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

Examples of slotback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to know: North Olmsted rebounded from an 0-2 start with a 58-14 win at Amherst, where senior slotback Jared Kelley gained 338 yards from scrimmage, including 205 yards rushing and five total touchdowns. Matt Goul, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2022 Camden is coming off a 5-5 season in New Jersey and returns leading receiver Terron Davis, who had 30 receptions for 555 yards and eight TDs last year as a junior slotback. Matt Goul, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2022 Eli Hohlt, a senior slotback is another name to watch on offense. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Aug. 2022 Senior slotback Chance Warren has 99 yards rushing and a score. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 20 Oct. 2021 Sophomore slotback Kai Puailoa-Rojas caught the other (a 37-yard grab). Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 20 Oct. 2021 Ciolek is back, along with fellow slotback Adam Varga to keep the Bulldogs’ offense dangerous and unpredictable. Matt Goul, cleveland, 12 Aug. 2021 The senior slotback ran back three kickoffs last year in six games for the Grizzlies. Matt Goul, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2021 The losses to graduation include quarterback Mitchell Evans, who is now at Notre Dame as a tight end, slotback Barret Labus (Valparaiso), safety Carston Marshall (Iowa State) and linebacker Jazz Jackson (Mount Union). Matt Goul, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of slotback

1959, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2022

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“Slotback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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