The Top 10 Running Backs of All-Time

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The Top 10 Running Backs of All-Time
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A running back (RB) is the position of a player on an American or Canadian football team who usually 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 (HB for short, in certain contexts also referred to as a tailback) or a fullback (FB).

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