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1979 Drafted Running Backs

There were 39 Running Backs drafted in the 1979 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Ottis Anderson drafted in round 1 out of Miami (Fla.) by the St. Louis Cardinals. Some of the 1979 drafted Running Backs were Charles Alexander drafted in round 1 out of Louisiana State by the Cincinnati Bengals, Eddie Lee Ivery drafted in round 1 out of Georgia Tech by the Green Bay Packers, Ted Brown drafted in round 1 out of North Carolina State by the Minnesota Vikings, Greg Hawthorne drafted in round 1 out of Baylor by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Theotis Brown drafted in round 2 out of UCLA by the St. Louis Cardinals, Steve Atkins drafted in round 2 out of Maryland by the Green Bay Packers, Eddie Hill drafted in round 2 out of Memphis by the Los Angeles Rams, Jerry Eckwood drafted in round 3 out of Arkansas by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tony Nathan drafted in round 3 out of Alabama by the Miami Dolphins. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1979 Draft.
1979 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 8   Ottis Anderson   Miami (Fla.)   St. Louis Cardinals
1 12   Charles Alexander   Louisiana State   Cincinnati Bengals
1 15   Eddie Lee Ivery   Georgia Tech   Green Bay Packers
1 16   Ted Brown   North Carolina State   Minnesota Vikings
1 28   Greg Hawthorne   Baylor   Pittsburgh Steelers
2 35   Theotis Brown   UCLA   St. Louis Cardinals
2 44   Steve Atkins   Maryland   Green Bay Packers
2 54   Eddie Hill   Memphis   Los Angeles Rams
3 60   Jerry Eckwood   Arkansas   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 61   Tony Nathan   Alabama   Miami Dolphins
3 66   Willie McClendon   Georgia   Chicago Bears
3 67   Bo Robinson   West Texas A&M   Detroit Lions
3 72   Kenny King   Oklahoma   Houston Oilers
3 75   James Mayberry   Colorado   Atlanta Falcons
3 79   William Andrews   Auburn   Atlanta Falcons
3 80   Rick Berns   Nebraska   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 86   Russell Davis   Michigan   Pittsburgh Steelers
4 94   Ben Cowins   Arkansas   Philadelphia Eagles
4 100   Lynn Cain   USC   Atlanta Falcons
4 107   Steve Howell   Baylor   Miami Dolphins
5 112   Earl Gant   Missouri   Kansas City Chiefs
5 119   Jerry Aldridge   Angelo State   San Francisco 49ers
5 120   Harlan Huckleby   Michigan   New Orleans Saints
5 136   Ron Springs   Ohio State   Dallas Cowboys
6 144   Thomas Lott   Oklahoma   St. Louis Cardinals
6 145   Bob Torrey   Penn State   New York Giants
6 158   Eddie Hicks   East Carolina   New York Giants
7 166   Phil Francis   Stanford   San Francisco 49ers
8 209   Robert Hawkins   Kentucky   Oakland Raiders
8 210   Wilbert Haslip   Hawaii   San Diego Chargers
8 216   Randy Love   Houston   New England Patriots
9 237   Alvin Garrett   Angelo State   San Diego Chargers
9 243   Rich Ellender   McNeese State   Houston Oilers
10 250   Nathan Poole   Louisville   Cincinnati Bengals
10 271   Allan Clark   Northern Arizona   New England Patriots
11 284   Ken Johnson   Miami (Fla.)   New York Giants
11 297   Zachary Dixon   Temple   Denver Broncos
12 319   Jeff Moore   Jackson State   Seattle Seahawks
12 324   Wayne Wilson   Shepherd   Houston Oilers
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