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Synonyms for quarterback

(football) the person who plays quarterback

(American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team

play the quarterback

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Double threat quarterbacks serve to add pressure to defenses.
Matt Leinart, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who led USC to two National Championships and a 34-game win streak, announced today that agents Leigh Steinberg and Chuck Price will represent Leinart in his on-field contract negotiations for the upcoming NFL draft.
Davidson's plan was a logical one: take the ball out of the hands of quarterback Charlie Frye, who has thrown a NFL-high 11 interceptions, and hand it to Reuben Droughns 33 times.
Coached three of the 10 greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time: Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese, and Dan Marino.
It was also a day for twoof the league's younger quarterbacks to get their lessons in the School of Hard Knocks.
Stanback might not be the ideal opponent after some soul-searching within the coaching staff and defense about last week's performance, in which the Trojans allowed Washington State quarterback Alex Brink to pass for 287 yards in a 28-22 USC victory.
Eli Manning of the University of Mississippi Rebels received the 2003 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for the nation's top college senior quarterback at a televised ceremony held in Louisville, Ky.
Though Smith has spoken with Tennessee about acquiring Billy Volek, the only other quarterbacks in the organization are rookies -- Charlie Whitehurst, the backup, and Brent Elliott, who is on the practice squad.
That run should continue Saturday when three more quarterbacks - USC's Matt Leinart, Texas' Vince Young and Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler - are sure to be chosen in the first round, possibly within the first 10 picks.
At USC, two quarterbacks with similarly impressive credentials stand in the way.
Now in its tenth year, the event pits eight of the NFL's top quarterbacks against each other in a skills competition to determine the NFL's most technically skilled quarterback.
Charlie Weis has a great history with quarterbacks and with Brady Quinn graduating (in the spring) and Jimmy on track to graduate in December, he should be able to come into practice and begin learning the system right away," Redell said of Clausen, who is taking additional courses at Ventura College in order to graduate early.
A new Pin-Point Passing(TM) system gives players unprecedented control over their quarterbacks, and sophisticated artificial intelligence and game strategy, designed with the help of NY Jets offensive coordinator, Charlie Weis, provides the ultimate challenge to even hardcore gridiron gamers.
friends Troy Aikman and Warren Moon, a pair of Hall of Fame-quality quarterbacks, are taking a lot of late hits these days.
Moon was chosen to nine Pro Bowls, and of the 23 quarterbacks in the Hall of Fame, he has thrown for more yards than anyone but John Elway and Dan Marino, and only those two and Fran Tarkenton have thrown for more touchdowns than Moon.