ballcarrier

noun
ball·​car·​ri·​er | \ ˈbȯl-ˌker-ē-ər How to pronounce ballcarrier (audio) , -ˌka-rē- \

Definition of ballcarrier

: a football player who carries the ball on offense

Examples of ballcarrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kwity Paye moves like an open-field ballcarrier sometimes in the trenches, which may or may not work at the NFL level but are fun to look at on film. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2021 Once again, the line did not execute it, and the ballcarrier again was stopped for a loss. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 29 Mar. 2021 Well, Guettler needs one after flattening a Cowboy ballcarrier. Robert Avery, Chron, 26 Oct. 2020 None of their running backs has made it through a season as the primary ballcarrier. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2020 Mostert was clocked at 23.1 mph on that little jaunt, which is the fastest speed registered by a ballcarrier on a scrimmage play over the last five NFL seasons. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 11 Oct. 2020 And with no passing game to speak of, the Cowboys just sat back and watched for the ballcarrier. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, 27 Sep. 2020 The sophomore ballcarrier rushed 34 times for 164 yards and four touchdowns, but the Bulldogs fell 43-42 in overtime against Westfield. Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2020 Wadsworth needed Labus last year for double duty as a ballcarrier in addition to his ability as a receiver. Matt Goul, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of ballcarrier

1856, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2021

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“Ballcarrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballcarrier. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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