The 20 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #11) Marshall Faulk

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #2) Eric Dickerson

Famous as the single-season record holder with 2,105 rushing yards in 1984, Dickerson inexplicably remains one of the most underrated, underappreciated and misunderstood of the game’s great running backs. And the single-season rushing record isn’t even the most impressive of his accomplishments. He rushed for 1,808 yards as a rookie in ’83, still a record, […]

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #9) Edgerrin James

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #8) Adrian Peterson

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #3) Emmitt Smith

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #7) LaDainian Tomlinson

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #5) O.J. Simpson

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #4) Barry Sanders

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – Intro

Just picking the 30 greatest modern-era running backs, let alone ranking them, isn’t as easy as it used to be. In the 44 years since O.J. Simpson became the first RB to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season, way back in 1973 and just 3 years into what I consider the Modern Era […]

The 30 Greatest Modern-Era Running Backs – #6) Earl Campbell

No less an authority than the Steelers’ Mean Joe Greene said Earl Campbell was the most destructive running back he ever faced, and there’s no arguing that almost every defender who ever faced Campbell would likely agree. Campbell, simply put, was the most destructive RB, and easily the greatest true power back, in NFL history. […]