'Ya Gotta Pound The Rock': The Top 25 Rushers in NFL History

'Ya Gotta Pound The Rock': The Top 25 Rushers in NFL History

Nowadays, pro football is a passing game and running backs are often an afterthought. They are considered easily replaceable and disposable in most cases. However, for decades, the ability to run the ball successfully was esssential for a team to achieve victory. How well do you know the Top 25 rushers of all time in terms of yards gained? Let's find out.

The #22 all time rusher had great success in Philly and in Buffalo. Name him.

Who has rushed for the 2nd most yards in league history?

The #5 rusher achieved most of his success playing for Minnesota. Who is he?

LaDainian Tomlinson of the Chargers ranks #7 all time. With what team did he finish his career?

The #13 all time rusher starred at 'The U' before playing in the NFL for Indianapolis. Name him.

The #9 all time rusher starred at S.M.U. with Craig James. Name him.

The #23 all time rusher split his time in Tampa Bay and Atlanta. Name him.

Often considered to be the best RB of all time, where does Jim Brown rank in terms of rushing yards?

The #10 all time rusher won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Name him.

The #16 all time rusher lost all 4 Super Bowls that he played in. Name him.

The #8 rusher won a Super Bowl in his home town near the end of his career. Name him.

The #4 rusher all time retired prematurely and is regarded by some as the best ever. Who is he?

The #3 rusher of all time recently retired. Who is he?

The #21 all time rusher was nicknamed 'The Juice'. Name him.

The #19 all time rusher started his career with the Jets but was a Super Bowl MVP elsewhere. Name him.

The #14 all time rusher was a Super Bowl MVP for the Raiders. Name him.

The #12 all time rusher was part of the 'Greatest Show on Turf'. Name him.

The #20 all time rusher spent most of his career playing for Cincinnati. Name him.

What famous 'Ricky' ranks 24th in all time rushing yards?

The #25 all time rusher won a Super Bowl playing for the Baltimore Ravens. Name him.

The #18 all time rusher wore jersey #39 (a rare number). Name him.

The #17 all time rusher starred many years for Jacksonville. Name him.

The #15 all time rusher was a Super Bowl winner playing for Pittsburgh in the 1970s. Name him.

The #6 rusher had a long career with the New York Jets. Who is he?

Who has rushed for the most yards in league history?

'Ya Gotta Pound The Rock': The Top 25 Rushers in NFL History

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