NFL History: Top Running Backs Who Broke Through the 30-Year-Old Wall

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NFL History: Top Running Backs Who Broke Through the 30-Year-Old Wall
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The NFL running back has one of the shortest lifespans of any position on the football field.

A majority of running backs cannot breach the 30-year-old wall and disappear shortly after their 30th birthday. If you have not seen the top 15 backs who hit the wall, then click here to view the article.

There are a very select few running backs that have broken through the 30-year-old wall, but no back has ever rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three seasons after their 30th birthday.

The only qualifications for this list was ranking backs who ran over 1,000 yards when they turned 30 and beyond.

But first are a few well-deserved honorable mentions.

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