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1981 Drafted Running Backs

There were 30 Running Backs drafted in the 1981 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was George Rogers drafted in round 1 out of South Carolina by the New Orleans Saints. Some of the 1981 drafted Running Backs were Freeman McNeil drafted in round 1 out of UCLA by the New York Jets, Randy McMillan drafted in round 1 out of Pittsburgh by the Baltimore Colts, David Overstreet drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma by the Miami Dolphins, James Brooks drafted in round 1 out of Auburn by the San Diego Chargers, Booker Moore drafted in round 1 out of Penn State by the Buffalo Bills, Marion Barber drafted in round 2 out of Minnesota by the New York Jets, David Hughes drafted in round 2 out of Boise State by the Seattle Seahawks, James Wilder drafted in round 2 out of Missouri by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Joe Delaney drafted in round 2 out of Northwestern State-Louisiana by the Kansas City Chiefs. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1981 Draft.
1981 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1 1   George Rogers   South Carolina   New Orleans Saints
1 3   Freeman McNeil   UCLA   New York Jets
1 12   Randy McMillan   Pittsburgh   Baltimore Colts
1 13   David Overstreet   Oklahoma   Miami Dolphins
1 24   James Brooks   Auburn   San Diego Chargers
1 28   Booker Moore   Penn State   Buffalo Bills
2 30   Marion Barber   Minnesota   New York Jets
2 31   David Hughes   Boise State   Seattle Seahawks
2 34   James Wilder   Missouri   Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 41   Joe Delaney   Northwestern State-Louisiana   Kansas City Chiefs
2 47   Tony Collins   East Carolina   New England Patriots
2 52   Jarvis Redwine   Nebraska   Minnesota Vikings
2 56   Andra Franklin   Nebraska   Miami Dolphins
4 85   Cliff Chatman   Central Oklahoma   New York Giants
4 103   Amos Lawrence   North Carolina   San Diego Chargers
4 110   Calvin Murray   Ohio State   Philadelphia Eagles
5 138   Tommy Vigorito   Virginia   Miami Dolphins
7 168   Louis Jackson   Cal Poly-S.L.O.   New York Giants
7 180   Billy Jackson   Alabama   Kansas City Chiefs
8 196   Eric Lane   Brigham Young   Seattle Seahawks
8 209   Frank Wilson   Rice   Pittsburgh Steelers
9 222   Toussaint Tyler   Washington   New Orleans Saints
9 226   Stump Mitchell   The Citadel   St. Louis Cardinals
9 241   Robb Riddick   Millersville   Buffalo Bills
10 249   Hokie Gajan   Louisiana State   New Orleans Saints
10 269   Robert Alexander   West Virginia   Los Angeles Rams
10 275   Hubie Oliver   Arizona   Philadelphia Eagles
10 276   Frank Hawkins   Nevada-Reno   Oakland Raiders
11 304   Chester Willis   Auburn   Oakland Raiders
12 328   Jairo Penaranda   UCLA   Los Angeles Rams
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