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1980 Drafted Running Backs

There were 28 Running Backs drafted in the 1980 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Billy Sims drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma by the Detroit Lions. Some of the 1980 drafted Running Backs were Curtis Dickey drafted in round 1 out of Texas A&M by the Baltimore Colts, Earl Cooper drafted in round 1 out of Rice by the San Francisco 49ers, Vagas Ferguson drafted in round 1 out of Notre Dame by the New England Patriots, Charles White drafted in round 1 out of USC by the Cleveland Browns, Joe Cribbs drafted in round 2 out of Auburn by the Buffalo Bills, Matt Suhey drafted in round 2 out of Penn State by the Chicago Bears, Ralph Clayton drafted in round 2 out of Michigan by the New York Jets, Perry Harrington drafted in round 2 out of Jackson State by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jewerl Thomas drafted in round 3 out of San Jose State by the Los Angeles Rams. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1980 Draft.
1980 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   Billy Sims   Oklahoma   Detroit Lions
1 5   Curtis Dickey   Texas A&M   Baltimore Colts
1 13   Earl Cooper   Rice   San Francisco 49ers
1 25   Vagas Ferguson   Notre Dame   New England Patriots
1 27   Charles White   USC   Cleveland Browns
2 29   Joe Cribbs   Auburn   Buffalo Bills
2 46   Matt Suhey   Penn State   Chicago Bears
2 47   Ralph Clayton   Michigan   New York Jets
2 53   Perry Harrington   Jackson State   Philadelphia Eagles
3 58   Jewerl Thomas   San Jose State   Los Angeles Rams
3 66   Jim Hadnot   Texas Tech   Kansas City Chiefs
3 80   James Jones   Mississippi State   Dallas Cowboys
4 104   I.M. Hipp   Nebraska   Atlanta Falcons
4 107   Rick Parros   Utah State   Denver Broncos
5 121   Doug Paschal   North Carolina   Minnesota Vikings
5 125   Kenny Lewis   Virginia Tech   Oakland Raiders
5 135   Nate Rivers   South Carolina State   Philadelphia Eagles
6 151   LaRue Harrington   Norfolk State   San Diego Chargers
6 154   Mike Guman   Penn State   Los Angeles Rams
6 162   Timmy Newsome   Winston-Salem State   Dallas Cowboys
6 164   Larry Heater   Arizona   Kansas City Chiefs
7 178   Bobby Batton   Nevada-Las Vegas   New York Jets
7 192   Gerry Ellis   Missouri   Los Angeles Rams
9 229   Otis Wonsley   Alcorn State   New York Giants
11 288   Sam Harrell   East Carolina   Minnesota Vikings
11 305   Frank Pollard   Baylor   Pittsburgh Steelers
12 307   Ray Williams   Washington State   Detroit Lions
12 324   Marvin Sims   Clemson   Baltimore Colts
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