Definition of strong safety in English:

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strong safety



American Football
A defensive back positioned opposite the strong side who usually covers the tight end.
Example sentences
  • The team set out to find a strong safety, a tight end and a backup defensive tackle with its three picks.
  • He is listed as a strong safety but also lines up at linebacker, cornerback, free safety and at the line of scrimmage.
  • Given the weak defensive line, strong safety is an important position.
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