running back

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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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He finished with 3,194 yards and 46 touchdowns on 337 attempts this past season and is considered the top running back in the nation from the class of 2008.
The backside slot or running back will run the shovel route and read the block of the pulling guard.
Answer: Try the Power Pitch-an outside run play that does not require your running back to outrun people to the corner.
Junior Player of the Year: Darrell Scott, Moorpark, running back.
Tyler (17 percent), Clausen (13 percent), West Bakersfield running back Ryan Mathews (10 percent) and Salesian of Richmond running back Jahvid Best (5 percent) are the remaining nominees.
Our running back simply has to run full tilt at a specific landmark without having to read blocks on the LOS.
The Seraphs, who finished their season 10-2, had big, athletic players on defense and a special running back, but turnovers proved to be the difference.
Running back not pressing the heels of the offensive line.
Like a professional bodyguard serving the president, Charlie Carmichael, a top offensive lineman for Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, puts it all on the line to protect quarterback Dayne Crist and to pave the way for running back Thaddeus Brown.
His father Wendell Tyler was a Pro Bowl running back with the San Francisco 49ers.
Others who have stepped out of the shadows to make an immediate impact for Palmdale include quarterback David Coleman, running back Marquell Jefferson and receivers Deon Edwards and Malcolm Culver.
The 5-foot-7 sophomore running back rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns -- including breakaways of 70 and 44 yards -- on 26 carries in a monumental 36-21 victory Friday over favored Valencia.
Moline's role: Freshman running back Chane Moline is tied for the team lead with two touchdowns, but he's done it on only nine carries.
This is a game for us to gain some respect back after last year,'' said Delano Howell, Hart's star running back, who has scored 18 of his 20 touchdowns in the past four games.