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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2014 10:53 pm
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Sort of the flip side of Claw's black QB poll.  Since there's been no white RB of consequence since John Riggins (who retired 29 years ago), most of these names are guys who played between 1925 and 1965.  
I'll go with Red Grange, who put the NFL on the map by signing with George Halas' Bears.  That said, I've never seen anybody on this list play except for film.



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Going with the wrestler: Bronco Nagurski



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Went with Riggins.



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Riggins...he went to KU

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A great question. I went with Grange because he set the standard.

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White RB's kinda went the way of white heavyweights, ya' know?



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Why aren't there any modern era white running backs on the list. Are you saying that white guys were only good at sports when there weren't a lot of black guys playing them at the time. And how did Red Grange set the standard when he only competed with other white players.

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I went with Riggins. He's about the only one I actually saw play.

I think the last two that had 1000 yard seasons were Craig James back in 85 or so and Peyton Hillis a few years ago.



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I can barely name a starting white running back. Wiliard , Van Egan, Alstott, Carpenter,....... Anyone else?



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Riggins.



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Mysterious wrote: Why aren't there any modern era white running backs on the list. Are you saying that white guys were only good at sports when there weren't a lot of black guys playing them at the time. And how did Red Grange set the standard when he only competed with other white players.

Csonka and Riggins are the only two worthy. Can you name somebody on this list who should be displaced by a modern-era back?  Is Rob Carpenter, Mark Van Eeghen or Rob Carpenter better than anyone on this list?



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Benlen wrote: I can barely name a starting white running back. Wiliard , Van Egan, Alstott, Carpenter,....... Anyone else?
Ed Podolak was pretty good for a couple of years.  Tom Matte?

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I voted for Riggins.

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