college football The Best 2000s College Running Backs  

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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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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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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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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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Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Willis McGahee Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

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Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Clinton Portis Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football

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Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Mark Ingram New Orleans Saints, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Steve Slaton Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins

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24 20
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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Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Chris Wells LSU Tigers football

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25 22
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Toby Gerhart Stanford Cardinal football, Minnesota Vikings

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23 20
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
LaMichael James San Francisco 49ers

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Ronnie Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Ronnie Brown Auburn Tigers football, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

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25 23
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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Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints, Kansas State Wildcats football, San Diego Chargers

The Most Underrated College Football Player

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DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
DeAngelo Williams Memphis Tigers football, Carolina Panthers

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Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

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14 15
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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Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Joseph Addai Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football

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14 19
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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Kenneth Darby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Kenneth Darby St. Louis Rams

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

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Donald Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Donald Brown Connecticut Huskies football, Indianapolis Colts

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10 19
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Laurence Maroney Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

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7 15
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Kevin Smith Detroit Lions

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9 18
Luke Staley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Luke Staley

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9 18
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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8 17
James Davis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
James Davis Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns

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7 17
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Quentin Griffin

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William Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

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Jerome Harrison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jerome Harrison Washington State Cougars football, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions

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Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Jeremiah Johnson Denver Broncos

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Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
-1456285780811 added Clyde Simmons