The 20 Greatest Running Backs in NFL History

15. Terrell Davis

Years Played: 1995-2001
All Time Stats: 7,607 Rushing Yards, 60 Rushing TDs, 4.6 Yards Per Carry
Accolades: 1997 Super Bowl MVP, 1998 NFL MVP, 2x Super Bowl Champion, 3x Pro Bowler, 3x All-Pro

Like many of the stars on this list, injuries brought an early end to Davis’ career. While John Elway gets most of the media love for winning two Super Bowls with the Broncos, Davis was the better player. In his four healthy seasons, he averaged 1,603 yards per season and won two Super Bowls with Denver. In his last healthy season, he ran for 2,008 yards. Sure, Barry Sanders retired too early, but at least we got to see him play 10 seasons first. Who know how many yards Davis would have piled up behind those Denver linemen if he had been healthy?

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