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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Stecker, the club's top touchdown scorer with 11 for the season, had endured a frustrating afternoon with Fire's talented line backer Jamie Baisley, arguably the best player on the field, allowing him little space and time.
The meeting between NFL Europe's first set of identical twins was put on hold when Claymores line backer Sam Manuel missed the game against England and his twin brother Sean because of a groin strain.
He was a Line Backer for the Northbridge High School Football Team.
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.
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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.