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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By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
The two houses were separated by an ordinary yard, with a low fence running back through its middle from the street in front to the lane in the rear.
There- they are shouting again, and again are all running back somewhere, and I shall run with them, and it, death, is here above me and around.
ejaculated Tom, as he began once more to change the charge in his rifle to a larger one, running back, meanwhile, in the direction of the sound of the voice.
Despite widespread speculation that Darrell Scott has left the Moorpark High football program and expects to transfer for his senior season, the running back was at school Monday attending classes, Moorpark athletic director Rob Dearborn said.
The running back will take a depth step and an open step to establish the proper pitch relationship of four yards deep and a yard behind.
SUPERSTAR RUNNING BACK BARRY SANDERS BREAKS INTO THE OPEN FIELD IN ESPN THE MAGAZINE - ESPN's Dan Patrick gets the inside scoop on Detroit running back Barry Sanders, who explains why his dad still thinks Jim Brown is the greatest, why he has fallen asleep on the bench, his favorite running backs to watch (Jerome Bettis and Terrell Davis), and secret desires to deliver some blows to Reggie White.
How do you get to the outside if you don't have a running back with great speed or are facing a defense that moves well laterally?
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The Cal-Hi Web site has listed its top six nominees, which include Oaks Christian of Westlake Village standouts Jimmy Clausen and Marc Tyler along with Canyon of Canyon Country running back J.
This has to delay the running back because he has to read blocks on the LOS.