The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1980's

 

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The Top Ranked Running Backs of the 1980'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   Eric Dickerson 1.50364
2   Marcus Allen 4.72950
3   Walter Payton 4.86950
4   Roger Craig 7.53736
5   Ottis Anderson 7.99306
6   Herschel Walker 8.03475
7   Tony Dorsett 8.46889
8   Curt Warner 9.24625
9   Billy Sims 9.28463
10   James Brooks 11.80217
11   Chuck Muncie 12.20100
12   Wilbert Montgomery 13.18575
13   Greg Bell 13.77913
14   Gerald Riggs 14.73429
15   Joe Cribbs 15.01419
16   Freeman McNeil 15.12319
17   Wendell Tyler 15.64490
18   James Wilder 18.49775
19   Ted Brown 19.29929
20   George Rogers 19.65164
21   Pete Johnson 20.21010
22   Tony Collins 20.67150
23   Jerry Eckwood 20.91225
24   Franco Harris 21.46775
25   Joe Morris 21.62479
26   Mike Pruitt 21.83229
27   John Riggins 22.14930
28   Earl Campbell 22.45050
29   Tony Nathan 24.89057
30   Dalton Hilliard 25.01538
31   Curtis Dickey 25.31617
32   William Andrews 26.01760
33   Earnest Byner 26.05800
34   Sammy Winder 26.42544
35   Gerry Ellis 26.75036
36   Stump Mitchell 28.29471
37   Johnny Hector 29.22193
38   James R. Jones 30.21742
39   Gary W. Anderson 31.41625
40   John L. Williams 31.75713
41   Kevin Mack 32.35050
42   Larry Kinnebrew 33.34442
43   Darrin Nelson 33.71556
44   Randy McMillan 34.25925
45   Ron Springs 34.44507
46   Walter Abercrombie 36.22092
47   Earl Ferrell 36.77000
48   Joe Washington 36.88520
49   Keith Byars 37.18588
50   Neal Anderson 37.47625
51   Earnest Jackson 37.86725
52   Rueben Mayes 37.89283
53   Andra Franklin 38.59983
54   Eddie Lee Ivery 39.36980
55   Frank Pollard 39.88988
56   Kelvin Bryant 40.38417
57   Rob Carpenter 40.55592
58   Wayne Wilson 41.03983
59   Matt Suhey 41.60575
60   Mike Rozier 42.93510
61   Craig James 46.12433
62   Charles White 47.49931
63   Theotis Brown 48.18710
64   Thurman Thomas 49.31625
65   Bo Jackson 49.69300
66   Christian Okoye 49.79600
67   Brent Fullwood 51.37633
68   Garry James 51.57833
69   Charles Alexander 51.66358
70   Albert Bentley 51.93420
71   Butch Woolfolk 52.28408
72   Anthony Toney 52.32325
73   John Stephens 52.47250
74   Mark van Eeghen 54.10333
75   Earl Cooper 54.74300
76   Barry Sanders 54.79750
77   Timmy Newsome 54.83388
78   Alfred Anderson 55.15183
79   Herman Heard 55.27900
80   Kenny King 55.47433
81   John Settle 56.02233
82   Billy Jackson 56.18650
83   Bruce Harper 56.42633
84   Mike Guman 56.52557
85   Lynn Cain 57.06500
86   Gerald Willhite 57.28720
87   Ickey Woods 57.32250
88   Dan Doornink 57.55990
89   Troy Stradford 60.32525
90   Scott Dierking 60.84513
91   Tony Galbreath 61.01106
92   Ronnie Harmon 61.26175
93   Merril Hoge 62.03183
94   Dave Preston 62.03188
95   Rick Parros 62.11600
96   Lorenzo Hampton 62.83210
97   Tom Rathman 64.30438
98   Bobby Humphrey 64.89750
99   Steve Sewell 65.97320
100   Joe Delaney 66.00650
101   Elvis Peacock 66.16000
102   Eric Metcalf 66.16000
103   Boyce Green 66.29067
104   Roger Vick 66.54317
105   Allen Pinkett 67.19550
106   Roosevelt Leaks 67.30913
107   Wayne Morris 67.58920
108   Gene Lang 68.14533
109   Lars Tate 68.25375
110   Mosi Tatupu 68.88520
