Football The act of returning a kickoff, punt, or intercepted forward pass. (noun)
Football The distance so covered. (noun)
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Use "runback" in a sentence
"9: 42 — Matt makes a great point: ok. nothing on earth makes me more berserk than calling a runback greater than 100 yards."
"Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel set an NFL record with his fourth career interception return for a touchdown with his 44-yard runback at Minnesota."
"His 64-yard interception-return TD in the second quarter was breathtaking as he circled to set up the runback, flowed left, juked and cut across the field to pick up blockers who secured an alley to the end zone."