To keep things simple, we run only two check-down routes with our running back in our drop-back passing concepts: the Hole Route and the Shoot Route.
In this installment of the AFCA virtual clinic series, Zach Kelley from Cedar Hill High School (TX) discusses running back play and culture.
The big back is a tough, physical football player who has an unorthodox body type for a primary ball carrier who must run vertically without hesitation.
Changing hands as a ball carrier is a necessary, yet oft-neglected or overlooked skill, at the high school level for a running back, quarterback and wide receiver.
Whether your running back is a power back who muscles the ball across the goal line or an ankle-breaking open-field specialist making defenders miss, footwork is fundamental to a strong game. Auburn University running backs coach Tim Horton explains how to get a great start with footwork.