http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/football/267385_draft20.html The article notes: "As odd as it might sound, a running back has been the No. 1 pick in the draft only six times since 1970. The first was Ricky Bell, by the Buccaneers in 1977. The last was Ki-Jana Carter, by the Bengals in 1995. The other four -- Earl Campbell (1978), Billy Sims (1980), George Rogers (1981) and Bo Jackson (1986) -- proved very productive, even in injury-shortened stints." In response to this information, particularly about Ricky Bell and Ki-Jana Carter, Bush had this to say: "I don't know what happened to the other past running backs and why they weren't successful and what they did, but I know that I'm going to be successful and I won't fail."