Power Rankings: Chiefs Top 10 All-Time Running Backs

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Curtis McClinton
BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 25: Former Chief RB Curtis McClinton about to take a handoff from NFL HOF QB Len Dawson(Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

8. Curtis McClinton

McClinton was easily one of the most consistent and durable backs in team history. When his career came to a close, McClinton had rushed for 3,124 yards, 18 touchdowns and made three Pro Bowl teams, including two of those with Kansas City.

Like many on this list, he was a legitimate dual threat as he was a very good receiving threat for a running back. This was very evident in the 1965 season when the ex-Kansas Jayhawk had a career high 590 receiving yards and found paydirt three times through the air as well. After his contributions, it’s no surprise that McClinton also has a place in the Chiefs’ Hall of Fame as well.

Mike Garrett
NEW YORK – CIRCA 1969: Garrett with his QB Len Dawson looking on. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

7. Mike Garrett

The 5-foot-9 Garrett only played for Kansas City from 1966-70, but definitely made the most of his time with the Chiefs. He went to two Pro Bowls, rushed for nearly 1,100 yards in 1967 and also contributed in the only two Super Bowl appearances that KC has ever made, including 64 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in the Chiefs’ 23-7 victory over the Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

Like many on this list, the 1965 Heisman trophy winner is a member of the team’s hall of fame. Today, he is the executive director of athletics for Cal State LA.

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