Definition of backfield
: the football players whose positions are behind the line of scrimmage; also : the positions themselves
Examples of backfield in a Sentence
a tackle made in the backfield
The team has a strong backfield.
Recent Examples of backfield from the Web
However, don't expect Auburn to abandon its identity as a power running team when Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson are in the backfield.
Williams is gone, freeing up carries in the backfield.
The Saints are a pass-happy team, of course, but the additions to the backfield and the signing of run-blocking guard Larry Warford are enough to move up the Saints given the potential.
Both Freeman and Coleman are dangerous out of the backfield, and Jones is unstoppable without a safety over the top.
His utility out of the backfield may very well help lead the Cardinals back to the playoffs, but all those receiving yards won’t help him be the rushing champ in 2017.
Bengals owner and president Mike Brown recalled of the play that dropped James Brooks in the backfield.
At 5-11, 195, he's viewed as an all-purpose back due to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.
RB Matt Asiata: The Lions signed Asiata in late May to provide insurance for a backfield that last year was crippled by injury.
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Definition of backfield for English Language Learners
: the area of the field that is behind the line of scrimmage
: the players who line up behind the line of scrimmage
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