Titus Christiansen
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Posted On: 02/22/21 12:27 PM

What are the characteristics of a successful running back? They have vision, speed, durability, burst, instincts, agility, and will.  They are nimble, elusive, explosive, dynamic, slippery, balanced, and strong.  The ball carriers below incorporate a lot in their game that lead to dominant performance and production.  Check out some of Iowa’s best when it comes to toting the rock.

Colin KadolphColinKadolph5'10" | RBAnkeny | 2022StateIA, Ankeny, hudl, Twitter

RB, 5’11, 193

Kadolph is very dynamic as a ball carrier and has the toolbox to be ultra effective in a big playbook.  Kadolph can accelerate with a burst into gaps in power schemes with a low center of gravity.  He absorbs, breaks, and bounces off contact and fights for hard earned yards between the tackles.  His balance and coordination are on display as he keeps his feet moving and knees driving to, through, and off of defenders.  On zone schemes Kadolph can shift gears to be very patient as he allows the play to develop and blocks to set up.  When a gap or cutback lane opens Kadolph impressively gets north-south and shows off elite straight line speed.  Kadolph is elusive in the open field; his ability

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