The Top Ranked Offensive Backs of the 1920's

 

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The Top Ranked Offensive Backs of the 1920's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Verne Lewellen 10.65417
2   Bill Senn 11.91063
3   Paddy Driscoll 12.95145
4   Ben Jones 17.66200
5   Ernie Nevers 17.67600
6   Joey Sternaman 18.30814
7   Hinkey Haines 18.99325
8   Dutch Sternaman 19.75106
9   Fritz Pollard 22.11163
10   Jimmy Conzelman 24.29044
11   Barney Wentz 27.52350
12   Dinger Doane 28.48892
13   Tony Latone 29.73440
14   Rip King 31.13850
15   Benny Friedman 37.94333
16   Gibby Welch 38.08000
17   Wildcat Wilson 39.71083
18   Buck White 40.16538
19   Doc Elliott 40.46838
20   Laurie Walquist 41.34743
21   Curly Lambeau 42.05188
22   Bob Koehler 42.29093
23   Lou Smyth 43.41208
24   Wally Diehl 43.78650
25   Benny Boynton 44.03900
26   Tex Hamer 44.18013
27   Jack McBride 44.31880
28   Rex Thomas 44.97967
29   Hap Moran 45.66988
30   Hank Gillo 46.06125
31   Pop Williams 46.10950
32   Harry Robb 47.33870
33   Ken Mercer 48.51467
34   Carl Cramer 50.02757
35   Myrt Basing 50.51788
36   Bob Rapp 50.95450
37   Guil Falcon 51.09590
38   Phil White 51.15950
39   John Armstrong 51.56150
40   Curly Oden 52.18438
41   Marty Norton 52.52300
42   Jack Storer 52.52500
43   Joe Guyon 53.85088
44   Two-Bits Homan 53.91380
45   Jim Laird 53.96008
46   Hust Stockton 54.02763
47   George Sullivan 54.03800
48   Johnny Bryan 54.57030
49   Eddie Kotal 54.64100
50   Pete Calac 54.79250
51   Jack Hagerty 55.13863
52   Wooky Roberts 55.98450
53   Tiny Feather 56.03917
54   Ben Hobson 56.31050
55   Harry Harris 56.46400
56   Pete Stinchcomb 56.79667
57   Oscar Knop 56.82343
58   Waddy Kuehl 57.10813
59   Dutch Hendrian 57.23433
60   Eddie Tryon 57.67600
61   Ockie Anderson 58.07600
62   Red Grange 58.58100
63   Harry Curran 59.19100
64   Wild Bill Kelly 59.60783
65   Mule Wilson 59.98663
66   Cully Lidberg 60.60300
67   Al Elliott 60.61783
68   Hal Erickson 60.91883
69   Johnny McNally 61.03430
70   Ed Halicki 61.31200
71   Johnny Scott 61.61500
72   Wayne Brenkert 61.66350
73   Charley Hill 61.67833
74   Milt Romney 62.01067
75   Al Bloodgood 63.13025
76   Walter French 63.28150
77   Roddy Lamb 63.73200
78   Jim Thorpe 63.96307
79   Lou Partlow 64.27933
80   Cowboy Hill 64.45588
81   Red Dunn 64.48733
82   Ken Strong 64.74600
83   Frank Bacon 65.71060
84   Norb Sacksteder 65.86983
85   Tommy Hughitt 66.10450
86   Cy Wentworth 66.91350
87   Johnny Heimsch 67.67500
88   Tex Grigg 68.76080
89   Tony Plansky 68.78400
90   Jack Crangle 68.78600
91   Doug Wycoff 69.16275
92   Wes Fry 69.34150
93   Cobb Rooney 69.61950
94   Jim Manning 69.89700
95   Rex Enright 70.45050
96   Pard Pearce 70.81888
97   Buck Gavin 70.86160
98   Ned Wilcox 71.00600
99   Herdis McCrary 71.61400
100   Sonny Winters 71.81400
101   Les Haws 72.06650
102   Milt Ghee 72.67250
103   Frank McCormick 72.82600
104   Jack Ernst 72.89170
105   Herm Bagby 75.45200
106   Doc Bruder 76.46000
107   Dunc Annan 76.56810
108   Snitz Snyder 76.76500
