football player

Definitions of football player
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n an athlete who plays American football

Synonyms:
footballer
Types:
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back
(football) a person who plays in the backfield
ball carrier, runner
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
blocker
a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play
cornerback
a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers
football hero
a football player who has achieved a reputation for success
kicker
a player who kicks the football
line backer, linebacker
a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
lineman
one of the players on the line of scrimmage
pass catcher, pass receiver, receiver
a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass
tackler
a football player who tackles the ball carrier
center, snapper
(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
dropkicker
a football kicker who drops the ball and kicks it just as it reaches the ground
end
(football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
flanker, flanker back
a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver
guard
the person who plays that position on a football team
forward passer, passer
(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
place-kicker, placekicker
(football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goal
punter
(football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
field general, quarterback, signal caller
(football) the person who plays quarterback
running back
(football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage
rusher
(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
tackle
the person who plays that position on a football team
tailback
(American football) the person who plays tailback
wingback
(football) the person who plays wingback
Type of:
athlete, jock
a person trained to compete in sports
participant, player
a person who participates in or is skilled at some game

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