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Encyclopedia > Halfback (American football)
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A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. Depending on the offensive formation, the halfback may be joined in the backfield by other backs, most commonly a fullback. High school football, running back, 1999, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... High school football, running back, 1999, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ...

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Halfback or tailback

The halfback or tailback position is one of the more glamorous positions on the field, and is commonly viewed as a requirement for a team's success. They are responsible for carrying the ball on the majority of running plays, and may frequently be used as a receiver on short passing plays. Occasionally, they line up as additional wide receivers. When not serving either of these functions, the primary responsibility of a halfback is to aid the offensive linemen in blocking, either to protect the quarterback or another player carrying the football. On some rare occasions, running backs are used to pass the ball on a halfback option play. Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ... The Halfback option play is an unorthodox play (often called a trick play) in American football. ...


Unlike wide receivers, who cannot make big plays without the quarterback passing the ball to them (with the exception of the reverse play), the running back is often given full credit for every big play he makes. Also, a running back will generally have more rushing attempts than a receiver will have receptions. Unforetunately, what most people fail to realize is that a large part of the running game relies on the offensive line. Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... A reverse (sometimes referred to as an end reverse) is an unorthodox play (often called a trick play) in American football. ...


There is a great diversity in the types of football players that play the running back position. On one extreme are smaller and agile players. One such example is Warrick Dunn, who stands at only 5 ft 8 in and weighs 185 lb, a relatively small size for a football player. These types of running backs are often referred to as "speed backs" because they rely on speed and agility to evade defenders and gain yards. At the other extreme are bigger, stronger running backs such as Jerome Bettis "The Bus", who weighs almost 260 lb (118 kg). These kinds of running backs are referred to as "power backs" because they rely on their strength and size to "truck through" defenders. Warrick Dunn featured in Sports Illustrated Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // High School Career At Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football running back for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


In addition to being great at running the ball, some running backs in the NFL are known for their prowess at catching passes. The role of the running back as a receiver out of the backfield has expanded greatly in the NFL over the years, and a versatile running back who provides his team good running and pass catching abilities is highly valued. Currently there are 2 running backs on the list of the NFL's all time top 20 leading pass catchers: Fullback Larry Centers and halfback Marshall Faulk. A good example of a dual threat running and pass catching running back is LaDainian Tomlinson, who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers. In 2003, Tomlinson rushed for 1,645 yards and caught 100 passes for 725 yards, giving him 2,370 total yards from the line of scrimmage. He also set a record by becoming the first NFL player ever to rush for over 1,000 yards and catch 100 passes in a season. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Larry Eugene Centers (born June 1, 1968) is a former American football fullback who played for the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals (1990-1998), Washington Redskins (1999-2000), Buffalo Bills (2001-2002), and the New England Patriots (2003). ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979 in Rosebud, Texas) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. Tomlinson is currently finishing his degree at Texas Christian University. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ...


Some teams have a running back known as the "third down back", who is more skilled at catching passes than the starting running back on the team, and thus is often put in the game in third down and long situations where a pass is needed to pick up a first down. He can also be used to fool the defense by making them think he is put into the game on for a pass play, but the play is actually a run.


Another duty of a running back is returning punts and kickoffs on special teams. Although this is most often done by wide receivers and defensive backs(because they are generally the fastest players on the team), some running backs have enough speed and talent to perform this role. The NFL's current all time leading in kickoff return yards(14,014 yards) is a running back, Brian Mitchell. Mitchell also gained 4,999 yards returning punts, 1,967 rushing yards, 2,336 receiving yards, and 15 fumble return yards, giving him a total of 23,330 yards from the line of scrimage(the second most in NFL history behind Jerry Rice) Punt can mean the following: a kind of boat; see punt (boat) an ancient nation from Africa; see Land of Punt an action in American football; see punt (football) the indentation on the bottom of a wine bottle the Irish-language word for Pound (currency). ... A beginning: the kickoff of the project This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL, widely regarded as the best receiver to ever play the game, and arguably the greatest football player ever. ...


Fullback

A fullback carries the ball infrequently. Currently, they are primarily used to aid the offensive linemen in blocking. On most running plays, the fullback leads the halfback, attempting to block potential tacklers before they reach the ball carrier. Also, fullbacks are sometimes used in passing plays, although they typically protect the quarterback. Fullbacks are technically running backs, but today the term is usually used in referring to the halfback or tailback. Although fullbacks currently are rarely used as ball carriers, there was once a time when they ran the ball as frequently as running backs. Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ...


