The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1960's

 

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The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1960'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   Jim Brown 1.62017
2   Jim Taylor 4.76263
3   Clem Daniels 8.82388
4   Abner Haynes 10.88444
5   Bill Brown 11.63500
6   Gale Sayers 11.99880
7   John David Crow 14.65257
8   Mike Garrett 14.70075
9   Timmy Brown 15.16631
10   Paul Lowe 15.81050
11   Ken Willard 15.87720
12   Joe Morrison 16.88606
13   Tom Matte 17.42100
14   Don Perkins 19.98056
15   John Henry Johnson 20.30550
16   Matt Snell 20.45250
17   Billy Cannon 21.10163
18   Leroy Kelly 22.20083
19   Tommy Mason 23.96594
20   Dick Bass 24.06211
21   Keith Lincoln 24.09364
22   Cookie Gilchrist 24.10870
23   Hoyle Granger 24.81338
24   Jim Nance 26.57310
25   Ernie Green 27.75043
26   Curtis McClinton 28.73600
27   Larry Garron 29.91043
28   Dickie Post 31.32783
29   J.D. Smith 32.40600
30   Hewritt Dixon 32.48938
31   Earl Gros 34.27600
32   Nick Pietrosante 34.86781
33   Paul Hornung 35.18608
34   Wray Carlton 36.40658
35   Johnny Roland 37.32475
36   Emerson Boozer 38.68825
37   Bill Mathis 38.96485
38   Dan Reeves 39.66038
39   Dick Hoak 39.75100
40   Tom Woodeshick 41.62300
41   Lenny Moore 41.75340
42   Charley Tolar 42.82893
43   Charley Taylor 43.66025
44   Amos Marsh 43.69571
45   Mel Farr 45.17525
46   Jim Kiick 45.37725
47   Bobby Mitchell 45.95800
48   Tom Moore 46.59575
49   Robert Holmes 48.73550
50   Dan Lewis 49.35993
51   Tony Lorick 50.41033
52   Clarence Peaks 51.47733
53   Jon Arnett 52.01700
54   Donny Anderson 53.09338
55   Floyd Little 53.11017
56   Alan Miller 53.91380
57   Bill Triplett 54.04336
58   Dave Osborn 54.29275
59   Calvin Hill 54.64600
60   Alex Webster 55.21438
61   Dick James 55.84290
62   Billy Lott 56.40950
63   Elijah Pitts 56.83067
64   Wendell Hayes 57.44880
65   Charlie H. Smith 58.17900
66   Paul Robinson 58.33050
67   Prentice Gautt 59.92692
68   Ronnie Bull 60.37507
69   Dick Christy 60.90825
70   Ron Burton 60.96360
71   Les Josephson 61.04440
72   Willie Galimore 61.10600
73   Tucker Frederickson 61.64467
74   Tony Teresa 62.06950
75   Jerry Hill 62.70242
76   Larry Brown Jr. 64.34200
77   Ode Burrell 64.72517
78   Junior Coffey 64.77150
79   Rick Casares 65.12480
80   Billy Ray Barnes 65.50860
81   Carl Garrett 65.55400
82   Mack Lee Hill 65.75400
83   Willis Crenshaw 66.16892
84   Ben Wilson 66.75363
85   Joe Marconi 66.80621
86   Joe Childress 67.62050
87   Woody Campbell 67.74875
88   Larry Csonka 68.00125
89   Billy Kilmer 68.17600
90   Billy Joe 68.24242
91   O.J. Simpson 69.19000
92   Jim Grabowski 69.73313
93   Gary Lewis 71.42792
94   Joe Auer 72.72100
95   Al Carmichael 73.12900
96   Johnny Morris 73.28050
97   Dave Smith 73.51790
98   Ernie Koy 73.95220
99   Alex Hawkins 74.75783
100   Willie Asbury 75.45000
101   Tom Watkins 75.47958
102   Frank Gifford 75.75500
103   Phil King 76.21400
104   Gene Foster 76.86100
105   Charley Mitchell 76.92933
106   Cannonball Butler 77.15390
107   Andy Livingston 77.33333
108   Jack Spikes 77.59830
109   A.D. Whitfield 77.61950
110   Ted Dean 78.73050
111   Tom Nowatzke 78.98725
112   Mark Smolinski 79.22650
113   Pete Banaszak 79.39125
114   Donnie Stone 80.04250
115   Ernie Wheelwright 80.47042
116   Sid Blanks 81.12320
117   Tony Baker 81.31000
118   Gerry Allen 81.51000
119   Brad Hubbert 82.06550
120   Tom Tracy 82.06775
121   Mel Triplett 82.34967
122   Don Bosseler 82.71900
