The NFL Network tonight did a show announcing the running backs on the NFL 100 All-Time Team from a "Blue Ribbon Panel." There were 24 nominees, 12 were selected. 12 Running Backs Making the Team. Jim Brown Earl Campbell Dutch Clark Eric Dickerson Lenny Moore Marion Motley Walter Payton Barry Sanders Gale Sayers O.J. Simpson Emmitt Smith Steve Van Buren 12 Finalists Who Did Not. Marcus Allen Jerome Bettis Tony Dorsett Marshall Faulk Red Grange Franco Harris Hugh McElhenny Bronko Nagurski Adrian Peterson Jim Taylor Thurman Thomas LaDanian Tomlinson They tried to spread the selections over eras and time. Dutch Clark from the 30s and Steve Van Buren of the 40s. Moore was a surprise. He was mainly a flanker in his peak years. Nagurski had previously been on these all time teams instead of Clark.