Yo Deno give me the top 5 Niner running backs all time, can ya do it?
Well let's see amigo...
Not going with most yards gains I am going with what we saw and impact made
1.Joe "Jet"Perry, Compton JC, first black to gain a 1000 yards and first RB to have consecutive 1000 yard seasons, and the only 1000 yard gainer with just a JC education**** Perry in the Hall of Fame
2.Hugh "King" McElhenny Washington, a Cali State hurdles champion and still the greatest white broken field runner we have seen.
3.Roger Craig Nebraska, another hurdler and one of the great runner/receiver RB's
4.Frank Gore Miami is the third all time NFL yardage gainer so he probably deserves more respect, hard runner just not as "wow" as those above.
5.J.D.Smith NCA&T he was the first HBCER to have a 1000 yard season, a personal favorite of mine, cat was a college DB,
Won't ignore Ken Willard, Garrison Hearst, Wendell Tyler, thought we had another one in Rayeem Mostert a Big10 sprint champ out of Purdue, injuries did him in, bummer.
People forget O.J. ended up a Niner but by then he was being ran down by D linemen.