ball carrier

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(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play

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Few studies have specifically investigated tackle-related injuries, and discrepancies are found in the literature regarding the most frequent body part injured, type of injury, as well as the risk for the ball carrier or tackler to sustain an injury.
But there are a couple of things to consider - he's playing with two of the best ball carriers around, so there could be a little bit of that, plus he gets through a lot of work you don't see, he does the donkey work.
The game's hopefully opening up a little bit more now, and the responsibility goes to ball carriers, to be honest.
Matthew Rees has got to come back in at hooker against Argentina because he is a better ball carrier than Huw Bennett and Wales don't have many big ball carriers.
In hot and humid conditions the format of the event was also tough as the best two-stableford scores per hole counted with one of them being the yellow ball carrier that rotated every hole.
Kia allocated four Official Match Ball Carrier places to both host countries, Austria and Switzerland, two places to France, Germany and Netherlands, with the remaining 22 places spread across Europe.
We've teamed up with EDF Energy to offer the chance for one lucky reader to be the official ball carrier for the game on Wednesday, September 23.
Tap it high, and you can headhunt a ball carrier to jar the ball loose.
We tell our players to hold the ball carrier up for just a second, and the ball should be free on the way to the ground.
At certain times during the game it is prudent to attempt to kick the ball between the posts for field goals (three points) and if the defending team are able to end a play by tackling the offensive player with the ball in the offense's Endzone, or the ball is 'snapped' out of the Endzone, or the defensive ball carrier steps out of the Endzone, they are awarded two points ("safety").
The Saints forwards have struggled against hard-hitting opponents, and desperately need a high-impact ball carrier to take them forward.
These days, the lone ball carrier for the 650,000-SF project is Little Rock's Clary Development Corp.
The Wallabies coach described the fearsome mauls as simply a much bigger, "road-train" version of the offence known as 'truck and trailer', which involves the ball carrier being preceded into a tackle by one of his own players.
Only the ball carrier may have his/her flag belt pulled.