Definition of fullback
1 : an offensive football back used primarily for line plunges and blocking
2 : a primarily defensive player usually stationed nearest the defended goal (as in soccer or field hockey)
Recent Examples of fullback from the Web
So last season Ryan Pace waives a fullback and then brings him back.
Running back Mark Ingram, fullback John Kuhn, safety Vonn Bell and rookie defensive lineman Devaroe Lawrence were present, but did not participate in the on-field work.
Despite the waiving of Pope Seattle remains deep at tailback with eight on the roster, as well as two fullbacks.
Roberto Carlos, 44, has repeatedly praised his successor, calling him the world’s best fullback.
Last season, Juszczyk played 41 percent of the Ravens’ offensive snaps – far more than any other NFL fullback – and also was on the field for 70 percent of the team’s special teams plays.
There are also nine defensive backs, seven linebackers, six running backs, six wide receivers, one fullback, one long snapper, one quarterback and one tight end.
Armah studied all of the NFL teams during Armah’s senior season at West Georgia and quickly developed a bit of an attachment to the Panthers because of their use of the fullback position.
And then Clark, a solid guy who at 48 still looks a little like an Ivy League fullback, begins a purposeful stride down one of NIST's ubiquitous hallways.
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First Known Use of fullback
FULLBACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fullback for English Language Learners
American football : a player on offense who lines up behind the line of scrimmage and who runs with the ball and blocks
: a defensive player in games like soccer and field hockey who is usually positioned near the goal
FULLBACK Defined for Kids
Definition of fullback for Students
1 : a football player who runs with the ball and blocks
2 : a player in games like soccer and field hockey who is usually positioned near the goal
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