Football The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time  

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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 2018-2019 New England Patriots and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Patriots RBs include LeGarrette Blount, Kevin Faulk, Sam Cunningham, and Tony Collins, among many other football greats.

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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117 43
Corey Dillon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

2
125 48
Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

3
165 73
Kevin Faulk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

4
122 56
Dion Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

5
113 53
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2015, 2014, 2013

6
41 31
John Stephens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

7
48 38
Shane Vereen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

8
35 27
Craig James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

9
39 31
Antowain Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Antowain Smith

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

10
37 30
Tony Collins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1981

11
45 39
BenJarvus Green-Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

12
54 49
Stevan Ridley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

13
23 19
Leonard Russell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

14
22 19
Robert Edwards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

15
17 15
Don Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

16
17 17
Andy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Andy Johnson

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

17
18 19
Marion Butts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1994

18
15 16
Mack Herron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Mack Herron

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973

19
13 14
Vagas Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1982, 1981, 1980

20
12 14
Josh Ashton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Josh Ashton

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

21
11 13
Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett

Seasons: 1972,1971, 1970, 1969

22
21 25
Sammy Morris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

23
12 15
Horace Ivory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

24
16 20
Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999