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The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s 

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Updated May 6, 2020 4.7k votes 822 voters 16.2k views 32 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite NFL Running backs that played in the 2000s

These are the best NFL running backs of the 2000s. Running backs are an integral piece of a football team's offense. They set the pace and take the biggest hits play after play. When talking about 2000s running backs, you're talking about some of the greatest football players to ever plays in the NFL! Take a look at this list of RBs of the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Who do you think are the best running backs of the 2000s?

From Emmitt Smith to Edgerrin James, the top Running Backs of the 2000s are some of the most famous players in NFL history! LaDanian Tomlinson is another player that comes to mind Frank Gore and Tiki Barber have also earned the right to be listed amongst the best 2000s Running Backs ever! 

So take a look at this list of the greatest RBs of the 2000s and vote up your favorites! Vote up who you think are the greatest running backs of the 2000s, then if you're a fantasy football player, head over and help decide the best fantasy football RBs of 2019.

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LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Priest Holmes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Steven Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Brian Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Jamal Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
Bigg Gilly added
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Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Fred Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
Packerbacker added
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Warrick Dunn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Willis McGahee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
Shafeeq Rashid added Thomas Jones
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Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s
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Marion Barber III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Running Backs of the 2000s