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cornerback (football)


Asante Samuel is a great cornerback.
  football:  one of two defensive players who line up closest to the sideline to defend against passes — especially to the wide receivers
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Sometimes shortened to "corner."
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  • Asante Samuel is a great cornerback.
  • I looked over my shoulder at the forty and saw one of their cornerbacks gaining on me.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • No quarterback or cornerback or anyone else in any way associated with football had ever invited him to do anything.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Tommy started as a wide receiver for Louisiana Tech but was converted to cornerback his junior year.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

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  • Tennessee’s freshman cornerback, Eric Berry, was covering Coop, and Riley was supposed to come in just underneath him.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Right-side cornerbacks, even further from the line of scrimmage, were paid the same as left-side cornerbacks.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The other team might have an inept cornerback, for instance, and the smart coach will know how to exploit him.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Michael Tucker, a senior cornerback, ran it out to the twenty-seven, and then Drew and I trotted out onto the field, starters for the first time.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Right-side cornerbacks, even further from the line of scrimmage, were paid the same as left-side cornerbacks.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • I cut left and juked the cornerback, and suddenly I was looking at seventy yards of empty space.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy

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  • Rogers’s cornerback cut in front of the intended receiver, plucked the ball out of the air, and took off.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • And then some cornerback scooped it up and started running.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Our right cornerback?
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • I guess he’s the quarterback or cornerback or something on the football team, except he just graduated, so I don’t think he’s anything anymore, but apparently being quarterback or cornerback is like being a Marine: it’s a once/always thing.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I guess he’s the quarterback or cornerback or something on the football team, except he just graduated, so I don’t think he’s anything anymore, but apparently being quarterback or cornerback is like being a Marine: it’s a once/always thing.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The cornerback who has picked off the pass flies down the sideline—it’s 60 yards to the end zone and there’s nothing between him and it.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • They had a solid cornerback, Myron Lewis, who stayed on Riley Cooper all game.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • There’s no way that Jonathan Ogden, NFL left tackle, can be faster than an NFL cornerback, but don’t tell him that.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • They slanted the defensive front right side of the line into our play call, blitzed the linebackers right into it, and blitzed the cornerback off the edge of the defense.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • With the cornerback 15 yards from the end zone, Ogden still trails him by 10 yards.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Realizing, finally, that he won’t catch the cornerback, Ogden decides to use this poor unsuspecting fellow as a human missile.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The cornerback who picked off the pass and ran it back for a touchdown has no idea what nearly hit him.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • A cornerback dropped on it, and they were back in business inside our thirty.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Inside their forty-five, I gave their cornerback a hip fake, cut left, then immediately cut back to the right, leaving a second guy in my wake.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • As our cornerback came up to tackle him, the halfback dropped back into a passing position.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • A cornerback went for an ankle tackle that I stepped out of.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • The cornerback covering DeShawn cut underneath him and made the interception on a dead run, and then he was off—down the sideline.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • A little stutter step followed by a quick burst took care of the safety, and I had enough speed to take it all the way to the end zone before the final cornerback reached me.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Foothill’s band was playing their fight song over and over; their fans were delirious; their entire team had poured into the end zone to swarm the cornerback who’d scored the touchdown.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
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