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Princeton's WordNet

  1. running backnoun

    (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


  1. running backnoun

    An offensive back whose primary job is to be the ballcarrier.


  1. Running back

    A running back is an American and Canadian football position who typically lines up in the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback or a fullback.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of running back in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of running back in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Van Gundy:

    Running back on defense has nothing to do with youth and inexperience. Getting down and competing defensively has nothing to do with youth and inexperience. Blocking people out, nothing to do with youth and inexperience. Getting beaten on a cut, nothing to do with youth and inexperience, i don't think, tonight, our lack of experience had anything to do with the result. Nothing.

  2. Rashad Jennings:

    You can't do it by yourself. My.6 wasn't about my ability, it was my attitude. I thought I was smarter than school. I want to help people like me. I want to have' little Rashad's' back, there's nothing special about me. I'm just in a special position. If I'm just known as Rashad Jennings, the running back, then I've failed.

  3. Gonzalez Vidal:

    The Nicaraguan military was on the border. Then, all of a sudden, it started raining and the Cubans, who had crossed into Nicaragua, started running back, they yelled that the military had shot at them with rubber bullets and tear gas.

  4. Travis McMichael:

    He was like a running back ready to bolt or move any way he wanted but he's focused on me, i'm pretty sure he's going to attack.

  5. Shannon Burns:

    This is like him playing for the Buckeyes again, getting down to the two-minute warning, running into the locker room, getting a Michigan jersey and running back out, it's not that you turned your back or you did something that we didn't like. You did the unthinkable.

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