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Defensive Back

de*fen*sive back

What Is The Definition Of Defensive Back In Football?

1. These are defensive players who usually set-up position off the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs are used primarily for pass coverage and are assigned to cover the wide receivers and sometimes tight ends, depending on the defensive formation. A cornerback and safety are considered defensive back positions.

Examples Of How Defensive Back Is Used In Commentary

1. The defensive back jumps in front of the wide receiver and snags the interception.

2. The defensive back lines up next to the linebackers to help stop the run.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

Abbreviated As:

1. DB

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