NFL's Top Running Backs
From scoring touchdowns to throwing big blocks, the running back can be the most important part of a football team's offense. Kidzworld takes a closer look at some of the NFL's best rushers.
Running Backs - Speed, Power, StrengthRunning backs are one of the most important players on a football team. They carry the ball forward towards the defence or catch short passes from the quarterback. A good running back needs to have speed, quickness and strength to get around defenders and gain yards. Running backs come in two types - halfbacks and fullbacks. Halfbacks are fast and quick and rely on speed and fancy footwork to fool defences, while fullbacks are bigger and stronger and simply power themselves forward. Halfbacks, like Shaun Alexander of the Seahawks, tend to create a lot of big plays and make it on the Sports Center highlights, while fullbacks mostly help the offensive line block or are used to get short yardage.
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