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Football player   /fˈʊtbˌɔl plˈeɪər/   Listen
Football player

noun
1.
An athlete who plays American football.  Synonym: footballer.






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"Football player" Quotes from Famous Books



... utmost to raise funds to build hospitals and to provide additional doctors and nurses for The Labrador. He would return to Labrador himself and give his life and strength and the best that was in him for the rest of his days in an attempt to make these people happier. Grenfell the athlete, the football player, the naturalist, and, above all, the doctor, was ready to answer the human call and to sacrifice his own comfort and ease and worldly possessions to the needs of these people. The man that will freely give his life to relieve the suffering of others represents the highest type of manhood. ...
— The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador - A Boy's Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell • Dillon Wallace

... seldom join in a chase after the main dish of the family supper. But the needs of Babe were instant. The lad flung himself sidewise, caught one chicken in his hat, while Babe fell upon the other in the manner of a football player. Ross handed the pullet to the house-boy, fearing that he had done something very much out of character, then pulled the reluctant negro toward ...
— The Best American Humorous Short Stories • Various

... the ropes as the people of Laurel surged by, many of them shaking me by the hand ... Vanna came by, with the big football player with her, bulking behind her slight loveliness ... lightly she put a tiny, gloved hand in mine ... a glove neatly mended at the fingers ... congratulating me, half with feeling, ...
— Tramping on Life - An Autobiographical Narrative • Harry Kemp



Words linked to "Football player" :   pass receiver, tackler, lineman, jock, pass catcher, blocker, line backer, participant, football hero, cornerback, player, linebacker, back, ball carrier, kicker, receiver, runner, footballer, athlete



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