The ability to get the football to a game breaker in open space is what every offensive coordinator wants to accomplish. A running back with the ball skills and route-running ability of a wide receiver presents great challenges for defenses.
Running backs use several types of moves to escape a defender. These include jukes, spins, stiff arms and high steps. Here’s a look into proper technique with Tim Horton, running backs coach for Auburn University.
Whether you’re 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.