strong safety


Definition of strong safety

: a safety in football who plays opposite the strong side of an offensive formation

Examples of strong safety in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indianapolis did not take a cornerback in this year's draft until the seventh round, and Yale's Rodney Thomas II could turn out to be a strong safety depending on how his camp goes. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 3 May 2022 That’s the plan this year after first-year general manager Ryan Poles used two second-round picks on defensive backs: cornerback Kyler Gordon of Washington and strong safety Jaquan Brisker of Penn State. Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 That is the boundary defensive back spot that more closely resembles the strong safety concept that Proctor had originally been recruited to fill. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2022 Anderson has the flexibility to play both free and strong safety in defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo's defense. Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer, 30 Apr. 2022 Aviation safety experts said the type of Boeing aircraft that went down, the 737-800, is widely used globally and has had a strong safety record. Washington Post, 2 Apr. 2022 Ryan Neal returns to the starting lineup at strong safety with Jamal Adams out for the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder and undergoing surgery. Mark Heim |, al, 12 Dec. 2021 David Fulcher – Fulcher was a strong safety in a linebacker's body playing at 6-foot-3-inches and 236 pounds. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 28 Jan. 2022 On first-and-10 from his 25-yard line, Beavers quarterback Chance Nolan scrambled to his left, only to have strong safety Brandon McKinney run him down and strip him from behind. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of strong safety

1970, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2022

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“Strong safety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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