backfield

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n backfield the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen
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Usage

In literature:

He hasn't any weight to speak of, but he's the fastest backfield man they've got, with the exception of Marvin, maybe.
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The Lawrenceville backfield, made up of Powell, Dave Davis, Cap Kafer and Dibble, worked wonderfully well.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Dick had been busily engaged in making up his line and backfield.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
Tim Otis had a remarkably good day and was undeniably the best man in the backfield for the home team.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
I've gone in with the second string backfield.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
George had settled into the backfield.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
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In news:

Backfield could be back to full strength vs Illinois PENN STATE NOTEBOOK.
SEC coaches looking for a few good blockers for backfields.
While I was off last week, Matt Williamson did some pinch-hitting and ranked the NFC South backfield situations.
Watson, Renken give Centennial 1-2 punch in backfield.
Packers bring back Grant to shore up backfield.
The Lions will again have to rely on a depleted backfield that features Kevin Smith.
Defensive lineman Curtis Robart came through with a pair of tackles in the backfield.
Hill and three backfield-mates have combined for 3,173 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns for the Cardinals (11-1).
Johnson, tied for sixth in the league with 8 1-2 sacks, injured his head when he collided with Hardy 's knee as they were applying pressure on quarterback Josh Freeman in the backfield late in the first quarter.
CRESTWOOD – Oldham County High's talented receiving corps and South Oldham's backfield head up the local selections to the Kentucky Football Coaches Association all-district football team.
East Chapel Hill's Colby Owens rumbles out of the backfield for a gain Friday at Hillside's Russell Blount Stadium.
East Chapel Hill's Colby Owens rumbles out of the backfield for a gain Friday at Hillside 's Russell Blount Stadium.
Virginia Tech's backfield, and he knew it.
Damien Williams took the handoff from Landry Jones as his two teammates in the backfield rushed to find white jerseys to block.
Jack 's departure leaves the badgers shorthanded in the defensive backfield with Aaron Henry and Allen Langford out with injuries that will sideline them until at least the start of fall camp.
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