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The Best 2000s College Running Backs 

Ranker College Football
Updated May 29, 2019 2.4k votes 334 voters 2.5k views 33 items

List Rules Vote up the best college running backs of the 2000s

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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Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Running back from Spring Valley, California, United States of America
2
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Running back from Palestine, Texas, United States of America
3
Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Running back from North Little Rock, Arkansas
4
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Miami, Florida
5
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Hackensack, New Jersey
6
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
7
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Running back and Return specialist from Waterloo, Iowa
8
Ronnie Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Ronnie Brown Running back from Rome, Georgia
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Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Levittown, Pennsylvania
10
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Cole Mclaughlin added Running back from Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, United States of America
11
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Wynne, Arkansas
12
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Fort Lewis, Washington
13
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Norco, California
14
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from New Boston, Texas
15
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Pomfret, Maryland, Maryland, United States of America
16
Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Vallejo, California
17
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from New Rochelle, New York
18
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
19
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Miami, Florida
20
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
21
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Joseph Addai Running back from Houston, Texas
22
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Quentin Griffin Running back from Houston, Texas
23
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from St. Louis, Missouri
24
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Running back from Akron, Ohio
25
Luke Staley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Luke Staley Running back from Bountiful, Utah