Ranking the top 5 running backs in Washington Commanders franchise history

Honoring the best running backs throughout the Washington Commanders' storied franchise history.

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4. Stephen Davis - Former Commanders RB

Stephen Davis spent most of his first three seasons with the now-Washington Commanders as a backup and fullback before the 230-pound pile-mover was given the starting running back job to begin the 1999 season.

Davis responded to the promotion by rushing for 1,405 yards in 14 starts, averaging over 100 yards per game and leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns with a whopping 17 scores. Something that propelled him to stardom and instant fan-favorite status along the way.

His breakout performance earned him the first of two straight Pro Bowl selections as Davis went on to rush for over 1,300 yards in each of the next two seasons. This is far better than anyone within the team envisaged when they gave the former role player a legitimate starting opportunity.

The burly running back totaled 5,790 yards and 45 touchdowns rushing in 99 games for Washington over seven seasons, which was a phenomenal return on the team's investment. Davis moved on to varied success at the end of his career with the Carolina Panthers and called it a day following his 2006 campaign with the St. Louis Rams.