ballcarrier


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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.

ballcarrier

(ˈbɔːlˌkærɪə)
n
(American Football) sport an attacking player in possession of the ball
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This is where really shows off his vision as a ballcarrier.
The void at number eight created by injuries to Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes is filled by Sam Simmonds, the in-form Exeter back row who serves as an effective ballcarrier despite lacking the size of his rivals for the position.
For the Ospreys against the Tigers, he didn't have much time to truly underline his promise, coming on well into the final quarter, but the way he smashed back one opposition ballcarrier and turned over another hinted that the boy could play.
Faletau was Wales' leading ballcarrier with 14 runs at Wellington's Westpac Stadium in the second Test and was a key figure in the 2013 Lions' eclipsing of Australia in the final match.
Dave ETP" Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: "Harrison is a strong ballcarrier and a good line-out forward who can play at lock, blindside flanker or No 8.
But in Billy Vunipola, Jones has the championship's most devastating ballcarrier, a guy who racked up more yardage than the Ireland pack combined.
8 Ben Morgan have all followed in the stud-marks of the rampaging ballcarrier, there's only one 'Mighty Quin' in a Scarlets shirt and that's Scotty boy
According to the makers of the product, Oregon also started using something called the Shadowman, which is essentially a tackling dummy that attaches to a harness, allowing someone to drag it in a way that mimics the motion of a ballcarrier.
Each Panthers ballcarrier has the luxury of running behind 6-foot-4, 265-pound junior lineman Liam Shanahan, who draws high and succinct praise from Mahoney.
Professionally, Bush enjoyed his most productive seasons as the primary ballcarrier for the Miami Dolphins, rushing for 2,072 yards and 12 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
8, Sean O'Brien is immense as a ballcarrier and Brad Thorn has brought the winning mentality and warrior spirit of the All Blacks.
A powerful, athletic ballcarrier who appears to be recapturing the form which made him a star of the Lions tour to South Africa in 2009.