backfield









backfield


noun Football.

  1. (used with a plural verb) the members of the team who, on offense, are stationed behind the linemen and, on defense, behind the linebackers.
  2. their positions considered as a unit.
  3. the area where the backs play.

noun American football

  1. the backfield (sometimes functioning as plural) the quarterback and running backs in a team
  2. the area behind the line of scrimmage from which the backfield begin each play

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