scat·​back | \ ˈskat-ˌbak How to pronounce scatback (audio) \

Definition of scatback

: an offensive back in football who is an especially fast and elusive ballcarrier

Examples of scatback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Detroit Lions doubled down on their running back concerns by selecting speedy New Mexico State scatback Jason Huntley with the No. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions draft 'speed guy' in New Mexico State RB Jason Huntley, a return option," 25 Apr. 2020 They’ve been replaced by second-year scatback Christian McCaffrey, recently acquired C.J. Anderson and Cameron Artis-Payne. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Panthers' Kenjon Barner had 25,001 reasons to skip Eagles' canceled White House visit," 5 June 2018 Edmonds is a nifty scatback with plus versatility and a workhorse track record. azcentral, "NFL draft grades: Cardinals ace NFL draft with Josh Rosen, Christian Kirk, other picks?," 30 Apr. 2018 Linebackers are either too bulky to cover athletic tight ends and scatbacks or too light in the tail to hold up against a pro-style rushing attack. Omar Kelly,, "Kelly: A mediocre crop of talent hints that Dolphins should be aggressive with the 2018 draft class | Commentary," 16 Apr. 2018 But despite the presence of scatback Christian McCaffrey, TE Greg Olsen and WRs Devin Funchess and Torrey Smith, there's definitely immediate and long-term room for a player like Kirk, who can operate outside when not capably manning the slot. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL mock draft 2018: Projecting first-round trades," 4 Apr. 2018 But against the Broncos, his performance contradicted the perception that Drake's NFL range was limited to change-of-pace back or kick returner/scatback. Mark Inabinett,, "Kenyan Drake shows he's more than just a speed back," 11 Dec. 2017 But Shula also utilized McCaffrey more, and the scatback responded with 66 yards on 15 carries – both career highs – and his first rushing TD. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Instant analysis: How Panthers took care of business in NFC South | Charlotte Observer," 5 Nov. 2017 That group added a dynamic playmaker in Christian McCaffrey, the former Stanford scatback who will line up all over for the Panthers. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Only one way to get a hat like Panthers TE Greg Olsen has – consistent production," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of scatback

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scatback

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“Scatback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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