1. This is a term used to describe a running play in football. To rush, or rushing the ball, means to run the ball after starting behind the line of scrimmage. Any play that is not a forward pass is technically considered a “rush”.
The standard rushing play begins with the running back lining up behind the quarterback, who then receives the handoff and attempts to get the ball over the line of scrimmage for a positive gain.
1. Sanders had another good game, gaining 146 yards on 23 rush attempts.
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