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1978 Drafted Running Backs

There were 26 Running Backs drafted in the 1978 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Earl Campbell drafted in round 1 out of Texas by the Houston Oilers. Some of the 1978 drafted Running Backs were Terry Miller drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma State by the Buffalo Bills, Elvis Peacock drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma by the Los Angeles Rams, Johnny Davis drafted in round 2 out of Alabama by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Deacon Turner drafted in round 2 out of San Diego State by the Cincinnati Bengals, Todd Christensen drafted in round 2 out of Brigham Young by the Dallas Cowboys, Derrick Jensen drafted in round 3 out of Texas-Arlington by the Oakland Raiders, Dennis Johnson drafted in round 3 out of Mississippi State by the Buffalo Bills, Larry Collins drafted in round 3 out of Texas A&M - Kingsville by the Cleveland Browns and Rickey Anderson drafted in round 3 out of South Carolina State by the San Diego Chargers. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1978 Draft.
1978 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   Earl Campbell   Texas   Houston Oilers
1 5   Terry Miller   Oklahoma State   Buffalo Bills
1 20   Elvis Peacock   Oklahoma   Los Angeles Rams
2 30   Johnny Davis   Alabama   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 45   Deacon Turner   San Diego State   Cincinnati Bengals
2 56   Todd Christensen   Brigham Young   Dallas Cowboys
3 57   Derrick Jensen   Texas-Arlington   Oakland Raiders
3 59   Dennis Johnson   Mississippi State   Buffalo Bills
3 67   Larry Collins   Texas A&M - Kingsville   Cleveland Browns
3 71   Rickey Anderson   South Carolina State   San Diego Chargers
4 90   Billy Taylor   Texas Tech   New York Giants
4 110   Alois Blackwell   Houston   Dallas Cowboys
5 124   Earl Carr   Florida   St. Louis Cardinals
6 139   John Skibinski   Purdue   Chicago Bears
6 148   Elliott Walker   Pittsburgh   San Francisco 49ers
6 159   Tony Green   Florida   Washington Redskins
6 161   Ben Garry   Southern Mississippi   Baltimore Colts
7 170   Jim Earley   Michigan State   New York Jets
7 174   Dan Doornink   Washington State   New York Giants
7 176   Art Whittington   Southern Methodist   Oakland Raiders
7 183   Steve Powell   Truman State   Buffalo Bills
8 208   Rick Moser   Rhode Island   Pittsburgh Steelers
8 215   Mosi Tatupu   USC   New England Patriots
10 257   Ricky Patton   Jackson State   Atlanta Falcons
10 263   Ray Strong   Nevada-Las Vegas   Atlanta Falcons
11 288   Billy Campfield   Kansas   Philadelphia Eagles
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