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running back

noun as in football position

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It was still a league of running backs and extraordinary defenses.

We’ll build the passing game around our players and our talent, and around our quarterback, and around our running backs, and around our offensive line, to suit our players to play winning football and score points.

The market for running backs has deflated in recent years but the more pressing concern is improving the defense.

Ohio State also made sure its running backs had holes to run through, with fewer than 13 percent of all rushing attempts stopped at or behind the line of scrimmage, the eighth-best rate in the country.

Washington did not protect one of its practice squad running backs for Sunday, but if Gibson is unable to play, Javon Leake will probably be elevated again for depth.

So outraged he swung into action and summoned the former Baltimore Ravens running back to the NFL Vatican on Park Avenue.

NFL running back Ray Rice was caught on video dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator.

A modest salary, and the Heisman-worthy running back should make the same as the pine-riding second-string punter.

In football the only positions at which there are truly meaningful statistics are quarterback and running back.

Saying "vote no and go out and defend it" is like saying to a running back "just go out and gain 150 yards."

They had proceeded a mile when Bruno came running back, showing by his manner he had news to impart.

In the 'Vigilant,' the jackyarder was set most cleverly over the jibheaded topsail when running back in the final race.

While the man was thinking of this, Fido came running back again, and dashed at him furiously.

She came running back to me, full of savage joy at her Success, and put her arm under my shoulder and told me to come.

The sailors and volunteers slung their muskets behind them, and, running back, endeavoured to check the course of the flames.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to running back, such as: fullback, halfback, tailback, blocking back, flanker back, and offensive back.

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