(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
An offensive back whose primary job is to be the ballcarrier.
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.
The numerical value of running back in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of running back in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If I have to choose between a big fast running back and a smaller fast running back, I’ll take the big fast back.
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.
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.
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