The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1930's

 

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The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1930'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   Dutch Clark 3.15625
2   Cliff Battles 4.33467
3   Clarke Hinkle 9.56275
4   Ernie Caddel 10.09358
5   Ken Strong 13.49014
6   Bronko Nagurski 14.20879
7   Tuffy Leemans 20.16733
8   Kink Richards 20.17564
9   Ace Gutowsky 20.76000
10   Johnny McNally 20.81969
11   Red Grange 23.68450
12   Bill Shepherd 29.15870
13   Ray Nolting 31.56775
14   Johnny Drake 32.03483
15   Dale Burnett 32.16029
16   Joe Laws 32.75817
17   Andy Farkas 34.04000
18   Hank Soar 34.50933
19   Glenn Presnell 35.30050
20   Jack Manders 37.16214
21   Beattie Feathers 37.62250
22   Lloyd Cardwell 38.48200
23   Ernie Nevers 38.96375
24   Doug Wycoff 39.77400
25   Verne Lewellen 42.23583
26   Bull Karcis 42.62613
27   Hank Bruder 42.95719
28   Jack Grossman 45.18167
29   Joe Maniaci 46.47788
30   Al Nichelini 46.84175
31   Swede Hanson 49.76270
32   Hap Moran 49.79825
33   Whizzer White 51.01000
34   Bill Osmanski 53.03000
35   Jim Musick 53.73500
36   George Sauer 54.03800
37   Gene Ronzani 54.21775
38   Benny Friedman 54.87125
39   Ed Jankowski 55.48367
40   Doug Russell 55.51970
41   Chuck Bennett 56.31250
42   Jack McBride 58.51367
43   Dick Todd 59.09000
44   Shipwreck Kelly 59.89800
45   Ralph Kercheval 60.58990
46   Chief McLain 61.05750
47   Pug Rentner 61.56475
48   Herdis McCrary 63.02500
49   Dutch Kitzmiller 63.38250
50   Bobby Wilson 64.14000
51   Andy Uram 64.34000
52   Wuert Engelmann 65.04925
53   Bo Molenda 65.05017
54   Otto Vokaty 65.15000
55   Herb Joesting 65.47625
56   Red Pollock 65.85700
57   Sam Francis 66.27383
58   Keith Molesworth 66.32670
59   Pug Manders 67.17000
60   Scrapper Farrell 67.17000
61   Ward Cuff 67.28383
62   Stumpy Thomason 68.34907
63   Dick Nesbitt 68.72040
64   Bob Monnett 68.78600
65   Father Lumpkin 69.10164
66   Boyd Brumbaugh 69.39000
67   Johnny Sisk 69.74050
68   Roger Grove 71.03350
69   Ike Peterson 71.58675
70   Gene H. Rose 71.66250
71   Oran Pape 71.77833
72   Jack Hagerty 72.22000
73   Paul Miller 72.92300
74   Chris Cagle 73.17750
75   Bob MacLeod 75.25000
76   Bill Davidson 75.43117
77   Elmer Schaake 75.45200
78   Bunny Belden 76.08125
79   Swede Johnston 77.90567
80   Lee Woodruff 78.53050
81   Wee Willie Smith 79.99700
82   Bob Swisher 80.50000
83   Red Franklin 80.70400
84   Jay Arnold 80.93567
85   Ed Halicki 81.05750
86   George Grosvenor 81.30800
87   Stu Clancy 82.25713
88   Rex Thomas 82.26750
89   Jimmy Lawrence 82.29275
90   Mike Mikulak 82.36650
91   Buckets Goldenberg 82.85467
92   Marshall Goldberg 83.33000
93   Mule Wilson 84.06667
94   Red Corzine 85.96110
95   George Karamatic 87.37000
96   Jim Levey 88.12750
97   Ernie Pinckert 88.52400
98   Angelo Brovelli 88.85775
99   Len Barnum 89.59000
100   Harry Newman 89.61525
101   Joe Vance 89.89500
102   Stu Smith 89.91825
103   Jim Leonard 90.31183
104   Ed Storm 90.34950
105   Tuffy Thompson 90.62525
106   Hal Pangle 90.73267
107   Fran Murray 91.41000
108   Warren Heller 92.24125
109   Buddy Parker 93.42500
110   Tony Latone 93.43000
111   Swede Ellstrom 94.49050
112   Corby Davis 94.64000
