signal caller

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Noun1.signal caller - (football) the person who plays quarterbacksignal caller - (football) the person who plays quarterback
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
back - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
2.signal caller - (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team; "quarterback is the most important position on the team"
back - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
football team, eleven - a team that plays football
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Neither signal caller finished last season as their respective team's starting signal caller.
Football Coaches Association and was the only signal caller in the state to surpass both the 2,000-yard passing mark and the 1,000-yard rushing mark.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound signal caller completed 15-of-28 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for 181 yards and three more scores.
Taking the reins for the West's top signal caller will be Romeo Crennel, a former head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns.
The contract confirms the club's commitment to their signal caller, but questions surrounding McNabb's long-term durability cannot be ignored.
GCT will be breaking in a new signal caller, and the Eagles aren't going to catch anyone napping anymore.
After the success of that gadget play in the Rose Bowl, why wouldn't Garrett Green now be the Huckabee-like candidate in the campaign to be the Trojans starting signal caller of '08?
DON SHULA, on the advantages of having a quality signal caller behind center: "Sure, luck means a lot in football.
But at every threat the Lions pressed down on the gas and pulled away with ease leaving the Bullets' fans longing for the days when Lions signal caller Nigel Lloyd wore their vest.
Oakland impressed again in a 24-17 win over Chicago, 11-year veteran signal caller Rich Gannon finishing with three touchdown passes.
Only quarterbacks have won the award multiple times, and it's usually the signal caller on the winning team that gets recognized as the game's most valuable player.
The Worcester Academy secondary had a field day with highly-touted Phillips Exeter quarterback Keaton Dunsford, picking off the Princeton-bound signal caller four times.