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  1. fullbacknoun

    (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team

  2. fullbackverb

    (American football) the position of a back on a football team

  3. fullbackverb

    play the fullback


  1. fullbacknoun

    An offensive back whose primary jobs are to block in advance of the halfback on running plays and for the quarterback on passing plays.

  2. fullbacknoun

    A defensive player who assists the goalie in preventing the opposing team from scoring.


  1. fullback

    In sports, particularly American football and association football (soccer), a fullback is a player position. 1. In American football, a fullback is often a larger player in the offensive backfield who primarily serves as a blocker, but also acts as a short-yardage runner or receiver. They can protect the quarterback from defenders during passing plays and lead the way for the halfback during rushing plays. 2. In soccer, a fullback is a defensive player who operates wide and deep in the field, usually in conjunction with the central defenders. The primary responsibility is to guard against attacking players from the opponent's team, often positioned at both ends of the defense line. The exact duties of a fullback player largely depend on how much emphasis a team places on their specific role.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fullback in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fullback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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