123   Terry Cole 83.15125
124   Larry Smith 83.73400
125   Bert Coan 83.77908
126   Howie Ferguson 84.18850
127   Bo Dickinson 84.47913
128   Bo Roberson 84.64100
129   Dewey Bohling 84.91875
130   Walt Garrison 85.53963
131   Hugh McElhenny 85.58740
132   Roger Hagberg 86.44863
133   J.W. Lockett 87.24400
134   Ron A. Johnson 87.37000
135   Joe Don Looney 87.56800
136   Bobby Duhon 87.62250
137   Jim Crawford 87.67325
138   Steve Thurlow 87.71950
139   Bobby Jackson 87.81213
140   Bobby Burnett 88.95875
141   Joe Perry 89.02413
142   Russ Smith 89.23450
143   Brian Piccolo 90.33713
144   Warren McVea 91.00600
145   Travis Williams 91.38917
146   Mike Lind 91.52383
147   Dave Hampton 92.21800
148   Doug Cunningham 92.51700
149   Wayne Crow 93.20075
150   Charlie Harraway 94.25088
151   Izzy Lang 94.44008
152   Jimmy Thomas 94.64200
153   Don Shy 94.90733
154   Ollie Matson 95.08413
155   Willie Ellison 95.32817
156   Stan Mitchell 95.95300
157   Don McCall 96.00150
158   Dave Kopay 97.12775
159   J.D. (Jetstream) Smith 98.93450
160   Jess Phillips 99.49000
161   Jim Lindsey 99.74275
162   Gene Mingo 100.26517
163   Frank Jackson 101.00500
164   Cid Edwards 101.53325
165   Amos Bullocks 102.34767
166   Dave Rolle 102.62100
167   Bill Tucker 102.86950
168   Roy Shivers 103.45450
169   Perry Lee Dunn 103.63610
170   Harmon Wages 103.67950
171   Joe Womack 104.03500
172   Fran Lynch 104.08350
173   Leroy Keyes 104.33800
174   Larry Todd 105.04100
175   Bobby L. Smith 106.50550
176   Roy Hopkins 106.53917
177   Clint Jones 107.19567
178   Jim Stiger 109.11050
179   Bob Cappadona 109.13150
180   Wayne Patrick 109.18600
181   Les Shy 109.22413
182   Don Lisbon 109.38800
183   Craig Baynham 109.51867
184   Max Anderson 109.53750
185   Frank Mestnik 109.73750
186   Jack Larscheid 109.99400
187   Charlie Flowers 110.54750
188   Art Baker 111.00400
189   Gene Thomas 111.25250
190   Jack Harper 111.40800
191   Don McIlhenny 112.87250
192   Johnny Olszewski 114.03000
193   Bob Gaiters 114.18350
194   Tommy Wilson 115.02317
195   Ken Webb 116.01638
196   Oscar Reed 116.45800
197   Jacque MacKinnon 116.53175
198   J.D. Garrett 116.59713
199   Chuck Mercein 116.72333
200   L.G. Dupre 117.06200
201   Bill Tobin 117.97300
202   Bo Hickey 117.97300
203   Jim Allison 119.08000
204   Ralph Kurek 119.71530
205   Mal Hammack 119.92167
206   Bill Enyart 120.09400
207   Charlie Bivins 120.35925
208   Willmer Fowler 121.05350
209   Nick Eddy 121.30600
210   Jim Cunningham 121.48717
211   C.R. Roberts 121.80900
212   Theron Sapp 121.95750
213   Bill Thornton 122.02583
214   Cyril Pinder 122.11200
215   Charlie Scales 122.57542
216   Alan Ameche 122.77050
217   Brendan McCarthy 122.97250
218   Tommie Smiley 123.87950
219   Fred Bukaty 124.33600
220   Randy Schultz 125.35883
221   Tom Barrington 125.72917
222   Ray Hayes 127.66900
223   Pete Larson 127.76800
224   Doug Mayberry 128.27500
225   Ray McDonald 128.47700
226   Howard Cassady 129.73750
227   Art Perkins 130.14150
228   Sammy Price 130.62767
229   Reece Morrison 131.47975
230   Gary McDermott 131.81000
231   Walt Kowalczyk 132.66850
232   R.C. Gamble 133.19675
233   Bobby Felts 133.67450
234   Charley Fuller 134.33500
235   Sam Horner 135.44400
236   Ted Wegert 135.79950
237   Altie Taylor 135.85000
238   Ed Rutkowski 136.86000
239   Mel West 137.66800
240   Harry Crump 138.57700
241   Bill Shockley 139.48600
242   Jim Podoley 140.09200
243   Leroy Jackson 140.39500
244   Joe Bellino 140.55933
245   Preston Pearson 141.57975
