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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84 45
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings

2
85 49
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
64 45
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
52 41
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

5
44 34
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football

6
58 50
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
New Orleans Saints, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

7
37 34
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Stanford Cardinal football, Minnesota Vikings

8
33 30
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added New Orleans Saints, Kansas State Wildcats football, San Diego Chargers

9
34 32
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
San Francisco 49ers

10
37 36
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins

11
37 38
Ronnie Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Auburn Tigers football, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

12
26 25
Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
California Golden Bears football, Detroit Lions

13
30 30
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

14
35 36
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, Baltimore Ravens

15
27 27
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Memphis Tigers football, Carolina Panthers

16
34 36
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Penn State Nittany Lions football

17
30 35
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
LSU Tigers football

18
19 22
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

19
20 28
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football

20
15 24
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

21
13 22
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Detroit Lions

22
16 27
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Quentin Griffin

23
16 27
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

24
18 30
Shonn Greene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Iowa Hawkeyes football

25
15 28
Donald Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Connecticut Huskies football, Indianapolis Colts