The Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams have had a storied history at the running back position. Names such as Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk remind us of successful Rams teams of the past. As a fanbase, we’ve been pretty spoiled with some of the best running backs in NFL history.
There are also past running backs that don’t get the respect they deserve. Whether it be from the media or Rams fans, some guys just don’t get their due. But which running backs are are the most overlooked? Below are players that have legacies that should be discussed more frequently.
5. Kenny Washington
Washington played for the Rams from 1946-1948. Only 27 games under his belt, Washington accumulated 859 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns. The impressive statistic is his career yards per carry average of 6.1. In 1947 he averaged 7.4 yards per carry.
Washington was the first African-American football player in the NFL post-World War II. There hadn’t been a black player in the NFL since 1933 prior to Washington. Washington still holds the Rams record for longest run from scrimmage at 92 yards.