placekicker

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placekicker

(ˈpleɪsˌkɪkə)
n
(General Sporting Terms) football rugby a player who takes place kicks
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.placekicker - (football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goalplacekicker - (football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goal
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
kicker - a player who kicks the football
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He joined the Giants' taxi squad in 1966 (above) before signing for the Atlanta Falcons as a field goal kicker.
The Patriots have a more accurate field goal kicker in second-team All-Pro Stephen Gostkowski and, based on the numbers, the better punter in Ryan Allen and a superior punt returner in Julian Edelman with a slight edge at kick returner with Danny Amendola.
Given that the goal posts are 10 yards beyond the field of play and the field goal kicker tends to kick the ball from seven yards behind the line of scrimmage, a missed field goal from this distance would give the opponent the ball somewhere between the 37 and 46 yard-line.
He needs a top-notch, reliable, crunch-time field goal kicker.
This is the same phenomenon involved when a field goal kicker, for example, can make every kick in practice but may miss in a game due to becoming "tight" when the kick has great importance.
Plus, there was the realization that two of 2009's five losses could have gone Arkansas' way if only the field goal kicker had been any good--never mind that the Arkansas field goal kicker won the Liberty Bowl while East Carolina's typically good field goal kicker choked that game away.
News and notes: Field goal kicker Justin Medlock made 3 of 4 field goals (30, 48, 40) .
His pace made him a natural choice at wide receiver - but his footballng ability means he is also a useful field goal kicker.