While in previous years the fullback lined up on the field for almost every offensive play, modern teams often opt to replace the fullback with an additional wide receiver or a tight end in modern football. Fullbacks in the National Football League rarely get to carry or catch the ball since they are used almost exclusively as blockers. Their talent and value to a team is usually judged by the success of the team's halfback or by how many times the team's quarterback is sacked, similar to the way offensive linemen are judged. Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


All-Time Leading Rushers

It's one of the most coveted titles in the NFL. Below are the top five men on the NFL's All-Time Leading Rusher list:

  1. Emmitt Smith - 18,355 yards (Broke Payton's record in 2002 while playing for the Dallas Cowboys)
  2. Walter Payton - 16,726 yards (Broke Brown's record in 1984 while playing for the Chicago Bears)
  3. Barry Sanders - 15,269 Yards
  4. Curtis Martin - 14,101 Yards
  5. Jerome Bettis - 13,588 Yards

There is something known as the 100 Rushing TD Club, which is a small group of players who have scored 100 or more rushing touchdowns in the history of the NFL. As of 2004, there are only 6 men in the elite group: Emmitt James Smith III (b. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954- November 1, 1999) was an American football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former American football running back in the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... Curtis Martin (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an American football running back, an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, and currently plays for the NFLs New York Jets. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football running back for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

  1. Emmitt Smith - 159 TDs - (Dallas/Arizona)
  2. Marcus Allen - 123 TDs - (Los Angeles/Kansas City)
  3. Walter Payton - 110 TDs - (Chicago)
  4. Jim Brown - 106 TDs - (Cleveland)
  5. John Riggins - 104 - (NY Jets/Washington)
  6. Marshall Faulk - 100 - (Indianapolis/St. Louis)

Emmitt James Smith III (b. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954- November 1, 1999) was an American football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ... Jim Brown on the cover of Time in 1965. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ...

Running backs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The following running backs are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...

Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Cliff Battles (American Football Player) Born May 1, 1910,Died April 28,1981 Battles, from West Virginia Wesleyan, had caught George Preston Marshalls eye in a game from Georgetown, which was an Eastern football power from 1925-29. ... Jim Brown on the cover of Time in 1965. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Anthony Robert Canadeo (born May 5, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, USA; died November 29, 2003 at age of 84) was a professional football player for the Green Bay Packers. ... Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Anthony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania) was an American football running back who was a star in college football and the NFL. Dorsett was a star running back at University of Pittsburgh and helped to lead them to a national title in... Bill Bullet Dudley (born December 24, 1921 ) is a former NFL Hall of Famer who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. ... Frank Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Harold Red Grange (born June 13, 1903) was an American football player, primarily at halfback, who helped to launch the popularity of professional football in the 1920s. ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... William Clarke Hinkle (born April 10, 1909, in Toronto, Ohio, USA; died November 9, 1988) was a professional football player for the Green Bay Packers. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) was an outstanding all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... John Henry Johnson (born November 24, 1929 in Waterproof, Louisiana) was an American football player. ... Leroy Kelly, (born May 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Earl Louis Curly Lambeau (April 9, 1898 - June 1, 1965) was the founder, a player and the first coach of the Green Bay Packers professional football team. ... Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans (b. ... Ollie Matson (born 1930 - ) was a running back who played for 14 seasons from 1952, 1954 to 1966. ... George Anderson McAfee (b. ... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... // Early Life John Victor McNally was born November 27, 1903 at New Richmond, Wisconsin. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American Football running back who played for the Baltimore Colts. ... Marion Motley (born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia, died June 27, 1999) was a former American Football fullback who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Bronislau Nagurski (November 3, 1908 _ January 7, 1990) was an American football star. ... Ernest Nevers (1903 - 1976) was a U.S. football player. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954- November 1, 1999) was an American football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. ... Joe Perry (football player) Joe Perry (musician) Joe Perry (snooker player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former American football running back in the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as The Kansas Comet, was a former professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California), publicly known by the initials O.J., and nicknamed The Juice, was a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. ... Ken Strong (born April 21, 1906 West Haven, CT - died October 5, 1979) was a halfback with a 14 year career from 1929-1937, 1939, 1944-1947. ... This article is about the American football player; Jim Taylor is also the name of a writer and the name of a film maker. ... Thorpe participated in the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... Charley Trippi(born December 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pennsylvania)was in 1946 a two-time All-American from the University of Georgia, and was a key figure in the inter-league battling between the new AII-America Football Conference ( AAFC) and the National Football League. ... Steve Van Buren (b. ... Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. ...

Retired running backs (not yet in Hall of Fame)

Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football running back for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... This article is about an American football player. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... Emmitt James Smith III (b. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... Thurman Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) was an American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Larry Eugene Centers (born June 1, 1968) is a former American football fullback who played for the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals (1990-1998), Washington Redskins (1999-2000), Buffalo Bills (2001-2002), and the New England Patriots (2003). ... City Tempe, Arizona Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and Ron Wolfley-Radio (English); Gabriel...

