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Yes, a half back is basically the same thing as a running back.

A Half Back is an old way to describe a player in the backfield in football. There are three distinct positions that first arose in footbal for players behind the line of scrimmage.

The quarterback, the half back and the full back. The quarterback was the closest to the line of scrimmage, the full back was the furthest fom the LOS and the half back was in the middle, you guessed half way between the two.

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