With plenty of discussion surrounding the running back position this off-season, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at some of the best Dolphins running back throughout the team’s history.
3) Mercury Morris
While most people are sick of listening to Morris rant ever since he retired there is no debating the production and success Morris had with the Fins. His speed and talent helped the Dolphins capture two super bowl titles.
Morris was selected to 3 pro bowls and was selected on the all pro team in 73. Morris finished his career with 4,133 yards and 31 TD’s with an average of 5.1 yards per carry.
Morris only rushed for 1,000 yards just once in his career but remember that was in a 14 game season. Morris 1,000 yard season came on only 190 carries in 72.
Morris was a member of the Dolphins undefeated team, something he will never let anyone forget.
2) Ricky Williams
Ricky might have quit on the Dolphins and did have his issues but there is no debating that he was a damn good player.
Rickey’s career in Miami was highlighted by his 2002 league leading 1,853 yards along with 16 touchdowns. Ricky rushed for over 1,000 yards 3 different times as a member of the Dolphins.
Ricky was selected to the Pro Bowl, All Pro team in 2002 and was even named the Pro Bowl’s MVP. Ricky with over 10,009 yards on his career is a member of the 10,000 yards rushing club.
Ricky was main things and one of those things was a great running back.
1) Larry Csonka
Was he a running back or a fullback? Who cares, all Dolphins fans care about is that he is a hall of famer.
A five time Pro Bowler, two time first team all pro selection, two time Super Bowl champion and a Super Bowl MVP.
Csonka’s 39 is retired at Sun Life Stadium and for good reason.
The big and bruising Csonka is the old school bulldozing runner you don’t see often in today’s game.
This highlight real shows why Csonka was one of the true original NFL power backs.