Timmy Smith had one day to shine. He never amounted to anything in the NFL after his moment on the big stage with the Redskins, but because he made the top spot in this list, perhaps he didn't have to.
Smith was a no-name talent who came out of nowhere to drop a still-Super Bowl record 204 rushing yards on the Denver Broncos, as he played a huge part in the Redskins' magical 35-point second quarter and eventual 42-10 victory.
The fact that only one of Smith's runs went for more than 50 yards (58) displayed how effective and consistent he was for the entire game, running all over and around what was supposed to be a very good Denver defense.
Smith's NFL career wasn't much to talk about following the best game of his life, but considering he owns the top game by a running back of all-time, he's probably OK with that.