109   Charlie Mathys 76.83070
110   Ken Huffine 77.63870
111   Jack Cronin 78.02350
112   Al Hadden 78.63375
113   Bo Molenda 78.74733
114   Art Folz 78.88400
115   Charley Rogers 78.96617
116   Al Mahrt 79.21867
117   Dutch Marion 79.43950
118   Dave Noble 79.71725
119   Wally Hess 79.80783
120   Tuffy Maul 79.89600
121   Frank Kelley 81.00700
122   Dick Vick 81.32288
123   Hoot Flanagan 81.81300
124   Swede Hagberg 81.91600
125   Dick Wolf 81.97933
126   Mickey MacDonnell 82.06250
127   Charlie Way 82.06550
128   Dutch Lauer 82.82100
129   Stan Mills 83.22500
130   Jack Keefer 83.22900
131   Hal Griggs 84.34000
132   Eddie Novak 84.70638
133   Johnny Mohardt 84.92100
134   Arnie Horween 86.76000
135   Art Schmaehl 87.06700
136   Buddy Tynes 87.74675
137   Tom Holleran 88.17800
138   Harry Dayhoff 88.88500
139   Lee Snoots 89.84050
140   Jake Lanum 90.07180
141   Herb Joesting 90.50100
142   Russ Method 91.08180
143   Menz Lindsey 91.30900
144   Faye Abbott 91.87381
145   Jack Finn 91.91500
146   Bill Giaver 92.38233
147   Mike Trainor 92.87250
148   Ben Winkelman 93.43000
149   Dick Sturtridge 93.43000
150   Jerry Noonan 93.57950
151   Earl Britton 93.61117
152   Mally Nydall 93.93500
153   Bruce Gregory 94.33900
154   Pete Casey 94.64200
155   Jim Simmons 94.94300
156   Elmer Slough 95.45000
157   Armin Mahrt 95.62475
158   Bob Foster 95.90250
159   Adrian Ford 96.00550
160   Ralph Horween 96.07925
161   George Seasholtz 96.46000
162   Jim Kendrick 97.54580
163   George Snell 97.67200
164   Arnie Oehlrich 98.47800
165   Ike Mahoney 98.51813
166   Frank Nesser 98.80850
167   Tut Imlay 99.05875
168   Rube Ursella 99.07090
169   Sol Butler 99.41867
170   Ox Eckhardt 99.79300
171   Chuck Dressen 100.50000
172   Bill Donohoe 101.00500
173   Chuck Corgan 101.35650
174   Bill Pritchard 101.68475
175   Pete Jackson 101.91400
176   Arda Bowser 102.26750
177   Al Michaels 102.29717
178   Paul Kittredge 102.52000
179   Dinty Moore 102.67150
180   Giff Zimmerman 102.82300
181   Carl Waite 103.47750
182   Pat Smith 103.57850
183   Eddie Kaw 104.03500
184   Norm Barry 104.03500
185   Bill Kellogg 104.18650
186   George Bolan 105.39450
187   Bill Rooney 105.91870
188   Gardie Grange 105.95400
189   Herb DeWitz 106.00450
190   Frank Kirkleski 106.10350
191   Elmer Oliphant 106.15600
192   Jim Bertoglio 106.56000
193   Shag Sheard 107.44175
194   Rufe DeWitz 107.61850
195   Pid Purdy 109.05775
196   Irv Langhoff 109.33750
197   Bob Fitzke 109.64050
198   Emmett Ruh 110.54750
199   Bodie Weldon 111.00400
200   Wally Gilbert 111.30500
201   Bob Phelan 111.63967
202   Paul Fitzgibbon 112.11100
203   Chief Elkins 112.61800
204   Mike Purdy 112.87250
205   Bill McElwain 113.22600
206   Sid Nichols 113.57750
207   James Robertson 113.80475
208   Gus Fetz 114.03400
209   Wilmer Isabel 115.95100
210   Chuck Weimer 116.25600
211   Red Smith 116.30250
212   Untz Brewer 116.40750
213   Nick McInerney 116.45800
214   Len Sedbrook 116.55700
215   Bullet Baker 116.74017
216   Johnny Hendren 116.76100
217   Paul Sheeks 117.26400
218   Louie Pahl 117.26600
