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Football player   /fˈʊtbˌɔl plˈeɪər/   Listen
Football player

An athlete who plays American football.  Synonym: footballer.

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"Football player" Quotes from Famous Books

... who had lost a lot of weight during an illness, are pressured by associates to put on weight to prove that they are healthy. I had a client who was formerly a college varsity football player. Before his illness he had lifted weights and looked like a hunk. His family and friends liked to see him that way and justifiably so. Then he got seriously ill. On a long extended healing diet he lost a significant amount of weight and seemed down right skinny, causing ...
— How and When to Be Your Own Doctor • Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon

... Attorney-General of the state of Pennsylvania had been a famous football player at the state university; whether his gridiron career had any bearing on his legal equipment or not was a question, but it certainly did not make him a worse man. His name was James K. Prior, he stood six feet one, and ...
— White Ashes • Sidney R. Kennedy and Alden C. Noble

... been some Germans in hiding in the grass who were taken unawares by this rush of gallopers with lances. Every participant agreed as to the complete astonishment of the enemy. It was equivalent to a football player coming into the field in ancient armor and the more of a surprise considering that those Germans had been sent out after a morning full of surprises to make contact with the British and reestablish the ...
— My Second Year of the War • Frederick Palmer

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

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