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    NFL Network paid homage to the big bruising power back in the NFL. Ya know the Mike Alstott's of the world. They had their top10 in order.
    Bronko Nagurski???????

    Yes I know all about the Bronk, it's not about that. It's how can a guy who played against 190 pound backers and 220 pound defensive linemen make that list? He was bigger than they were!!!!!!!

    Jimmy Brown was number one and I disagree with that. He also played against smallish defenders. How can Earl Campbell not be "da man" here? He was number 3 behind John Riggins.

    Others mentioned (done forgot the order)

    Larry Czonka
    Christian "Nigerian Nigthmare" Okoye
    Marion Mottley...first of the big fast black backs.
    Jim Taylor
    Jerome Bettis

    If I had to add 10...

    Cookie Gilchrist...Bills
    John Henry Johnson..Steelers (they did mention him)
    Tank Younger...Rams (first NFL player from the SWAC)
    Pete Johnson...Bengals
    Ironhead Heyward...Saints (mentioned him)
    Billy Joe...Broncos
    Natrone Means...Chargers
    Jim Nance....Patriots (NCAA wrestling champion)
    Hewritt Dixon...Raiders
    Mack Lee Hill..Cheifs (most powerful back I've ever seen including Campbell. Knee injury did him in after two seasons. Died on the operating table.Avg 5.2 yards a carry between the tackles!!!!! )


    Mack Lee Hill


    +--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | Rushing | Receiving |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | Year TM | G | Att Yards Y/A TD | Rec Yards Y/R TD |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | 1964 kan | 14 | 105 576 5.5 4 | 19 144 7.6 2 |
    | 1965 kan | 13 | 125 627 5.0 2 | 21 264 12.6 1 |
    +----------+-----+--------------------------+-------------------------+
    | TOTAL | 27 | 230 1203 5.2 6 | 40 408 10.2
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