NFL fullback stories in the SI Vault

How I Play Fullback By Jim Brown, September 26, 1960 Jim Brown, the Cleveland Browns' explosive line-plunging fullback, gained fame as a college halfback while at Syracuse. In the next four pages he reveals how that early training led to his present success.

The Last Call For Number 39 By Tom Archdeacon, July 30, 1979 Larry Csonka has not heard too many cheers since he left Miami in 1975, but now he is back with the Dolphins, hoping to relive the Super Bowl days in his final season.

The Bronk And The Gazelle By Dr. Z, September 11, 1989 Fifty years ago, Bronko Nagurski and Don Hutson dominated pro football. But how would they do today?

Where Have You Gone, Jim Brown? By Dr. Z, September 16, 1996 Today's new-breed fullback is a blocker first.

Best Foot Forward By Peter King, April 7, 1997 By re-signing solid citizen Daryl Johnston, the Cowboys took a step toward restoring class to their organization.

Crash Course By Peter King, October 30, 2000 Fullbacks are the game's forgotten men, but offenses would be a wreck if not for the guys who play with reckless abandon.

Top Ten Fullbacks of All Time By Dr. Z, October 30, 2000 How much value do I attach to the durability of old-time fullbacks in rating my alltime top 10? A lot. Jim Brown is my top runner, but he's not on this list because, although the program listed him as a fullback, he had few of the responsibilities of the position.

Time And Punishment By Phil Taylor, November 4, 2002 No position is more physically taxing than running back, where the best are often finished not long after they get started.

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