linemen linemen  /ˈlaɪn mən/


  • (n) the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage


  1. The linemen average a bare 225 lbs.
  2. The New York Giants, for example, are desperate for defensive linemen, and they had to settle for Defensive End Fred Dryer from San Diego State, who stands 6 ft.
  3. With its fancy ball handling, the T was also responsible for many fumbles and heavy penalties for holding by linemen.


  1. Video: Breaking down a cut block

    Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri told me about how the offensive linemen will cut block in a scheme with more zone plays. But I figured it would be better for him to show me.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Darnell Dockett's new facemask turns heads

    Opposing offensive linemen should absolutely not expect to get their fingers inside Darnell Dockett's helmet this year. It even has a bull-ring for added protection, and the bull-ring itself has extra bars inside it.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WTSP-TV Tampa

  3. Darnell Dockett Unveils Scary New Facemask Inspired by Freight Train (Photo)

    Darnell Dockett‘s new facemask/visor combo is something to behold. If opposing offensive linemen weren’t already intimidated by the three-time Pro Bowler, they may be now. Dockett unveiled his new facemask model, named the “Freight Train,” at the Arizona Cardinals’ FanFest at University of Phoenix Stadium on Tuesday night. The facemask model, made by Bad-Ass Masks, […]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network


  1. "I am honoured to be joining such an elite group of individuals and to be remembered as one of the best linemen of all time," Hickerson said.
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Gene Hickerson Source: Metro Toronto

  2. "The guys were coming back to the huddle worn out - linemen, receivers, everybody," Roethlisberger said. "We didn't quit. Everybody believed we could do it."
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Ben Roethlisberger Source:

  3. "It's going to be difficult," Portis said. "We lost two offensive linemen, we shuffled two offensive linemen, now we lose Chris Cooley. The only mainstay from our opening day roster that's on that line is [center] Casey Rabach and [left...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Clinton Portis Source: Washington Post

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