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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"I think the day and age of having to have one running back to carry it 300 times is probably not the smartest thing in the world anyways," he said.
Both reports, citing unspecified sources, said the 33-year-old running back will call it quits on the NFL for the final time, having retired and missed the 2016 season before making a comeback the past two years with his hometown Raiders.
The 5-foot-11 running back initially signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, though he was traded to the Montreal Alouettes less than two months later.
When the two third-round picks in last year's NFL draft made the Pro Bowl as rookies, it reinforced the recent trend of teams waiting until later in the draft to select running backs.
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and running back CJ Anderson also need to be more influential than they were on Sunday.
And they can expect some immediate help from former Tennessee running back David Oku.
Brand new Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller will be present at a public signing on June 9th, 2012 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Hollywood Collectibles sports memorabilia store in Hollywood, Florida.
THE Coventry Jets expanded their impressive rookie recruitment class this week with the signing of running back Vidal Kenmoe.
STAR running back Reggie Bush has put in extra time on the training field ahead of New Orleans Saints' visit to Philadelphia Eagles tonight.
On the visitors' first play, a miscue between their experienced quarter-back and veteran running back resulted in a fumble that was scooped up by the Warriors' defence.
The running back aggressively blocks the edge away from the turn-back protection, protecting inside-out.
Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys and running back Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers have been asked to tell their stories of Vietnam.
``I didn't think it was deserved because I was running back and I just clipped his ankle as I ran back with him and the referee decided it was another card.''
During his school days at Greenwich High School, he was class president and an All-State football running back. To this day, his high school rushing and scoring records remain unbroken.