The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1950's

 

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The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1950'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   Lenny Moore 8.18625
2   Ollie Matson 9.40443
3   Frank Gifford 10.03588
4   Joe Perry 10.84070
5   Jim Brown 12.42400
6   Hugh McElhenny 12.60586
7   Alan Ameche 15.61460
8   Rick Casares 16.26100
9   Dan Towler 18.13700
10   Alex Webster 20.48280
11   Doak Walker 20.81483
12   Ray Mathews 22.23600
13   Eddie Price 24.47230
14   Ray Renfro 25.41175
15   Tank Younger 27.90771
16   Jon Arnett 33.93700
17   Bob Hoernschemeyer 34.29960
18   Dub Jones 35.28317
19   Billy Ray Barnes 35.51933
20   Lynn Chandnois 35.97025
21   Kyle Rote 40.93967
22   George Taliaferro 41.32920
23   Buddy Young 42.33008
24   Don Bosseler 43.96967
25   Dick Hoerner 44.82817
26   Billy Stone 45.53080
27   Fran Rogel 46.01106
28   Rob Goode 47.15963
29   Julie Rykovich 47.58888
30   Willie Galimore 48.00967
31   Tommy McDonald 49.01967
32   Frank Ziegler 49.12913
33   Billy Cross 50.46733
34   Breezy Reid 50.73086
35   Howard Cassady 50.75775
36   Ken Carpenter 51.94867
37   Johnny Olszewski 52.39114
38   Gene Gedman 52.79038
39   Skeet Quinlan 53.16913
40   Clarence Peaks 53.93500
41   Zollie Toth 54.57050
42   Joe Scott 56.15700
43   Joe Marconi 56.18650
44   Fred Morrison 56.74557
45   L.G. Dupre 56.94400
46   Lew Carpenter 57.60125
47   John Henry Johnson 57.88367
48   Jim Podoley 58.68200
49   Jerry Williams 58.98500
50   Pat Harder 59.06917
51   Bobby Mitchell 59.08800
52   Howie Ferguson 59.15317
53   Del Shofner 59.49400
54   Charlie Justice 60.74413
55   Tom Tracy 60.90400
56   John David Crow 61.61300
57   Tommy Wilson 62.04450
58   Vitamin Smith 63.30700
59   Sherman Howard 64.40533
60   Fred Cone 65.74921
61   Paul Hornung 66.25700
62   Don McIlhenny 66.33700
63   Hal Giancanelli 67.43538
64   Don Johnson 69.64450
65   Ron Waller 69.79625
66   Chick Jagade 70.32630
67   John Hoffman 71.34913
68   Bobby Watkins 72.55267
69   Dave Middleton 72.87450
70   Jim Dooley 73.07650
71   George Gulyanics 73.27850
72   R.C. Owens 74.03400
73   Marion Motley 74.58850
74   Steve Van Buren 74.66725
75   J.D. Smith 75.65200
76   Leo Elter 76.34693
77   Leon Clarke 76.56300
78   Billy Wells 77.09350
79   Chet Mutryn 77.16900
80   Glenn Davis 77.24275
81   Mel Triplett 77.67910
82   Preston Carpenter 78.88600
83   Charlie Trippi 78.89883
84   Joe Arenas 79.40258
85   Chuck Hunsinger 80.70000
86   Maurice Bassett 81.17133
87   Jim Parmer 81.88070
88   Toy Ledbetter 82.34550
89   Ed Sutton 82.61900
90   Don R. Paul 83.37850
91   Ed Modzelewski 84.21358
92   Johnny Lattner 84.23900
93   Vic Janowicz 84.34000
94   Elroy Hirsch 84.59050
95   Gene Roberts 84.64300
96   Tony Canadeo 84.72317
97   Dick James 85.60050
98   Johnny Strzykalski 85.69950
99   Elmer Angsman 86.06983
100   John Dottley 87.26700
101   Leon Heath 87.31550
102   Bill Bowman 88.98600
103   Joe Childress 89.41550
104   Billy Grimes 89.62167
105   Bill Dudley 90.17717
106   Al Carmichael 90.41017
107   Leon Hart 90.46333
108   Jim Taylor 91.81200
109   John Huzvar 92.48333
110   Joe Geri 93.05567
111   Dave Mann 94.60433
112   Chet Hanulak 94.99350
113   Jim Cason 97.72250
114   Sid Watson 99.06100
115   Bert Zagers 99.89400
116   Johnny Morris 101.71000
117   Ken Keller 101.76050
118   Gene Babb 101.91400
119   Boyd Dowler 102.11600
120   Bobby Epps 102.71800
121   Billy Reynolds 103.31563
122   Royce Womble 103.52600
123   Pete Retzlaff 104.30033
124   Red Phillips 104.43900
125   J.R. Boone 105.29750
126   Verl Lillywhite 105.29750
127   Pete Schabarum 105.96683
128   Elbie Nickel 106.30550
129   Emil Sitko 106.37083
130   Bobby Joe Conrad 106.76200
131   Paul Barry 107.22933
132   Joe Johnson 107.43138
133   Harry Gilmer 107.46900
134   Mal Hammack 108.83275
135   Jug Girard 108.87900
136   Jim Spavital 108.93350
137   Nick Pietrosante 109.08500
138   Clyde Scott 109.64050
139   Carroll Hardy 113.22600
140   Ken Webb 113.77950
