gridder

grid·der

 (grĭd′ər)
n.
A football player.
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gridder

(ˈɡrɪdə)
n
(American Football) informal US an American football player
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grid•der

(ˈgrɪd ər)

n.
Informal. a football player.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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Art Hurd, a former standout gridder at Gardner High School and later the University of Maryland, was the first baseball coach at the school and in 1963 was named football coach.
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Joe White called the former Green Bay Packer, no relation to himself, "a man I've always admired" who "gave up CBS and Campbell Soup because he stood for scripture and wouldn't repent." White was alluding to contract offers withdrawn from the now-retired gridder in the wake of his remarks about minority groups.
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Former UH gridder Jim Rodden tackled Hawaii's building supply business and has chalked up points.
The 6-foot-4 Gates, now 28, was an all-state high school gridder in Michigan but chose basketball over football at Kent State, and - like Pollard - was an undrafted free agent when he signed with the Chargers.
John's, a two-time All-Yankee Conference gridder at UMass; Togo Palazzi, a two-time All-American at Holy Cross and the NIT MVP; John Andreoli, Holy Cross Hall of Famer who played pro football with the Redskins and Patriots; J.P.
Hard-headed realists will say that this train left the station long ago, but as football season kicks off, and a handful of gridders sit or kneel during the anthem in protest of racism, why not revisit first principles?
They say: "Hobbits, shepherds, bodgers, off gridders and glampers, take notice of this beautifully constructed straw bale "roundhouse".
Drake's brace is on a growing list of projects between athletics and academics at UA, joining top-shelf athletes--the Crimson Tide gridders have been to five National Championship Games since 2009, winning four times--with leading-edge researchers in mutually beneficial situations.