linebacker linebacker  /ˈlaɪn ˌbæ kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
  2. (n) (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage

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Usage(s):

  1. In 1996, linebacker Marlin Barnes was bludgeoned to death in his campus apartment.
  2. San Diego Chargers star outside linebacker Shawne Merriman says he didn't harm a reality TV star who has accused him of choking and restraining her.
  3. A star linebacker at Harvard, Bersin took up horseback riding and scuba diving in his later years due to injured knees from football.

News

  1. Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o: Media hiatus has helped me improve

    San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o spoke to reporters for the first time on Tuesday since being drafted, saying that he has definitely “reaped the benefits” of his media hiatus.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Former NFL Linebacker Bill Romanowski Discusses Tim Tebow’s Future With Pats

    Former NFL Linebacker Bill Romanowski joins The Jason Ross Show. He talks about Tim Tebow leading the Patriots to the Super Bowl in the next few years and how Tebow will take over for Tom […]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Sacramento

  3. Florida linebacker commits to Wildcats

    Longwood, Fla. linebacker Nico Firios has committed to UK. Firios told the Orlando Sentinel that he chose the Wildcats over Louisville.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WKYT Lexington

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Quotes

  1. Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren called Tatupu's three-interception day in a win at Philadelphia on Dec. 2 "one of the great games I've ever seen a linebacker have."
    on Jan 9, 2006 By: Mike Holmgren Source: 940 News

  2. "I said, 'What do you play?' He said, 'I play center,"' said Favre, who weighed 252 pounds at the time. "He says to me, 'What do you play, linebacker?' And from that point on, we were inseparable."
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Brett Favre Source: USA Today

  3. "The NFL provided Odell the opportunity to earn his way back onto our team, but we have not seen the right steps taken by him," Lewis said in a statement. "With our offseason work in progress and new talent added at our linebacker position,...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Marvin Lewis Source: KSTP.com

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