11. Marshall Faulk
I wish that I could have put Marshall Faulk in the top ten. That’s how good I think he actually was. Unfortunately, I had to settle with Faulk as the 11th best running back in NFL history.
Faulk’s 12,279 total rushing yards ranks tenth all-time, but it was his presence as a receiver that truly set him above the rest of the other running backs of all-time. As much as any other player was a dual-threat out of the backfield, Faulk was the penultimate dual-threat running back.
In his career, Faulk caught 767 passes for 6,875 yards and 36 touchdowns. Add that to his rushing numbers, and Faulk is one of the most dynamic players in NFL history. Faulk totaled 19,154 yards-from-scrimmage and 136 touchdowns in his 12-season career.
Faulk played an influential role in the St. Louis Rams’ Super Bowl in 2001 and was named to back-t0-back MVPs in 2000 and 2001.
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