nose tackle


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Recent Examples on the Web The Bears have said only positive things about the nose tackle, who opted out because of COVID-19 last year. Brad Biggs,, 22 May 2021 As a 6-foot-2, 326-pound nose tackle, Tonga set the tone for a defense that was ranked 10th in the nation. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2021 Michael Carter was a Pro Bowl nose tackle for the 49ers who was drafted in 1984. Victoria Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 2021 Brown is a big bodied nose tackle who occupies blockers. Omar Kelly,, 1 May 2021 For example, Indianapolis initially moved its breakout nose tackle, Grover Stewart, to the 3-technique tackle spot last week in order to make up for the losses of DeForest Buckner and Denico Autry to the reserve/COVID-19 list. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Dec. 2020 The nose tackle, in part, was a casualty of the philosophical shift taking place on the defensive side of the ball. Dallas News, 11 May 2021 McNeill, 6 feet 2 and 330 pounds, projects as an athletic nose tackle for the Lions. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 The nose tackle was invited to the Pro Bowl two times. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 6 May 2021

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2021

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“Nose tackle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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