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1977 Drafted Running Backs

There were 40 Running Backs drafted in the 1977 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Ricky Bell drafted in round 1 out of USC by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some of the 1977 drafted Running Backs were Tony Dorsett drafted in round 1 out of Pittsburgh by the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Reed drafted in round 2 out of Colorado by the Kansas City Chiefs, Horace Ivory drafted in round 2 out of Oklahoma by the New England Patriots, Rob Lytle drafted in round 2 out of Michigan by the Denver Broncos, George Franklin drafted in round 2 out of Texas A&M - Kingsville by the St. Louis Cardinals, Sidney Thornton drafted in round 2 out of Northwestern State-Louisiana by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pete Johnson drafted in round 2 out of Ohio State by the Cincinnati Bengals, Ted McKnight drafted in round 2 out of Minnesota-Duluth by the Oakland Raiders and Curtis Brown drafted in round 3 out of Missouri by the Buffalo Bills. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1977 Draft.
1977 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   Ricky Bell   USC   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1 2   Tony Dorsett   Pittsburgh   Dallas Cowboys
2 37   Tony Reed   Colorado   Kansas City Chiefs
2 44   Horace Ivory   Oklahoma   New England Patriots
2 45   Rob Lytle   Michigan   Denver Broncos
2 47   George Franklin   Texas A&M - Kingsville   St. Louis Cardinals
2 48   Sidney Thornton   Northwestern State-Louisiana   Pittsburgh Steelers
2 49   Pete Johnson   Ohio State   Cincinnati Bengals
2 56   Ted McKnight   Minnesota-Duluth   Oakland Raiders
3 59   Curtis Brown   Missouri   Buffalo Bills
3 61   Robin Earl   Washington   Chicago Bears
3 66   Tim Wilson   Maryland   Houston Oilers
3 69   Rick Kane   San Jose State   Detroit Lions
3 76   Mike Voight   North Carolina   Cincinnati Bengals
3 79   Wendell Tyler   UCLA   Los Angeles Rams
3 80   Terdell Middleton   Memphis   St. Louis Cardinals
3 84   Rob Carpenter   Miami (Ohio)   Houston Oilers
4 90   Scott Dierking   Purdue   New York Jets
4 92   Mark Bailey   Long Beach State   Kansas City Chiefs
4 99   Laverne Smith   Kansas   Pittsburgh Steelers
5 122   Nate Simpson   Tennessee State   Green Bay Packers
5 123   Leroy Harris   Arkansas State   Miami Dolphins
5 124   Clarence Williams   South Carolina   San Diego Chargers
6 142   Tony Benjamin   Duke   Seattle Seahawks
6 151   Larry Barnes   Tennessee State   San Diego Chargers
6 153   Emery Moorehead   Colorado   New York Giants
6 154   Wilbert Montgomery   Abilene Christian   Philadelphia Eagles
6 156   Art Best   Kent State   Los Angeles Rams
7 168   Charlie White   Bethune-Cookman   New York Jets
7 169   David Sims   Georgia Tech   Seattle Seahawks
7 174   Greg Boykin   Northwestern   New Orleans Saints
7 183   James Van Wagner   Michigan Tech   San Francisco 49ers
7 195   Kevin Long   South Carolina   New York Jets
8 202   Cleveland Franklin   Baylor   Philadelphia Eagles
8 223   Terry Robiskie   Louisiana State   Oakland Raiders
9 237   Robert Turner   Oklahoma State   Miami Dolphins
9 247   Glenn Capriola   Boston College   Baltimore Colts
10 260   Jim Culbreath   Oklahoma   Green Bay Packers
11 287   Dave Farmer   USC   Atlanta Falcons
12 333   Dave Preston   Bowling Green State   New England Patriots
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