linebacker


line·back·er

noun \ˈlīn-ˌba-kər\

American football : a player on the defending team whose usual position is a short distance in back of the line of scrimmage

Full Definition of LINEBACKER

:  a defensive football player who lines up immediately behind the line of scrimmage to make tackles on running plays through the line or defend against short passes

First Known Use of LINEBACKER

1949

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