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 The offense has been in tune with 6-foot-7 senior quarterback Mitchell Evans and Barret Labus, who became the school’s all-time leading receiver this year as a slotback. Matt Goul, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2020 An all-league slotback who moved behind center after all three of the Eagles’ quarterbacks got injured, he was shown suffering through panic attacks that were rooted in reasons far bigger than a position switch. Connor Letourneau,, 7 Aug. 2020 Amadi was inconsistent when he was finally inserted as the starting slotback. oregonlive, 31 July 2020 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, 8 July 2020 Quarterback Gavin Walter had two, with slotback Sebastian Wiggins adding a late score. Kyle J. Andrews,, 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, 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,, 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, 19 Oct. 2019

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Slotback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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