246   Henry Dyer 141.63025
247   Essex Johnson 141.88275
248   Paul Gipson 141.91000
249   Billy Wells 143.17250
250   George Hughley 143.27350
251   Ronnie Blye 144.86225
252   Pervis Atkins 145.12117
253   Frank Quayle 145.54600
254   Claude King 145.92275
255   Larry Watkins 146.75800
256   Fred Ford 146.85900
257   Billy Pricer 147.51550
258   MacArthur Lane 148.75075
259   Allen Jacobs 149.18000
260   Warren Bankston 149.18200
261   Gene Babb 149.99000
262   Nyle McFarlane 150.54550
263   Gerry McDougall 150.59600
264   Willie F. Brown 150.59600
265   Garrett Ford 150.74750
266   Randy Minniear 151.60600
267   Mike Hull 152.48775
268   Jim Vollenweider 152.51300
269   Lew Carpenter 152.78033
270   James Stinnette 153.64925
271   Charlie Bryant 154.12900
272   Henry Bell 154.23200
273   Mercury Morris 155.24200
274   Estes Banks 155.51775
275   Terry Barr 157.41350
276   Joel Wells 157.66600
277   Carl Smith 157.91850
278   Paul Dudley 158.32050
279   Ron Rector 158.90125
280   Larry Conjar 159.53250
281   Ken Hall 160.51725
282   Ron Lamb 160.59300
283   Bob Paremore 160.89800
284   Ed Sutton 162.36250
285   Bo Scott 162.51400
286   Tom Neumann 162.61500
287   Nick Ryder 162.86550
288   Charlie Leigh 162.96650
289   Clarence Childs 163.72600
290   Ed Vereb 164.83700
291   Doug Cline 165.29150
292   Darrell Lester 165.54400
293   Glenn Shaw 166.04900
294   Marv Hubbard 166.15000
295   Bobby Reed 167.76600
296   Jamie Caleb 168.26900
297   Allen Smith 168.27100
298   Mike Dennis 168.42250
299   Billy Martin 168.95075
300   Leon Burton 168.97800
301   Merrill Douglas 169.30425
302   Wandy Williams 169.78600
303   Rich Johnson 170.99800
304   Kern Carson 171.09900
305   Harry Jones 171.29900
306   Preston Ridlehuber 172.03125
307   Clem Turner 172.21000
308   Curley Johnson 172.21000
309   Larry Krutko 172.26050
310   Joe Kulbacki 172.66450
311   Tom Michel 173.11900
312   Perry Williams 173.42200
313   Sam Havrilak 174.63400
314   Keith Kinderman 174.68450
315   Jim Tiller 175.24000
316   Bill McWatters 176.25000
317   Pete Hart 176.35100
318   Johnny Counts 176.75500
319   Smith Reed 176.95700
320   John Fuqua 177.05800
321   Rocky Bleier 177.26000
322   George Fleming 177.66400
323   Hezekiah Braxton 178.27000
324   Dick Compton 178.84875
325   Lee White 179.48200
326   John Adams 179.68400
327   Terry Erwin 179.78500
328   George Chesser 181.90600
329   Ross Montgomery 181.90600
330   Hal Lewis 182.81500
331   Don Herndon 183.72400
332   Willie Ross 184.07750
333   Jimmy Saxton 184.33000
334   Bruce McLenna 184.63300
335   Ron Sayers 185.54200
336   Mike Richardson 186.75400
337   Bob Ferguson 187.36000
338   J.W. Brodnax 187.41050
339   Rudy Johnson 188.67300
340   Willie Simpson 188.87500
341   Billy Harris 189.17800
342   Ed Kovac 189.58200
343   Charlie Killett 190.08700
344   Ellis Johnson 190.13750
345   Dale Messer 190.39000
346   Don Allen 191.09700
347   Gary Tucker 191.14750
348   Don Trull 191.90500
349   Willie Jones 191.90500
350   Tom Barnett 192.05650
351   Earl Denny 192.41000
352   Carver Shannon 193.47050
353   Jim Mankins 194.12700
354   Bob Brooks 194.32900
355   Larry Hickman 194.53100
356   Blanche Martin 194.78350
357   Bob Clemens 194.93500
358   Dwight Lee 194.93500
359   Vilnis Ezerins 196.19750
360   Rex Johnston 197.00550
361   Preston Powell 197.66200
362   Mike Kellogg 198.26800
363   Bob Stransky 198.47000
364   Jim Todd 199.63150
365   Barry Pryor 200.08600

 


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