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
... games it is permitted to 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 ... The tackled player must present the ball (release the ball) so that open play can continue ...
Common Trick Plays
... played 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 ... 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 ...
Comparison Of American Football And Rugby Union - Advancing The Ball
... 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. 4 downs, it loses possession of the ball ... The ball is put into play by a snap ...
Trinity Tigers
... “hook and lateral play,” in which a receiver runs a short hook route, and then laterals the ball to a trailing player ... After the first lateral the Millsaps defense was not fooled and seemed about to tackle the ball carrier and end the game ... field, rather than gathering in front of the ball carrier as is typical in American football ...
American Football Formations - Offense - Offensive Positions
... (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 ...

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