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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Recent Examples on the Web Gadinis, who played at Torrey Pines High, saw a lot of playing time last spring, primarily as a blocking tight end. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 Gutierrez also noted that Seagoville is playing without a tight end and, in a break from its usual personnel, one running back and four wide receivers. Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2021 Travis Kelce needs 85 catches and a 29 yards receiving to surpass Jason Witten (696 catches, 7,909 yards receiving) for the most by a tight end in his first nine seasons. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Graham’s 2011 records in New Orleans for catches (99) and yards (1,310) by a tight end might be in jeopardy. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2021 Jahleel Billingsley didn’t see much action as a tight end but had the only kickoff return for 17 yards. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 5 Sep. 2021 Or perhaps the Browns simply like Stanton as a tight end. Scott Patsko, cleveland, 22 Aug. 2021 After retiring from baseball earlier this year, Tebow tried to make a comeback, this time as a tight end, playing under his former college coach, Urban Meyer, who is now running the sideline in Jacksonville. NBC News, 17 Aug. 2021 The Jacksonville Jaguars released Tebow, who was trying to make the team as a tight end, in their first round of roster cuts Tuesday morning. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of tight end

1962, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2021

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“Tight end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tight%20end. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tight end

: 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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