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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUARTERBACK

Foss, the Ohio quarterback, was the individual star of the game.

Roehm, the quarterback, was one of Hughitt's understudies last season.

There came a punt and the Harvard quarterback raced down the field.

But he knew that was exactly what the Harvard quarterback intended to prevent.

I said to the coach: 'I think something has happened to our quarterback.'

He developed Miller, a quarterback who stood on a par with the best quarterbacks in 1915.

The ball was thrown forward by the quarterback, which was a foul.

Frank had been established as quarterback on the second team on the Monday following the Pawling game, and was making good there.

Away back in his head was the hope that he might still win out in the race for the quarterback position.

The signal came sharp and clear from the lips of the quarterback, high above the background of yells from the partisans.

WORD ORIGIN

in U.S. football, 1876, from quarter (n.) + back (n.); so called from his position on the field at the start of play, between the halfback and the center. As a verb from 1945. Figurative sense from 1952. Monday morning quarterback is 1932 (n.), 1972 (v.); originally pro football player slang for sportswriters (U.S. professional football games typically are played on Sundays).

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