quarterback

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quarterback

US and Canadian
a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play
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Schofer began playing quarterback in fifth grade as a Pop Warner player and also quarterbacked the eighth-grade and freshman teams.
If once unsure enough about which sport he played best that he delayed his enrollment at Oregon to give baseball a last go, Dixon now has the aspirations to follow in the legacy of Crabtree and Musgrave and O'Neil, a trio who quarterbacked the Ducks to breakout success in their college careers.
It was Harrington who not only quarterbacked the organized youth games, but organized the pickup games in the park.