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The half-back is the primary rusher on an offense, and had a main job of gaining yardage by running the ball, or running a route and making receptions. Half-backs tend to be small (5'8"-5'10") and agile. The fullback typically runs much less than the halfback, and primarily blocks for the halfback and protects for the quarterback. Some fullbacks also catch passes well. Fullbacks tend to be around 6'0", and are bulky and powerful.

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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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the objective in football is to get the ball in to the touchdown zone then running back are behind the quarterback. they are the players who run the ball block for the qb and go out for pass and fullbacks are the power backs

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Usually the difference between the 2 running back- halfback are the running back gets to be a receiver more than the fullback. The running back also gets to block more. The halfback or the tailback gets to run a lot more balls than the running back.

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half back-is the 1 thts goes 4 the big runs and is fast and usually a smaller player

full back-is the 1 tht pounds in a few yards during 3rd down or are in the goal line and is bulkier and slower thn the half back

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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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Generally, fullbacks are bigger than halfbacks and spend more time blocking than actually running with the football.

In a two-back offense, the fullback lines up directly behind the quarterback and in front of the halfback and will often be the lead blocker in the running game.

Fullbacks are utilized more in a power-bases running offense and might see more extensive rushing attempts in short-yardage situations.

In today's game, fullbacks are often utilized as pass-catchers much more than they used to be.

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a half back is a running back he runs routes to gain yards they are usually 5-8 to 5-10

in Rugby league there main job is to control the team and set up the plays

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The quarterback is the director of the offense and handles how the ball is advanced. The halfback is basically tasked with running the ball or catching it out of the backfield.

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