lineman lineman  /ˈlaɪn mən/


  1. (n) one of the players on the line of scrimmage
  2. (n) the surveyor who marks positions with a range pole
  3. (n) a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
  4. (n) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage



  1. A year ago this month senior Hurricane defensive lineman Bryan Pata was shot in the head and killed outside his apartment near UM's Coral Gables campus shortly after a practice.
  2. Her father, who looks a little like Superman, is on the dance floor with one of her sisters; he turns out to be Dean Miraldi, a former offensive lineman with the Philadelphia Eagles.
  3. But somebody had to be the quarterback and somebody the receiver and the lineman.


  1. Defensive lineman leaving Navy

    Promising defensive lineman Danny Ring has withdrawn from the Naval Academy and intends to transfer, an athletic department spokesman confirmed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Maryland Gazette

  2. Bixby offensive lineman Miller commits to Hurricane

    Believed to have been the first class of 2014 prospect to have gotten a University of Tulsa scholarship offer, Bixby offensive lineman Chandler Miller announced on Monday night his commitment to the Golden Hurricane.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  3. Versatility makes D-lineman Bennett valuable to Hawks

    Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett runs through a drill June 3. Bennett's versatilty makes him key cog in Seattle's defense. RENTON -- So often in sports, "tweener" is the worst label you can slap on an athlete.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Everett Herald


  1. "It means a lot," said Adalius Thomas, a first-time All-Pro. "It's a tribute not to myself, but to a lot of the guys upfront. I don't think you could have a good linebacking corps without good defensive lineman. That's a tribute to Kelly...
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Adalius Thomas Source: Miami Herald

  2. "That experience is invaluable for a young offensive lineman," Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. "It also speaks to his durability and versatility -- having started at both tackle positions. The process of...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Jerry Jones Source: ESPN

  3. "It's worth a second-round pick for us to get a defensive lineman who played in the league, had success in the league," Savage said. "I think he'll fit in well with our team and give us some legitimacy on the defensive front."
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Phil Savage Source: USA Today

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