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NFL Running Backs succesful over age 30

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Marcus Allen was so sick.
Originally posted by SofaKing:
I'd be stoked if Gore can have that production now, and hopefully in the future.

Only thing is Gore has way more tread on the tires than Jackson. Nearly double the amount of career carries (2,187 to 1,139).


Ya - but also double the amount of heart...
Originally posted by BobS:
Here is a list of modern (1950-present) backs who had a 4.0 ypc or higher with a minimum 200 attempts at age 31 or higher. A lot more than I thought. I researched this because Frank Gore is 31 next season and the big discussion whether he should be given a pay cut or waived because of his age.

YEAR PLAYER AGE YPC


1962 JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (33) 4.5
1964 JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (35) 4.5
1981 FRANCO HARRIS (31) 4.1
1984 WALTER PAYTON (31) 4.4
1985 WALTER PAYTON (32) 4.8
1986 WALTER PAYTON (33) 4.2
1985 TONY DORSETT (31) 4.3
1995 MARCUS ALLEN (35) 4.3
1996 MARCUS ALLEN (36) 4.0
2000 EMMIT SMITH (31) 4.1
2000 RICKY WATTERS (31) 4.5
2004 CURTIS MARTIN (31) 4.6
2006 TIKI BARBER (31) 5.1
2006 WARRICK DUNN (31) 4.0
2007 FRED TAYLOR (31) 5.4
2009 RICKY WILLIAMS (32) 4.7
2009 THOMAS JONES (31) 4.2
7 HOFers out of 13

Plus, Marcus was "fresh" because that knucklehead Al Davis basically benched him for several years over pettiness
And the lines they ran behind.
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
7 HOFers out of 13

Plus, Marcus was "fresh" because that knucklehead Al Davis basically benched him for several years over pettiness

Was going to say this
Originally posted by Dshearn:
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
7 HOFers out of 13

Plus, Marcus was "fresh" because that knucklehead Al Davis basically benched him for several years over pettiness

Was going to say this
Ditto.