SAN FRANCISCO (BVM) – The San Francisco 49ers won five Super Bowl titles within a 14-year stretch in the 1980s and early 1990s, establishing themselves as one of the NFL’s elite teams. However, the franchise’s success dates back much further, as does some of the elite talent the 49ers have seen come through the Bay Area.
Particularly, the Niners have always seemed to feature tremendous running backs that were some of the league’s best. Whether it was Hall of Famers such as Joe Perry and Hugh McElhenny, Super Bowl champions like Roger Craig, or one of the NFL’s top all-time rushers in Frank Gore, the 49ers’ backfield has been a big key to the team’s sustained success. Here’s a look at the top 10 running backs in 49ers franchise history.