The defensive player who usually plays against the receivers on pass plays. Kulmapuolustaja (Pinomaa) "Corneri"
a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers
a serious consideration at this slot and so is a big bodied wide out
A defender charged with covering the opposing team's wide receiver. There are usually two cornerbacks â€“ one on each side of the field. Usually the noisiest players on a team, the only thing that moves faster than a cornerback's feet is his mouth.
A defensive backfield player, almost as deep into the backfield as the safety. There are two cornerbacks. Their job is to tackle runners and intercept passes.
(CB) defensive back who lines up near the line of scrimmage across from a wide receiver. Their primary job is to disrupt passing routes and to defend against short and medium passes.
One of two defensive backs positioned on the outside corners of the defense.
Cornerbacks tend to start near the line of scrimmage and guard against passes to particular receivers, even though they can blitz the quarterback on particular plays.
A defensive player who is aligned at the edge or corner of the field, and who is assigned to cover the wide receiver of the offensive team. Cornerbacks must be quick and athletic.
a player position on defense
A defensive position on scrimmages. Typical formations include two cornerbacks, whose main duty is to cover wide receivers. See also defensive back. ;
A cornerback (also referred to as a corner) is a position in American and Canadian football, more broadly classified as a defensive back. Widely accepted as being the most difficult of all the positions, the modern cornerback is ideally very fast, agile, and has good football instincts. Like any defensive player, he must be able to react faster than his opponent, since he does not have the luxury of knowing where a play is going to go.