By , he became a one-man offense, reaching his NFL career highs of 1, rushing yards and receiving yards while playing seven positions on offense. He is the only player to gain 4, yards three different ways. He retired in as a two time pro bowler and two time All-Pro.
The big thing people think about when they think of Herschel Walker is the trade. At the peak of his talent in Dallas, he was traded to Minnesota for a total of five players and draft picks attached to those players.
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If he would have spent his whole career with the Cowboys offensive line of the 90's, he might have been remembered as one of the most talented running backs ever. A second round pick in , Ricky Watters was brought in to replace Roger Craig. After being injured for most of his rookie year, he was the starter for the next three years and San Francisco's offense led the NFL in scoring and yardage each year. Over the next seven years with Philadelphia and Seattle, Watters rushed for over 1, yards in all but one season.
He retired after as a five time pro bowler, recorded over 14, total yards and 91 total touchdowns. The big thing keeping Watters out of the Hall is his attitude. He gained notoriety in Philadelphia for his infamous line "For who?
For what? After spending his first nine and a half seasons with the Cardinals, Ottis Anderson was traded to the Giants midway through the season. Anderson revived his career in New York when he won the leagues comeback player of the year award in and led the Giants to a victory over the Buffalo in Super Bowl XXV. In he ran wild at the age of Anderson put up 1, yards and led the Giants to their second Super Bowl in five years.
Anderson retired after with over 10, career rushing yards and 86 touchdowns. The fact that he played on bad Cardinals teams for much of his career really hurt him in the long run. If the Cardinals had any other talent around Anderson, he might have been a first ballot Hall of Famer. A versatile back, Roger Craig proved to be the perfect fit at running back for Bill Walsh's west coast offense in San Francisco. Used primarily as a fullback in his first two seasons, Craig stepped up as the teams running back in That season he became the first running back in NFL history to rush and receive for 1, yards in the same season.
His high-knee running style made it difficult for defenders to bring him down. In his career, Craig amassed over 13, total yards and 73 touchdowns in 11 seasons. His late fumble NFC Championship cost the team a chance at a three-peat. His final three seasons spent in Oakland and Minnesota plus the emergence of Ricky Watters made him an after thought pretty quickly.
Craig's ability to run with power and catch the ball out of the backfield made him the first in a new breed of running backs. Marshall Faulk may have taken it a at further, but the Hall needs to recognize the man who did it first. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.
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Curt Warner. People now remember him as the "other" Kurt Warner. James Brooks. He is one of the most forgotten running backs in league history. Eddie George.
The workhorse of a running back was the backbone of the offense for his career. Chuck Foreman. Tiki Barber. He went from being a third down back, to being the team's starter. Herschel Walker. He is remembered for "The Trade," but he was a heck of a running back. Ricky Watters. He has more career total yards than some of the men in the Hall of Fame. Otis Anderson. Due to playing for bad teams early in his career, people forget how talented he was. Roger Craig. People's Poll Which running back belongs in the Hall of Fame?
9. Curt Warner
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