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fullback

1. Soccer hockey one of two defensive players positioned in front of the goalkeeper
2. Rugby a defensive player positioned close to his own line
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Some wags on social media claimed he wasn't even the best fullback at his club, never mind the division.
Considering the Patriots' reluctance to using fullbacks and Develin's status as an undrafted free agent, Develin's easiest path to the 53-man roster may be via special teams.
I was looking at the NFL draft before the season, and I was one of the top fullbacks before I got hurt.
We've had three fullbacks go down and Tanner never played it in his life, but he came up big with three TDs.
We merely incorporated our fullback into the scheme of things.
And it's also the message Jenkins has handed to Bowring personally as he tries to convince the Wales coach that he is not cut out to be an international fullback.
Cardinal Mooney's James Buchanan, considered by some high school scouting bureaus as one of the top fullback prospects in the country, has verbally accepted a football scholarship from Florida State University.
USC linebacker Thomas Williams is used to playing three positions in the Trojans' defense, but he added a fourth last weekend when he played fullback on tailback Chauncey Washington's game-winning touchdown against Arizona State.
For example, during the practice of running plays involving the fullback, the wingback should be working with the wide receivers.
Could USC fullback Brandon Hancock return for a bowl game?
Henry has sprung his surprise despite O'Driscoll never having played a representative match in the position and despite the Lions boasting top drawer fullbacks in Iain Balshaw and Matt Perry.
The Power I fullbacks are often starting offensive linemen.