113   Mack Flenniken 95.19750
114   Gene Alford 95.24400
115   Bill Glassgow 95.52375
116   Frank Christensen 95.90050
117   Sam Agee 96.66000
118   Vic Spadaccini 96.66000
119   Elmer Schwartz 97.59425
120   Walt Holmer 98.12250
121   Abe Martin 99.49000
122   Dick Riffle 101.71000
123   Art Strutt 101.96250
124   George Corbett 102.26250
125   Paul Fitzgibbon 102.59375
126   Joe Bukant 102.72000
127   Bill Smith 102.77250
128   Riley Smith 102.82100
129   Cy Casper 102.97450
130   Mally Nydall 104.03500
131   Lew Pope 104.33400
132   Ed Westfall 104.33800
133   Irv Hill 104.48750
134   Bert Johnson 104.63700
135   Vern Huffman 105.29750
136   Gaylon Smith 105.55000
137   Kent Ryan 105.55000
138   Carl Brumbaugh 105.57550
139   Jack Roberts 106.67383
140   Bob Campiglio 107.06300
141   Tiny Lewis 107.57000
142   Emmett Mortell 107.77000
143   Hal McPhail 108.62850
144   Gary Famiglietti 108.78000
145   Joe Lintzenich 108.78000
146   Jimmy Johnston 109.59000
147   Bill Senn 109.66375
148   Lee Shaffer 109.66600
149   Tiny Feather 109.99425
150   Hal Moe 111.00400
151   Alex Rado 111.05450
152   Clyde Crabtree 111.10500
153   Ray Novotny 111.16833
154   Don Irwin 112.18875
155   Dick Crayne 112.51700
156   Algy Clark 112.78438
157   Bill Boyd 112.87250
158   Tony Holm 113.07250
159   Max Krause 113.69333
160   Ollie Sansen 114.24888
161   Pete Saumer 117.26600
162   Frosty Peters 117.61750
163   James Clark 117.66800
164   Russ Saunders 118.17500
165   Izzy Weinstock 118.85475
166   Chuck Newton 119.69000
167   Nels Peterson 119.69000
168   Harp Vaughan 119.89200
169   Herb Titmas 121.71000
170   Jimmy German 121.71000
171   Wild Bill Kelly 121.71000
172   Les Malloy 121.85750
173   Rabbit Weller 122.11400
174   Rabbit Keen 122.66950
175   Stan Kostka 122.77050
176   John Cavosie 122.92000
177   Ed Danowski 123.47750
178   Frank Kirkleski 123.47750
179   Howie Weiss 123.73000
180   Art Pharmer 125.24500
181   Gardie Grange 125.24500
182   Lou Tomasetti 125.75000
183   Carl Littlefield 125.95000
184   Wendell Butcher 126.96000
185   Joey Sternaman 127.01250
186   Butch Meeker 127.33875
187   Pop Williams 127.33875
188   Ted Wright 127.61850
189   John Kusko 127.94475
190   Laurie Walquist 128.22250
191   Julie Alfonse 128.60125
192   Tony Kaska 129.14633
193   Silvio Zaninelli 129.65138
194   Dave Cook 129.78800
195   Eddie Miller 129.79000
196   Tilly Manton 131.45250
197   George Faust 131.81000
198   Mort Kaer 132.31500
199   Doc Ledbetter 132.41400
200   Curly Oden 133.52500
201   Fred Vanzo 134.03000
202   Paul Franklin 134.03000
203   Tony Sarausky 135.04200
204   Joe Keeble 135.69850
205   Doc Parkinson 135.85000
206   Jim A. McDonald 135.85000
207   Royce Goodbread 135.85000
208   Woody Dow 135.85000
209   Roy Horstmann 135.87325
210   Red Kirkman 135.90050
211   Chuck Weimer 136.17625
212   Herm Schneidman 136.80550
213   Bud Edwards 137.06000
214   Izzy Yablock 137.06000
215   Kelly Rodriguez 137.61750
216   Jim Pederson 137.94375
217   Grassy Hinton 138.88000
218   Howie Tipton 139.38300
219   Cobb Rooney 139.38500
220   Frank Abruzzino 139.38500
221   Gil LeFebvre 139.89000
222   Marty Slovak 139.89000
223   Max Fiske 140.29400
224   Ralph Buckley 141.15250
225   Red Dunn 141.47875
226   Bob Davis 141.91000
227   Red Davis 142.11200
