ballhawk

ballhawk

(ˈbɔːlˌhɔːk)
n
(Ball Games, other than specified) a sportsman who is skilled at winning possession of the ball, esp in basketball
vb
1. (Ball Games, other than specified) (intr) to act as a ballhawk
2. (Ball Games, other than specified) (tr) to take possession of (the ball)
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He's a ballhawk with good instincts for the game," McShay said.
Ward, Avery Patterson provides the cover skills of a converted cornerback, and Erick Dargan is a ballhawk in the backfield.
So finding another ballhawk or two in the draft or on the current roster (Shawn Crable?
Tomlinson was limited to 43 yards on 18 carries as the Patriots displayed a ballhawk mentality that has been missing for much of the last two seasons.
Boyett has been a ballhawk at certain times, such as on his interception at Arizona State.
Linebacker Devin Petersen is a savvy veteran and the secondary is loaded with ballhawks.
Due to its small size (even after bleacher expansion), batted balls regularly leave the physical confines of the field, and so 81 days a year, the ballhawks lurk on Waveland and Sheffield to snag batting practice and game home runs.
It also seems feasible that the first turnover will come via an interception, given that both quarterbacks will be under pressure from the word go and both defences contain plenty of ballhawks.
The linebackers read well and flow well, and we've got a couple ballhawks in the secondary.