ball hawk

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a team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball

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I think Asante has real good ball skills," Belichick said, "a ball hawk in the secondary, has a great feel for the passing game, good hands, made some big plays.
He's kind of a ball hawk back there," Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said.
She's a real, good ball hawk on defense, an excellent ball handler with both hands, and a good passer.
Thus far, Emanuel, a 6-foot-3, 202-pound redshirt sophomore, has proven adept at both safety positions and emerged as a ball hawk after his game-sealing plays in victories over Colorado State and Oklahoma State.
Avalos was a fast, athletic ball hawk who was a leader both defensively and offensively.