For me the list is Payton, Sanders, Bo, Smith and Peterson. If Bo or Sanders had kept playing who knows...
Smith had the yardage but I didn't find him exciting to watch. LT was more exciting than Emmitt.
I hope AP breaks the record, his work ethic is amazing.
I'm collecting Bo Jackson, primarily PSA 10 RC's. Also looking for late 70's and 80's cards, primarily RC, preferably graded.
Also, Derrick Rose, MJ, Former Ohio State players and Game of Thrones.