219   Harlan Carr 117.67000
220   Frank Briante 117.97300
221   Eddie Usher 118.12250
222   Eddie Scharer 118.15417
223   Heinie Benkert 118.18783
224   John Hurlburt 118.27400
225   Jack Harris 119.18500
226   Ted Bucklin 119.33650
227   Bob Argus 119.40220
228   Shorty Barr 119.89000
229   Eber Sampson 120.49800
230   Bruce Caldwell 121.00300
231   Glen Spear 121.00300
232   Gene H. Rose 121.40700
233   Joe Mills 121.71000
234   Howie Slater 122.11400
235   Johnny Kyle 122.11400
236   Hal Gaulke 123.02100
237   Bruno Haas 123.12400
238   Gene Francis 123.22500
239   Matt Brennan 123.50075
240   Pete Barnum 124.33600
241   Fanny Niehaus 124.63900
242   John Gilroy 124.63900
243   Johnny Roepke 125.24500
244   Deke Edler 125.34600
245   Ossie Wiberg 125.39450
246   Bob Millman 125.44700
247   Ben Roderick 125.79850
248   Jesse Brown 126.55800
249   Jimmy Tays 127.28825
250   John Schneider 127.36600
251   Red Strader 127.66900
252   Dick King 127.88383
253   George Pease 128.27500
254   Harry Curzon 128.32350
255   Obie Bristow 128.44975
256   Don Hill 129.99200
257   Emmett McLemore 130.19400
258   Jack Spellman 131.00200
259   Lou Molinet 131.00200
260   Dutch Strauss 131.35350
261   Will Norman 131.60800
262   Ave Kaplan 131.81000
263   Bernie Halstrom 131.90900
264   Swede Hummell 132.11100
265   Mike Casteel 132.31500
266   Ainer Cleve 133.42600
267   Sam Salemi 133.72900
268   Paul Hogan 134.58350
269   Rat Watson 135.77225
270   Ed Robinson 136.35300
271   Doug Roby 136.65800
272   Tommy Cronin 137.61750
273   John Tanner 138.27400
274   Tubby Rousch 139.38500
275   Jim Morrow 140.09200
276   Walt Holmer 140.29400
277   George Roudebush 141.45350
278   Abe Wilson 142.00900
279   Gus Redman 142.21100
280   Hoge Workman 143.42500
281   Bob Mahan 143.72800
282   Frank Sillin 144.33200
283   Jerry Johnson 144.68750
284   Bill Cronin 144.71075
285   Fritz Slackford 146.45500
286   Tuffy Conn 146.45500
287   Obie Newman 146.55600
288   Leon Boutwell 147.13475
289   Larry Marks 147.74075
290   Walt Koppisch 148.54875
291   Harry Bliss 148.57600
292   Jerry Mansfield 149.18200
293   Pete Bahan 149.58600
294   Grover Malone 150.69700
295   Dick Dobeleit 150.84650
296   Ellery White 151.00000
297   George Mooney 151.45050
298   Ike Martin 151.90900
299   Wally Foster 151.90900
300   Lou Mahrt 152.11100
301   Elmer Wynne 152.15950
302   Cassy Ryan 152.31300
303   Lloyd Cearing 152.51300
304   Bill Houle 152.51500
305   Charlie Nesser 152.81800
306   Henry Willegale 154.03000
307   John Simons 154.03000
308   Floyd Christman 154.63600
309   Chic Harley 154.93900
310   Harry O'Boyle 154.93900
311   Marty Beck 157.06000
312   Perce Wilson 157.36300
313   Steven Hamas 157.46400
314   Jim Foley 157.66600
315   Bull Finch 158.77700
316   Bill Stobbs 159.18100
317   Eddie Butts 159.18100
318   Eber Simpson 159.28200
319   Enid Thomas 159.88800
320   Al McIntosh 160.09000
321   Reggie Attache 160.59500
322   Ike Williams 160.89800
323   Ducky Grant 161.30200
324   Herb Stock 161.60500
325   Tommy Murphy 162.11000
