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What is the difference between a running back and a half back?

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2011-09-14 09:22:08
2011-09-14 09:22:08
Difference Between a Running Back and a Half-BackRunning back is a generic term for a category. Such as offensive or defensive linemen. So there is no difference between the two. You may have heard of falf-back tail-back and full-back. Each one of these are based on a offensive formation.

Actually your right about the running back used as a generic Term for a category, such as lineback instead of left outside lineback, but Half backs are used in West Coast or Vertical philophys, such as the Half back in Pro set forms are used as Tight-Ends and in I-Formations they are used as Fullbacks, but in Other Offense philophys they are used as Fullbacks.

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