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(football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage

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But Tennessee will be okay if runningback Eddie George repeats his start with 181 yards on 36 carries and one touchdown.
The Claymores were without star runningback Carey Bender because of the virus and quarterback Jim Ballard was also out with his shoulder injury.
SCOTTISH CLAYMORES runningback Siran Stacy will set a new World League touchdown record of 17 if he reaches the opposition endzone in today's crunch match against Frankfurt Galaxy at Murrayfield.
If the Colts are seeking to make history as ateamthen San DiegoChargers'running back LaDainianTomlinson also hopes his numbercomes up at Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Record Tomlinson is seeking to score atouchdown for a 19th successive matchand that would break the NFL record he currently holds jointly with former BaltimoreColts runningback LennyMoore.
Chatsworth High quarterback Matt Cassel attracted most of the pregame hype but it was Sylmar runningback David Contreras who left the crowd shaking their heads on Friday night.
Cole said: "Clark is a very strong runningback but he is human just like any other.
Offensive selections for 1998 are for quarterback - Randall Cunningham of the Minnesota Vikings; runningback - Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos; wide receiver - Randy Moss of the Minnesota Vikings; tight end - Mark Chmura of the Green Bay Packers; and offensive lineman - Tony Buselli of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tennessee are primarily a running team and rookie runningback Chris Johnson has added an extra dimension to their offence.
With less than six minutes remaining iof the first half, Wolves Runningback David Molloy opened the scoring with a six-yard touchdown run.
With returning all-league offensive lineman Lance Little, Cieslik also expects a big year from sophomore runningback Eric Jackson.
Runningback Dino Philyaw was also forced out with a knee injury and receiver Miles Macik suffered a hip injury.
Pittsburgh are arguably in the best shape of the AFC contenders, although quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been troubled by a shoulder problem and runningback Willie Parker has been sidelined with a knee knock.
They are 8-1 with Ladbrokes but could struggle without runningback Jamal Lewis, although they still have Ray Lewis, who is a superb defenceman.
But runningback Carey Bender - one of the team's successes in Sunday's 20- 10 defeat by Rhein Fire at Murrayfield - believes things will get better.
That's what we're hoping for," said Ricky Windham, a school janitor who is the uncle of the team's star senior runningback Jamar Day.