See also: run back
runback (plural runbacks)
- (American football) The act of returning a kicked ball, such as from a punt or kickoff
1936, October 18, Fifty Yard Runback of Punt Gives Bowdoin 6-0 Win Over Williams, page C4:
- A fifty yard runback of a punt by Jack Reed in the fourth period gave Bowdoin a 6-0 win over Williams today in a driving rain.