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1971 Drafted Running Backs

There were 34 Running Backs drafted in the 1971 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was John Riggins drafted in round 1 out of Kansas by the New York Jets. Some of the 1971 drafted Running Backs were Joe Profit drafted in round 1 out of Louisiana-Monroe by the Atlanta Falcons, John Brockington drafted in round 1 out of Ohio State by the Green Bay Packers, Joe Moore drafted in round 1 out of Missouri by the Chicago Bears, Leon Burns drafted in round 1 out of Long Beach State by the San Diego Chargers, Rocky Thompson drafted in round 1 out of West Texas A&M by the New York Giants, Don McCauley drafted in round 1 out of North Carolina by the Baltimore Colts, Leo Hayden drafted in round 1 out of Ohio State by the Minnesota Vikings, Jim Harrison drafted in round 2 out of Missouri by the Chicago Bears and Bo Cornell drafted in round 2 out of Washington by the Cleveland Browns. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1971 Draft.
1971 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 6   John Riggins   Kansas   New York Jets
1 7   Joe Profit   Louisiana-Monroe   Atlanta Falcons
1 9   John Brockington   Ohio State   Green Bay Packers
1 11   Joe Moore   Missouri   Chicago Bears
1 13   Leon Burns   Long Beach State   San Diego Chargers
1 18   Rocky Thompson   West Texas A&M   New York Giants
1 22   Don McCauley   North Carolina   Baltimore Colts
1 24   Leo Hayden   Ohio State   Minnesota Vikings
2 28   Jim Harrison   Missouri   Chicago Bears
2 40   Bo Cornell   Washington   Cleveland Browns
2 46   Virgil Robinson   Grambling State   Green Bay Packers
2 49   Joe Orduna   Nebraska   San Francisco 49ers
3 57   Jim Braxton   West Virginia   Buffalo Bills
3 60   Steve Davis   Delaware State   Pittsburgh Steelers
3 65   Mike Montgomery   Kansas State   San Diego Chargers
3 69   Sam Scarber   New Mexico   Dallas Cowboys
4 93   Fred Willis   Boston College   Cincinnati Bengals
4 97   Clarence Davis   USC   Oakland Raiders
4 102   Vince Clements   Connecticut   Minnesota Vikings
5 120   Mike Adamle   Northwestern   Kansas City Chiefs
5 130   John Andrews   Indiana   Baltimore Colts
8 184   Larry Crowe   Texas Southern   Pittsburgh Steelers
8 201   Bob Gresham   West Virginia   New Orleans Saints
9 209   Josh Ashton   Tulsa   New England Patriots
9 229   Mickey Zofko   Auburn   Detroit Lions
10 244   Jesse Taylor   Cincinnati   Washington Redskins
10 256   Tom Bailey   Florida State   Philadelphia Eagles
11 264   Sonny Davis   Tennessee State   Philadelphia Eagles
13 337   James Ford   Texas Southern   Dallas Cowboys
14 356   Charlie Evans   USC   New York Giants
15 368   Andy Hopkins   Stephen F. Austin St.   Houston Oilers
15 379   Bob Thomas   Arizona State   Cincinnati Bengals
16 393   Moses Denson   Maryland East. Shore   Houston Oilers
16 396   Steve Harkey   Georgia Tech   New York Jets
17 441   Don Nottingham   Kent State   Baltimore Colts
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