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Top 5 Best NFL Running Backs of the 80s

Top 5 Best NFL Running Backs of the 80s

National Football League or NFL is a Professional Football League in America. The sport of football is also known as Rugby to the rest of the world so don’t get confused between Rugby and Football. NFL has a total of 32 teams equally divided in two conferences. The two conferences are National Football conference and American Football conference.

A player who is meant to run as soon as he catches the ball, as the name suggests, Running Backs are very important to a football team. They are otherwise known as Tailbacks and Rushers. Starting in 1920 NFL has witnessed great players who made history. There are a lot of running backs to talk about so here’s a short list of best running backs from the 80’s of NFL.

5. Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell was an American born professional football players in the National Football league. Easily the fifth best running back of his time, Earl Campbell had a nickname ” The Tyler Rose” During his career he played for Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints. With 74 Touchdowns and Rushing 9407 yards, Earl Campbell’s run was legendary.

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4. Tony Dorsett

Anthony Drew Dorsett Sr. was a former Running Back in the NFL. He played for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. With an insane fourth yard dash time of 4.3 seconds he has fifty two rushing touchdowns to his name. Born in April 7, 1954, Tony Dorsett was definitely one of the best running backs during the 80’s NFL. He also has a number of achievements to his name.

3. Roger Craig

Born on 10th of July, in the year 1960, Roger Craig was a running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders and Minnesota Vikings. With his time in San Francisco 49ers Roger went to four Pro Bowls and also won three Super Bowls with them. With 1 time All-Pro, 1 time Offensive Player of the Year Roger Craig had a historic season in 1985 which became one of the most legendary runs in NFL history.

2. Eric Dickerson

Born on 2nd September, in the year 1960, Eric Dickerson is easily one of the greatest ever to play the sport. With a ridiculous 82 Rushing touchdowns and rushing a total of 11,226 yards during his whole career, Eric Dickerson was definitely a one man show in the NFL. Eric Dickerson played for the Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis Colts during his whole 11 seasons career in NFL.

1. Walter Payton

Walter Payton was the best running back of his time and one of the best running backs in the entire history o NFL. He is regarded as one of the greatest ever football players of all time. Walter has an NFL award named after him which is Walter Payton man of the year. This 1x Super-Bowl Champion, 1x Super-Bowl MVP, 5x Pro-Bowler, 3x All-Pro played for the Chicago Bears in his whole NFL career.

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