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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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AM Allardyce says Everton will target a new fullback as part of his January transfer plans.
Some wags on social media claimed he wasn't even the best fullback at his club, never mind the division.
Develin was a defensive end at Brown before making the decision to convert to fullback in his bid to make an NFL roster.
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.
Manchester United's England fullback now has a muscle problem in the same foot.
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.
In an ideal world, Owens would probably like to have the number one shirt - his longer term ambitions lie in the fullback position.
The call on first down was for a handoff to fullback James Develin.
KEY STATISTIC - CU tailbacks and fullbacks have gained 2,644 yards on 495 carries, for 5.34 yards per attempt.
Our fullbacks (J) love this play, especially if the LB blitzes.
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.