Definition of backfield in English:

backfield

Line breaks: back|field
Pronunciation: /ˈbakfiːld
 
/

noun

[mass noun] American Football
1The area of play behind the line of scrimmage.
More example sentences
  • The team is in a state of flux at two spots: the offensive line and the defensive backfield.
  • He made three tackles in the Buc backfield and two more at the line of scrimmage.
  • To use four wide receivers, the Chargers took some basic pass protection away from the line of scrimmage and the backfield.
1.1The players (quarterback and running backs) positioned in this area.
More example sentences
  • He has shown the versatility throughout his career to play any position in the defensive backfield.
  • After taking a handoff deep in the backfield from the quarterback, the tailback picks a hole based on the blocking in front of him.
  • An effective run stuffer, he also can get into the backfield and pressure the quarterback.

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