Los Angeles Rams: 15 greatest running backs of all-time

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Marshall Faulk, St. Louis Rams
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player. 51. . RB. (1999-06). Marshall Faulk. 1

As crazy as the idea of the Rams trading Eric Dickerson when they did, at least the organization made up for it down the road when they acquired Marshall Faulk from the same Indianapolis Colts before the 1999 season.

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Faulk recorded 2,227 yards from the line of scrimmage in 1998 and 10 total touchdowns in his last season in Indianapolis. It was easy to understand why St. Louis was so thrilled to land him when the Rams did.

So how did things turn out for Faulk during his first season as a member of the Rams? No one needs to remind fans just how exciting it was to see Faulk part of “The Greatest Show on Turf”.

During the 1999 season, he became part of the Rams’ offensive headlining duo with NFL MVP quarterback Kurt Warner.

Winning the Super Bowl that season over the Tennessee Titans was truly amazing. It seemed to come out of nowhere for the Rams. There’s no question the argument can be made this magical season for the Rams never would have happened without Faulk be added in the offseason.

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Even more impressive, Faulk go on to win NFL MVP honors himself the following year. It doesn’t happen all that often anymore for a running back to win the award. But with how Faulk recorded 6,765 yards from scrimmage during his first three years with the Rams, on top of 59 total trips into the end zone, seeing him on top of this list isn’t a surprise one bit. He’s one of the best offensive playmakers with the ball in his hands in NFL history.