ball·​car·​ri·​er | \ ˈbȯl-ˌker-ē-ər , -ˌka-rē-\

Definition of ballcarrier

: a football player who carries the ball on offense

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Yet for all that sophomore Najee Harris offers as a ballcarrier, the Crimson Tide probably would benefit from giving Harris more touches. Chris Johnson And Eric Single,, "Top 100 College Football Players of 2018: Nos. 100–51," 18 June 2018 Henry is strictly a ballcarrier and needs the scheme and blocking to define his lanes. Andy Benoit,, "How the Julio Jones Holdout Must Play Out," 13 June 2018 Since so many of Seattle’s recent early round selections have been offensive linemen, finding a ballcarrier was the surest way to buttress the rushing attack. Andy Benoit,, "2018 NFL Draft Grades: Analysis of All 32 Teams," 28 Apr. 2018 Then came his senior season, when Scott became the primary ballcarrier ahead of Craft. Christopher Dabe,, "How Boston Scott, once considered too small for football, became a Saints' draft pick," 17 May 2018 Vea can destroy a zone-blocking scheme because the moment one of the blockers from the initial double team peels off to hit the linebacker, Vea will club the remaining blocker, shed him and attack the ballcarrier. Andy Staples,, "When an Unstoppable Force Meets an Immovable Object, You Get Vita Vea," 1 Mar. 2018 The Saints also have sixth-round drafted rookie Boston Scott out of Louisiana Tech and third-year running back Daniel Lasco as potential ballcarriers. Christopher Dabe,, "Saints without Mark Ingram will try to keep Alvin Kamara from getting overworked," 12 May 2018 After explaining the strike zone, Quinn talked about its epicenter: the ballcarrier’s near hip. Andy Benoit,, "The Importance of the Roll Tackle, as Explained—and Demonstrated—by Dan Quinn," 7 Mar. 2018 The Colts, suddenly, and somewhat surprisingly, have a stable of capable ballcarriers. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Is Marlon Mack ready to become the Colts' lead back?," 7 May 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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