Definition of cornerback
: a defensive halfback in football who defends the flank
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To be decided in camp Second-year cornerback Zack Sanchez was brought in during the 2016 draft with Worley and Bradberry.
That OSU secondary will be replacing two key pieces in cornerback Treston Decoud and safety Devin Chappell, but returns 2016 Freshman All-American Xavier Crawford and mainstay Brandon Arnold.
Perkins, rated a three-star cornerback by 247sports, also plays wide receiver and on special teams.
In quite possibly the most extreme display of athletic over-achievement to date, Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright took an eight-hour Uber from Chicago to Buffalo, New York, to make it on time to a voluntary team practice.
Sparks is no stranger to sports as the singer/actress pledges allegiance to the New York Giants because of her football-playing father, a former Giants cornerback from '92 to '99.
The veteran defensive cornerback tipped Abdollahian $300 on top of the $632.08 ride in a delightful vignette of the sharing economy bringing people together.
A healthy Swann should make for stiffer competition among the Saints' cornerbacks.
Mizzou likes him most as a cornerback, where Collins is fearless defender — willing and unafraid to stick his nose in on a receiver in traffic or in run support.
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