Sport: Artful Dodgers

They are the dashing, derring-do boys of the National Football League, a tight little elite of halfbacks who survive by speed of foot and wit in a jungle of brute force. Although they may weigh 190 Ibs. or more, they are seldom risked in the crunch of line bucks against wrathful 260-lb. tackles. Instead, they whip downfield for passes, or take a pitchout in full stride to sweep around end. Given a yard or two of maneuvering room, they can break a game wide open by slithering, pirouetting, stutter-stepping and sprinting through a field...

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