rush·​ing | \ˈrə-shiŋ \

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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Gore has compiled 14,026 rushing yards, trailing only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Mark Inabinett,, "Frank Gore ready to show Kenyan Drake 'the way to be a pro'," 9 Apr. 2018 Forte: 14,468 LeSean McCoy: 13,470 Frank Gore: 13,241 Adrian Peterson: 12,682 Chris Johnson: 11,906 Forte ended his career 33rd on the all-time rushing list with 9,796 yards. Larry Holder,, "Obscure no more, Slidell native and Tulane alum Matt Forte walks away from the NFL," 28 Feb. 2018 Klugh started all 11 games, accounting for 19 of Charlotte’s 23 offensive touchdowns (10 passing, nine rushing). David Scott, charlotteobserver, "Can Charlotte 49ers QB Hasaan Klugh hang on to his job?," 23 Mar. 2018 Harris had two 70-yard rushing games early in the season, in blowout wins over Fresno State and Vanderbilt. Ron Kroichick,, "Top recruit Najee Harris eagerly awaits bigger role at Alabama," 4 July 2018 There was no public outpouring of grief and no rushing of top political figures to the scene. Rebecca Santana, Fox News, "Book remembers devastating 1973 fire at gay New Orleans bar," 4 July 2018 As with the rushing yards, the Lions put this incentive just above the mark Blount hit last season with the Eagles (31.3 percent) as a way to keep it off their 2018 salary cap. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions draft RB, so will LeGarrette Blount reach incentives?," 7 May 2018 Lewis had 896 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 180 carries last season, and added 32 catches for 214 yards and three scores, giving him more than 1,100 yards from scrimmage. Jason Wolf, USA TODAY, "Ex-Patriots Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis to sign with Titans," 13 Mar. 2018 Tomlinson owns six of the top 10 single-game rushing performances in TCU history, which includes his record 406 yards and six touchdowns against UTEP in 1999. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "TCU Power Index: LT's sterling career, reputation keeps shine glowing on Frogs," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of rushing

1882, in the meaning defined above

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