Associations to the word «Linebacker»

Wiktionary

LINEBACKER, noun. (American football) The defensive players who are in position behind the defensive linemen and in front of the safeties and cornerbacks and whose principal responsibilities are to tackle runners and to defend against shorter passes

Dictionary definition

LINEBACKER, noun. A defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen.
LINEBACKER, noun. (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage.

Wise words

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