ball carrier


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ball carrier

or ball·car·ri·er (bôl′kăr′ē-ər)
n. Football
A player who carries the ball on an offensive play.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ball carrier - (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive playball carrier - (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
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
football player, footballer - an athlete who plays American football
forward passer, passer - (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
rusher - (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
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After his release by Wasps we were looking for a ball carrier but he didn't need to convince me he had learnt his lesson.
Cockbain is a ball carrier - a Grand Slam-winning ball carrier - and someone who was sadly lacking in Wales* double defeats Down Under.
We worked very hard on ruck and maul and with the ball carrier getting over the gain line,' he added.
If the maul is refereed to the letter of the law, then that no longer becomes a maul and the law is quite explicit in the fact that the ball carrier has to be in contact with the defending side.
The Wallabies coach described the fearsome mauls, employed by Clive Woodward's men,as simply a much bigger, ``road-train'' version of the offence known as `truck and trailer', which involves the ball carrier being preceded into a tackle by one of his own players.
Put our best athletes -- fullback, tailback, guards, tight end and ball carrier at the point of attack.
We need strong ball carriers in the back row (I don't rate Ryan Jones as a strong ball carrier, although I think he could be
A big and powerful ball carrier, the former London Welsh back rower is one to watch out for.
But the yellow carding of their prime ball carrier, captain and lock Mike Powell, allowed the Blacks to build momentum at a vital stage.
He's always played on the edge, is highly aggressive, a strong tackler and a good ball carrier.
After the ball has crossed the LOS, he should set up a pursuit angle to push the ball carrier out of bounds just before the goal line.