5 best Minnesota Vikings running backs of the 21st century

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5. Moe Williams (1996 – 2000, 2002 – 2005)

When talking about some of the greatest players ever to play running back for the Minnesota Vikings, Moe Williams sometimes slips through the cracks because of his blue-collar play and the fact he never broke 1,000 yards rushing during a season.

However, there is still plenty to love about Moe. It’s hard to forget his 2002 season where he scored 11 of his 21 career touchdowns as a complimentary player to starter Michael Bennett during all 16 regular season games.

Williams played 9 of his 10 NFL seasons with the Vikings, spending only one season with the Baltimore Ravens. He finished his career with a healthy 4.2 yards per carry average and totaled 1826 yards on the ground, only fumbling six total times.

Perhaps more impressive is what he added to the passing game, where he added 1,511 receiving yards and 4 more touchdowns to his career stat sheet. In fact, Williams had 644 receiving yards during his 2003 season.