GreenBay100 All-Time Team Week 1 of voting: Running backs

More: Click here to vote for your running back pick for the Packers All-Time roster!

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Welcome to our first week of voting for GreenBay100, where the fans of the Green Bay Packers will choose the ultimate 53-man roster spanning the 100 seasons of Packers football.

This first week, you get the chance to pick the best running backs in team history. The current Packers have had as many as four running backs on the roster at one time, but there is no guarantee how many we will carry.

Watch John Mercure and Jay Sorgi debate the running back slot below.

Our criteria for making the ballot for the All-Time Team includes accomplishing one of these:
1) Becoming a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
2) Becoming a member of the Packers Hall of Fame
3) Being named first-team All-Pro
4) Being named to the Pro Bowl
5) Ranking top five in the Packers all-time record book for applicable career or single-season statistics

To help guide your vote, click on the links below to see, compare and contrast the resumes for the running back position:
- Anderson, Donny
- Bennett, Edgar
- Brock, Lou
- Canadeo, Tony
- Carmichael, Al
- Forte, Bob
- Grant, Ryan
- Green, Ahman
- Grimes, Billy
- Hornung, Paul
- Janowski, Ed
- Johnston, Swede
- Lacy, Eddie
- Lambeau, Curly
- Laws, Joe
- Levens, Dorsey
- Lewellen, Verne
- Mathys, Charlie
- McNally, Johnny (Blood)
- Middleton, Terdell
- Monnett, Bobby
- Montgomery, Ty
- Moore, Tom
- Pitts, Elijah
- Uram, Andy

It's important to remember that the running back position has evolved over time. In the early days of the NFL, teams ran the ball much more often than they do now, but it was definitely "running back by committee," and backs often were primary receivers for their team as well splitting running duties. From the 1950's until the early 1990's, running backs were "halfbacks," who split running duties with fullbacks, but were not the team's primary receivers. It was the early 1990's when running backs became the feature ball carrier for the team and received almost all of the team's carries.

Click here to take part in our GreenBay100 running back vote for the 53-man All-Time Team!

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