running back

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running back

n. Football
An offensive back, such as a fullback or halfback, who has the responsibility of advancing the ball by running with it on plays from the line of scrimmage.

run′ning back`


n.
Football.
an offensive back, as a halfback or fullback, whose principal role is advancing the ball by running with it on plays from scrimmage.

running back

Halfback or fullback who carries the ball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.running back - (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 scrimmagerunning back - (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
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
back - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
fullback - (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
halfback - (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
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I want to show people that I can run between the tackles, too, and that I'm not just a scat back.
The scat back who does not get the ball becomes a lead blocker and picks up any tacklers that may filter through.
Foster's more of a scat back, who can run outside and who has a lot of confidence,'' Kiffin said.