111   Jessie Clark 69.79100
112   James Owens 69.99400
113   Ron Davenport 70.35175
114   Frank Hawkins 71.33667
115   Rickey Young 71.51325
116   Tim Spencer 71.81100
117   Rick Fenney 72.45167
118   Hokie Gajan 73.31017
119   Allen Rice 73.41690
120   Stanford Jennings 73.91500
121   Rich Erenberg 74.18550
122   Stanley Wilson 74.38750
123   Larry Moriarty 74.39660
124   Clarence Harmon 74.59150
125   Jeff Moore 74.74100
126   Cullen Bryant 75.38067
127   Alonzo Highsmith 76.00350
128   Dexter Bussey 76.84080
129   Wilbur Jackson 77.27000
130   Lionel James 77.36700
131   James Hadnot 77.82150
132   Ted McKnight 78.28000
133   Kenneth Davis 78.47800
134   Marion Butts 78.78500
135   Bob Perryman 79.45433
136   Barry Redden 80.63379
137   Jeff Smith 80.83050
138   Sherman Smith 81.62583
139   Rodney Carter 81.91200
140   David Hughes 81.96150
141   Tim Worley 82.57250
142   Buford McGee 83.00200
143   Robb Riddick 83.25430
144   Vagas Ferguson 84.33800
145   Billy Campfield 84.65583
146   Keith Woodside 84.66625
147   John Cappelletti 84.89150
148   Sammie Smith 85.09750
149   Hubie Oliver 85.19450
150   Michael Haddix 86.19186
151   Billy Taylor 86.36000
152   Paul Ott Carruth 86.65900
153   Greg Pruitt 86.68830
154   Mike Augustyniak 86.81250
155   Dwayne Crutchfield 87.23133
156   Ricky Bell 87.37000
157   Keith Griffin 88.01413
158   Archie Griffin 88.12350
159   Don Calhoun 88.42850
160   Mel Carver 88.55475
161   Greg Hawthorne 88.72950
162   Curtis Brown 89.55433
163   Kevin Long 89.59000
164   Delvin Williams 90.40000
165   Ricky Patton 91.00600
166   Gary Ellerson 91.57433
167   Herman Fontenot 91.95313
168   Zachary Dixon 92.78638
169   Tony Paige 93.51590
170   George Adams 93.59438
171   Steve Smith 94.11617
172   Bill Ring 94.34410
173   Robert Weathers 95.15983
174   Keith L. Jones 95.19750
175   Brad Muster 95.39750
176   Robert Delpino 95.39750
177   Tim Manoa 95.42917
178   Harlan Huckleby 96.88225
179   Thomas Sanders 97.22260
180   Jimmy Rogers 97.25563
181   Arthur Whittington 97.26600
182   Mike Thomas 97.47000
183   Dave Meggett 97.72250
184   George Wonsley 98.32350
185   Reggie Dupard 98.37500
186   Paul Palmer 98.90725
187   Adger Armstrong 99.04060
188   Donnie Craft 99.51325
189   Alvin Moore 99.73013
190   Jim D. Jensen 100.31083
191   William Howard 101.07875
192   Tommy Vigorito 101.17975
193   Perry Harrington 101.51025
194   D.J. Dozier 101.58375
195   Stan Edwards 101.66175
196   Sidney Thornton 101.76050
197   Don McCauley 103.02300
198   Jewerl Thomas 103.37875
199   Louie Giammona 103.42700
200   Leroy Harris 103.85625
201   Roland Hooks 104.06467
202   Lenvil Elliott 104.54000
203   Nick Giaquinto 104.57813
204   Booker Moore 104.85588
205   Horace King 104.91900
206   Robert Newhouse 106.26988
207   Jim Jodat 106.33717
208   Vance Mueller 106.58550
209   Maurice Carthon 107.52460
210   Buford Jordan 107.89850
211   Jack Holmes 108.17200
212   Tony Reed 108.27500
213   Willard Harrell 109.49410
214   Junior Tautalatasi 110.04475
215   Lee Rouson 110.10788
216   Rick Kane 110.19842
217   Jamie Morris 111.17875
218   Jamie Mueller 111.80800
219   Derrick Jensen 112.13020
220   Cleo Miller 112.27933
221   Woody Bennett 112.57536
222   Cleveland Franklin 112.87050
