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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81 42
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
frank-westcoatt added Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings

2
81 46
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
63 40
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
44 28
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Miami Hurricanes football

5
52 36
Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens

6
57 46
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
34 29
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
San Francisco 49ers

8
32 27
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
30 25
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Carolina Panthers, Oregon Ducks football

10
35 31
Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, Baltimore Ravens

11
35 32
Toby Gerhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Stanford Cardinal football, Minnesota Vikings

12
34 31
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Penn State Nittany Lions football

13
36 34
Ronnie Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Auburn Tigers football, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers

14
35 33
Steve Slaton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins

15
27 24
DeAngelo Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Memphis Tigers football, Carolina Panthers

16
24 22
Jahvid Best is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
California Golden Bears football, Detroit Lions

17
18 18
Marion Barber, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

18
20 24
Joseph Addai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Indianapolis Colts, LSU Tigers football

19
27 34
Chris Wells is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
LSU Tigers football

20
16 23
Quentin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Quentin Griffin

21
18 26
Shonn Greene is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Iowa Hawkeyes football

22
12 19
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Detroit Lions

23
14 22
Luke Staley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Luke Staley

24
15 24
Laurence Maroney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

25
16 26
Kenneth Darby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Kenneth Darby St. Louis Rams

26
15 25
Donald Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Connecticut Huskies football, Indianapolis Colts

27
12 23
Antonio Pittman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

28
9 19
Jerome Harrison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington State Cougars football, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions

29
6 18
Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Denver Broncos

30
8 24
James Davis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns

31
4 19
William Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs

32
3 18
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2000s College Running Backs
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