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nose tackle

n. Football
A defensive lineman who lines up opposite the center, usually in a three-person line.
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top of the league among nose tackles, up there with Baltimore's Brandon Williams, who signed a five-year, $52.5 million deal ($33.75 million guaranteed) in 2017.
''If I'm a rookie, and I've got Brandon Mebane my first game -- he's one of the best nose tackles in the league,'' Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin said.
In Keliikipi's absence, the Ducks brought Alex Balducci out of a redshirt season to back up Ricky Heimuli at nose tackle. Typically they rotate two full units on the defensive line in games, but now they have three available nose tackles with game experience.
In which American sport do you have linebackers and nose tackles? 7.
Ends Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker and nose tackles Brentson Buckner and Kris Jenkins could establish themselves as one of the greatest four-man fronts in NFL history if they stay fit in the coming years.
Ends Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker and nose tackles Brentson Buckner and Kris Jenkins could establish themselves as one of the greatest four man fronts in NFL history if they stay healthy in the coming years.
Goldman's new contract places him near the top of the league among nose tackles, up there with Baltimore's Brandon Williams, who signed a five-year, $52.5 million deal ($33.75 million guaranteed) in 2017.
Wilfork is a tremendous player and nose tackles are in demand with the recent surge in teams switching to a 3-4 defense.
In Stanford's 3-4 front, Oshinowo is one of the few true nose tackles the Ducks will face this season, usually lining up directly over the center.
He had 5 1/2 sacks as an interior rusher and led all nose tackles and defensive tackles with 49 total quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.
FOXBORO - It hasn't been a good year for AFC East nose tackles when it comes to staying healthy.
6 In which American sport do you have "linebackers" and "nose tackles"?