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Big fan of New England football? Then check out this list of New England Patriots running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout New England Patriots history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Patriots RBs include LeGarrette Blount, Kevin Faulk, Sam Cunningham, and Tony Collins.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current New England Patriots starting RBs and backup RBs are Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee, and James White. 

Who are the best running backs in New England Patriots history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of New England Patriots starting running back.

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109 45
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Kevin Faulk Seasons: 2009, 2007, 2003, 2000

2
77 26
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Curtis Martin Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

3
68 21
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Corey Dillon Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

4
74 29
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
LeGarrette Blount Seasons: 2016, 2013

5
78 34
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Dion Lewis Seasons: 2017, 2015

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27 19
John Stephens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
John Stephens Seasons: 1990, 1989, 1988

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34 26
Stevan Ridley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Stevan Ridley Seasons: 2012

8
23 17
Antowain Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Antowain Smith Seasons: 2002, 2001

9
15 11
Leonard Russell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Leonard Russell Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

10
28 25
Shane Vereen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Shane Vereen Seasons: 2014

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26 24
Tony Collins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Tony Collins Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1981

12
19 17
Craig James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Craig James Seasons: 1984

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15 14
Sammy Morris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Sammy Morris Seasons: 2008

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14 13
Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Terry Allen Seasons: 1999

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10 9
Don Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Don Calhoun Seasons: 1977

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26 27
BenJarvus Green-Ellis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
BenJarvus Green-Ellis Seasons: 2011, 2010

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13 13
Robert Edwards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Robert Edwards Seasons: 1998

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10 10
Mack Herron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Mack Herron Seasons: 1974

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7 7
Vagas Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Vagas Ferguson Seasons: 1980

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7 7
Josh Ashton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Josh Ashton Seasons: 1973

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11 12
Andy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Andy Johnson Seasons: 1978, 1976, 1975

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7 8
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970

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7 10
Horace Ivory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Horace Ivory Seasons: 1979

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7 12
Marion Butts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Marion Butts Seasons: 1994