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linebacker (football)
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  • I used to think it was the cutest thing when he did this; now it’s a bit like watching a linebacker try to samba.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • She jogs through the crowds, down the avenue, simultaneously pushing me ahead of her and shielding me like a defensive linebacker.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • It’s the moment you’re passed the ball and out of the corner of your eye you see the two-hundred-and-fifty-pound linebacker bearing down at full speed—only the moment never ends.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The door was closed and ten feet away, and a lot of animals stood between it and me, but I plowed through them like a linebacker.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Nick guessed she would play linebacker on  a football team, because that’s what his dad had played in college.
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • I feel like I just got hit by a linebacker.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • She wasn’t sure how a high school linebacker from Hilo had wound up with Venus for a mom, but no one in the legion gave him any grief about that—not once they saw him crush rocks with his bare hands.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • With his blond crew cut and huge shoulders, he looked more like a linebacker than a doctor.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001
  • He has a heavy, broad forehead and the shoulders of an aging linebacker.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • He has the build of a linebacker, thick through the chest, with enormous biceps.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • He had been a linebacker at Penn State, and was seriously old-school.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He had a big thick body like a linebacker’s, with meaty hands and a brutish face.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He had the body of a retired linebacker, six feet four inches tall and 215 pounds, his back unnaturally stiff and upright from having his spine fused so he’d stop throwing it out.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He played tackle on offense and linebacker on defense, and opposing quarterbacks ran from him like scared rabbits.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Heath tried to struggle against Drew, but the kid was Broken Arrow’s senior linebacker, and truly ginormous.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • He looked like a linebacker, one who didn’t play much in the sun’the freckles on his cranberry skin almost pulsed pain.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Although only fifteen, Josh was tall for his age, and heavy: he was big enough to be a linebacker, and the youngest on his football team.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "Looks like you just lost your best friend," says Mr. Dorosti, a youthful, effusive man, folding his arms across his linebacker-wide chest.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Rowdy was our star quarterback and kicker and middle linebacker, and I was the loser water boy, and we lost to Reardan by the score of 45-0.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Liza Corbin, who had been the biggest geek before a summer of modeling school and a nose job, was perched on some linebacker’s lap, head thrown back against his shoulder, laughing.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • He must have been a linebacker.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • He was the biggest linebacker they ever had over there at your high school.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • He ran clumsily, a seven-year-old freak in a huge linebacker body, and forced himself into the air.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Cain rose to meet him like a linebacker crouching to intercept a halfback, but Mark knew little about organized athletics.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He was at least three inches taller, less pudgy, and more bulky, like a linebacker.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • He slows for a moment to take stock of the situation, then charges the motorcycle like a linebacker.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Jimmy Frank played linebacker all four years—players still played both offense and defense during those days—but he really wanted to be a quarterback.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • As the season got under way, Coach Verlon Dorminey insisted on moving me from quarterback to linebacker, despite the success I’d had at quarterback in eighth grade.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • One of the football players-a junior linebacker with biceps larger than Tom’s thighs-had called him a spineless-gook-Chinese-lover one afternoon, and Tom had finally lost his cool.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • This guy was as big as a professional football linebacker, and they both went down so hard that the breath should have been knocked out of Joe, but it wasn’t, not entirely—he was wheezing but breathing—because the sand in which they landed was deep and soft, far above the highest lapping line of the compacting tide.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • I never saw him knocked backwards, not even by blitzing linebackers.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • You go to these robe sites online, and the models are all linebackers with breasts.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Last year one of the star linebackers for Graham High snuck up from behind and slapped her on the bottom.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • They were mostly women, big mamas whom I knew and loved, but when the good Lord climbed into their bones and lifted them up toward Sweet Liberty, kind, gentle women who mussed my hair and kissed me on my cheek and gave me dimes would burst out of their seats like Pittsburgh Steeler linebackers.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Then, in mid-mumble, one of his linebackers would separate some ball carrier from his spine and Bryant would shout out "Bingo!" like someone had jabbed him with a fork.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Until that moment, football offenses had typically used running backs to block linebackers who came charging after quarterbacks.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • We must have looked like a couple of Washington Redskins linebackers after they won the Super Bowl, or maybe after they didn’t even get into the play-offs in 1991.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • My hooker chauffeur proceeds to hold me hostage with such wiles as threatening to yell ’Rape!’ in a diner filled with a collection of the NFL’s most carnivorous linebackers-except for one who got me out.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Linebacker.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Linebacker Lead, this is Sentry-Delta.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I gave Linebacker Dog a snack, then showered and headed off to work myself.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It wasn’t my fault he was a lousy linebacker; it wasn’t my fault my dad had humiliated him on the field.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • I followed, but she was met just down the hall by Vernon Holbrook, a senior linebacker.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • In two strides I was past the linemen and the blitzing linebackers and was into the secondary.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • And yet he would get out and go chase down, and catch, these fast little linebackers.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Foothill figured we’d be passing, so they were playing their linebackers deep and their safeties even deeper, making it a perfect time to run.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Just as he stepped up to throw, Foothill’s middle linebacker blind-sided him, jarring the ball free.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • "I think I saw it more with the quarterbacks in our division," says Giants linebacker Harry Carson.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Right-side linebackers who (unlike Taylor) routinely played off the line of scrimmage continued to be paid the same, on average, as left-side linebackers.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • That and the fact that I couldn’t stand playing linebacker anymore.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
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