rushing

noun
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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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, AL.com, "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, AL.com, "How will Frank Gore affect Kenyan Drake in Miami Dolphins' backfield?," 30 Mar. 2018 Those were the per-game rushing averages for the Seahawks and Vikings going into the game, first and 30th in the NFL, respectively. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "The Final Word: Bob Condotta examines what worked in the Seahawks’ win vs. the Vikings," 11 Dec. 2018 And Gurley has led the NFL in almost every statistical rushing category. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL," 16 Nov. 2018 Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson now ranks 10th on the all-time rushing list, moving past Jim Brown and Marshall Faulk after running for 96 yards on Sunday. Michael Salfino, WSJ, "Adrian Peterson Has a Little Run Left," 10 Sep. 2018 As if Chiefs fans weren't already amped about the upcoming season, now comes an ESPN ranking of each NFL team's rushing and receiving talent. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "ESPN ranking of NFL offensive arsenals has Chiefs at No. 1," 11 July 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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