228   Len Sedbrook 142.36250
229   Heinie Weisenbaugh 142.56650
230   Curly Hinchman 142.89275
231   Teddy Andrulewicz 142.92000
232   Ev Fisher 143.93000
233   Vannie Albanese 144.33200
234   Arnie Herber 144.68750
235   Jack Ernst 146.45500
236   Reb Russell 146.55600
237   Stan Pincura 146.55600
238   Clarence Kellogg 148.17200
239   Al Owen 149.99000
240   Carl Brazell 149.99000
241   Carl Waite 149.99000
242   Bullet Baker 150.31625
243   Deck Shelley 151.75750
244   John Doehring 151.90700
245   Dick Nardi 152.01000
246   Mule Dowell 153.42400
247   Justin Brumbaugh 153.52500
248   Ossie Wiberg 153.52500
249   Wilbur Moore 154.03000
250   Red Smith 154.73500
251   Milt Popovich 155.24000
252   Bob Masters 155.24200
253   Dick Fishel 155.44400
254   Johnny Spirida 156.05000
255   Frank Greene 156.60550
256   Pete Tyler 158.07000
257   Ed Justice 158.67600
258   Bernie Finn 158.82750
259   Hoge Workman 158.82750
260   Buzz Wetzel 159.88800
261   Mike Koken 159.88800
262   Bud Toscani 160.09000
263   Bill Breeden 161.75650
264   Frank Patrick 162.11000
265   Glenn Frey 163.97650
266   Johnny Gildea 164.12800
267   Beryl Follet 164.13000
268   Paul Szakash 164.33000
269   Dick Schweidler 166.15000
270   Marger Apsit 166.37525
271   Rick Lackman 167.31150
272   Jay Turner 167.36000
273   Leo Jensvold 167.66500
274   Snitz Snyder 167.66500
275   Homer Griffith 169.02850
276   Cy Kahl 169.43250
277   Ray Carnelly 170.19000
278   Nello Falaschi 170.39000
279   Rock Reed 170.44250
280   Benny LaPresta 170.99800
281   Two-Bits Homan 171.20000
282   Len Janiak 172.21000
283   Lee Mulleneaux 173.22000
284   Mose Kelsch 173.39475
285   Bob Snyder 174.23000
286   Nick Borelli 174.73500
287   Pug Vaughan 174.73500
288   John Bettridge 174.78550
289   Bob Rowe 175.24000
290   Jim Bausch 175.44200
291   Stan Kosel 176.25000
292   Mickey Kobrosky 176.95700
293   Reds Weiner 177.31050
294   George Bogue 178.27000
295   Jim Laird 178.27000
296   Larry Craig 178.27000
297   Red Wolfe 178.27000
298   Ben Smith 179.12850
299   Tom Murphy 179.38100
300   Dick Richards 179.88600
301   Neil Rengel 180.03750
302   Bill McRaven 180.29000
303   Herb Banet 181.30000
304   Al Hadden 181.80500
305   Jim Meade 182.31000
306   Earl Witte 183.52200
307   Carl Pignatelli 183.57250
308   Howard Maple 183.57250
309   Billy Patterson 184.33000
310   Paul Pardonner 184.63300
311   Dave Mishel 185.34000
312   Jack Cronin 185.34000
313   Norris Steverson 185.59250
314   Mickey MacDonnell 187.10750
315   Stud Stennett 187.10750
316   Butch Simas 187.36000
317   Reds Bassman 187.56200
318   Gordon Gore 188.37000
319   Wally Diehl 188.87500
320   Steve Hokuf 189.58200
321   Bill McWilliams 189.73350
322   Bill McKalip 190.18800
323   Dick Frahm 190.39000
324   Horse Hagerty 190.64250
325   Tom Bushby 191.80400
326   Lee Kizzire 192.15750
327   Hersh Martin 192.41000
328   Warner Mizell 192.41000
329   Sky August 194.17750
330   Bill May 194.32900
331   Phil Sarboe 195.94500
332   Harry O'Boyle 196.45000
333   Winnie Baze 196.50050
334   Mike Palm 197.66200
335   Johnny Scalzi 197.71250
336   Johnny Shultz 197.71250
337   Dick Sandefur 198.06600
338   Rink Bond 198.47000
339   John Turley 199.48000

 


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