first-string first-string


  1. (adj) of members of a team; not substitutes
  2. (adj) being a regular member of a team


  1. All of Manhattan's first-string critics were invited, and they accepted.
  2. A first-string performer for The New Yorker since he began to mail in drawings in 1941, he has repeated some of his New Yorker work in All in Line.
  3. By the end of his sophomore season, he was first-string quarterback, already building a reputation as a triple-threat gambler.


  • Penn State releases summer depth chart

    Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien released the team's post-spring depth chart on Thursday, which shows a few key position battles on tap when preseason practice begins in August. You can see the entire depth chart here. O'Brien is clearly not ready to hand the starting quarterback job to junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson, who had the edge in spring practice. The first-string quarterback ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "I wish they would do that," Parcells said, "because their first-string quarterback gives you a lot of problems when he's got his hands on the ball every play. If they put their second-string quarterback in, it means the first-team...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Bill Parcells Source:

  2. "The good thing for is that it happened early," Hostetler said. "He's been taking so many reps with the first-string guys because of,[Brady's preseason foot injury] so in that sense, he feels comfortable with those guys. But now the pressure...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Jeff Hostetler Source: Newsday

  3. "Now I'm starting to develop more of a relationship with those first-string wide receivers," said Clemens, who also started a 20-13 loss at Baltimore in Week 2 as Pennington recovered from an ankle injury. "So any time that you can do that...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Kellen Clemens Source: White Plains Journal News

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