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  • n  (American football) the person who plays tailback
  • n  (American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage

  • Said Coach Murphy, himself a onetime All-Southeast Conference tailback: "If they come any better than James Earl.
  • In other words, if you're a yapper, what's the difference between touting your tailback and your candidate's tax policies? And if you're a candidate looking to talk to that yapper .
  • Though lumping all these people in a union of "artists" is a bit like calling a tailback a tap dancer, the performance of some of the pinch newscasters was worthy of an Emmy, or .
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  • Cedartown tailback Nick Chubb opts for Georgia
    Georgia landed a talented tailback tandem during the winter of 2012 when the Bulldogs signed Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.
    June 12, 2013 - Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • TFP: Cedartown tailback Chubb chooses Georgia
    Nick Chubb, a 5-foot-11, 218-pound tailback from Cedartown, Ga., committed to the Bulldogs on Tuesday night, passing up scholarship offers from Auburn and South Carolina.
    June 12, 2013 - WRCB Chattanooga
  • Breaking Down the Top 5 Fantasy Football Handcuff Situations in 2013
    In fantasy football, nothing can ruin a season faster than watching in horror as your first-round running back goes down in a heap in Week 3. That's it. Season's over, right? Maybe not, if you purchased insurance against injury by "handcuffing" your star tailback with his backup. On some NFL teams, the backfield situation is just too muddied for there to even be a handcuff. It's a committee, and ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Lovie Smith in Forbes
    It's tough when you lose your starting tailback. Cedric went down with a season-ending injury, which is a tough break,Bears coach Lovie Smith said Monday, the day after the Bears beat the Broncos 37-34 in overtime. "He went out on a good...
  • Donovan McNabb in International Herald Tribune
    Maybe I've just got to go to tailback and run,McNabb joked. "When you look at the situation with our running backs being a little banged up, that's just more for myself, the tight ends and the receivers to make sure that we're efficient."
  • Jim Tressel in Forbes
    We've got some guys, if we can get them the ball, are a little faster than Troy,Tressel said. "We love it when he runs and all that stuff, but we like it when Teddy runs with the ball and (tailback) Antonio Pittman and Anthony Gonzalez and...

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