The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis that competes in the National Football League. The Indianapolis Colts are a member club of the National Football League’s American Football Conference South division and compete in the National Football League. The Indianapolis Colts have played their home games at Lucas Oil Stadium since the 2008 season.
Here is a list of the top 5 Indianapolis Colts Best Running Backs Of All-Time
1. Edgerrin James
Edgerrin James is widely regarded as the best running back in the history of the Indianapolis Colts. With 9,226 running yards, he’s the Colts’ all-time leading rusher. He added more with the Cardinals and finished with the Seahawks to reach 13th on the all-time rushing yardage list.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will induct James. Only Eric Dickerson has more yards from scrimmage (4,456 vs. 4,442) and rushing yards in his first two seasons than James did with 35 touchdowns (3,913 vs. 3,262).
2. Eric Dickerson
Unlike Marshall Faulk, Eric Dickerson’s greatest years were spent with the Rams, and he will go down as one of the greatest running backs in history. The Colts got some great years out of him, especially from the second half of 1987 to 1989, when they acquired him.
As a first-team All-Pro in 1987 and 1988, he was selected to the Pro Bowl each year. With 1,659 rushing yards in 1988, he was the league’s leading rusher.
3. Marshall Faulk
Marshall Faulk spent the first five seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, during which he rushed for more than 1,000 yards four times and totaled more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage. During his time with the Colts, he scored 42 running touchdowns while also being a prominent part of the passing game.
4. Lydell Mitchell
The Colts’ leading rusher, Lydell Mitchell, had 5,487 yards on the ground. For the Indianapolis Colts, he lasted from 1972 to 1977; he missed the team’s 1971 Super Bowl title. Mitchell, on the other hand, proved to everyone that he was no pushover. At a time when the regular season consisted of 14 games, he ran for more than 1,000 yards three times, averaging over 80 yards per outing.
His career-high of 11 rushing touchdowns was achieved in 1975, as well as four touchdowns through the air.
5. Joseph Addai
In 2007, he was an integral part of Indianapolis’ first Super Bowl title since 1971 by playing all six seasons with the Colts. Addai’s best seasons were his first two. In both seasons, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and had more than 300 receiving yards.