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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71 40
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Minnesota Vikings

2
73 43
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
55 37
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
38 27
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football

5
54 43
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
New Orleans Saints, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

6
45 36
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

7
33 29
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Stanford Cardinal football, Minnesota Vikings

8
30 26
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
San Francisco 49ers

9
26 23
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

10
24 21
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Memphis Tigers football, Carolina Panthers

11
32 30
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins

12
31 29
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, Baltimore Ravens

13
31 30
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Penn State Nittany Lions football

14
27 26
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added New Orleans Saints, Kansas State Wildcats football, San Diego Chargers

15
21 20
Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
California Golden Bears football, Detroit Lions

16
32 33
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
15 16
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

18
26 31
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
LSU Tigers football

19
18 23
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football

20
17 23
Shonn Greene is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Iowa Hawkeyes football

21
14 21
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

22
16 24
Kenneth Darby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Kenneth Darby St. Louis Rams

23
10 17
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Detroit Lions

24
13 21
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Quentin Griffin

25
12 20
Luke Staley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Luke Staley

26
13 22
Donald Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Connecticut Huskies football, Indianapolis Colts

27
7 18
Jerome Harrison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington State Cougars football, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions

28
9 22
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

29
8 21
James Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns

30
4 16
William Green is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

31
4 16
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Denver Broncos

32
2 16
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
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