Art Best
No. 25, 39     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1953-03-18)March 18, 1953
Place of birth: Camden, New Jersey
Date of death: October 14, 2014(2014-10-14) (aged 61)
Place of death: Pickerington, Ohio
Career information
College: Kent State
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 156
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 1977 1978)
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at

Arthur Robie Best (March 18, 1953 – October 14, 2014) was an American football running back who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He first enrolled at the University of Notre Dame before transferring to Kent State University. Best attended Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio.[1] Best died on October 14, 2014 in Pickerington, Ohio. He had cancer and liver problems for at least five years before his death.[2]


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