linebacker

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  • noun

Synonyms for linebacker

a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen

(American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage

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Among the newcomers who have caught coach Bob Toledo's eye are tailbacks Tyler Ebell and Terrence Mathis, tight end Keith Carter, receiver Junior Taylor and junior-college transfers Ryan Boschetti, a defensive tackle, and Patrick Pierre-Louis, a weak-side linebacker.
The biggest concern might be the condition of weak-side linebacker Alex Hoffman-Ellis, WSU's leading tackler and a player several UO coaches have mentioned by name this week as a key guy for Washington State.
Polamalu is technically considered a backup to Markus Steele at weak-side linebacker, with Henry Wallace switching to middle linebacker.
Basic info: 5-foot-11, 209-pound true freshman weak-side linebacker from San Jose, Calif.
There is plenty of pass-rushing help, too, notably in weak-side linebacker Chris Slade (nine sacks, including the playoffs) and Bruschi off the bench.
I feel like we can play sideline-to-sideline faster than any team in the country," weak-side linebacker Spencer Paysinger said.
Position changes: Safety Sammy Knight has been switched to weak-side linebacker while defensive back Brian Kelly will move to free safety.
Paysinger, a junior in his second season as the starter at weak-side linebacker, has the most experience of the group, despite never playing that position before coming to Oregon.
Linebackers coach Don Pellum) always says the biggest improvement is between the first and fourth games," said UO weak-side linebacker Spencer Paysinger, who was full-go at practice Tuesday despite an elbow injury suffered against Purdue.
Ward (ankle) and weak-side linebacker Spencer Paysinger (elbow) are listed as starters against Utah despite being limited by injuries.