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pass rush

n. Football
An attempt by the defensive linemen to tackle the quarterback or prevent a pass.

pass rusher n.
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The Bears also announced they would cut linebacker Willie Young, a productive pass rusher who, at age 32 and coming off a major injury, did not fit into the team's future plans.
The Trojans also must replace their top pass rusher in All-American Leonard Williams.
The Pirates dangerous aerial combo of Shane Carden throwing to Justin Henry squares off with a tough Gator defense, led by pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr.
We are fortunate to get another quality pass rusher, Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said.
Auburn DE ANTOINE CARTER: NFL defensive coordinators can't wait to get ahold of this dominant pass rusher and athlete, who stands 6-foot-4, 260 pounds and is a terrific leader.
Be careful, however, that you don't assign your best pass rusher to this task.
The Steelers are likely to draft a pass rusher, one that could eventually replace the aging James Harrison.
Titans general manager Ruston Webster said, "Shaun is an athletic pass rusher, who has been a productive player his entire career .
Free agent pass rusher Jared Allen has agreed to terms with the Bears on a four-year deal to help replace Julius Peppers in Chicago.
Hopefully, the Seattle Seahawks will add a pass rusher to their already elite defence.
After watching tape, what they do is fairly simple," said Davis, an up-the-field pass rusher.
We usually assigned draw responsibility to our right tackle, while our LT was the better pass rusher.