signal caller

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Synonyms for signal caller

(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

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After Oregon's 44-21 victory over Utah, offensive coordinator Scott Frost said his star signal caller might be able to attack the Wildcats with his feet.
The deal includes incentives that can give the former Gator signal caller more money.
Regardless of which signal caller earns the starting nod, he'll have a talented group of running backs, linemen and receivers around him, which should make the transition pretty smooth.
The 6-foot-3, 208-pound signal caller finished his four-year Oaks Christian career with five state passing records, most notably his 146 career touchdown passes.
Former Denver signal caller Bubby Brister offers competent veteran back-up but lack of match practice must count against him on such a big
Flanker Colin Charvis has been given responsibility for retention and defence in the pack, No 8 Scott Quinnell is the line-out signal caller and back-row co-ordinator, while centre Scott Gibbs and fly-half Neil Jenkins will look after the backs.
The Pro Bowl signal caller was invited onto the floor late in the fourth quarter, during the Globetrotters' wildly popular football routine.
As the recruiting process came to an end, this Natick High star had one scholarship offer--football power New Hampshire decided it would take a chance on this pint-sized signal caller.
One of the top-ranked dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, the Orange Lutheran High signal caller had heard from schools such as Nebraska, Oregon and Cal after showing promise with the Lancers as a junior.
You could really have fun with the young signal caller in all sorts of ways, usually pinpointing his lack of understanding and showing him how much there actually was to the construction of a game plan.
Manning joins a select group of pro quarterbacks to appear on the Wheaties package, including legendary Colts signal caller Johnny Unitas, and many of the greatest Hall of Fame passers of all time.
Having already cemented his place as the greatest signal caller of all time, Brady somehow hasn't taken a step back at 40 years old.
The first-year signal caller rushed the ball seven times for a game-high 122 yards and was unstoppable going right, with five carries of 10 or more yards in that direction.
It'll be fun playing against Marc and Marshall next year,'' said the Notre Dame-bound signal caller.
For example, in calling a "34 Cover Three Backer" [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 5 OMITTED], the first signal caller will call "34" and the second caller, who is responsible for the secondary help and coverage, will call "Cover Three Backer, Ready Break.