line backer

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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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He was a Line Backer for the Northbridge High School Football Team.
His favorite memory in the NBA was "when my first basket I scored for the Knicks, was a jump shot over Elgin Baylor at the old garden"; Rod Gilbert, former New York rangers ice hockey forward, inducted into the hockey hall of fame in 1982; Dick Lynch, former Giants defensive back, old number 22, provides the color commentary for WFAN'S NFL New York Giants football coverage; Carl Banks, former New York Giants line backer for nine seasons and pro-bowler in 1987; Mark Breland, two time WBA welterweight world champion; Joan Hodges, wife of Gil Hodges, long time baseball great; Curtis Sliwa, host of the #1 radio show in New York City on WABC, the Curtis & Kuby show, is also founder and president of the guardian angels; and Sunny Beach, professional wrestler.
Guard line backer Richard Smith had eight tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.
He has brought back 1998 running back Vernon Turner, recalled offensive tackle Pierre Brilliant two weeks after he axed him from his squad and signed Miami Dolphins line backer Marchant Kenney.
I don't think the MTA's going to build the Blue Line,'' said board member John Fasana, Duarte's mayor and a big Blue Line backer.
Sports Line backers foiled SPORTS LINE was the one punters wanted to be with in the Irish Arkle yesterday and those who backed him into 2-1 favourite must have been very happy with their investment when Ruby Walsh powered to the front on the market leader, trading at a low of 1.
Re ``Orange Line backers hope stall ends today'' (Aug.
THE Line Backers Duo, Graham Clarke, and Bob Steelman.
The skirmish line usually consists of a line of officers with hats and bats, several line backers, and a leader.
The West Boylston assistant coaches are Harold Oglivie, offensive and defensive line, Harvey Houck, receivers and linebackers, Bill Zangarine, running backs and line backers, and Doug Sochovka, offensive and defensive line.