Who is the greatest NFL running back of all time?

Walter Payton Nicknamed “Sweetness,” Walter Payton is widely considered the greatest all-around running back of all time. He rushed for 16,726 yards which was an NFL record until 2002 when Emmitt Smith passed him. He’s also fourth all-time with 110 rushing TDs.

Who is the top 10 running backs of all time in the NFL?

Top 10 Running Backs of All-Time

  1. Jim Brown. More of a fullback who played halfback, this eight-time All-Pro and three-time MVP never missed a game in his NFL career—though he did cut it short to go into acting.
  2. Barry Sanders.
  3. Walter Payton.
  4. Emmitt Smith.
  5. O.J. Simpson.
  6. Marshall Faulk.
  7. Gale Sayers.
  8. Eric Dickerson.

Who is the leading NFL rusher of all time?

Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith is the all-time rushing leader of the National Football League (NFL) with 18,355 career rushing yards. The running back, who spent the majority of his 15-year career with the Dallas Cowboys, became the all-time leader rusher in the NFL in the 2002 season.

Is Adrian Peterson the best running back ever?

One of the best Oklahoma Sooners of all time, Adrian Peterson is also one of the NFL’s best running backs of all time. Peterson has not yet called it a day on his NFL career that has spanned 180 games and 14 NFL seasons. He has rushed for 14,820 yards and ranks fifth all time in career rushing yards.

Who is the best left back ever?

Greatest Ever: Football: Top Ten Left-Backs Of All Time

  • Nilton Santos (BRA)
  • Giacinto Facchetti (ITA)
  • Paul Breitner (GER)
  • Andreas Brehme (GER)
  • Jose Antonio Camacho (SPA)
  • Bixente Lizarazu (FRA)
  • Denis Irwin (IRE)
  • Emlyn Hughes (ENG)

Who is the #1 running back in the NFL?

Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans Before his foot injury, Derrick Henry was on pace to rush for over 2,000 yards once again. He’ll likely miss the rest of the 2021 season, but should be back for the playoffs. When he is healthy, he is the clear-cut top running back in the NFL.

Who has the best yards per carry in NFL history?

Bobby Mitchell has the most career rushing yards per attempt by a running back with 300+ rush attempts, with 5.4 per attempt.

Is Marshawn Lynch a Hall of Famer?

The top 14 HOF-eligible rushing leaders are enshrined in Canton (Adrian Peterson is still active and Frank Gore will be eligible in 2025), but none of the seven rushers directly ahead of Lynch (who ranks 29th) are in the Hall of Fame.

Is Barry Sanders the best running back ever?

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Bleacher Report ranked Sanders #1 on their list of greatest running backs in NFL history. He averaged an NFL record 1,527 rushing yards per season and averaged just under 100 rushing yards per game (99.8 rushing yards per game).

Who was the best right back ever?

Greatest Ever: Football: The Top 10 Right-Backs of All Time

  1. Cafu (BRA)
  2. Carlos Alberto Torres (BRA)
  3. Lillian Thuram (FRA)
  4. Djalma Santos (BRA)
  5. Giuseppe Bergomi (ITA)
  6. Jose Nasazzi (URU)
  7. Wim Suurbier (NED)
  8. Phil Neal (ENG)

Who is the best central midfielder Ever?

Greatest Ever: Football: The Top 10 Central Midfielders of All…

  • Zinedine Zidane (FRA)
  • Michel Platini (FRA)
  • Bobby Charlton (ENG)
  • Michael Laudrup (DEN)
  • Raymond Kopa (FRA)
  • Zico (BRA)
  • Lothar Matthaus (GER)
  • Ruud Gullit (NED) Narrowly beating countless other legends onto this list is Ruud Gullit.