I personally view it. The Seahawks have two running backs in franchise history with Hall of Fame cases. wahoo96 In his 10-year career as a Detroit Lion, Sanders recorded 15,269 rushing yards, fourth-most . After signing with the Browns after World War II, Motley had one of the most dominating five years of any running back, averaging 8.2 yards a carry in 1946 and 5.8 yards in '50. 21. McCoy was named to the NFL's 2010s All-Decade team. Thread starter Grafton19; Start date Aug 1, 2015; Grafton19 CavsCorner Hall of Fame. Seattle entered the 2010s with several notable snubs, but the voters cleaned that up by inducting Cortez Kennedy in 2012 and Kenny Easley in 2017. Jeff Kravitz . He was all-state in basketball, track and football.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is where NFL greats take the next step and become immortal legends. George is the only running back in NFL history to record 300 or more carries for eight consecutive seasons.

3 in Green Bay again that is really saying something. Also not helping Foreman's hall cause has been some of the huge numbers running backs have put up since he retired. Earl Campbell Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell turns the corner in 1978. Freeman McNeil He doesn't get the credit he deserves. Happy birthday to Hall of Fame RB @marshallfaulk! McCoy has already been mentioned as a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he was one of three backs named to the 2010s All-Decade Team. But, honestly, I think the words "Hall of Fame" and "Marshawn Lynch" have only been included in the same sentence twice: 1 .

The only running backs named to an All-Decade team since 1940 who aren't in the Hall of Fame are Byron "Whizzer" White from the 1940s, who only played three years (and later became a Supreme Court justice), and John David Crow, who made the 1960s All-Decade team despite averaging just 453 yards per season in the 1960s.