Current and/or Future Stars in the NFL

Shaun Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League... Atiim Kiambu Tiki Barber is an American Football Running Back, drafted in the 2nd round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers: Dave Jennings, Dick Lynch... Chris Brown (Born:April 17, 1981, in Winfield, Illinois) is an American football player who plays for the National Football League Tennessee Titans. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... Domanick Davis (born October 1, 1980 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was drafted by Houston in the 4th round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of LSU. External link Personal website Categories: American football biography... City Houston, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Charley Casserly Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Toro Local radio Flagship stations: KILT (610 AM), KILT (100. ... Stephen Davis, born March 1, 1974, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a running back for the Carolina Panthers. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sir Purr Local radio Flagship stations: WBT (AM) (1110 AM) and WBT (FM) (99. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots NFL franchise. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Pat the Patsy Local radio Flagship stations: WBCN 104. ... Reuben Droughns (born August 21, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions out of the University of Oregon in the third round (81st pick overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... Warrick Dunn featured in Sports Illustrated Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // High School Career At Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback... City Atlanta, Georgia Team Colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966-present) Eastern Conference (1966-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970-2001) NFC South (2002-present... Ahman Green warming up to play the Tennessee Titans Ahman Rashad Green (born February 16, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA) is an American Football Running Back who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Priest Anthony Holmes (born October 7, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Holmes was raised in San Antonio, Texas. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. // University of Miami career James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... Cincinnati Bengals running back Rudi Johnson Rudi Ali Johnson (born October 1, 1979 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey Local radio Flagship stations: WSAI (1360 AM), WLW (700 AM), and WOFX (92. ... Thomas Q. Jones (born August 19, 1978 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... LaMont Jordan is a National Football League running back, currently playing for the New York Jets. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Vacant Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett (English... Jamal Lafitte Lewis (born August 26, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Baltimore Ravens. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black, Purple, and Metallic Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe Local radio Flagship stations: WBAL-AM (1090) and WIYY-FM (97. ... Curtis Martin (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an American football running back, an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, and currently plays for the NFLs New York Jets. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Terry Bradway Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WABC (770 AM) and WEPN (1050 AM) Announcers: Marty Lyons and Bob Wischusen League/Conference... Dulymus Jenod McAllister (born December 27, 1978 in Lena, Mississippi) is an American football player, currently playing as a running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. // NFL Career Deuce McAllister McAllister has been one of the NFLs most productive running backs since being picked by the... City New Orleans, Louisiana Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Gumbo Local radio Flagship stations: WWL (870 AM)-English and WFNO (830 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kenny Wilkerson, and Larry Matson (English... McGahee in the 2004 preseason Willis Andrew McGahee (born October 20, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. Willis was drafted by the Bills with the 21st pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, while still recuperating from... City Buffalo, New York Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Clinton Portis dives for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 1st, 2006. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... Duce Staley (born February 27, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football player in the NFL who currently plays running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976, in Pahokee, Florida) is a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Jaxson de Ville Local radio Flagship stations: WOKV (690 AM) and WJGL (96. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979 in Rosebud, Texas) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. Tomlinson is currently finishing his degree at Texas Christian University. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... Brian Collins Westbrook (Born on September 2, 1979 in Fort Washington, MD) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. // College He was a standout running back at Villanova University from 1997-2001. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... City Miami, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T D Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose (English); Rene Giraldo... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager {{{general manager}}} Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Tatum Bell (born March 2, 1981 in Dallas) is an NFL running back with the Denver Broncos. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... Ronnie Brown (born December 12, 1981 in Rome, Georgia) is an American football running back who plays for the Miami Dolphins. ... City Miami, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot T D Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose (English); Rene Giraldo... DeShaun Xavier Foster (born January 10, 1980, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Foster was selected by Carolina in the second round (34th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft out of UCLA. High School career... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sir Purr Local radio Flagship stations: WBT (AM) (1110 AM) and WBT (FM) (99. ... Steven Jackson taking the ball Steven Rashad Jackson (born July 22, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American Football running back currently playing for the St. ... City Saint Louis, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors New Century Gold, Millennium Blue, and White Head Coach Scott Linehan Owner Georgia Frontiere and E. Stanley Kroenke General manager {{{general manager}}} Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KLOU (103. ... Larry Alphonso Johnson, Jr. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... Julius Jones Julius André Maurice Jones (born August 14, 1981 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia) is an American football running back who is currently the starting halfback for the Dallas Cowboys. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... City Detroit, Michigan Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Jr. ... Willie Parker born (November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Carnell Cadillac Williams (born April 12, 1982 in Attalla, Alabama) is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Captain Fear Local radio Flagship stations: WDAE (620 AM), WFUS (103. ...

Canadian Football League all-time star running backs

The Canadian Football League (CFL; French: Ligue canadienne de football) is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... George Reed was a professional Canadian football player in the Canadian Football League. ... Mike Pringle (b. ... Hugh Campbell is the President and CEO of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. ...

External links

  • Player Pages for Running Backs at NFL.com
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame

 
 

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