141   Rex Bumgardner 114.13300
142   Ollie Cline 114.43825
143   Johnny Papit 115.62917
144   Dale Atkeson 117.51650
145   Billy Vessels 118.37700
146   Larry Krutko 118.37700
147   Tommy Kalmanir 119.80383
148   Don Schaefer 120.70000
149   Ralph Pasquariello 122.32883
150   Phil King 122.41500
151   Al Pollard 124.70233
152   Larry Coutre 126.32875
153   Jim Monachino 126.42975
154   Sonny Grandelius 127.61850
155   George Thomas 128.54033
156   Randy Clay 129.25775
157   Jerry Nuzum 129.66175
158   Leon Campbell 131.16633
159   Sam Baker 131.30525
160   Bobby Jack Floyd 132.31300
161   Carl Taseff 134.08250
162   Dick Young 135.37467
163   Bill McColl 135.85000
164   Emerson Cole 136.40350
165   Jerry Norton 137.66800
166   Ron Kramer 137.97100
167   Jack Myers 138.67600
168   Joe Morrison 139.28400
169   Ted Wegert 140.14050
170   Bob White 140.67075
171   Byron Bailey 141.15050
172   Jack Call 141.30200
173   Dan Lewis 141.40300
174   Jim Doran 141.60700
175   Mike Sommer 141.60700
176   Neil Worden 141.80700
177   Tommy Runnels 141.95850
178   John Brewer 142.21300
179   Babe Dimancheff 142.31200
180   Billy Pricer 142.54567
181   Perry Jeter 142.71600
182   Brad Myers 144.18250
183   Jimmy Sears 144.33400
184   Eddie Saenz 144.43500
185   Lindy Pearson 146.15000
186   Don Phelps 146.30350
187   James Pace 146.45500
188   Rip Collins 146.73075
189   Don Chandler 147.56625
190   Tom Barnett 148.57600
191   Ralph Goldston 148.87700
192   Tom McCormick 148.90225
193   Jim Ostendarp 150.04050
194   Gene Filipski 150.69500
195   Vinnie Yablonski 151.90900
196   Don Stevens 153.07050
197   Walt Kowalczyk 153.22000
198   Veryl Switzer 153.22200
199   J.C. Caroline 154.93900
200   Herb Johnson 155.44400
201   Fred Gehrke 155.64600
202   Bob Jackson 156.22475
203   Ralph Anderson 157.06000
204   Emmett King 157.81750
205   Buck McPhail 158.67600
206   Bill Reichardt 159.58500
207   Bob G. Smith 159.88800
208   Merrill Douglas 160.34050
209   Jerry Shipkey 161.25150
210   Steve Meilinger 161.30200
211   Bishop Strickland 161.75650
212   Larry Morris 162.11000
213   Theron Sapp 162.51400
214   Sam Cathcart 163.12000
215   Ken Hall 164.83700
216   Frank Spaniel 164.98850
217   Les Goble 166.12275
218   Wally Triplett 166.85700
219   Lou Baldacci 167.16000
220   Ron Drzewiecki 167.56200
221   Tom Calvin 167.94075
222   Billy Baggett 168.27100
223   Vic Schwall 168.72550
224   Bill Stits 168.77600
225   Dick Christy 169.78600
226   Milt Campbell 169.78600
227   Forrest Griffith 170.44250
228   Johnny Karras 170.44250
229   Leroy Bolden 170.89500
230   Dick Bielski 170.99800
231   Charlie Seabright 172.46250
232   Bosh Pritchard 172.61400
233   Joe Hollingsworth 173.52100
234   Harland Carl 174.12900
235   Pete Stout 176.19950
236   Jack Losch 178.77500
237   Truett Smith 179.12850
238   Wilford White 179.12850
239   Larry Barnes 180.39100
240   Charlie Shepard 181.09800
241   Pete Perini 181.55250
242   Bill Boedeker 181.80500
243   Bud Laughlin 182.10800
244   Dean Philpott 182.51200
245   Hal Lewis 183.42100
246   Brad Rowland 183.47150
247   Bob Forte 183.67350
248   Burrell Shields 184.33000
249   Don Bishop 184.63300
250   Ted Fritsch 185.54200
251   Alex Hawkins 185.74400
252   Wayne Berry 186.29950
253   Dante Magnani 187.41050
254   Hank Lauricella 187.81450
255   Alex Burl 188.06700
256   Larry Hickman 188.06700
257   Frank Purnell 188.87500
258   Don Garlin 189.27900
259   Gib Dawson 189.73350
260   Jim Shanley 190.99600
261   Joe Heap 190.99600
262   Billy Mixon 191.04650
263   Joe Gasparella 191.14750
264   Don Bingham 192.71300
265   George Scott 192.71300
266   Joe Sulaitis 193.01600
267   Billy Lott 193.11700
268   Dean Renfro 193.21800
269   Dick Kercher 193.42000
270   Butch Avinger 193.87450
271   Pete D'Alonzo 194.32900
272   Billy Tidwell 195.79350
273   Ken Bahnsen 195.94500
274   Bob Livingstone 196.75300
275   Joe Pagliei 197.35900
276   Willie Carter 198.01550
277   Bob L. Smith 198.16700
278   Carl Mayes 198.67200

 


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