The Greatest 30 Running Backs in NFL History, Ranked

By Staff Writer

It takes a lot to be considered one of the greatest running backs of all time. You have to be fast, powerful, and agile. You have to be versatile, competitive, and have eyes like a hawk. Your touchdowns may not be as celebrated as those passed through the air, but you still have to be a key member of the offense on almost every single down. Watching a powerful running back carve through a defense is impressive and one of the most dynamic athletic moves in any sport.

Unfortunately, there's no objective way to measure who the greatest running backs are, but we compiled a list taking several factors into consideration—including personal statistics, team stats, accomplishments, post-season play, and other factors that make any National Football League player a standout.

Here's our list of the greatest 30 running backs in NFL history.