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Collegiate running backs are a dime a dozen but some have truly proven themselves as truly great. Many teams put a lot of trust into their RBs to deliver strong ground games that can take the pressure off the rest of the team. When it comes to the best in college football can you name the top players of the 2000s?

From Larry Johnson to Steve Slaton. Ronnie Brown to Marion Barber. There are plenty of great college running backs to pick from.

Let's specifically look at one of the greatest decades in college football. Examine this list of the best 2000s college football running backs and see who you think is the very best, and don't forget to vote up your favorite! Who are the top college running backs of the 2000s? You certainly have your work cut out for you to pick the best with all of these great options.
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25 15
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings

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26 16
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Reggie Bush New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins

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17 11
Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders, Arkansas Razorbacks football

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22 17
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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19 14
Ronnie Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Ronnie Brown Auburn Tigers football, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

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16 15
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Chris Wells LSU Tigers football

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14 13
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Toby Gerhart Stanford Cardinal football, Minnesota Vikings

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9 9
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Ray Rice Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, Baltimore Ravens

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9 10
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

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11 13
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Clinton Portis Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football

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16 19
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Willis McGahee Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

12
9 11
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints, Kansas State Wildcats football, San Diego Chargers

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14 17
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Larry Johnson Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Penn State Nittany Lions football

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8 11
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Joseph Addai Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football

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10 14
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
LaMichael James San Francisco 49ers

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8 12
Kenneth Darby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Kenneth Darby St. Louis Rams

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7 11
Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jahvid Best California Golden Bears football, Detroit Lions

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11 16
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Steve Slaton Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins

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6 10
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
DeAngelo Williams Memphis Tigers football, Carolina Panthers

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8 13
Shonn Greene is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Shonn Greene New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Iowa Hawkeyes football

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6 11
Luke Staley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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5 11
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Laurence Maroney Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

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4 10
Jerome Harrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jerome Harrison Washington State Cougars football, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions

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7 14
Donald Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Donald Brown Connecticut Huskies football, Indianapolis Colts

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2 8
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jeremiah Johnson Denver Broncos

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5 12
James Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
James Davis Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns

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4 11
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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3 10
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Kevin Smith Detroit Lions

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3 10
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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5 13
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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1 9
William Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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0 7
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
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