Magnificent running backs
Jimmy Brown was a durable running back with devastating power to the inside and good speed to the outside. He racked up 12,312 yards on the ground during his pro career for a nifty 5.2 average per carry. Brown carried the pigskin 2,359 times during his nine seasons in pro football. He played his college ball at Syracuse where he consistently ran through and around defenders. Brown is still rated by most football experts to be the greatest running back in the history of the Orangemen football program. He also excelled at lacrosse. OJ Simpson was most effective running wide, utilizing his sprinter’s speed to break away for long touchdown jaunts. He was a serious threat to go all the way every time he touched the football. Simpson had a career rushing total of 11,236 yards for an average of 4.7 yards per carry during his pro football career. He carried the football 1,404 times during his eleven year career. Rated by many to be the greatest running back ever at the collegiate level, most of Simpson’s touchdown runs while playing for the Unuversity of Southern Cal came from more than 20 yards out.
Mikey picks Jimmy Brown. Who do you pick?