Further Antedating of "Quarterback"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 14 21:03:51 UTC 2007

quarterback (OED 1895)

1880 _Harvard Crimson_ 15 Oct. (Harvard Crimson online archives)  The man
who first receives the ball from the snap-back shall be called a
quarter-back, and shall not then rush forward with the ball under penalty
of a foul.

Fred Shapiro

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