SI PLAYERS POLL

Based on a survey of 354 players
October 03, 2004

Who is the NFL's best running back?

LaDainian Tomlinson 34%

Priest Holmes 26%

Jamal Lewis 14%

Clinton Portis 8%

Who is the NFL's hardest hitter?

Ray Lewis 40%

Rodney Harrison 17%

John Lynch 6%

Kendrell Bell 4%

FAST FACTS: Jets running back Curtis Martin, who has gained more than 1,000 yards in nine straight seasons, got zero votes.... More than 58% of wide receivers and tight ends named Lewis as the hardest hitter.

For complete results and breakdown of the poll go to si.com/scorecard.

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