linebacker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n linebacker (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
    • n linebacker a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
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Usage


In news:

Eltoro Freeman, Auburn's enigmatic linebacker, has last chance to shine as senior.
The Henepin County medical examiner's office says University of Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley died of an enlarged heart .
This 2011 photo of college football linebacker Gary Tinsley was provided by the University of Minnesota.
Linebacker makes key play that should go a long way in silencing team's critics.
Judging from our readers' reaction last week when Saints linebacker Scott Fujita announced his support for gay marriage, people wanted to hear more from him.
Troy senior linebacker and Andalusia native Brannon Bryan recorded eight tackles during the Trojans' 34-27 loss to Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
San Francisco 49ers linebackers becoming NFL's new elite unit.
Associated Press Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was one of the top tacklers in the NFL last season and was named the league's top defensive rookie.
Rams running back Steven Jackson tries to get past Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi during a game earlier this month in Miami.
Brenton Ogle, a Gravette outside linebacker, feels the sense of urgency that is being felt by most senior football players at this time — like the next game could also be the last game.
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy each have been fined $21,000 by the NFL for flagrant hits.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is ready to move on from the flattening block he took from Seattle receiver Golden Tate, who has apparently been fined by the NFL.
Here are a few more details on linebacker Jerod Mayo's contract extension with the Patriots, which is through 2017.
Seau, a first round draft pick out of USC, was a 20-year veteran of the NFL playing linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots.
Eagle linebacker Justin Schem warms up during practice with drill designed to enhance directional running skills.
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