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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Mayle is making the transition from a crowded tight end position to wide receiver. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens 2018 position-by-position breakdown: wide receivers," 11 July 2018 Quarterback Bryce Young was accurate and tight end Michael Martinez filled in nicely at times for Bru McCoy, who is injured. Eric Sondheimer, latimes.com, "Ryan Hilinski continues to blossom into a star quarterback at Orange Lutheran," 7 July 2018 Three-star tight end Nikolas Ognenovic picked UK over Pittsburgh, Louisville, Indiana, Purdue and others, and three-star wide receiver DeMarcus Harris picked UK over reported offers from Indiana, Cincinnati, Kansas, Western Kentucky and others. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky football celebrated Fourth of July with two 2019 commitments," 5 July 2018 His return, coupled with that of K.J. Osborn (493 yards) and tight end Tyler Mabry (242 yards) gives Buffalo plenty of targets in 2018. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Buffalo is No. 52 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 5 July 2018 The first-round pick provides size (6-5, 256) and receiving ability to the Eagles’ No. 2 tight end spot. Zach Berman, Philly.com, "Doug Pederson won a golf bet to put the Eagles in home jerseys on the road | Early Birds," 4 July 2018 Receiver Jordan Kerley and tight end Nolan Matthews -- both three-star prospects from Texas -- are the latest to join the group, both committing Wednesday. Doug Haller, azcentral, "Receiver Jordan Kerley, tight end Nolan Matthews commit to ASU football," 4 July 2018 Cathedral linebacker Richie Hagarty, Carmel tight end Rhett Williams and Lawrence Central cornerback Trevon Booker all committed to Miami of Ohio and Lawrence Central defensive end DeZaun Brooks committed to Eastern Michigan. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "HS notebook: Guerin names new basketball coach; Tate headed to Division II school," 27 June 2018 New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd; Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 26 June 2018

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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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