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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Another difference is that in rugby, when a ball carrier is tackled, play doesn't stop; instead, the ball carrier must release the ball, the tackler must release the ball carrier, and both need to get out of the way for play to continue.
The 17-times capped battering ram is a formidable ball carrier and can give Wales that go forward momentum in the wide channels, McGeechan is looking for.
The distance of defence was significantly associated with the number of passes, type of pass, running speed, and running angle of the ball carrier.
In rugby union, a tackle occurs 'when a ball carrier (attacking player) is held by one or more opponents and is brought to ground'.
At 6ft 2ins and 17st 5lbs, the 30-year-old is a powerful ball carrier who will boost the Blues' back row options, with Robin Copeland and Andries Pretorius heading for Munster and Worcester respectively.
He is a strong, young No8 and big ball carrier who will add both talent and depth to our squad as we look to next year and beyond.
The study found that people who are blindfolded employ the same strategy to intercept a running ball carrier as people who can see, which suggests that multiple areas of the brain cooperate to accomplish the task.
Rugged in attack and defence, Tala is a strong ball carrier and a big worker.
He was clearly 'south' of the ball carrier (Atkins) and in a position to take a pass if one had been necessary.
He'd have been used to being the main ball carrier, but now he has two lads in the queue ahead of him.
If the ball carrier just accepts the tackle and goes to ground straight away then obviously the defender has got an advantage.
In the top photo, ball carrier Bryan Hayes pushes away a Coventry defender in the Nov.