placekicker

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placekicker

(ˈpleɪsˌkɪkə)
n
(General Sporting Terms) football rugby a player who takes place kicks
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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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Pwllheli's place kicker Osian Parry-Jones used the strong breeze well in securing two successful penalties after four and nine minutes of the second half to extend the away advantage to 11-3.
Wales outscored England with tries and would have beaten them had the Welsh place kicker succeeded with a try's conversion.
We were looking for a place kicker and I said to Johnny one night, 'You should practice your placekicking', and I was told by some of the club members that he spent several hours in the pitch in Allenwood kicking frees regularly.
He's an excellent place kicker and the Yellowbellies tend to perform when he plays well.
He's been very successful as a place kicker with Leinster," team manager Mick Kearney said.
I was a reserve for the final trial but I was never a first-choice place kicker," he says.
With mentoring from Jess Askew and Phil Kaplan, King has learned this: "A lawyer is like the holder for the place kicker.
Place kicker Adam Maher booted field goals of 39 and 30 yards, in addition to converting four extra points and booming three touchbacks on kickoffs.
The wingers will be Andy Trotter and Anthony Malloy with in-form place kicker Dave Hall at full-back.
Hare, the number one place kicker in the country, was one of three Leicester backs who missed the Midlands' defeat of London at Northampton because of injury.
In order for the place kicker to have the best chance possible to succeed, the snap and hold must be done correctly.
The place kicker on an American football team does not need to tackle or run with the ball - his duties only involve trying to put the ball between the posts.