tight end


Definition of tight end

: an offensive football end who lines up close to the tackle and can act as a lineman or receiver

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But the Mustangs cashed in on their third drive, covering 71 yards in seven plays including a 33-yard catch and run by tight end Drake Dabney. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Cy Ranch overwhelms Cinco Ranch in first game under Sean McAuliffe," 31 Aug. 2019 Ferentz’s first order of business will be replacing the incredible production from tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant, who were both first-round picks in the NFL Draft by Detroit (Hockenson at No. 8) and Denver (Fant at No. Si Wire, SI.com, "Miami-Ohio vs. Iowa Live Stream: How to Watch Online, TV Channel, Game Time," 31 Aug. 2019 San Francisco tight end George Kittle had 1,377 yards receiving, setting another single-season record at the position. Washington Post, "Tight ends are evolving as pass-catching threats," 30 Aug. 2019 Love continued his hot streak into the second half throwing a 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Derrick Deese Jr. Love went 21 for 31 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Victor Aquino, The Mercury News, "San Jose State starts season with big win over Northern Colorado," 29 Aug. 2019 By then tight end Cole Kmet should be back from collarbone surgery and roles should be more defined on a defense racked by the loss of six starters (including slot corner Nick Coleman) to graduation. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "Best- and worst-case scenarios for Notre Dame football," 28 Aug. 2019 Oregon State tight end Teagan Quitoriano is all-in with football, which is a boost for the Beavers. oregonlive.com, "Night kickoffs, losses continue to be issues for attendance at Oregon State home games: Issues & Answers," 28 Aug. 2019 Two years later, John Mackey joined the Colts and became the NFL’s second great tight end. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 11, Mike Ditka," 26 Aug. 2019 But the Dolphins have Fitzpatrick slotted to play nickel cornerback, and serve as a coverage specialist for tight ends. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins safety Bobby McCain sits out practice after injuring shoulder vs. Jaguars," 25 Aug. 2019

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tight end

American football : a player on the offensive team who plays in a position on the line of scrimmage and who blocks and sometimes catches passes

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