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The Best 2000s College Running Backs  

Ranker College Football
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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.
list ordered by
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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Washington Redskins
2
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins
3
Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Oakland Raiders, Arkansas Razorbacks football
4
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football
5
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens
6
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Cole Mclaughlin added Buffalo Bills
7
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added New Orleans Saints, Kansas State Wildcats football, San Diego Chargers
8
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Baltimore Ravens
9
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Memphis Tigers football, Carolina Panthers
10
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Stanford Cardinal football, Minnesota Vikings
11
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football
12
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, Baltimore Ravens
13
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
San Francisco 49ers
14
Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
California Golden Bears football, Detroit Lions
15
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins
16
Ronnie Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Auburn Tigers football, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers
17
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Penn State Nittany Lions football
18
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
LSU Tigers football
19
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
20
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Detroit Lions
21
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Quentin Griffin
22
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football
23
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
24
Luke Staley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Luke Staley
25
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Denver Broncos, New England Patriots