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 Simpson, a junior, was the 10th different receiver to record a reception, and the Gators used six ballcarriers. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Dickinson rolls over Katy Taylor in non-district matchup," 20 Sep. 2019 That was followed by a 32-yard touchdown run in which Pasadena’s defense had the Gander ballcarrier hemmed in behind the line of scrimmage. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Lee’s quickness proves to be a problem for Pasadena in scrimmage," 16 Aug. 2019 Zanck was one of six Sea Kings in on three combined sacks, and Huntington Beach ballcarriers were tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage nine times. Daily Pilot, "Ethan Garbers throws six touchdowns to lead CdM football to commanding win at Huntington Beach," 3 Oct. 2019 According to Next Gen Stats, Kansas City ballcarriers topped the league, averaging 13.36 mph per touch. Rusty Simmons,, "3 keys to watch for when 49ers are on defense," 2 Feb. 2020 However, opposing defenders will not be the only adversary for ballcarriers and quarterbacks on both teams. forecasts temperatures in the mid-30s and some combination of snow or rain Saturday morning. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Why Ohio State football goes into Saturday’s game at Michigan on turnover alert," 28 Nov. 2019 Wishnowsky hits the hole, wraps up the ballcarrier and drives him backward. Dan Gartland,, "49ers Punter Mitch Wishnowsky Proves His ‘Madden’ Tackle Rating Is Way Too Low," 20 Aug. 2019 Crosby rushed for 891 yards and 11 touchdowns, sharing First Team accolades with Atascocita ballcarrier T.J. Thomas, who rushed for 12 touchdowns and a 9.49 yards-per-carry average. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Dobie football players lead Pasadena ISD’s list on all-district team," 12 Dec. 2019 With just three missed tackles so far, Johnson’s proved adept at swallowing up ballcarriers in the open field. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Alexander Johnson’s next goal? The Broncos’ breakout defensive force wants to establish himself “as one of the best inside linebackers in this league.”," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of ballcarrier

1856, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Ballcarrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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