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Question 1: Examples of "power" running backs are Steven Jackson of the Saint Louis Rams, ________ of the New York Giants, and Marion Barber of the Dallas Cowboys.
Brandon JacobsJustin TuckEli ManningMadison Hedgecock

Question 2: One example of this type of running back is Kevin Faulk of the ________.
New England PatriotsTom BradyBill Belichick2009 New England Patriots season

Question 3: The sport's first triple threat, ________ of St. Louis University, ran, passed, received and punted out of the halfback position.
Bradbury RobinsonAmerican footballEddie CochemsForward pass

Question 4: A great early example of a system that combined accomplished rushing skills with receiving abiity is the offense of the ________ of the 1980s and 1990s under Bill Walsh and George Seifert.
1981 San Francisco 49ers seasonSan Francisco 49ers1994 San Francisco 49ers seasonRay Rhodes

Question 5: Short yardage and goal-line backs are power backs that are not prone to ________.
FumbleFair catch kickUniform number (American football)Field goal (football)

Question 6: In addition to skill at running the ball, some halfbacks in the ________ are known for their prowess at catching passes.
Thanksgiving ClassicAmerican Football LeagueNational Football League2009 NFL season

Question 7: Although this is most often done by wide receivers and defensive backs, such as ________ (because they are generally the fastest players on the team), some halfbacks have enough speed and talent to perform this role.
CornerbackRunning backDefensive endPunter (football)

Question 8: Most teams used four offensive backs on every play: a ________, two halfbacks, and a fullback.
QuarterbackPunter (football)Defensive tackleCenter (American football)

Question 9: Their teams featured two ________ running backs who also had excellent receiving skills in Roger Craig and Ricky Watters.
Pro BowlNational Football LeagueNFL on televisionPlayoff Bowl

Question 10: The increase in demand for halfbacks with good receiving abilities can be attributed to the rise in popularity of the ________ and its variants, which often requires its halfbacks to catch passes on a regular basis.
Bill Walsh (American football coach)West Coast offenseBrett FavreJohn Elway


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