Re: Most Elusive Running Back ever in the NFL.............



Top posting because this is such a long post
How can you leave Walter Payton, Emmit Smith, and Jim Brown off this list?
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Very Elusive and very fast

Willie Galimore
Willie Lee Galimore
Position: HB/OHB
Height: 6' 1'' Weight: 187
Born: 3/30/1935, in St. Augustine, FL, USA
High School: Excelsior (St. Augustine, FL)
College: Florida A&M

Ht/Wt: 6-1, 187
Born: 3/30/1935
College: Florida A&M
Drafted: 1956, round 5, by the Chicago Bears

1-time Pro Bowler: 1958


+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1957 chi | 12 | 127 538 4.2 5 | 15 201 13.4 2 |
| 1958 chi | 12 | 130 619 4.8 8 | 8 151 18.9 3 |
| 1959 chi | 12 | 58 199 3.4 1 | 10 125 12.5 2 |
| 1960 chi | 12 | 74 368 5.0 1 | 3 35 11.7 0 |
| 1961 chi | 14 | 153 707 4.6 4 | 33 502 15.2 3 |
| 1962 chi | 7 | 43 233 5.4 2 | 5 56 11.2 0 |
| 1963 chi | 13 | 85 321 3.8 5 | 13 131 10.1 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 82 | 670 2985 4.5 26 | 87 1201 13.8 10 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushes: 1961-10
Rushing yards: 1961-8
Rushing TDs: 1963-9t
Yards from scrimmage: 1961-5
NOTE: seasonal top 10 finishes are listed only for seasons 1960 or later.

Willie Galimore is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category


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Dickie Post
Running Back
Ht/Wt: 5-9, 190
Born: 9/27/1945
College: Houston
Drafted: 1967, round 4, by the San Diego Chargers

2-time Pro Bowler: 1967, 1969



+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1967 sdg | 13 | 161 663 4.1 7 | 32 278 8.7 1 |
| 1968 sdg | 13 | 151 758 5.0 3 | 18 165 9.2 0 |
| 1969 sdg | 14 | 182 873 4.8 6 | 24 235 9.8 0 |
| 1970 sdg | 9 | 74 225 3.0 1 | 13 113 8.7 0 |
| 1971 den | 6 | 18 44 2.4 0 | 4 46 11.5 1 |
| 1971 hou | 7 | 22 42 1.9 0 | 5 66 13.2 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 62 | 608 2605 4.3 17 | 96 903 9.4 2 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushes: 1967-4*, 1968-10*, 1969-4*
Rushing yards: 1967-4*, 1968-5*, 1969-1*
Rushing TDs: 1967-3t*, 1969-3t*
Yards from scrimmage: 1967-10*, 1969-3*
* - AFL

Dickie Post is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category


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Joe Washington
Running Back
Ht/Wt: 5-10, 179
Born: 9/24/1953
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 1976, round 1, by the San Diego Chargers

1-time Pro Bowler: 1979



+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1977 sdg | 13 | 62 217 3.5 0 | 31 244 7.9 0 |
| 1978 bal | 16 | 240 956 4.0 0 | 45 377 8.4 1 |
| 1979 bal | 15 | 242 884 3.7 4 | 82 750 9.1 3 |
| 1980 bal | 16 | 144 502 3.5 1 | 51 494 9.7 3 |
| 1981 was | 14 | 210 916 4.4 4 | 70 558 8.0 3 |
| 1982 was | 7 | 44 190 4.3 1 | 19 134 7.1 1 |
| 1983 was | 15 | 145 772 5.3 0 | 47 454 9.7 6 |
| 1984 was | 7 | 56 192 3.4 1 | 13 74 5.7 0 |
| 1985 atl | 16 | 52 210 4.0 1 | 37 328 8.9 1 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 119 | 1195 4839 4.0 12 | 395 3413 8.6 18 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushes: 1978-10t
Receptions: 1979-1, 1981-9t
Yards from scrimmage: 1978-9, 1979-6

Joe Washington is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category.

