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The Best 2010s College Running Backs

Updated October 10, 2019 2.9k votes 325 voters 3.3k views49 items

List RulesVote up the best college running backs of the 2010s

A lot happened during the 2010 era including some phenomenal running backs taking center stage on the collegiate football map. Records were broken and some stand out performances were seen. Do you remember those amazing RBs that led the charge during the 2010s? Do you have a few you still follow that are playing in the NFL?

From Brandon Saine to Roy Helu Jr there are a ton of great running backs on this list. You have your work cut out for you when it comes to picking a favorite.

If you need a refresher or want to put in your two cents, check out this list of the best 2010s college football running backs. Make sure and vote up your favorite college running backs so they may reach number one on this list.
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  • Derrick Henry1
    43
    11

    Derrick Henry

    Tennessee Titans
  • Saquon Barkley2
    77
    45

    Saquon Barkley

    Penn State Nitty Lions , New York Giants
  • Christian McCaffrey3
    43
    18

    Christian McCaffrey

    Stanford Cardinals, Carolina Panthers
  • 4
    87
    68

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Ohio State Buckeyes football
  • Melvin Gordon5
    38
    16

    Melvin Gordon

    Los Angeles Chargers
  • Dalvin Cook6
    26
    4

    Dalvin Cook

    Minnesota Vikings
  • Leonard Fournette7
    28
    8
  • 8
    76
    60

    Todd Gurley

    Georgia Bulldogs football, St. Louis Rams
  • 9
    26
    8

    Nick Chubb

    Georgia Bulldogs
  • Mark Ingram10
    74
    64

    Mark Ingram

    Baltimore Ravens
  • Jonathan Taylor11
    18
    2

    Jonathan Taylor

    Wisconsin Badgers
  • John Clay12
    46
    44

    John Clay

    Pittsburgh Steelers, Wisconsin Badgers football
  • 13
    26
    20

    Travis Etienne

    Clemson Tigers
  • Eddie Lacy14
    52
    56

    Eddie Lacy

    Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Green Bay Packers
  • 15
    14
    6

    AJ Dillon

    Boston College Eagles
  • Le'Veon Bell16
    55
    63

    Le'Veon Bell

    New York Jets
  • Alvin Kamara17
    12
    8

    Alvin Kamara

    New Orleans Saints
  • LaMichael James18
    46
    56

    LaMichael James

    San Francisco 49ers
  • Trent Richardson19
    50
    62

    Trent Richardson

    Indianapolis Colts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
  • Bryce Love20
    12
    11

    Bryce Love

    Stanford Cardinal
  • Tre Mason21
    33
    43

    Tre Mason

    Auburn Tigers football, St. Louis Rams
  • Lance Dunbar22
    27
    35

    Lance Dunbar

    North Texas Mean Green football, Dallas Cowboys
  • Derrius Guice23
    6
    6

    Derrius Guice

    Washington Redskins
  • Carlos Hyde24
    35
    49

    Carlos Hyde

    Kansas City Chiefs
  • 25
    9
    11

    Sony Michel

    Georgia Bulldogs