NCAA Division 1—FBS Average college football player size at RB: 5’10” / 202 lbs. Should be a three-year varsity starter. Multiple years competing at an All-State level. Recruit should run with power, speed and balance and be able to pull away from defenders. He must have exceptional lower and upper body strength.
cornerback A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in gridiron football. Cornerbacks cover receivers most of the time, but also blitz and defend against such offensive running plays as sweeps and reverses. They create turnovers through hard tackles, interceptions, and deflecting forward passes.
What Skills Does a Running Back Need to Be Successful? Vision to See Gaps. A running back with vision has the ability to be able to see the play develop on the field and anticipate when and where a hole in the line may appear. Speed Variations. Good Hands. Blocking Skills. Durability.
On most running plays, the fullback leads the halfback, attempting to block potential tacklers before they reach the ball carrier. Fullbacks are technically running backs, but today the term “running back” is usually used in referring to the halfback or tailback.