Postseason data

Year Opp Result | RSH YD TD | REC YD TD
---------------------+-----------------+-----------------
1982 det W,31-7 | 1 9 0 | 1 15 0
1982 min W,21-7 | 1 11 0 | 1 5 0
1982 dal W,31-17 | 2 2 0 | 1 13 0
1983 ram W,51-7 | 5 -2 0 | 1 10 0
1983 sfo W,24-21 | 6 23 0 | 3 21 0
*1983 rai L,9-38 | 3 8 0 | 3 20 0
1984 chi L,19-23 | 1 5 0 | 2 12 0
---------------------+-----------------+-----------------
TOTAL | 19 56 0 | 12 96 0


* - Super Bowl

College Highlights
1975 - First team All-American
1975 - Finished 5th in Heisman voting
1974 - First team All-American
1974 - Finished 3rd in Heisman voting
1974 - Ranked #8 in the nation in rushing yards per game


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Bobby Mitchell


Wide Receiver/Running Back
Ht/Wt: 6-0, 192
Born: 6/6/1935
College: Illinois
Drafted: 1958, round 7, by the Cleveland Browns

4-time Pro Bowler: 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964


+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1958 cle | 12 | 80 500 6.2 1 | 16 131 8.2 3 |
| 1959 cle | 12 | 131 743 5.7 5 | 35 351 10.0 4 |
| 1960 cle | 12 | 111 506 4.6 5 | 45 612 13.6 6 |
| 1961 cle | 14 | 101 548 5.4 5 | 32 368 11.5 3 |
| 1962 was | 14 | 1 5 5.0 0 | 72 1384 19.2 11 |
| 1963 was | 14 | 3 24 8.0 0 | 69 1436 20.8 7 |
| 1964 was | 14 | 2 33 16.5 0 | 60 904 15.1 10 |
| 1965 was | 14 | 0 0 0.0 0 | 60 867 14.4 6 |
| 1966 was | 14 | 13 141 10.8 1 | 58 905 15.6 9 |
| 1967 was | 14 | 61 189 3.1 1 | 60 866 14.4 6 |
| 1968 was | 14 | 10 46 4.6 0 | 14 130 9.3 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 148 | 513 2735 5.3 18 | 521 7954 15.3 65 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushing TDs: 1960-6t, 1961-10t
Receptions: 1960-6t, 1962-1, 1963-2, 1964-5, 1965-4, 1966-6, 1967-4
Receiving yards: 1962-1, 1963-1, 1964-6, 1965-8, 1966-7, 1967-9
Receiving TDs: 1960-8t, 1962-3t, 1964-1t, 1966-4t
Yards from scrimmage: 1960-6, 1962-4, 1963-2
Rush/Receive TDs: 1960-5t, 1962-6t, 1964-4t, 1966-6t
NOTE: seasonal top 10 finishes are listed only for seasons 1960 or later.

Among the league's all-time top 50
Receiving TDs: 37t
Rush/Receive TDs: 40

Postseason data
None available.

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Hugh McElhenny
Running Back
Ht/Wt: 6-1, 195
Born: 12/31/1928
College: Washington
Drafted: 1952, round 1, by the San Francisco 49ers

6-time Pro Bowler: 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961


+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1952 sfo | 12 | 98 684 7.0 6 | 26 367 14.1 3 |
| 1953 sfo | 12 | 112 503 4.5 3 | 30 474 15.8 2 |
| 1954 sfo | 6 | 64 515 8.0 6 | 8 162 20.2 0 |
| 1955 sfo | 12 | 90 327 3.6 4 | 11 203 18.5 2 |
| 1956 sfo | 12 | 185 916 5.0 8 | 16 193 12.1 0 |
| 1957 sfo | 12 | 102 478 4.7 1 | 37 458 12.4 2 |
| 1958 sfo | 12 | 113 451 4.0 6 | 31 366 11.8 2 |
| 1959 sfo | 10 | 18 67 3.7 1 | 22 329 15.0 3 |
| 1960 sfo | 9 | 95 347 3.7 0 | 14 114 8.1 1 |
| 1961 min | 13 | 120 570 4.8 3 | 37 283 7.6 3 |
| 1962 min | 11 | 50 200 4.0 0 | 16 191 11.9 0 |
| 1963 nyg | 14 | 55 175 3.2 0 | 11 91 8.3 2 |
| 1964 det | 8 | 22 48 2.2 0 | 5 16 3.2 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 143 | 1124 5281 4.7 38 | 264 3247 12.3 20 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

NOTE: seasonal top 10 finishes are listed only for seasons 1960 or later.

