Ball Carrier

  • (noun): (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play.

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Comparison Of American Football And Rugby Union - Tackles and Blocks
... bring down the player in possession of the ball and prevent them making forward progress ... In rugby, unlike in American football, the ball is still in play ... Players from either team can take possession of the ball ...
Common Trick Plays
... in terms of deception, the defence simply reacts without considering the possibility of the ball carrier changing mid-play ... In a reverse, a ball-carrier running parallel to the line of scrimmage in one direction hands off to a teammate coming in the opposite direction ... reverses the lateral flow of the play if the defense is slow to react, the second ball-carrier might make it around the end of the line to a near-open field ...
American Football Formations - Offense - Offensive Positions
... quarterback (defined as the player who receives the ball from the center) ... Upon the snap of the ball, the quarterback becomes the ball carrier ... The ball carrier has five options He may keep the ball and run with it ...
Trinity Tigers
... play,” in which a receiver runs a short hook route, and then laterals the ball to a trailing player ... was not fooled and seemed about to tackle the ball carrier and end the game ... their knowledge of rugby by lining up across the field, rather than gathering in front of the ball carrier as is typical in American football ...
Comparison Of American Football And Rugby Union - Advancing The Ball
... In American football, the team that is in possession of the ball, the offense, has four downs to advance the ball 10 yards towards the opponent's end zone ... the offense fails to gain 10 yards after 4 downs, it loses possession of the ball ... The ball is put into play by a snap ...

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