What does linebacker mean?

Definitions for linebacker
ˈlaɪnˌbæk ərline·backer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linebacker, line backernoun

    a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen

  2. linebacker, line backernoun

    (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage

Wiktionary

  1. linebackernoun

    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

    The linebacker corralled the runner who had slipped through the hole.

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  1. Linebacker

    A linebacker is a position in American football that was invented by football coach Fielding H. Yost of the University of Michigan. Linebackers are members of the defensive team, and line up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen. Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two point stance". The goal of the linebacker is to provide either extra run protection or extra pass protection based on the particular defensive play being run.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linebacker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linebacker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of linebacker in a Sentence

  1. Doug Williams:

    Washington Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben Foster, if true, you can be sure these allegations are nothing our organization would ever condone.NFL linebacker Reuben Foster released by 49ers after arrest on domestic violence charge.

  2. Jerry Rice:

    This may be a decision the The Buffaloes lament : A fumble on a conservative run play while trying to run out the clock with less than 30 seconds remaining until halftime. The Utes turned Jarek Broussards miscue into a 42-yard field goal by Jadon Redding as time expired to give the offense a little confidence boost. Ty Jordan shined in a matchup between two highly touted tailbacks. The freshman finished with 147 yards rushing. His counterpart, Broussard, started slow but finished with 80 yards, which was well below his 183.3 average. The Buffaloes suffered a huge blow in the first half when they lost linebacker Nate Landman to what could be a season-ending ankle injury. Using a scooter and wearing a leg brace, the emotional leader of the team returned to the sideline. His absence was felt in the second half. Jerry Rice gave The Buffaloes a 14-7 lead late in the first half with Colorados first punt return for a score since Sept. 9, 2017. Jerry Rice also scored on a bubble screen to put The Buffaloes up 21-10 moments in the the third quarter. The last Colorado player to record a TD on both a reception and a return( punt or kickoff) in the same game was Walter Stanley against Texas Tech on Sept. 12, 1981, according to the school. Rices feat felt bittersweet in light of the loss. Kind of hurts.

  3. Jamien Sherwood:

    I’m more than comfortable (playing linebacker), at the end of the day, I’m a football player. My versatility got me here. They can put me at defensive end, corner. I’m just going to go out there and make plays.

  4. Ohio State coach Ryan Day:

    Senior linebacker K’Vaughan Pope has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team. K’Vaughan will continue to have the use of programs that benefit our student-athletes, such as our Student-Athlete Support Service Office, and we will continue to support him with his progress toward graduation. He will remain on scholarship through the end of this semester.

  5. Steve Spagnuolo:

    (Linebacker) Jessie Armstead teases me about this, but at one point during the week I said, ‘Look, it doesn’t matter whether we stop him from throwing it or not, let’s just make sure that we hit him,’ he told me this later, he said, ‘That doesn’t sound right.’ He said, ‘Coach, I’m not so sure that I was on board with that.’.

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