Hugh McElhenny is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category.

Postseason data
None available.

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Marshall Faulk
Running Back
Ht/Wt: 5-10, 208
Born: 2/26/1973
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 1994, round 1, by the Indianapolis Colts

7-time Pro Bowler: 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1994 ind | 16 | 314 1282 4.1 11 | 52 522 10.0 1 |
| 1995 ind | 16 | 289 1078 3.7 11 | 56 475 8.5 3 |
| 1996 ind | 13 | 198 587 3.0 7 | 56 428 7.6 0 |
| 1997 ind | 16 | 264 1054 4.0 7 | 47 471 10.0 1 |
| 1998 ind | 16 | 324 1319 4.1 6 | 86 908 10.6 4 |
| 1999 stl | 16 | 253 1381 5.5 7 | 87 1048 12.0 5 |
| 2000 stl | 14 | 253 1359 5.4 18 | 81 830 10.2 8 |
| 2001 stl | 14 | 260 1382 5.3 12 | 83 765 9.2 9 |
| 2002 stl | 14 | 212 953 4.5 8 | 80 537 6.7 2 |
| 2003 stl | 11 | 209 818 3.9 10 | 45 290 6.4 1 |
| 2004 stl | 14 | 195 774 4.0 3 | 50 310 6.2 1 |
| 2005 stl | 16 | 65 292 4.5 0 | 44 291 6.6 1 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 176 | 2836 12279 4.3 100 | 767 6875 9.0 36 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushes: 1994-7, 1998-6
Rushing yards: 1994-5, 1998-6, 1999-5, 2000-8, 2001-5
Rushing TDs: 1994-3, 1995-4t, 2000-1, 2001-2t, 2003-9t
Receptions: 1998-3t, 1999-8
Receiving TDs: 2001-5t
Yards from scrimmage: 1994-4, 1997-8, 1998-1, 1999-1, 2000-2, 2001-2
Rush/Receive TDs: 1994-4t, 1995-7t, 1999-7t, 2000-1, 2001-1, 2003-9t

Among the league's all-time top 50
Rushes: 13
Rushing yards: 9
Rushing TDs: 6t
Receptions: 18
Yards from scrimmage: 4
Rush/Receive TDs: 4

Postseason data

Year Opp Result | RSH YD TD | REC YD TD
---------------------+-----------------+-----------------
1995 sdg W,35-20 | 1 16 0 | 0 0 0
1996 pit L,14-42 | 9 25 0 | 3 10 0
1999 min W,49-37 | 11 21 1 | 5 80 1
1999 tam W,11-6 | 17 44 0 | 3 5 0
*1999 ten W,23-16 | 10 17 0 | 5 90 0
2000 nor L,28-31 | 14 24 0 | 7 99 1
2001 gnb W,45-17 | 16 82 1 | 6 47 0
2001 phi W,29-24 | 31 159 2 | 4 13 0
*2001 nwe L,17-20 | 17 76 0 | 4 54 0
2003 car L,23-29 | 19 53 1 | 9 78 0
2004 sea W,27-20 | 13 55 1 | 2 12 0
2004 atl L,17-47 | 7 30 0 | 4 31 0
---------------------+-----------------+-----------------
TOTAL | 165 602 6 | 52 519 2


* - Super Bowl

College Highlights
1993 - First team All-American
1993 - Finished 4th in Heisman voting
1992 - First team All-American
1992 - Finished 2nd in Heisman voting
1991 - First team All-American
1991 - Finished 9th in Heisman voting
1993 - Ranked #5 in the nation in rushing yards per game
1992 - Led nation in rushing yards per game
1991 - Led nation in rushing yards per game

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Gale Sayers
Running Back
Ht/Wt: 6-0, 198
Born: 5/30/1943
College: Kansas
Drafted: 1965, round 1, by the Chicago Bears

