halfback halfback  /ˈhæf ˌbæk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
  2. (n) (American football) the position of a back on a football team

Usage(s):

  1. That it did not slip was largely due to a crack halfback named Herman Everhardus and to Willis Ward, a rangy Negro end.
  2. Expecting long forward passes, they were surprised in the second period when a Tennessee halfback named Beatty Feathers ran 65 yd.

News

  1. Off the wire

    FOOTBALL Ravens release Leach Vonta Leach was released Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the All-Pro fullback. Leach was an integral part of a running game that helped the Ravens become champions last season. Paving the way for standout halfback Ray Rice, Leach made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with Baltimore and was a key figure in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  2. UPDATE: Vonta Leach cut by Ravens, interested in Texans

    Staff and wire reports OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Vonta Leach was released Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the All-Pro fullback. Leach was an integral part of a running game that helped the Ravens become Super Bowl champions last season. Paving the way for standout halfback Ray Rice, Leach made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with Baltimore ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Updated: Vonta Leach cut by Ravens in salary-cap move

    By The Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Vonta Leach has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the All-Pro fullback. Leach was an integral part of a running game that helped the Ravens become Super Bowl champions last season. Paving the way for standout halfback Ray Rice, Leach made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons (2011, 2012) with ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

Quotes

  1. He is the centre of this grand Manly plan, somewhat remarkable considering prop Brent Kite was joking yesterday that the players give Hasler a hard time when they see him pass the football at training because, "He was once the Australian halfback -...
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Brent Kite Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "They're clever with the way they do things, you've only got to look at the way the halfback puts the ball in," Hansen told journalists in Wellington. "They've adapted their scrum to suit the way they play. They don't keep the ball in the...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Steve Hansen Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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