223   Calvin Thomas 113.18242
224   Rob Lytle 113.91217
225   Napoleon McCallum 114.13500
226   Andy Johnson 114.23400
227   David Overstreet 114.33700
228   Johnny Davis 114.92790
229   James Saxon 114.96625
230   Del Rodgers 115.73017
231   Roland Harper 115.76383
232   Eric Lane 115.77292
233   Marion Barber 115.82700
234   Calvin Hill 115.85000
235   Leon Perry 115.95100
236   Dennis Gentry 116.58450
237   Rocky Bleier 117.67000
238   Nathan Poole 118.01950
239   Tom Newton 118.13733
240   Russell Davis 119.13050
241   Randall Morris 119.95538
242   Clarence Williams 121.25350
243   Curtis Adams 121.86150
244   Owen Gill 121.91000
245   Carl Byrum 122.42983
246   Lawrence McCutcheon 122.72000
247   Eric Ball 122.97250
248   Bill Johnson 123.20417
249   Otis Wonsley 123.64420
250   Larry Heater 124.30875
251   James Jones 124.50033
252   Cliff Austin 124.70238
253   Timmy Smith 124.76325
254   Craig Heyward 125.06625
255   Herman Hunter 125.06625
256   Derrick McAdoo 125.34600
257   Sylvester Stamps 125.69750
258   Bobby Hammond 125.75000
259   Frank Middleton 126.50750
260   Todd McNair 126.76000
261   Lorenzo White 126.96000
262   Tim Wilson 127.24417
263   Randy Love 127.28020
264   Leon Bright 127.51550
265   Karl Bernard 127.66900
266   Ken Lacy 127.66900
267   Horace Ivory 127.71750
268   Joe Carter 127.76800
269   Ron Wolfley 127.96700
270   Daryl Johnston 128.02250
271   Nathan Wonsley 128.02250
272   Michael Williams 128.62650
273   Horace Belton 128.78000
274   Eddie Hill 129.24733
275   Sam Cunningham 130.19200
276   Bo Robinson 130.27417
277   Ronnie Coleman 130.49500
278   Ethan Horton 130.54750
279   Dino Hall 131.65450
280   Terdell Middleton 131.75750
281   Booker Russell 132.11100
282   Willie McClendon 132.95067
283   Ken Jenkins 132.96950
284   Dwight Walker 133.22400
285   Tyrone Anthony 133.34825
286   Warren Williams 134.33500
287   Andrew Jackson 134.63800
288   Dwight Stone 135.26725
289   Craig Taylor 135.59750
290   Arnold Morgado 135.85000
291   Vince Thompson 136.55500
292   Paul Hofer 136.55700
293   Cliff Chatman 136.91050
294   Derrick Harmon 136.98425
295   Vai Sikahema 137.06000
296   Ken Thomas 138.77900
297   Don Woods 138.88000
298   Mel Bratton 139.38500
299   Chester Willis 139.90288
300   Steve Strachan 140.20583
301   Barry Word 140.44550
302   Mike Meade 140.51925
303   Broderick Sargent 140.74450
304   Nuu Faaola 140.77400
305   Marvin Sims 140.90000
306   Ray Crouse 141.60700
307   Jon Francis 142.76850
308   Heath Sherman 143.17250
309   Speedy Neal 143.93000
310   Robert Drummond 144.43500
311   Ike Forte 144.94000
312   Bobby Howard 145.09150
313   Preston Pearson 145.95000
314   Michael Morton 146.31633
315   Tony Jordan 146.96000
316   Ray Strong 147.20850
317   Reggie Evans 147.66700
318   Rickey Claitt 148.11950
319   Jeff Alexander 148.22250
320   Larry Canada 148.77800
321   Don Smith 149.05375
322   Keith Jones 149.48500
323   Larry Mason 149.48500
324   Ricky Porter 149.73750
325   Buddy Hardeman 151.00000
326   Jesse Myles 151.00000
327   Carl Monroe 151.25050
328   Steve Howell 151.45250
329   Anthony Hutchison 152.56350
330   Ken Bell 152.99917
331   Walt Easley 153.22200
332   Craig McEwen 153.27250
333   Lewis Tillman 153.27250