4-time Pro Bowler: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969


+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1965 chi | 14 | 166 867 5.2 14 | 29 507 17.5 6 |
| 1966 chi | 14 | 229 1231 5.4 8 | 34 447 13.1 2 |
| 1967 chi | 13 | 186 880 4.7 7 | 16 126 7.9 1 |
| 1968 chi | 9 | 138 856 6.2 2 | 15 117 7.8 0 |
| 1969 chi | 14 | 236 1032 4.4 8 | 17 116 6.8 0 |
| 1970 chi | 2 | 23 52 2.3 0 | 1 -6 -6.0 0 |
| 1971 chi | 2 | 13 38 2.9 0 | 0 0 0.0 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 68 | 991 4956 5.0 39 | 112 1307 11.7 9 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushes: 1965-7, 1966-3, 1967-7, 1969-1
Rushing yards: 1965-2, 1966-1, 1967-3, 1968-5, 1969-1
Rushing TDs: 1965-2, 1966-2t, 1967-4, 1969-3t
Yards from scrimmage: 1965-3, 1966-1, 1969-4
Rush/Receive TDs: 1965-2, 1966-6t

Gale Sayers is not in the all-time top 50 in any major category.

Postseason data
None available.

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Barry Sanders

Running Back
Ht/Wt: 5-8, 203
Born: 7/16/1968
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 1989, round 1, by the Detroit Lions

10-time Pro Bowler: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,
1998

Game-by-game data | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 |

+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Rushing | Receiving |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| 1989 det | 15 | 280 1470 5.2 14 | 24 282 11.8 0 |
| 1990 det | 16 | 255 1304 5.1 13 | 36 480 13.3 3 |
| 1991 det | 15 | 342 1548 4.5 16 | 41 307 7.5 1 |
| 1992 det | 16 | 312 1352 4.3 9 | 29 225 7.8 1 |
| 1993 det | 11 | 243 1115 4.6 3 | 36 205 5.7 0 |
| 1994 det | 16 | 331 1883 5.7 7 | 44 283 6.4 1 |
| 1995 det | 16 | 314 1500 4.8 11 | 48 398 8.3 1 |
| 1996 det | 16 | 307 1553 5.1 11 | 24 147 6.1 0 |
| 1997 det | 16 | 335 2053 6.1 11 | 33 305 9.2 3 |
| 1998 det | 16 | 343 1491 4.3 4 | 37 289 7.8 0 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
| TOTAL | 153 | 3062 15269 5.0 99 | 352 2921 8.3 10 |
+----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+

Seasons among the league's top 10
Rushes: 1989-7, 1990-6, 1991-2, 1992-3t, 1993-9, 1994-4, 1995-7, 1996-8t,
1997-4, 1998-5
Rushing yards: 1989-2, 1990-1, 1991-2, 1992-4, 1993-5, 1994-1, 1995-2,
1996-1, 1997-1, 1998-4
Rushing TDs: 1989-2t, 1990-3, 1991-1, 1992-5t, 1994-8t, 1995-4t,
1996-6t,
1997-3t
Yards from scrimmage: 1989-3, 1990-2, 1991-2, 1992-6, 1993-10, 1994-1,
1995-2, 1996-3, 1997-1, 1998-5
Rush/Receive TDs: 1989-5t, 1990-1, 1991-1, 1996-9t, 1997-3

Among the league's all-time top 50
Rushes: 5
Rushing yards: 3
Rushing TDs: 8
Yards from scrimmage: 5
Rush/Receive TDs: 13

Postseason data

Year Opp Result | RSH YD TD | REC YD TD
---------------------+-----------------+-----------------
1991 dal W,38-6 | 12 69 1 | 5 30 0
1991 was L,10-41 | 11 44 0 | 4 15 0
1993 gnb L,24-28 | 27 169 0 | 2 0 0
1994 gnb L,12-16 | 13 -1 0 | 3 4 0
1995 phi L,37-58 | 10 40 0 | 2 19 0
1997 tam L,10-20 | 18 65 0 | 5 43 0
---------------------+-----------------+-----------------
TOTAL | 91 386 1 | 21 111 0


College Highlights
1988 - First team All-American
1988 - Won Heisman Trophy
1988 - Won Maxwell Award
1988 - Won Walter Camp Award
1988 - Led nation in rushing yards per game

















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