326   Fred Sweet 162.15850
327   Steve Buchanan 162.61500
328   Art Beckley 163.22100
329   Chuck Reichow 164.33200
330   Wally McIlwain 165.44300
331   Marshall Jones 165.54400
332   Robert Specht 165.54400
333   Jiggs Ullery 165.89750
334   Doc Kelley 166.70350
335   Arthur Matsu 167.66500
336   Dick Moynihan 167.66500
337   Gus Gardella 167.66500
338   George Wilson 167.76600
339   Paul Lynch 168.27100
340   France Fitzgerald 168.97800
341   John Shelburne 169.43250
342   Ralph Barkman 169.48300
343   Ruel Redinger 169.63450
344   Neno DaPrato 169.78600
345   Stone Hallquist 169.88700
346   Al Miller 171.20000
347   Herb Kempton 171.90700
348   Win Charles 171.90700
349   Jack McAuliffe 172.10900
350   Orville Siegfried 172.21000
351   Sam Mason 172.36150
352   Tom Murphy 173.22000
353   Joe Bernstein 173.36950
354   Pete Steger 174.02800
355   Hal Wendler 174.33100
356   Felix McCormick 174.63400
357   Al Young 175.44200
358   Pots Clark 175.99750
359   Wilkie Moody 176.45200
360   Paul Ziegler 176.50250
361   Wes Bradshaw 176.75500
362   John Mahoney 177.05800
363   Ralph Pittman 177.66400
364   Graham Kernwein 178.77500
365   Pat Dunne 179.17900
366   Hersh Martin 179.78500
367   Ken Jones 179.78500
368   Ed Glick 180.03750
369   Ken Harris 180.29000
370   Sam Babcock 180.99700
371   Bob Rawlings 181.80500
372   Chim Lingrel 181.90600
373   John Davis 181.90600
374   Al Leith 182.10800
375   Ted Illman 182.51200
376   Guy Roberts 182.66350
377   John Brewer 183.21900
378   Pete Regnier 183.57250
379   Bill Vaughn 184.33000
380   Ray Risvold 184.33000
381   Gene Stringer 184.63300
382   Bob Haas 184.93600
383   Pete Schaffnit 185.44100
384   Neil Halleck 185.84500
385   Sneeze Achiu 185.99650
386   Ed McEvoy 186.55200
387   Stan Rosen 186.65300
388   Lane Bridgford 186.75400
389   Leo Petree 187.10750
390   Red Quigley 187.36000
391   Jim Murphy 187.66300
392   Bill Irgens 188.37000
393   Cliff Steele 188.87500
394   Fred Foster 188.87500
395   Phil Bower 188.87500
396   Jack Perrin 189.88500
397   Marv Mattox 189.98600
398   Fungy Lebengood 190.08700
399   Ken Crawford 190.08700
400   Lew Lane 190.39000
401   Steve Sullivan 190.64250
402   Artie Sandberg 190.99600
403   Stanley Burnham 191.45050
404   Jess Rodriguez 191.80400
405   Moxie Dalton 192.41000
406   Chick Burke 192.81400
407   Dutch Irwin 192.81400
408   Nelson Rupp 193.11700
409   Heinie Kirkgard 193.21800
410   Waddy MacPhee 193.21800
411   John Singleton 193.52100
412   Darrell Fisher 194.17750
413   Bunny Belden 194.32900
414   Henry Zehrer 194.32900
415   Allen MacDonald 194.93500
416   Earl Krieger 195.23800
417   Ed Lawrence 195.23800
418   Vic Radzievitch 195.44000
419   Johnny McQuade 195.94500
420   Alex Gorgal 196.45000
421   Herb Schell 196.45000
422   Leo Douglass 196.55100
423   Pat Duffy 196.95500
424   Earl Potteiger 197.35900
425   John Hasbrouck 197.35900
426   Herb Davis 197.66200
427   Walter Lowe 198.06600
428   Babe Clark 198.26800
429   Walt Kinderdine 199.68200

 


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