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1973 Drafted Running Backs

There were 24 Running Backs drafted in the 1973 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Otis Armstrong drafted in round 1 out of Purdue by the Denver Broncos. Some of the 1973 drafted Running Backs were Sam Cunningham drafted in round 1 out of USC by the New England Patriots, Chuck Foreman drafted in round 1 out of Miami (Fla.) by the Minnesota Vikings, George Amundson drafted in round 1 out of Iowa State by the Houston Oilers, Greg Pruitt drafted in round 2 out of Oklahoma by the Cleveland Browns, Cullen Bryant drafted in round 2 out of Colorado by the Los Angeles Rams, Leon Crosswhite drafted in round 2 out of Oklahoma by the Detroit Lions, Bill Olds drafted in round 3 out of Nebraska by the Baltimore Colts, Terry Metcalf drafted in round 3 out of Long Beach State by the St. Louis Cardinals and Pete Van Valkenburg drafted in round 3 out of Brigham Young by the New Orleans Saints. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1973 Draft.
1973 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 9   Otis Armstrong   Purdue   Denver Broncos
1 11   Sam Cunningham   USC   New England Patriots
1 12   Chuck Foreman   Miami (Fla.)   Minnesota Vikings
1 14   George Amundson   Iowa State   Houston Oilers
2 30   Greg Pruitt   Oklahoma   Cleveland Browns
2 31   Cullen Bryant   Colorado   Los Angeles Rams
2 44   Leon Crosswhite   Oklahoma   Detroit Lions
3 61   Bill Olds   Nebraska   Baltimore Colts
3 63   Terry Metcalf   Long Beach State   St. Louis Cardinals
3 66   Pete Van Valkenburg   Brigham Young   New Orleans Saints
4 96   Jim Hooks   Central Oklahoma   Detroit Lions
5 115   Steve Jones   Duke   Los Angeles Rams
5 118   Brent McClanahan   Arizona State   Minnesota Vikings
5 119   Leon McQuay   USC   New York Giants
5 121   Bob McCall   Arizona   Cincinnati Bengals
7 182   Tom Smith   Miami (Fla.)   Miami Dolphins
8 199   Joe Wilson   Holy Cross   Cincinnati Bengals
8 201   Dave Atkins   Texas-El Paso   San Francisco 49ers
10 249   Lenvil Elliott   Truman State   Cincinnati Bengals
12 302   Boobie Clark   Bethune-Cookman   Cincinnati Bengals
14 364   Greg Boyd   Arizona   Miami Dolphins
16 393   Howard Stevens   Louisville   New Orleans Saints
16 398   Oliver Ross   Alabama A&M   Denver Broncos
17 419   Greg Oliver   Trinity (Tex.)   Philadelphia Eagles
17 438   Les Strayhorn   East Carolina   Dallas Cowboys
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