5. Ernie Nevers
Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals; 1926-27, '29-31
As player-coach of the Cardinals he played every minute of the 1931 season and in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers called his own number 16 consecutive times.
6. Cookie Gilchrist
Bills, Broncos, Dolphins; 1962-67
At 252 pounds he was the first of the oversized monsters, and frightening when he got in a groove.
7. Jim Taylor
Packers, Saints; 1958-67
The muscle and heart of Green Bay's offense, he was a key man in rugged weather conditions.
8. Larry Csonka
Dolphins, Giants; 1966-74, 76-79
He had the unique ability to get low and tunnel for yardage, and he was terrific at finishing a play.
9. John Riggins
Jets, Redskins; 1971-79, '81-85
A runner with exceptional goal line and short-yardage instincts, he started his career as a featured tailback.