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an offensive back, as a halfback or fullback, whose principal role is advancing the ball by running with it on plays from scrimmage.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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He ran in a two-point conversion to tie the game, unwittingly suggesting that
might be a more natural position.
In football he played safety, offensive
Now imagine that the lion is a linebacker and the gazelle is a fleet-footed
Since there was a lot to be worked out, all the kids kept
to the picnic table to decode, then back out to the field.
The quarterback receives the snap from the center and fakes a handoff to the
, you're supposed to hold onto the ball.
They were thickly clustered along the river's edge, on long and thin lots
into the nearby hinterland.
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