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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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 On defense, the Broncos will rely on free safety Johnny Tanner, who also plays slotback on offense but is nursing a hip pointer right now, and defensive end Dustin Connelly. Terry Monahan, Pomerado News, "Rancho Bernardo rebooting with new faces," 23 Aug. 2017 Player to watch: The Warriors are expecting big things from junior slotback Will Gross, who is making a jump from JV to a prominent role on the varsity. Terry Monahan,, "Valley League football preview," 21 Aug. 2017 Jones is listed as the backup slotback on the Saskatchewan Roughriders' depth chart for their Canadian Football League game against the British Columbia Lions at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday in Vancouver. Mark Inabinett,, "Christion Jones preparing for first pro regular-season game," 5 Aug. 2017 Bonner, a slotback, and Chris High, a fullback, will return to help lead the Midshipmen’s ground game. Shannon Green,, "College football rankings: Navy Midshipmen," 27 June 2017 And on offense, freshmen Adam Wermer and Eli Spinosi are both slight, intelligent, and fast slotbacks in Gallaudet’s triple-option offense, part of the silent deaf crew from that first day of practice. Matthew Davis, The Atlantic, "'America's Deaf Team' Tackles Identity Politics," 10 May 2017 Playing slotback, Williams caught four passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in his first CFL game - a 30-27 victory for the Eskimos over the British Columbia Lions on Saturday night - and picked up a nickname in the press - the Duke of Edmonburgh. Mark Inabinett,, "After fast starts, former Auburn teammates Jonathon Mincy, Duke Williams square off in CFL," 29 June 2017

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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