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Running Back IQ

By Kamal Walker, CoachUp Nation, 02/13/18, 12:00PM CST


Watching a ton of film, studying defenses and a great deal of experience will definitely assist ball carriers in developing this much-needed running back IQ.

So you want to become a running back? Do you have good footwork and agility? How about your speed, size and strength? Although these basic factors can determine if you're cut off for running back, one the most important, yet overlooked attributes of a ball carrier is running back IQ.

Put simply, running back IQ is the ability to make good decisions on the field. There are a host of decisions that must be made instinctively, and a few of the most common are listed below.