- a player on defense who takes a position close behind the linemen.
- the position played by this player.
Origin of linebacker
Examples from the Web for linebacker
Contemporary Examples of linebacker
Dyson was tackled by St. Louis linebacker Mike Jones a couple of yards shy of the end zone.Seahawks-Broncos and 7 Other Thrilling Super Bowl Matchups
February 6, 2014
People are so eager to grab them that one man dives into the crowd like an NFL linebacker.Paris Hilton's Trippy Los Angeles Release Party For Her Single With Lil Wayne
October 9, 2013
For linebacker Ray Lewis, a fitting end to a storied career.15 Best Moments of the 2013 Super Bowl (VIDEO)
February 4, 2013
Police say the NFL linebacker killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs Football Player, Snaps
December 2, 2012
As his QB Wilson dashed up field, Tate blindsided Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee with a hit to the head.The NFL Replacement Referees’ 6 Worst Blown Calls (VIDEO)
September 26, 2012
- a defensive player in American or Canadian football who is positioned just behind the line of scrimmage