n. Football
A halfback stationed just behind the line of scrimmage and slightly wide of the central part of the formation, used chiefly as a pass receiver.
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Certainly it helped Oregon State's Pac-10 Conference football victory to have sophomore tailback Steven Jackson rush for 134 yards and two touchdowns, sophomore quarterback Derek Anderson pass for 239 yards and a touchdown, and junior flankerback James Newson make six receptions for 121 yards and one touchdown.