rush·​ing | \ ˈrə-shiŋ How to pronounce rushing (audio) \

Definition of rushing

: the act of advancing a football by running plays : the use of running plays also : yardage gained by running plays

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His 14,748 career rushing yards are fourth in NFL history, 521 yards arrears of Barry Sanders. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Ageless Frank Gore bound for Buffalo and 15th NFL season, but intends to retire a 49er," 8 July 2019 His 2,534 career rushing yards is fourth-best all-time in school history. Matt Murschel,, "UCF’s Nate Evans, Richie Grant and Greg McCrae headline top 20 AAC football players to watch in 2019," 21 June 2019 His 87 receptions, 123 targets, 751 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns, 94 carries, 425 rushing yards and five rushing scores were all comfortably the best marks of his career. Michael Beller,, "Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson Lead 2019 Regression Candidates," 20 June 2019 Sewo Olonilua, the offensive MVP in the bowl when his first career 100-yard rushing game was a TCU bowl-record 194 yards against Cal, was limited in spring drills, like Anderson. Stephen Hawkins, The Seattle Times, "TCU has time to heal after spring without many key players," 11 Apr. 2019 In seven games this season, the former seventh-round pick has rushed for 497 yards, 4.5 yards per carry and a pair of touchdowns, while churning out three 100-yard rushing games. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "After his family lost their house, Seahawks’ Chris Carson vows to fight homelessness in Seattle," 7 Nov. 2018 Thompson produced one of the two 100-yard rushing games by an SEC player in the bowl season. Mark Inabinett,, "SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 from bowl season," 9 Jan. 2018 The first player in Pac-12 history to have four 1,000-yard rushing seasons, Myles Gaskin has a chance to make even more history in the Rose Bowl. Adam Jude, The Seattle Times, "Three keys for the UW Huskies vs. Ohio State in the 105th Rose Bowl — plus Adam Jude’s prediction," 1 Jan. 2019 His rushing yardage topped all other NFL players for the final five games of the 2017 regular season. Mark Inabinett,, "How will Frank Gore affect Kenyan Drake in Miami Dolphins' backfield?," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rushing

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rushing was in 1882

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