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 Sanders became the primary ballcarrier behind starter Brian Robinson after McClellan and Williams were lost for the season, finding mixed results. Mike Rodak |, al, 5 Apr. 2022 South Alabama needs to get better at run blocking, but also needs to find a dynamic ballcarrier in recruiting or through the transfer portal. Creg Stephenson |, al, 27 Nov. 2021 Yards rushing allowed by the St. Edward defense, which allowed 87 yards to St. Ignatius senior running back Marty Lenehan but stuffed every other ballcarrier, including quarterbacks Pierce Spencer and Patrick Tompkins. Matt Goul, cleveland, 3 Oct. 2021 Other than linebackers Jordan Hicks and Isaiah Simmons, who are tied for second on the team with 19 tackles apiece, most of the ballcarrier bring downs have been made by the defensive backs. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2021 After last week’s fumbles from Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson (and with Stevenson a healthy scratch), the Patriots appear poised to turn to the undersized J.J. Taylor as a part-time ballcarrier., 19 Sep. 2021 At 5 feet 11 and 195 pounds, Owens has the power, strength and quickness to be a consistent ballcarrier. Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2021 Brown was Oregon’s most effective ballcarrier for much of the way. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2021 Despite his high school background as a ballcarrier on offense, adapting to the finer points of being a skill player again was the tougher adjustment. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ballcarrier

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Ballcarrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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