334   Rodney Tate 153.67450
335   Jon Keyworth 155.04000
336   Scott Williams 156.62875
337   Bo Matthews 157.06000
338   Gary Allen 157.06000
339   Kerry Goode 157.06000
340   Ricky Moore 157.06000
341   Toussaint Tyler 157.66600
342   Deacon Turner 158.07000
343   Doug DuBose 158.32250
344   Harry Sydney 158.37100
345   Mike Hogan 159.08000
346   Amos Lawrence 159.58300
347   Mel J. Gray 159.58300
348   Darryl Clack 159.78500
349   John Tuggle 159.88800
350   Van Williams 160.76975
351   Terrence Flagler 160.84750
352   Rick Berns 161.04750
353   Hank Bauer 161.24950
354   Tony Davis 162.00700
355   Chuck Foreman 162.11000
356   Cleveland Gary 162.11000
357   James Mayberry 162.31000
358   Newton Williams 163.22100
359   Marc Logan 163.37250
360   Darryl Harris 164.63500
361   Carl Painter 164.83500
362   Robert Lavette 165.46625
363   Dave Williams 166.15000
364   Jarvis Redwine 166.42575
365   Rich Diana 166.60450
366   Bruce King 167.16000
367   Paul Frazier 167.16000
368   Robert Miller 167.16000
369   Ray Wallace 168.32150
370   Mark Boyer 168.42250
371   Mark Higgs 168.42250
372   Robert Alexander 168.62250
373   Alvin Garrett 169.18000
374   James Primus 169.68500
375   Mike Oliphant 169.68500
376   Ken Callicutt 169.73350
377   Major Everett 170.59200
378   Bobby Morse 173.19275
379   Doug Paschal 173.22000
380   Gaston Green 173.47250
381   Mark Green 173.47250
382   Louis Jackson 174.33100
383   Allan Clark 175.24000
384   Kenny Flowers 176.45200
385   George Peoples 177.20950
386   Anthony Corley 177.61350
387   Jimmy Hargrove 177.66400
388   Gary Davis 178.27000
389   Chuck Banks 178.52250
390   Todd Spencer 178.52250
391   Elton Veals 178.77500
392   Tim Tyrrell 178.77500
393   Charles Crawford 179.78500
394   Curtis Bledsoe 179.88600
395   Donald Jordan 179.93650
396   Steve Bartalo 179.93650
397   Clark Gaines 181.45150
398   Dave D'Addio 182.25950
399   Greg Paterra 182.31000
400   John Skibinski 182.31000
401   Johnnie Wright 182.51200
402   Terry Miller 183.32000
403   A.B. Brown 183.57250
404   Bobby Fowler 183.57250
405   Ira Matthews 184.33000
406   Chris Brewer 184.58250
407   Anthony Steels 184.83500
408   Scoop Gillespie 185.74400
409   Vince Workman 186.09750
410   Kerry Porter 187.36000
411   Lawrence Ricks 187.66300
412   John Farley 188.06700
413   Reggie Branch 188.06700
414   John Williams 188.62250
415   Rich Thomaselli 188.87500
416   Willie Joyner 189.22850
417   Eddie Payton 189.38000
418   Elroy Harris 189.88500
419   Rod Phillips 190.39000
420   Tim A. Harris 190.99600
421   Marvin Allen 191.14750
422   Tony Baker 191.14750
423   Anthony Anderson 191.40000
424   Tony Burse 191.55150
425   Ivy Joe Hunter 192.41000
426   Del Thompson 193.11700
427   Tommie Agee 193.67250
428   Ira Valentine 193.87450
429   Chuck Sanders 194.93500
430   Steve Morse 194.93500
431   David Nelson 195.03600
432   Michael Clemons 195.03600
433   Henry Odom 195.44000
434   Frank Cephous 196.19750
435   Kelly Cook 196.19750
436   Mark Konecny 196.19750
437   Tracy Johnson 196.19750
438   Richard Williams 196.55100
439   Dan Reeder 197.46000
440   Scott Stauch 197.66200
441   Spencer Tillman 198.72250
442   Bobby Joe Edmonds 201.24750

 


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