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

Examples of tight end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If there’s a question mark, it’s in the passing game after the graduations of top receiver Ryan Miller and versatile tight end Kaelan Racculia. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Loaded Trinity football team seeks second straight Class 6A state championship," 11 Sep. 2020 Morris, a tight end prospect, is planning to graduate early and enroll at Syracuse in January. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, "Catching Up With: Fishers' Landon Morris gets chance to play both sides of Mudsock rivalry," 10 Sep. 2020 But that was before Newton found tight end Greg Olsen for a game-winning score with 0:43 remaining to elevate the Panthers to a 20-16 win. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Kelly: Dolphins tasked with being Cam Newton’s first opponent in his NFL comeback | Commentary," 9 Sep. 2020 The positions with the most Minnesotans are offensive line (8), linebacker (6) and tight end (4). Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune, "At least 26 former Minnesota prep stars dot NFL rosters," 8 Sep. 2020 Lake Mary tight end Rocco Underwood, an Orlando Sentinel all-area selection, caught 45 passes for 848 yards and 10 TDs as a junior. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole Athletic Conference football preview: Senior QB Timmy McClain leads Seminole High," 8 Sep. 2020 Evans played just one season at tight end, which led to his breakout as a recruit. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Who is No. 1? See cleveland.com’s 2020 high school football preseason Top 25," 24 Aug. 2020 The offense started out strong with quarterback Drew Brees opening up the first team period with completions to wide receiver Michael Thomas, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, Thomas again and tight end Jared Cook before things went off the rails. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Saints' Day 4 observations: More reps for QB Jameis Winston with QB Taysom Hill absent," 21 Aug. 2020 But the frequency in which Roman uses multi-tight end personnel groupings magnifies what would otherwise be a reserve role. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "The four most interesting position battles at Ravens 2020 training camp," 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of tight end

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Tight end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tight%20end. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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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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