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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The Ravens possessed top ball carriers in captain Powell and veteran No.
Returning to this version are Helmet Cam(TM), a first-person perspective that puts you inside the helmet of the ball carrier or defender and Infinity Cam(TM), the ability to view the game from any location with infinite camera angles.
UCLA plans to use a three-back rotation again with Drew as the main ball carrier.
The Wallabies coach described the fearsome mauls as simply a much bigger version of the offence known as ``truck and trailer'', where the opposition are blocked off from the ball carrier by one of his own players.
He said: ``Steve Williams played a lot of his early rugby in the back row and is a great ball carrier while Gavin Thomas and Martyn Williams can also carry the ball, so I don't think I'm the only battering ram.
Byron Hayward was at his immaculate best with his silky running skills and with No 8 Mark Jones being used as an effective ball carrier and decoy, the Llanharan defence were often at full stretch.
We engage blockers in the path of the ball carrier and prevent blockers from getting to our inside LBs.
At 6ft 6ins and 17st 7lbs, Samo - who has signed a two-year deal with Stade - is a dynamic ball carrier who has become a firm favourite at Canberra Stadium.
The Popham-Delve clash has become an intriguing match-up especially with increasing calls, following the 31-5 hammering at the hands of Ireland, that Wales need more of an out-and-out ball carrier at the base of their scrum.
In this system, Jensen is the team's primary ball carrier and figures prominently in virtually every offensive play.
Lock Chris Stamatakis was chief line-out poacher for Cardiff, while No 8 Gavin Vaughan-Evans was always in support of the ball carrier.
The players crowded together and made it difficult to see the ball carrier.
Fly-half Byron Hayward was at his immaculate best shuffling and stepping through a porous defence as he created the attacking pattern in midfield with Mark Jones being used as a ball carrier and decoy.
The Knights compensated for being outweighed on the defensive line by using quickness to get into the backfield and shut down Merrill Mullaly, the Warriors' primary ball carrier, who gained just 34 yards on 19 attempts.
Taft defenders Mike Pratt (6) and Lance Broadhus double-team to bring down Roosevelt ball carrier.