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  • Info The backfield is the area of an American football field behind the line of scrimmage. more...
  • When we have the ball he is our fifth man in the backfield.
  • We afterwards learned that all four of the backfield wanted to carry the ball over. Cited from Football Days, by William H. Edwards
  • Both teams entered the game with poor running games and backfield injuries.
  • Upon graduation he then went on to become the assistant and then onto the backfield coach.
  • The H-back can line up in the backfield, on the line, or is put into motion.
  • He spent the next five seasons as an offensive backfield coach at Eastern Michigan.
  • He was a versatile defensive back who could play any position in the backfield and play it well.
  • They became the only full-house backfield inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • He was the backfield coach for three seasons under owner and head coach Halas.
  • He significantly contributed in the defensive backfield, and started in three games as safety.
  • During the later years, he was moved from the midfield to the backfield due to his size and speed.
  • Depending on the game situation, he would sometimes move into the backfield as a fullback.
  • The position he played is known today as free safety - the center fielder of the defensive backfield.
  • He was a running back during his National Football League career, and often caught passes out of the backfield.
  • Just like Washington, Buffalo had more than one threat in their backfield.
  • Sometimes the quarterback will run out of the backfield and become a receiving option for the running back.
  • I want to see improvement in the backfield in this half. Cited from Left Tackle Thayer, by Ralph Henry Barbour
  • A forward pass can only be legally made from the backfield.
  • He was a backfield man and one of West Point's main line backers. Cited from Football Days, by William H. Edwards
  • During that time, he was considered one of the greatest backfield men in upstate New York.
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Words starting with backfield

Meaning of backfield

  • noun The offensive football players who line up behind the linemen