Further Antedating of "Linebacker"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 14 21:15:06 UTC 2007

linebacker (OED 1961)

1931 _Fayetteville_ (Ark.) _Daily Democrat_ 23 Nov. 4/2 (Newspaperarchive)
He outsmarted the Muleriders just as he outsmarted opposing teams last
year while filling the position of linebacker.

Fred Shapiro

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