slot·​back | \ ˈslät-ˌbak How to pronounce slotback (audio) \

Definition of slotback

: an offensive football halfback who lines up just behind the slot between an offensive end and tackle

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Recent Examples on the Web Senior slotback CJ Williams is the most Perry-like player on the roster, running for 298 yards, throwing for 90 yards and catching 210 more in 2019. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, "AAC college football preview: Can the UC Bearcats challenge Memphis Tigers for AAC crown?," 8 July 2020 Quarterback Gavin Walter had two, with slotback Sebastian Wiggins adding a late score. Kyle J. Andrews,, "Dunay, triple-option attack lift Hereford football over Patterson, 57-22, in 2A North opener," 8 Nov. 2019 The 5-foot-9, 195-pound senior has improved his passing (722 yards, 5 TDs) since the Irish last saw him as a slotback (133 rushing yards) during their 44-22 victory in San Diego last season. Mark Heim |, al, "Notre Dame vs. Navy (11/16) 2019 live stream; time, TV channel, odds, watch online," 16 Nov. 2019 Lanham along with senior offensive lineman Tyler Norwood, senior defensive end Matthew McFarland, senior linebacker Patrick Bernardo, junior defensive back Sean Carroll and junior slotback Chad Gleason were named to the All-NJAC First Team. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "38 stakes races planned for Laurel, Pimlico through May," 22 Nov. 2019 Navy used some creativity to pull further away when slotback CJ Williams took the pitch from Perry and threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to OJ Davis for a three-score margin. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Navy runs over South Florida 35-3; Perry joins elite company," 19 Oct. 2019 Then the Vikings could use safety Jayron Kearse as a slotback. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings need a young cornerback to impress them in final exhibition," 27 Aug. 2019 Adams, a slotback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, ranked 38th and Marshall, a cornerback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, ranked 42nd on the list, which was selected by CFL media and released on Tuesday. Mark Inabinett |,, "2 from Auburn rank among CFL’s best for 2019 season," 13 June 2019 Lining up at running back, quarterback, slotback and safety on a dripping hot night, Irby delivered crushing tackles, plus rushed for 178 yards and three TDs on 15 carries. Don Norcross,, "Oceanside defeats Morse in battle of running backs," 1 Sep. 2017

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2020

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“Slotback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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