Best of the Packers: Top 10 running backs since 1960

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8. Edgar Bennett (1992-96)

Edgar Bennett was primarily a fullback at Florida State and it was as a fullback that he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 1992 NFL Draft.

But he turned out to be a lot more. Bennett rushed for 1,067 yards in 1995 and was also an adept receiver out of the backfield, three times topping the 50-reception mark, including a career-high 78 catches in 1994—still the most by a running back in franchise history.

He split time the following season, but still rushed for 899 yards as the Packers rolled to the Super Bowl title.

A ruptured Achilles tendon in the 1997 preseason ended that campaign prematurely. An unrestricted free agent, Bennett signed with the Chicago Bears and played two years before retiring after the 1999 season.

He finished with 3,353 yards on 936 carries in five years for Green Bay, scoring 19 touchdowns. He also had 242 receptions for 1,920 yards and 10 scores.

Bennett’s 3,353 yards are 10th in Packers history.

An assistant coach in Green Bay since 2005, Bennett was promoted to offensive coordinator in February. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2005.

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